Friday, December 10, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 12/10/2010

"ABC" by Frizztext

Music Analysis & Reporting:

7 Hits and 7 Misses of the 53rd Grammy Nominations by Rizoh

Meth on Films by Zilla Rocca

After Death, the Remix by Jon Pareles

Eric’s Top 100 Tracks of 2010 (#100-91) by Eric C.

Eric’s Top 100 Tracks of 2010 (#90-81) by Eric C.

10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2010 by Rizoh

We Invented The Redux: 15 Classic Rap Remakes We’d Like To Hear by TSS Crew

The State of Hip-Hop in 2010: A Reflection by Aaron McKrell

When the Beat Drops: A Round-Table on the State of “The Album” by Matt Shea

DITDC: Jay-Z – In My Lifetime, Vol 1 by Sach O

Let Soulja Boy Be Great by Drew Hinshaw

Vengeful Time Travel: The Adventures of Chalky White, Ice Cube, Defari, and Ganjah K by Thun

El-P — Lab Rat Bravely Escapes On Hovercraft Only To Crash Directly Outside Gates by Jeff Weiss

Grand Puba “Black Family Day” and The Politics of Cool by Thun

Drinking Lemonade in the Shade, Getting Blazed With a Gang of Pilgrims by Jeff Weiss

Cypress Hill backup singer sees himself in Grand Theft Auto, sues Rockstar by Joseph L. Flatley

Album Reviews:

What’s New In Dart’s iPod #25 AKA Better Late Than Never by Dart Adams

Redman - Reggie by Max

Redman - Reggie by Luke Gibson

DJ Premier Presents... Year Round Records - Get Used to Us by Omar Burgess

Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer by Marcus Moore

T.I. - No Mercy by Jeff Weiss

T.I. - No Mercy by Tom Breihan

T.I. - No Mercy by Henry Adaso

T.I. - No Mercy by Ryan J.

T.I. - No Mercy by Slava Kuperstein

Nottz - You Need This Music by TC

Lloyd Banks - H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger For More 2) by MZ

Nelly - 5.0 by Patrick M.

Flo Rida - Only One Flo (Part 1) by Luke Gibson

Flo Rida - Only One Flo (Part 1) by TC

Gilles Peterson - Brownswood Bubblers 6 by Brian Hodge

Daft Punk - Tron: Legacy OST by Ryan Dombal

Gangrene - Gutter Water by Francisco McCurry

Lazer Sword - Lazer Sword by Mallory Pickard

Shigeto - Full Circle by Arika Dean

Herma Puma - Synchromystic by Ali Elabbady

Soulja Boy - The DeAndre Way by Luke Gibson

Profiles & Interviews:

All Samples Cleared with Ron Isley

Q&A: Dan Charnas, Author Of The Big Payback: The History Of The Business Of Hip-Hop, On Industry Rule #4080, Hot 97, And Lyor Cohen's CD Collection by Jesse Serwer

Question in the Form of an Answer: Celph Titled by Dom Pinelli

Michel'le: The Silent Partner by Slava Kuperstein

Let Me Learn You Something: Von Pea by Zilla Rocca


Jay-Z's Decoded is a Disappointment for Longtime Fans by David Dennis

Ten Things I Learned from Jay-Z’s Decoded by Jonah Bromwich


Tea'd Off by Christopher Hitchens

Death, Leaks, and Governmentality by Amanda Bassa

Lab Politics: Most scientists in this country are Democrats; That's a problem by Daniel Sarewitz

Bernie Sanders' epic tax cut filibuster rant by Andrew Leonard