The chart-topping rapper has built a career out of asking questions. With his new album, he's ready to deliver some answers.

Hip-hop star André 3000, one part of Outkast’s dynamic duo, is thinking of retiring from music when he turns 40 in May. In an interview with The New York Times, he said, “I remember, at like 25, saying, 'I don't want to be a 40-year-old rapper.' I'm 39 now, and I'm still standing by that. I'm such a fan that I don't want to infiltrate it with old blood.” It remains to be seen exactly what that means for the rapper, as he also said he’d love to put out another album. The star has been famously reclusive over the years, popping up on the occasional guest verse, but largely staying out of the spotlight until this summer, when he reunited with Big Boi to play a string of festivals. He’s also starring as Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is by My Side this fall. So while he may be moving on from hip-hop, chances are we haven’t seen the last of the star ... Discuss

If you miss the good ole days of MTV Rock ‘N Jock showdowns between pop stars and actual athletes, than we’ve got some good news for you. The line-up for the annual Pop vs. Jock charity basketball game has been announced, and the stars of your favorite indie bands are on board for the celebrity hoops challenge. On September 20, during the Pop Montreal festival, Arcade Fire’s Win and Will Butler (who organized the event) will join forces with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture and some friends to play against a team of local ballers. The event, which benefits a Canadian nonprofit youth club, goes down on the campus of Quebec’s McGill University. Don’t worry, if you can’t make the actual game, if it’s anything like past years, highlight reels of Win Butler jump shots will be posted online ... Discuss

On this week's podcast we talk to Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay about their 20th anniversary and new album. Plus we bring you our Red Carpet recap, catch you up on the week's news and entertainment, read your feedback and much more ... Read More

Unlike the Emmys or the Oscars, the VMAs aren't really about who takes home the trophy. They're actually about ...well, who knows what they're actually about? This year, there were no scandals to launch an avalanche of thinkpieces about Miley Cyrus or the oversexualization of a generation. In fact, Miley's one and only moment was winning an award for best music video, and she used the moment to raise awareness about teen homelessness. The VMA's also gave a refreshing amount of time to women, and a huge amount of time to Thé Woman. Yes, the most notable moment from the VMA's was Her Royal Beyonceness' epic, 16-minute medley which brought the Internet to its knees and the Knowles-Carter family to their feet. All told, not nearly the garbage heap the VMAs tend to be ... Discuss

HBO has released the full trailer for Dave Grohl’s new documentary series, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. Even if you’re not a Foo fan, the show looks like it could be pretty great. Throughout the series, Grohl visits studios around the country while recording his new record as part of a “love letter to American music,” interviewing everyone from Pharrell and Willie Nelson, to President Obama and Dolly Parton, along the way. The eight-part series kicks off on Oct. 17 ... Discuss

From Apocalyptic Urban Outfitters Employee to Dust Bowl Diva to Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, Taylor Swift contains multitudes. Is she none of them? Is she all of them? Watch the supercut and judge for yourself ... Discuss