Friday, September 3, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 9/3/2010

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Is Marley Marl the Most Important Producer in the History of Hip-Hop? by Robbie

Turning Monsters Into Pets by Noz

Tales From D&D Studios: Part 6 by Dexter Thibou

Bloggerhouse presents The Return Of The Shelved Albums: Main Source “F*ck What You Think”, Natural Elements Tommy Boy LP & Cocoa Brovas (Smif N’ Wessun) Rawkus LP by Dart Adams

It’s an Odd Odd Odd Odd World by Jeff Weiss

Remembering Fat Beats, The Best Record Store In Underground Hip-Hop History by Phillip Mlynar

Recap The Bells by Danj!

Phonte: Get Accolades or Die Trying by HL

So much for turning over a new leaf by Byron Crawford

A refresher course for T.I. from the Hip-Hop Guide to Being on Probation by Chris Lee

How Do You Make the Hip-Hop's Greatest Legends Boring? Werner von Wallenrod

Herbs and Spices by Jeff Weiss

The 100 Greatest French Rap Songs by Jaap van der Doelen

The rise of album sequels? Snoop Dogg announces 'Doggystyle 2' by Jeff Weiss

The Last Dayz of Lil Boosie by J. Tinsley

Label Politricks by C-Dubb

Miscellaneous Ramblings by C-Dubb

Put down the candy and let the little boy go by Byron Crawford

How Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You” Became a Viral Hit by Rizoh

Cee-Lo releases video to unprintably titled viral smash by Jeff Weiss

Twelve L.A. indie labels you should know: a primer by Chris Martins

Fat Beats: The End of an Era by Meka

The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s: 200-151 by Pitchfork

Album Reviews:

DJ Muggs vs. Ill Bill - Kill Devil Hills by Michael Sheehan

Madlib - Madlib Medicine Show No. 7: High Jazz by Zach Cole

Playboy Tre - The Last Call by Joe MC

Fabolous - There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music Mixtape by Slava Kuperstein

Zo! - Sunstorm by Marcus Moore

M-Dot & DJ Jean Maron - Run MPC by Amanda Bassa

Moe Pope - Life After God by Fred Castano

Super Chron Flight Brothers - Cape Verde by Andres Vasquez

Various Artists - Proximity One: Narrative of a City by Justin Boland

Jenny & Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now by Ann Powers

Lyfe Jennings - I Still Believe by Luke Gibson

Colour Revolt - The Cradle by Erik Stabile

TOKiMONSTA - Midnight Menu by Paul Christiansen

Profiles & Interviews:

Raekwon on Remixing Justin Bieber by Jason Richards

Roc Marciano: Roc City by Jake Paine

Star Trek: A talk with rising underground rapper Trek Life by Jeff Weiss


If Obama is one, them Muslim can't mean Muslim by Hugo Rifkind

Why Al Franken Was Right About Net Neutrality by Leslie Harris


Unanswerable Prayers by Christopher Hitchens