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Links for 8.21.08: Tupac’s moves, iTunes Unlimited, Simpson’s beer…

*Biggie: These excerpts from Faith Evans’ forthcoming book, which talk about how Tupac briefly (but quickly and efficiently) insinuated himself into her life, are actually a pretty good read.

*Subscription music: Is iTunes Unlimited, an all-you-can-listen music option rumored to someday cost $130/year from Apple, imminent?

*Beer: Jessica Simpson has become the spokesperson for Stampede Light Plus beer. Personally, this does nothing at all to diminish my love of beer. People: I am resolute. [buzzfeed]

*Pop music: Mountain Dew has started a singles-only record label, Green Label Sound, that will feature bands such as Cool Kids. You know what’s even better than Mountain Dew? That Red Alert stuff. Or Code Five or whatever the fuck it’s called. [listening post]

*Gadgets: The Apple Walkpod: a cassette-playing iPod. [bb gadgets]

*Local: The Bryant Lake Bowl is throwing a block party. The Rock for Democracy block party is set for Saturday, September 13 from 4pm-10pm, and will feature Brass Messengers, Prairie Sons and a surprise headliner. Also: roller girls! [mfr]

*Bar bands: NPR interviews the Hold Steady. (Craig Finn does not tell Thom Yorke to “Eat a dick.” Which is a prime indicator that this is not, in fact, Grade A beef.) [heavy critters]

*Idol: People who are either insane or are hardcore American Idols fans (I would love to see the Venn diagram of these two groups) can now Sajaya-ize themselves. Of course, that’s a Cardinal sin. But still.

Links for 3.18.08: Starbucks tunes, Limewire’s legit store, iTunes Unlimited?…

*Limewire is opening its own legal, for-pay music store. (I blogged about this many months ago; now coming to fruition.)

*Would you like to see a large photoset of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch? Read more. [waxy]

*Wayne Barrow, the dude who has been cast in the title role of the forthcoming Notorious B.I.G. biopic, has a blog. [cinematical]

*Do you want an iTunes subscription option? iTunes Unlimited. [venture beat] Also – hella cool – how to pause iTunes every time you unplug your headphones, via Lifehacker.

*You probably already know that The Big Lebowski is available in its entirety on Hulu. [kung fu grippe]

*For all your American Idol needs: Rickey.org. [buzzfeed]

*The newest Gnarls Barkley album has moved up the date of its release (to this week) and is now #2 on the iTunes album chart. [idolator]

*Huge trend: BEARDS. Deal with it. BEARDS. [the moment]

*Mod a Rock Band guitar to use a real string.

*The New York Times brings the hate on Starbucks’ musical taste.

*Moby talks a lot. To Pop Candy this time.

*Reminder: You don’t want to go deaf. [brooklyn vegan]