** We glimpsed Aaliyah's life via stories from Missy Eliottt, Kidada Jones and Method Man first published in our 2008 Icon Issue. We also re-upped DJ Caps' Aaliyah U R Missed mix, a celebration of the music, love and life of Aaliyah. Download it now.
** We broke down The Weeknd’s Thursday mixtape, By the Numbers.
** After years of speculation, The Outlawz confirmed that they smoked Tupac's ashes.
** Our Fall Fashion Issue hit newsstands and its audio companion, the FADER #75 Podcast, hit the internet. It features songs from Frank Ocean, The Rapture, Pure X and Silent Diane, plus a hardy helping from the issue’s supporting cast: Balam Acab, Alex Clare, Nguzunguzu, Main Attrakionz, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and 2:54.
** For FADER #75, we spent a week hanging out in Austin, Texas with Pure X, Sleep ∞ Over, Silent Diane and Survive. Read the feature, with beautiful photos by Bryan Derballa, here.
** Jay-Z and Kanye West were accused of illegally sampling Syl Johnson on Watch The Throne.
** James Blake and Bon Iver collaborated. The internet exploded, everyone cried.
** Lil Wayne’s new album Tha Carter IV leaked.