April 2, 2012


News Notes: Patti Smith Reveals Album Details & More


Game Reveals Mixtape Cover:

California rapper Game is coming with an appropriately California-themed mixtape called California Republic and it's got an excellent cover which you can now see here. [Rap Radar]

Patti Smith Dropping New Album:
Legendary punk songwriter Patti Smith is releasing Banga on July 5 through Columbia Records, and if her previous efforts are any indication, it will rock. Strongly. [Pitchfork]

Diggy Simmons Disses J. Cole:
Russell Simmons' nephew Diggy just released a track on which he disses J. Cole, and you can listen to it below. [XXL]

Whitney Houston's Bustier Sells for Almost $19,000
The diva's sparkly garment, which she wore on stage, sold for almost $19,000 at an auction of Whitney Houston memorabilia. [USA Today]