Friday, December 3, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 12/3/2010

"Menorah" by Bekkah N.

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Q&A: Soul Singer Syl Johnson Prefers Money To Women, Loves Being Sampled By The Wu-Tang Clan, And Is Sorry He Had To Sue Cypress Hill by Phillip Mlynar

Kanye West’s relentless enthusiasms by Sasha Frere-Jones

Selling Herself Short: The Miscontexualization of Nicki Minaj by Emma Carmichael

The Top 30 Rap Singles of 2010 by Mo' Codenames

Ruthless Rod & MC Dollar by Werner von Wallenrod

BeatTips Beat Breakdown and MusicStudy: "Keep It Thoro;" Prodigy and The Alchemist by Amir Said

Real Live, Danny Brown, Rakim & Slee’Stackz: City Ruins by Thun

Bazerker by Werner von Wallenrod

25 Favorite Albums of All Time by Soulja Boy

Album Reviews:

Roc Marciano - Marcberg by Max

AZ - Doe or Die (15th Anniversary Edition) by Michael Sheehan

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Steven Potter

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by WULU

Curren$y - Pilot Talk II by Ryan J.

Curren$y - Pilot Talk II by Renato Pagnani

Curren$y - Pilot Talk II by Tom Breihan

Curren$y - Pilot Talk II by The Company Man

J. Cole - Friday Night Lights by Tom Breihan

Big L - Return of the Devil’s Son by Paul Christiansen

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday by Sach O

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday by TC

Twista - The Perfect Storm by RAJ

H.I.S.D. - The Weakend by Eric C.

Copywrite - The Life and Times of Peter Nelson by Remco Semaun

Slim Thug - Tha Thug Show by Edwin Ortiz

Lyrics Born - As U Were by Zach Kelly

PUSH! Montana - FreshDope by C. Paicely

Pugs Atomz - The Decade by D.L. Chandler

Simian Mobile Disco - Delicacies by Nate Patrin

John Regan - Sorry I'm Late by Kevin S. Gary

Magestik Legend - The Great Escape by Eric C.

Eligh - Grey Crow by Nicholas Candiotto

Black Eyed Peas - The Beginning by August Brown

Black Eyed Peas - The Beginning by Slava Kuperstein

Girl Talk - All Day by Ian Cohen

Jazmine Sullivan - Love Me Back by Margaret Wappler

Stereolab - Not Music by Erik Stabile

Nels Cline - Dirty Baby by Marc Medwin

Bomb Zombies - Sincerely Yours EP by Fred Castano

Profiles & Interviews:

DJ Premier: Dropping Gems Pt. 1 by Amanda Bassa

DJ Premier: Dropping Gems Pt. 2 by Amanda Bassa

Question in the Form of an Answer: Twista by Aaron Matthews

Interview: Jay Electronica by Matt Diehl

Full Clip: Shock G Breaks Down Digital Underground's Entire Catalogue, 2Pac & More by Keith Murphy

Leaders of the New School: Charlie Brown Speaks by Jesse Serwer

Slim Thug: I Live By My Own Rules by Sha'linda Jeanine

Non-Rapper Dudes Series: Mario Rodriguez Interview, Part 2 by Robbie

Soulja Boy: Headliner by Paul W. Arnold


Word: Jay-Z’s “Decoded” and the language of hip-hop by Kelefa Sanneh

The Legitimation Crisis: The Question of Method and Art by Sam Han

The Hip-Hop/Comics Connection by Chris Sims


U.S. Government Seizes 82 Websites: A Glimpse at the Draconian Future of Copyright Enforcement? by Corynne McSherry

COICA: Counterintuitive Offense Is Crappy Approach by Amanda Bassa

Experts React To OnSmash, RapGodfathers Seizure by Alvin Blanco

U.S. Shuts Down Web Sites in Piracy Crackdown by Ben Sisario


The Illuminati: Conspiracy Theory or New World Order? by Brian McManus

Wikileaks shows up our media for their docility at the feet of authority by John Kampfner

Smart Republicans, Stupid Democrats by Shankar Vedantam

Winning the Class War by Bob Herbert


King James wants Spoelstra to bow to him by Adrian Wojnarowski

Matt Barnes: Just Tupac by Mike Trudell