We're music orientated, so when blogging was originated, we fitted it together like pieces of puzzles—and yeah, music journalism in 2013 does get complicated, which is why we have a team to create it (talent plus will will make it, word to Mike). Dave Bry makes it sing, Sasha Hecht makes it ping; Insanul Ahmed is the glue, Claire Lobenfeld is the news, and David Drake puts it all in perspective like Hill Street Blues (and we'd be remiss if we didn't blow a kiss to the lady who bossed many a list, Lauren Nostro). So close your eyes and hold your breath, and let us hit you with a lot of def...music writing: The Best of Complex Music 2013.

Lord Is Tryna Tell You Something: How Charly Wingate Became Max B (July 18)

10 Rappers Photoshopped As Classic Rock Stars (May 28)

25 Rapper Yearbook Photos (June 1)

Is Drake Really the Voice of the Millennial Generation? (September 20)

Danny Brown: Sky High (September 30)

Eminem: Back Issues (November 4)

Best Rapper Alive, Every Year Since 1979 (April 2)

Drake Has Dinner With Kanye West and the Kardashians (August 25)

Rick Rubin Talks About the Making of "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" (November 8)

Me, My Selfie, and I: Kanye West in the Age of Narcissism (November 19)