Friday, September 24, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 9/24/2010

"Pelikan M200 Fountain Pen on Moleskine - My first real Bird!" by biffybeans

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Combat Jack Presents: True Stories Behind 25 Rap Classics by Combat Jack

Fat Beats: The End of a Hip-Hop Era by Corey Takahashi

The Last Call For Jay Electronica by John Gotty

The Source Rebooted: Is the Hip-Hop Bible’s Digital Strategy Worth Five Mics? by Sherri L. Smith

MC Shan Vs. Duke Ellington Werner von Wallenrod

The 5 Worst Sequels In Hip Hop by J-23

The 5 Best Sequels In Hip Hop by J-23

El P Goes Chin Chopping With Chin Chin by Jeff Weiss

Why won’t Wale dis Kid Cudi? by Byron Crawford

The Story Behind “Scenario” by Jaap van der Doelen

ATCQ Albums Ranked by Brendan P.

Low End Theory: How One Tribe Changed a Nation by Barbie Bardot

Midterm Grades: 2010 XXL Freshman Class by David D.

Translating Dipset by HL

Just when we needed them least by Byron Crawford

Straight Outta LoCash by Danj!

The Best and Worst Collaborative Rap Albums by Brendan P.

The Real Michael Jordan of the Rap Recordings… by Dallas Penn

How Kanye West’s Online Triumphs Have Eclipsed Kanye West by Nick Sylvester

Internets Celebrities – Somebody Say Chea! by Robbie

Murs Scores a Knockout by Joey

Feeling like a champion: Hip-hop's chemical romance with Ecstasy by Chris Lee

Flying Lotus releases 'Pattern + Grid World' EP Tuesday, streams two tracks by Jeff Weiss

What’s the Best Album You Forgot Existed? by Jesse Gissen

10 Cam’ron Tracks With Killa Soul by Jesse Gissen

Sipping Cups and Camping With Shlohmo by Jeff Weiss

Album Reviews:

Atmosphere - To All My Friends, Blood Makes the Blade Holy by Tom Breihan

Ski Beatz - 24 Hour Karate School by Max

DJ Muggs vs. Ill Bill - Kill Devil Hills by Paul Christiansen

John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up! by Todd Martens

Black Milk - Album of the Year by TC

Ice Cube - I Am the West by Mobb Deen

Young Buck - The Rehab by Raj

Flying Lotus - Pattern + Grid World EP by Larry Fitzmaurice

Das Racist - Sit Down, Man by Ian Cohen

Gucci Mane - The Appeal by Mobb Deen

J57 - Digital Society by Fred Castano

Bilal - Airtight's Revenge by Luke Gibson

Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone by Stephen M. Deusner

Chromeo - Business Casual by Larry Fitzmaurice

The Black Angels - Phosphene Dream by Aaron Leitko

The Niceguys - The Show by Edwin Ortiz

Ciara - The Princess Is Here by Marc Hogan

Trey Songz - Passion, Pain & Pleasure by Amanda Bassa

AUTOMatic - Transistor by Nicholas Candiotto

Laetitia Sadier - The Trip by Brandon Bussolini

J. Tillman - Singing Ax by Jayson Greene

Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle by Arika Dean

Lazerbeak - Legend Recognize Legend by Ali Elabbady

Profiles & Interviews:

Big Daddy Kane: Rap Like No Equal by Paul Edwards

Question in the Form of An Answer: Danny Brown by Jeff Weiss

Detroit rapper Danny Brown on 'Hawaiian Snow,' potentially signing to G-Unit, and what it means to be a mutant by Jeff Weiss

B-Real: Pay It Forward by Alvin Aqua Blanco

Underground Report: Aloe Blacc & Exile by Andres Vasquez

Bilal on Making a Comeback by Jozen Cummings


How "Howl" Changed the World by Fred Kaplan


A Season on the Brink: The 2010-11 New York Knicks by Joey


Socialism, masturbation, and Christine O'Donnell by William Saletan

Democrats Are Just Absolutely Awful at Everything by Joey