AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17:  Rapper Nas performs onstage at Vevo during the 2012 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at ACL Li
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Nas Discusses Trayvon Martin, State of Hip Hop
"When it happens, you remember how many Trayvon incidents happen every day all over the world." [Rap-Up]

MDNA to Debut at No. 1 
Madonna's 12th album will sell more than 300,000 copies its first week [Billboard]

Snoop Dogg Recording Reggae Album With Diplo
Rapper writing "the kind of songs that last 40, 50 years." Hmm.  [NME]

Bluegrass Pioneer Dies
Earl Scruggs leaves behind 60-year legacy of country music. [NYTimes]

Robin Gibb Returns to Hospital
The Bee Gees star returned to the hospital with stomach and colon issues. [Billboard]

Florence + the Machine to be on Snow White Soundtrack
Operatic group record new song "Breath of Life" [MTV]