Katy Perry named MTV's best artist of 2011. [via MTV]

Nas looks back on the making of Stillmatic and Hip Hop Is Dead. [via XXL]

Gil Scott-Heron memoir, The Last Holiday, due out on Jan. 16, aka Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. [via The Wire]

Andrew Noz lists his top 50 raps songs of 2011. [via CocaineBlunts]

From retro yuck to foodie rap, Jon Caramanica names his favorite albums of the year. [via NewYorkTimes]

Youth Lagoon schedules an extensive North American tour for early 2012. [via OneThirtyBPM]

Watch director David Fincher's 11 finest music videos for Billy Idol, Nine Inch Nail, and Madonna, among others. [via Spinner]

Cults sing about hot chocolate, rock holiday outfits on Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba!. [via Stereogum