Friday, December 17, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 12/17/2010

Word Cloud of Sen. Bernie Sanders' Filibuster Speech (12/10/2010)

(W)rapping Up 2010:

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2010 (#25-1) by Jeff Weiss & Co.

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2010 (#50-26) by Jeff Weiss & Co.

Best Rap, 2010 by Noz

Top 15 Albums of 2010 by David Reyneke

Eric’s Top Tracks of 2010: #80-71 by Eric C.

Because Sleep is the Cousin of Death: The Most Slept-On Beat Records of the Year by Jeff Weiss & Co.

Because Sleep is the Cousin of Death: The Most Slept-On Beat Records of the Year (Part II) by Jeff Weiss & Co.

Top 7 Rap Mixtapes/Free Albums of 2010 by Andrew Martin

The 25 Best Albums of 2010 by Complex

I Can’t Go To Sleep: The Most Slept-On Rock Records of the Year by Jeff Weiss & Co.

The Naughty or Nice Hip-Hop List of 2010 by Aaron McKrell

100 Essential Hip-Hop Tracks for 2010 by Chris Faraone

My Favorite New Music Releases of 2010 (Top 20) by Duke

The Best Female Artists of 2010 by Matthew Fiander

The Best Free Albums of 2010 by Leor Galil

Top 7 Album Covers of 2010 by David Reyneke

Based Rap, 2010 by Noz

Top 25 Album Covers of 2010 by Keith Kawaii

Music Analysis & Reporting:

The 100 Greatest Native Tongues Songs by Jason Gloss & Thun

Irrelevance buried alive by Byron Crawford

10 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs Hidden in Famous Albums by Maxwell Yezpitelok & M. Asher Cantrell

Meth on Films: Johnny Dangerously by Zilla Rocca

Is Wacka Flocka a Pimp? by Byron Crawford

Was 2010 The Best Year For Music Ever? House Music vs. Hashtag Rap by Rich Juzwiak

Shabazz Palaces: Re-mystifying Cool by Thun

New Rap Music by Noz

When fake Gucci is outlawed, only outlaws will wear fake Gucci by Byron Crawford

The 20 Worst Songs of 2010, #8: Ludacris featuring Nicki Minaj, "My Chick Bad" by Christopher Weingarten

After Only Three Weeks, Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Is Out of the Top 10--What Happened? by Zach Baron

Album Reviews:

Teebs - Ardour by Brandon Rae

Curren$y - Pilot Talk II by Fred Castano

Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids by Jason Lipshutz

Sheek Louch - Donnie G: Don Gorilla by C. Paicely

Tabi Bonney - Fresh by D.L. Chandler

Crown Royale - Crown Royale by Ryan Monk

Cassidy - C.A.S.H. by MZ

Soulja Boy - The DeAndre Way by TC

Mello Music Group - Helpless Dreamer by Steven Potter

Ciara - Basic Instinct by Randall Roberts

Michael Jackson - Michael by The Company Man

R. Kelly - Love Letter by August Brown

Tipper - Broken Soul Jamboree by Erik Stabile

Profiles & Interviews:

RESPECT. Waka Flocka Flame by Elliott Wilson

RESPECT. J. Cole by Elliott Wilson

RESPECT. Jay Electronica by Elliott Wilson

RESPECT. B.o.B by Elliott Wilson

Let Me Learn You Something: Starkey by Zilla Rocca

Diddy on Last Train to Paris, Drugs, Love, Ghostwriters, and Shyne’s Rabbinical Status by Amos Barshad

Producer's Corner: Red Spyda by Melanie Cornish


The Root Review: Jay-Z's 'Decoded' by Rebecca Walker

Top 10 Rock Books of 2010 by Lina Lecaro

2010's Best Comics and Graphic Novels by R.C. Baker


Piracy Fight Shuts Down Music Blogs by Ben Sisario

A WikiLeaks cable shows how the regime has bought off the military by Sarah A. Topol

Nixon's Jewish Problem by Jack Shafer


Artest still regrets letting down Pacers by Bob Kravitz