1. J-Zone Lost His Wikipedia Page — And His Interest in Being a Rapper.
Brutally honest Q+A about the other side of “rap life” by Root For The Villain author (and our amigo) Zone . By Nathan Rabin.
[ Onion A.V. Club ]
2. 30 Cool Facts You Didn’t Know About “Billie Jean.”
A couple nuggets you may or may not have known about Michael Jackson’s smash hit. By Lucy Jones.
[ NME ]
3. Django, the N-Word, and How We Talk About Race in 2013.
“While ideas of a ‘post-racial’ society are but a single cute step below thinking the world was going to end on December 21 on the ‘awwww, that’s cute’ scale, what we are in 2013 is post–’race and things typically associated with a single race existing only within that racial silo.’ Finally.” By Rembert Browne.
[ Grantland ]
4. Cyber Secrets #4: Noz.
Noz shares some weird, strange and hilarious things he’s discovered on Internetland.
[ RBMA ]
5. What Happened to Music Writing This Year?
“As we go into 2013, there’s almost too much context — from streaming albums to artist tweets to comments in the iTunes Store and beyond — and music writers become just another voice, shouting above the fray to be heard.” By Maura Johnston.
[ NPR ]