Hip-hop's role in the 2012 election. [via HipHopDX]

8 ways Beyonce could pay homage to New Orleans during the Superbowl Halftime Show. [via The Smoking Section]

R. Kelly, Teddy Pendergrass, and the state of R&B. [via NPR]

Chief Keef is a fact. [via The Interludes]

The Avett Brothers' guide to Rick Rubin albums. [via MTV Hive]