Friday, February 11, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 2/11/2011

James Dewitt Yancey, a.k.a. J Dilla (2/7/1974 – 2/10/2006)

Nothing Like This © J Dilla by Dart Adams

Set Wrap by Andrew Gura

Throwback: Jay Dee: Electric Relaxation by Chairman Mao

Gonuts by JGILLA

Top 10 Posthumous J Dilla Tracks by Brendan Pailet

10 Facts About J Dilla You Might Not Know by Insanul Ahmed

J Dilla's Legacy Remembered by Paul Cantor

Speak of Freedom: Basquiat, Dilla & The Empty Co-Sign by Brando Caldwell

A Pop & Hiss Guide to tributes to the late great J Dilla and Big Pun by Jeff Weiss

Music Analysis & Reporting:

The Dream Shatterer: In Memory of Big Pun by Jeff Weiss

Professor Trill by Henry Adaso

The Making of The Game's "The Documentary" by Insanul Ahmed & Toshitaka Kondo

Eazy-E’s Final Words by Broklyne Gipson

Reliving Rap’s Down-and-Dirty Early Days by Jon Caramanica

Stuff White People (Don’t) Like – 10 Shots at the Devil by Robbie Ettelson

Famous First Words: 55 Of Rap’s Memorable Opening Lines by TSS Crew

Unpopular Rap Opinions: It’s Gotta Be The Curl by J-Zone

The Eyez Never Lie by Danj!

Blog Watch Edition 2: Head Or Gut by Thun

A Change in Sampling Philosophy by Paul Loverro

Eminem gets Brisk, and other bizarre hip-hop commercials by Jeff Weiss

New York Got Something to Say by HL

The South Got Something to Say by HL

Top 5 Factors That Make A Classic Hip Hop Album by Mister P

Nas “Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)” by Thun

Raekwon: GZA Chose Wu-Tang over Juice Crew by Henry Adaso

Q: Why do so many white rappers... by Deen

The Lupe Fiasco by Mic King

An Open Letter to Omarion by Danj!

Reconsidering Physical Music Retail (Or Moving Past Chain Stores) by Wesley Verhoeve

If Artists Don't Value Copyright On Their Works, Why Do We Force It On Them? by Mike Masnick

Album Reviews:

What’s New In Dart’s iPod #26 AKA WORKINONIT! © Dilla by Dart Adams

Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told by Edwin Ortiz

Cage the Elephant - Thank You, Happy Birthday by Ericka Simone

Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows by Henry Adaso

Madlib - Madlib Medicine Show No 7: High Jazz by Eric Luecking

DJ Revolution Presents...Malcolm & Martin - Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Amanda Bassa

Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse EP by Max

Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse EP by Slava Kuperstein

Theophilus London - Lovers Holiday by Ian Cohen

Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 by Grayson Currin

Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 by Jason Bivins

Akron/Family - Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT by Andrew Beckerman

Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean by Craig Jenkins

SBTRKT - Step in Shadows by Mike Powell

MillionYoung - Replicants by Brandon Rae

Cut Copy - Zonoscope by Tom Breihan

Various Artists - Riddimentary: Diplo Selects Greensleeves by Tom Breihan

Profiles & Interviews:

Nas: The Vine Interview by Dan Rule

The D.O.C. Elaborates On Dr. Dre Split, Reveals Request From Eminem by Paul W. Arnold

Michael Rapaport on Controversial Hip-Hop Doc by Jef Tate

YC the Cynic on Building a Hip Hop Career from the Ground Up by Justin Boland

Question in the Form of an Answer: Rittz by Jeff Weiss

SigNif: “No Crew, No Co-Sign, No Features” by Justin Boland

Question in the Form of an Answer: The Go! Team by Matt Shea

"Freeway" Rick Ross: Reality Check by Paul W. Arnold


Ain’t It Hard Just to Live by Amanda Bassa


Scarface went to jail and forgot to send out a press release by Byron Crawford

Puppet show and Nelly by Byron Crawford

Cheez whiz > cauliflower > Wiz Khalifa by Byron Crawford

Dr. Dre vs. The Hippies: Did Dre Try to Make Money Out of Burning Man? by Dave Parkman