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One of hip-hop’s greats, J Dilla, will soon have his most prized musical instruments held on display at the Smithsonian. His mother has decided to donate his equipment in hopes that hip-hop culture will be more appreciated. The museum is having a “Musical Crossroads” exhibit and plans to display the late producer’s Minimoog Voyager synth and his Akai MIDI Production Center 3000. Read the full story here. [Complex]

DJ Khaled is preparing a music video for a new single. On set, he got love from a ton of rappers and R&B singers, including FutureChris Brown and August Alsina. Khaled’s upcoming album, I Changed A Lot is due this fall. Check out some behind the scenes footage here. [Rap-Up]

Rico Love released a new track featuring Troy Ave and Moonie Da Hustla titled “Hunnid Thousin.” Rico’s LP Turn The Lights On is coming really soon. Check out the new track here. [MissInfo]

Looks like A$AP Rocky is getting charged. During a music festival in Philadelphia, the Harlem-born rapper allegedly slapped a female fan, Lisamarie Wade, for no apparent reason. She is adamant on pressing charges and wants to ensure that justice is served. Peep the conversation between TMZ and Lisamarie here. [TMZ]

Avicii is planning on making a rock album. As a follow-up to Avicii’s debut, True, this will be a big change for the EDM artist. He is working on collaborations with highly respected rock artists like Jon Bon Jovi and Green Day’s lead vocalist, Billie Joe Armstrong. Check out the full story here. [Idolator]

 

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