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Wale takes a mature perspective on that biting Kendrick Lamar verse on Big Sean‘s “Control.” Actually, he seems pretty pumped about it. [Rolling Out]

Wow: Forum Theatre makes all of its shows pay-what-you-can. [Post]

Sarah Godfrey says this fall is a great one for D.C. R&B. [Post]

The people demand a Chuck Brown sculpture in Madame Tussauds. [TMOTTGoGo]

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser criticizes arts organizations who keep blaming the economy for their financial hardships. [Huffington Post D.C.]

NPR on ex-Bad Brains supergroup The White Mandingos [NPR]

In this story about a new mural coming to Shaw, the Washington Times breaks down the cost of cleaning up graffiti in the District. [Washington Times]

The Let’s Move! campaign gets a hip-hop soundtrack—-but Michelle Obama doesn’t have anything to do with it. [Post]