Friday, July 9, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 7/9/2010

"Death Note" by Heilah

Music Analysis & Reporting:

XXL’s 25 Essential Independent Hip-Hop Albums by 'XXL Staff'

Raekwon Breaks Down The Wu-Tang/Chef Catalogue by Raekwon the Chef

Duck Down 15 Year Anniversary by Jesse Serwer

Ruler’s Redemption by Danj!

Album Leaks: A Nightmare, or Opportunity? by Claire Suddath

Music Business 101 by Jim Jones

Top 9 Anti-American Rap Songs by Rizoh

Boy, Stop! by Joey

Ode to J.Rocc by Laurence Bass

Guest Blog: Dallas Penn, Internets Celebrity by Dallas Penn

'A Day At the Carnival' with Dam-Funk by Jeff Weiss

The Internets: completely over or just temporarily? by Byron Crawford

Alex Ludovico's outsider art comes from looking inward by Andy Downing

Who Killed It? by Laurence Bass

Faster Tracking With A Mixing Console And Multiple Outputs by Amir Said

Six Vintage D.I.T.C. Photos by Robbie

California Livin' by Matthew Africa

The real reason it took so long to release a Big Boi solo album by Byron Crawford

Blitz The Ambassador: Ghanaian Twi-Style by Daoud Tyler-Ameen

Was J. Cole tampered with as a child? by Byron Crawford

Hip-Hop Traditionalism in Two Variations by Jon Caramanica

Album Reviews:

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty by Noz

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty by Rizoh

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty by Ben Yaster

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty by Ann Powers

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty by Tom Breihan

The Roots - How I Got Over by Rizoh

The Roots - How I Got Over by Andrew Martin

The Roots - How I Got Over by A.R. Marks

Eminem - Recovery by TC

KRS-One & Just-Ice - The EP, Volume 1 by Amanda Bassa

A.G. - Everything's Berri by HL

Copywrite - T.H.E. High Exhaulted: 8th Anniversary Edition by Remco Semaun

M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\ by Ann Powers

Kelis - Flesh Tone by Jess Harvell

Kelis - Flesh Tone by Luke Gibson

Brother Reade - Rap Music by Amir Said

Willie Green - Dirty Jordans by Zach Cole

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Before Today by Andrew Martin

Profiles & Interviews:

Open Mike Eagle Unapologetically Talks About "Art Rap" by Jeff Weiss

The Roots: Growing Pains by Kathy Iandoli

Producer's Corner: Stoupe by William E. Ketchum III

Big Hutch Interview; Part 2 by HQ Hip-Hop

Catching Up With the Traveling Man: An Interview With Oddisee by Zach Cole


Bill Hicks – a romantic out of time by Roobin

Adam Carolla Explains What the Hell is Wrong With Batteries Today by Jason Chen


Justice Served For Oscar Grant? by TC

Oscar Grant, A Victim of American Fear by Adam Serwer

No Justice: Oscar Grant Verdict Overshadowed By LeBron James by Andreas Hale

Who is More Conservative: Ronald Reagan or Barack Obama? by Cenk Uygur

Arguments From Authority by Paul Krugman


Open Letter to Fans from Cavaliers Majority Owner Dan Gilbert by Dan Gilbert

LeBron hardly a king for taking the easy way out with star-laden Heat by Michael Rosenberg

Lebron’s a Jerk by WULU

Lebron James: The Uncool by Dave Zirin

Easy come, easy go for King James by Adrian Wojnarowski

State of LeBron: Live at 9, from his ego by Adrian Wojnarowski

The NBA's Summer of Stupidity by Martin Johnson


  1. Just wanted to say that I love these round ups. Keep em coming, thanks!

  2. I'm not reading all that!

  3. Thanks for the weekly blog writing round ups! It's appreciated!