Our 20 Most Read Stories of 2013, 20 - 11

Categories: 2013

We covered a lot of music ground in 2013. You loved all of it. But some stories were more read than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year, 20 - 11. Thanks for reading, and see you next year!!

See also: The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013

20. Where Have All of Diddy's Bad Boys Gone? (To Prison, Mostly)

"It wasn't until 2009 when Ma$e bounced back, citing Michael Jackson's death as renewing his interest in recording, as he began contributing verses to hot R&B records."

19. Eminem's SNL Performance Was So Bad It Was Taken Off the Internet

"There was absolutely nothing about "Berzerk" that sounded remotely live, and it was so painfully obvious that Eminem was lip-syncing, or at the very least rapping over a backing track."


18. Jay-Z's Great Gatsby Soundtrack is a Failure

All this needs to be taken into account when evaluating the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby because, despite the quaint origin story of Jay and Lurhmann meeting in the room at the Mercer Hotel where Jay was recording "No Church in the Wild," this soundtrack has not been advertised or talked about in terms of art, but sheer market power: the big names, the big event, the "executive produced by Jay-Z" of it all."

17. Questlove Is the Hardest-Working Man in Showbiz, and He Is Lonely Enough to Prove It

"You know, after work, everyone hangs and they go to a bar and stuff?" says Thompson, sounding a bit like an anthropologist who has just pinpointed a key habit of a strange tribe. "I don't socialize that way. I don't have a posse. I don't have friends. I got the people I work with. I got a mom and a sister."

16. The Kanye You Once Loved Is Dead and Gone

"Ever since the rapper announced from the stage that the world's most famous (and least talented) Armenian is now carrying his seed, everyone's on Kimye baby alert. To tell the truth, I'm starting to think that all the attention being paid to this new development seems like a calculated distraction, something cute and shiny to flash in our faces so we don't talk about the big problem with Kanye: his half-assed rapping these days."

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