Friday, August 20, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 8/20/2010

"And What shall I Write" by Tom Swift

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Camron’s repression and the G.O.P. by Dische

Are Weak Hooks Ruining Rap? by Robbie

Turn me off by Byron Crawford

Ayyyyyyy, Yo! by Danj!

The Ten Most Exploitative Posthumous Rap Projects by Phillip Mlynar

Bloggerhouse Presents: The Return of The Shelved Album (Dilated Peoples) by Travis

Bloggerhouse presents: The Return of The Shelved Album (World Renown) by Eric

Bloggerhouse Presents: The Return of The Shelved Album (Resident Alien) by Travis

Bloggerhouse presents: The Return of The Shelved Album (Pudgee-King Of New York) by Eric

5-10-15-20: Ezra Koenig by Tom Breihan

Raekwon-”Travel Places” by Jeff Weiss

The In Crowd: Understanding Hip Hop Through Drake's Homecoming by Mina Jasarevic

Trae Tha Truth Is Banned in Texas USA, But Why? by Brooklyne Gipson

El-P — “Time Won’t Tell” by Jeff Weiss

Russell Simmons: The next Biggie and 2Pac? by Byron Crawford

The 25 Greatest Definitive Jux Songs Of All Time by Ben Westhoff

What Dr. Dre does all day by Byron Crawford

Ten Hip-Hop Home-Improvement Companies by Nick Marino & Jeff Vrabel

Should 50 Cent give up on acting? by Byron Crawford

Forget Spotify, MOG is the future of Music by Stone (a.k.a. Winston Ford)

Album Reviews:

Camu Tao - King of Hearts by The Company Man

Rick Ross - Teflon Don by Craig Jenkins

Wale - More About Nothing by Ian Cohen

Ahmad - The Death of Me by Kevin S. Gary

Krayzie Bone - Lyrical Paraphernalia, Volume 3 by The Company Man

El-P - Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 by Paul Christiansen

Mike Posner - 31 Minutes To Takeoff by Amanda Bassa

Los Campesinos! - All's Well That Ends EP by Marc Hogan

Miniature Tigers - Fortress by Marzelle Addy

The Budos Band - The Budos Band III by Nate Patrin

Boris & Ian Astbury - BXI by Andrew Martin

School of Seven Bells - Disconnected from Desire by Erik Stabile

The Books - The Way Out by Brian Hodge

Natural Self - My Heart Beats: Remixes And Versions by Zach Cole

Autolux - Transit Transit by Andrew Martin

Profiles & Interviews:

Ed Lover, Still Hustlin’ 15 Years After “Yo! MTV Raps” by XXL Staff

The Benefits of Being a Black Hippy by Jeff Weiss

Tech N9ne: Someone To Believe In by Jake Paine


Pras Explains to Vulture Why He’s Not Voting for Wyclef by Amos Barshad


Everything Old Is Hip Again by Philip B. Corbett

Haiti postpones ruling on Wyclef Jean's candidacy by Tamara Lush

Wyclef Jean reportedly ineligible to run for president of Haiti by Jeff Weiss


Run and tell THAT, homeboy by Byron Crawford


Fat Beats Announces Closing Of New York And Los Angeles Retail Stores

Breaking News: Fat Beats Closes Remaining Locations by Elan Mancini

Fat Beats Memories: Marco Polo by Robbie

NEWS: R.I.P Fat Beats by TiRon

Fat Beats Closes Stores, Rendering Percee P Homeless by Anger Falcon

R.I.P. Fat Beats Stores by Woody Black

Fat Beats Memories: Repping Behind The Counter by Max Angeles

Fat Beats to close its remaining Los Angeles and New York locations by Jeff Weiss

The Long, Drawn-Out Death of Fat Beats… by Dallas Penn