1. "shout out to the m15 local!! this thing stops everywhere" is but one piece of wisdom from Budget Kanye West.

2. Def Jux is offering a free EP by Central Services, the duo of El-P and the late Camu Tao.

3. Animal Collective's Avey Tare has recorded his first solo album, Down There.

4. Sony will release ten Michael Jackson songs in November.

5. Wi-Fi is coming to the subway.

6. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are developing an HBO series of Julie Klausner's I Don't Care About Your Band starring Lizzy Caplan.