*The FADER #71 hit paper and digital newsstands! We proudly shared the podcast we made for it featuring Lykke Li, Lil B, Young L, Odd Future, Jamie XX, Roach Gigz, Inc., Anika, Pablo Picasso, Zola Jesus and Oneohtrix Point Never. Then, we made sure you'd be able to read its features on Lykke Li, Lil B, Young L and Odd Future and Jamie XX online.
*Christmas came early with Kanye's "Christmas in Harlem" and it's Dipset remix.
*Nicki Minaj let Busta Rhymes jump onto "Roman's Revenge", the song she created from a turn of his way-back "Scenario" verse, and he rose to the occasion.
*Lil Wayne released his first giant post jail track, "6 Foot 7 Foot."
*We thought about the impossibility of being anonymous on the internet after Waka Flocka's home was raided and Gucci Mane was arrested.
*We learned how to ride a bike in Russia and other cold places by remembering to wear layers and that someone elsewhere is always colder.