Morning Soul: Don’t Try To Run Up On My Ear Talking All That

  • Nicki Minaj proclaimed she is "choosing to get back to my essence and feed the core hip-hop fan" for her next album." You can rest easy now. [LAT
  • Following his recent work with Daft Punk, music fans rediscovering Nile Rodgers may be surprised to learn he's behind quite a few of their favorite songs. [BF
  • Kelis listed her downtown Manhattan home for sale with an asking price of $2.2 million. Here's hoping a quick sale helps her deal with that pesky $349,015 IRS lien. [NYP
  • Ice T and Chubb Rock will serve as spokesmen for The Male Awareness Foundation which encourages male hip-hop fans to adopt healthier lifestyle choices. [AHH
  • Reggae singer Toots Hibbert canceled his upcoming tour while he continues to recuperate from being hit with a bottle by a fan. [HP

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