Friday, January 28, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 1/28/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Lil B: Understanding Rap's New Rebel by Noz

The 50 Greatest Bay Area Rap Songs by Willy Staley

Everybody Hates Nas by Robbie Ettelson

A B-Boy’s Alpha © Cannibal Ox (The Evolution Of The Backpacker 1991-2011) by Dart Adams

Is Lil’ Fame The New Primo? by Robbie Ettelson

The Enigmatic Performative Internet Art of Lil B by Julian Hattem

J Dilla: the Mozart of hip-hop by Rob Fitzpatrick

8 More MC’s Desperately In Need Of A Name Change by Beware

Afrika Bambaataa Says 'Luciferian Conspiracy' Exists Within Hip-Hop by Nolan Strong

“…And Gotdammit Yes, The Quest Is On…” by Danj!

10 Of Hip Hop's Most Criminally Slept-On Albums by J-23

Nottz’ “Shine So Brite” Illuminates Beatmaking's Impenetrable Force Field by Amir Said

There’s One on Every Jet: The Chronic Resilience of Fiend by Jeff Weiss

Lil B - the Criterion Collection #2 by The Great Gats, B

New Rap Music by Noz

More Rap, 2010: “Black & Yellow” by Noz

Sunday Sounds 01.23.11 by Amanda Bassa

Temperature’s Rising: Mister Cee’s Best of Mobb Deep by Jeff Weiss

Song of the Day: Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Searching (Remix)… by Mobb Deen

Best In Beats: 25 Songs From 2010 I Thought Were Adorable by WULU

AllTime8: G.T.D. by Danj!

Game releases star-studded 'Purp & Patron' mixtape by Jeff Weiss

Sic Alps’ “Napa Asylum,” a Garage-Rock Grower by Douglas Martin

Follow That Riddim: From Stranger Cole to U-Roy by Oliver Wang

Album Reviews:

Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows by Jeff Weiss

Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows by HL

Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows by Nate Patrin

Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows by Slava Kuperstein

Sam Sneed - Street Scholars by Allen Jacobs

Wanda Jackson - The Party Ain't Over by Ryan Dombal

Cake - Showroom of Compassion by Erik Stabile

Destroyer - Kaputt by Mark Richardson

Monotonix - Not Yet by Marc Masters

Epstein/Prefuse73/Jaytram - Epstein Remixed by Nathan James

Profiles & Interviews:

DJ Premier Revisits Gang Starr's "Step In The Arena" by Paul W. Arnold

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Talib Kweli by TC

Talib Kweli: Pot of Gold by The Company Man

What's The Scenario? Michael Rapaport Talks About His A Tribe Called Quest Doc and Why Q-Tip is Still Buggin' Out by David Prince

Game Talks Dr. Dre-Produced Tracks On "Purp & Patron" And "The R.E.D. Album" by Toshitaka Kondo

BIG GHOSTFACE: Questions & Answers by HL

Take Cover: Madlib Medicine Show by Ryan Dombal


Feingold: ‘We Need To Regenerate Progressivism’ To Battle This ‘Gilded Age On Steroids’ by Zaid Jilani


Drew Brees Somehow Just Got More Awesome by David D.

The Baseball Player Name Hall Of Fame: Where Cannonball Titcomb Shall Never Die by Jon Bois


I’m not sure what I’d do without World Star by Byron Crawford

Did 50 Cent Really Shut Down World Star Hip Hop? by Henry Adaso

A tale of too few servers: A day in the Internet life of World Star Hip-Hop by Jeff Weiss

Where Were You When World Star Hip-Hop Went Down? by David Dennis

The little homey has little money left by Byron Crawford