Keeping up with the internet is impossible, so we’re going to try out a new little Saturday round-up, featuring some of our favorite music-related stories from the past week week, including features, interviews, weird news, and more. We hope this helps.

New York Times presents: 25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music is Going, a gorgeous feature packed with content.


Our favorite songs of the week, including Chester Watson, Denzel Curry, ANOHNI, and more.


The problem with automating music discovery, including thoughts from Zane Lowe and MICK.


Why SXSW won’t ever be the same after Obama, for everyone planning their trips to Austin.


How the New Music Cartel redefined the music industry, a must-read for anyone doubting the power of rap blogs in the 2000s.


Kanye West’s life story—as told through his lyrics.


And finally, Puff Daddy uploaded rare footage of The Notorious B.I.G. in the studio on the anniversary of the rap legend’s death. R.I.P. Biggie.

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