One half of ATL’s greatest rap group, Outkast has just inked a solo record deal with Def Jam.

Big Boi of Outkast’s long-awaited debut solo album (if you don’t count Speakerboxxx), Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty is finally coming down the pike!

The electrifying Janelle Monae is back with a brand new song, “Tight Rope,” from her forthcoming album, The ArchAndroid.

This weekend in the middle of having a Jay-Z vs. Nas debate with a bunch of other hip-hop heads, Nas’ “Black Girl Lost” came up. Titled after the Donald Goines book of the same name, BGL was one of the standout tracks of Nas’ 1996 album It Was Written.