XXL: T.I. was released from Arkansas' Forrest City Prison yesterday, where he had been serving a ten-month sentence for purchasing unregistered automatic firearms and silencers. He was scheduled to be released in March 2010; he will live in a dorm-style halfway house until then.
Tyler is going into rehab, but not leaving Aerosmith. Whew.
NYT: The FBI releases over 300 pages of documents demonstrating they had been aiding state authorities and tracking Michael Jackson for his alleged child molestation (they didn't find anything on him.) To read the documents in PDF form, visit the FBI's website here.
Rolling Stone: Steven Tyler enters rehab for prescription painkillers. He fervently denies desiring a break from Aerosmith.
Billboard: Kid Cudi was held at gunpoint and handcuffed by L.A. police in a case of mistaken identity during a photoshoot for English magazine NME.
Today in Local Hip-Hop: They Live! will release their newest album, They La Soul, at midnight tonight; Macklemore and videographer Zia Mohajerjasbi are scheduled to release the anticipated video for "The Town" today.
Download Now: Funk powerhouse Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings release an original holiday tune, "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects." You can nab it here.