The Daily Grind Video

Whether it’s taking shots at other artists or himself, Deadmau5 is one to never bite his tongue. During a interview with Jian Ghomeshi on CBC’s Q, the DJ admits that he “sold out” when he did a dubstep song, saying: “OK, well I’m sure I can engineer something that’s palatable or on par with the whole Skrillex thing that everyone is into.” He also sent some more shots Madonna’s way. The producer blasted the pop legend for promoting the use of Molly during a concert. Check out the whole interview, it’s a good one. [Spinner]

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has not been shy about her desire to become one of the new judges on American Idol. So the singer took offense when Today hosts, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, said she isn’t relevant enough to be a judge. This remark caught the attention of the Queen, who sent a letter to CNN. [Billboard]

One of G.O.O.D. Music’s most potent spitters, CyHi the Prynce, just dropped his latest project, the Ivy League Club mixtape. On the tape, CyHi collaborates with Big Sean, B.o.B, Big K.R.I.T., ScHoolBoy Q, Yelawolf and many more. Check it out! [Rap-Up]

Legendary producer Large Professor dropped some interesting facts about the first rendition of Nas’ infamous Jay-Z diss, “Either.” The producer claims that the track was originally produced by Swizz Beatz, and the song was fiercer. One line the producer mentions was: “It should’ve been you on the plane crash.” This was obviously a reference to the plane crash that killed Aaliyah the summer Jay and Nas started beefing. [HipHopDX]