Notable inter-generational collaborations.
Some of your favorite performers come from the state for lovers.
Some tracks can have a real viral effect.
The Brick Squad rapper charges that Ross, Jay-Z and others have overused his rowdy, hard-charging musical formula.
From Lex Luger's brolic digital bounce to 40's ambient rap ballads to Stargate's synth-heavy electro-pop, music production was all over the place this year—and that's what made it so great. Music-makers kept finding new ways to make us move, incor...