The Ten Most Viewed Micro-Chop Articles: Bob Marley, Janet Jackson, and Much More
I started Micro-Chop in the summer of 2016 as a way to organize my music writing. Since then the site has turned into a project bigger than I could have ever imagined — with producers making exclusive beat mixes for the site and labels giving me the opportunity to debut upcoming instrumental albums.
Between balancing my work as part-time as a teacher, my other writing projects, managing social media/mailing lists/Patreon etc. for Micro-Chop, and interviewing/researching for the endless assembly line of upcoming articles and playlists, it’s sometimes hard take a break to appreciate what I’ve done so far.
That said, it is encouraging to take stock of Micro-Chop’s progress every now and again. So I decided to make a simple, easy to use list of the 10 most viewed articles on the site. Making the list helps me better understand what articles are connecting with readings while making the most popular ones I’ve written readily available.
From interviews with Easy Mo Bee, Dibia$e, Prince Paul, and J-Zone, to research-based pieces on Bob Marley, Janet Jackson, and Stevie Wonder, all the way up to my super deep dive on the late Paul C, I’ve had so much fun writing all these stories. Right now my article on Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff” is sitting at #1 as the most viewed thing I’ve ever written, though some of the other articles on the list are threatening to dethrone it.
If you like what I’m doing here at Micro-Chop, please take a moment to check out some of the articles below. You can be an incredible help by doing two simple things for me.
- Share your favorite article on social media or by email/text.
- Create a Medium account if you don’t have one already and clap for one/all of the articles listed below.
As always, thank you for reading, listening, engaging, and sharing your thoughts with me. This journey has been so fun and I couldn’t do any of it without your support.
“I Shot The Sheriff’ is like I shot wickedness,” Bob Marley said in a 1975 interview. “That’s not really a sheriff, it…medium.com
Note from Gino: An earlier version of this article had a few errors in the second paragraph that have since been…medium.com
In April of 1974, Stevie Wonder stunned the music world by announcing that he was moving to Ghana at a press conference…medium.com
Danger Mouse’s 2004 Jay Z / Beatles mashup is a breakthrough for sampling, genre-bending, and DIY productionmedium.com
Sample destroyer Dibia$e reveals his complex production process and how he made beats before his 303, 404, and MPC.medium.com
The little-known rise-and-fall of one of hip-hop’s greatest production pioneers.medium.com
The ominous gongs at the opening of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” are some of the most memorable notes every played at…medium.com
Prince Paul revisits the samplers and process used to create one of rap’s all-time great albums.medium.com