Fifteen things you didn't know about Diplo. [via Pigeons & Planes]

Five overlooked hip-hop mixtapes of 2012. [via MTV Hive]

Blu says, "I think I'm the biggest hypocrite since 2Pac." [via Potholes In My Blog]

Ten rap songs more Republican than Nicki Minaj. [via LA Weekly]

Three rules to define the term "one-hit wonder" in 2012. [via Village Voice]

Rapper Wax loses Def Jam deal, regains mojo. [via LA Weekly]