Nardwuar's 10 best interviews of 2012. [via Potholes In My Blog]

2012's best indie/soul releases. [via MTV Hive]

The 30 best Chicago mixtapes of 2012. [via FakeShoreDrive]

The 25 best singles of 2012. [via HipHopWired]

Harry Fraud says his top 5 producers of this year are "Alchemist, Alchemist, Alchemist, Alchemist, Alchemist." [via Village Voice]

Sir Clef explains producing "Sorry" for T.I. and Andre 3000. [via HipHopDX]