Micro-Chop’s 15 Most Recommended Medium Articles: Danger Mouse, Paul C, Prince Paul, and Much More
Constant article creation is a must when you’re a writer trying to break through the relentless cacophony of internet. But every once in a while it’s nice to stop, breathe, and take stock of which pieces are actually resonating with the world.
As someone who writes primarily on Medium for my Micro-Chop publication, it’s interesting to look at the articles that take off on Medium vs. articles that take off in general. Medium is its own universe — sometimes a story that explodes on here barely makes a sound elsewhere. At the same time, some of my most read pieces have had modest responses on Medium.
Trying to figure out the how and why behind the success of an article can be mystifying, but I’m happy to people are making their way to my work, however they discover it.
Below you’ll find the 15 most popular Micro-Chop articles on Medium right now. Everything from my deep dive’s on The Grey Album and Paul C to stories about the making of Stevie Wonder’s Songs In The Key of Life and Janet Jackson’s Control. If you’d like to do a comparison, here are the 10 most viewed Micro-Chop articles of all time.
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Danger Mouse’s 2004 Jay Z / Beatles mashup is a breakthrough for sampling, genre-bending, and DIY productionmedium.com
The little-known rise-and-fall of one of hip-hop’s greatest production pioneers.medium.com
Prince Paul revisits the samplers and process used to create one of rap’s all-time great albums.medium.com
In April of 1974, Stevie Wonder stunned the music world by announcing that he was moving to Ghana at a press conference…medium.com
Note from Gino: An earlier version of this article had a few errors in the second paragraph that have since been…medium.com
In a Facebook post celebrating the runaway success of Madeintyo’s “Uber Everywhere”, Private Club Records tour manager…medium.com
“I Shot The Sheriff’ is like I shot wickedness,” Bob Marley said in a 1975 interview. “That’s not really a sheriff, it…medium.com
In 1991 Biz Markie released I Need A Haircut, his third studio album on Cold Chillin’/Warner Bros. Records. Despite a…medium.com
Solo albums for each Wu-Tang member were recorded and slated for release not long after their iconic debut when the…medium.com
After the massive success of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, Nirvana faced a tough decision: Should they release “Come As…medium.com
Kayne West’s The College Dropout was the defining album of 2004. Though West had a growing fanbase because of his work…medium.com
Madlib is one of the most prolific producers of our time. A frequent boundary pusher, his catalog includes an album of…medium.com
In 1992 Arrested Development stormed onto the scene with 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of…With three hit…medium.com