For only the fifth time in Billboard history, a Christian album is sitting at the top of the charts this week. And you can probably guess who's behind this feat: Lecrae's been quietly building a hip-hop empire for the past few years, recording music where the faith is forceful instead of forced, and the beats are compelling instead of corny. If you haven't heard Anomaly yet, you're missing out on one of the better hip-hop albums to be released this year and, lucky for you, the whole thing is on Spotify. Check it out here. It makes excellent background music for our conversation with Lecrae from the latest issue of our print magazine ... Discuss

In an interesting 2012 interview, Fred Armisen explained his beliefs that "hipster" isn't as much a subculture as it is a word people use to criticize anyone or anything that makes them insecure about their own coolness. It's a good point but, then, if there is no such thing as hipster, who is the target audience for the "Grably"? It's a beard comb made out of vinyl records, which definitely sounds like something a hipster would use, if hipsters were in fact a real thing. Which they aren't, which means there's no one around to buy the Grably ... Discuss

As you may have heard, reliably newsworthy Kanye West made news for telling a fan to "stand up" at one of his concerts. Of course, from his vantage point, he couldn't tell the fan was in a wheelchair It was an unfortunate mixup, made worse by Kanye's evident skepticism about whether or not the fan was being honest about his handicap. News outlets have reported on this whoops moment with the sort of schadenfreude reserved for celebrities who stumble mid-game, but West responded at a concert in Australia, saying,

It's like, 'Welcome to today's news, ladies and gentlemen.' We've got Americans getting killed on TV, kids getting killed every weekend in Chicago, unarmed people getting killed by police officers……It makes you just want to reflect on what are the things that are a little bit more sensationalized than others. ... Because they've got this thing where they want the masses—people who've never heard my albums—to somehow read a headline that reads negative, and think that I'm a bad person or something. I'm not judging, I'm just going to tell you who I am. I'm a married, Christian man ...Anyone here that's married or that's in a relationship knows that there's enough things working against you.

Ye has never been bashful about being a Christian, but he's also not bashful about being "Yeezus" so, well, there's a lot to sort through here ... Discuss

Oh, Internet. You've been around for a few decades now, but you can still delight. Today, that source of delight comes from a brilliant Tumblr called "Love, Grampa and Grandmaster Flash." Some genius noticed that an absurd number of grandparents—in attempting to sign their Facebook posts "Grandpa" or "Grandma"—accidentally let Facebook autofill the tag and ended up with seminal hip-hop emcee Grandmaster Flash. It's a small, silly mistake, but it is (a) incredible how often it happens and (b) a riot to see notes that read, for example: "Hi sweetie ...just sending you a hug ...love, Grandmaster Flash" ... Discuss

This week we're treated to an in-studio performance by Ellie Holcomb. Plus, we talk to Jamie Tworkowski of To Write Love on Her Arms, get a recap of Jesse's wedding reception emcee gig, catch you up on the week's news and entertainment, read your feedback and much more ... Read More