A$AP Rocky on why he's more than a pretty boy, collaborating with Skrillex, repping for underdogs, and riding hype while hating it at the same time. [via Pitchfork]

Juelz Santana on his new album: "It's time to follow the leader again." [via Village Voice]

A birthday letter to Jay-Z and Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy. [via VICE]

The top 25 instrumental albums of 2012. [via Potholes In My Blog]

Watching the throne: a tale of one writer's New Year's weekend seeing both Kanye West in Atlantic City and Jay-Z in Brooklyn live. [via Consequence of Sound]