Friday, February 18, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 2/18/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Game Up! (Detroit Metro Times' Danny Brown Cover Story) by Jonathan Cunningham

Love According to Pretty Toney: The Ghostface Valentine’s Collection by David Dennis

Hole in the World © Eagles by Dart Adams

Snubs, Lies & Videotape: A Week of Rap Fuckery by Omar Burgess

DJ Premier Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records by Jaeki Cho

New Evidence: Did the LAPD Kill Biggie? by Jenée Desmond-Harris

Top 10 Rap Songs for February 25, 2011 by Henry Adaso

Gospel of Matthews: The Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jams of Ghostpoet by Aaron Matthews

Outdoorsmen Album Invasion by Robbie Ettelson

Snoop Dogg performs with Dam-Funk, drops Puff Puff Pass mixtape by Jeff Weiss

25 for Love, Pt. 1 (#25-16) by Danj!

25 for Love, Pt. 2 (#15-6) by Danj!

25 for Love, Pt. 3 (#5-1) by Danj!

A People’s History of Hip Hop: Punch Drunk Love – The Top Ten R&B Guest Verses by Abe Beame

Your Daily Funk – “Who Knows” by Trackstar the DJ

Cannibal Ox: Life Remains Ill by HL

Blog Watch Edition 3: I Don’t Get It by Thun

Danny Brown - “Lincoln Continental” by Jeff Weiss

XL Recordings, the Record Label That's Tearing Up the Rule Book by Tim Jonze

'Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey' book, Grammy Museum exhibit celebrate the musical movement by Gerrick Kennedy

The Tens: 10 Delayed Hip Hop Albums and If They Were Worth the Wait by William Ketchum

Too $hort’s Most Positive Raps by Ego Trip

The Knux return (finally) with new single, 'She's So Up.' Verdict? by Jeff Weiss

Grammy Awards: 'Empire State of Mind' producer Al Shux knows hip hop -- and the metric system by Gerrick Kennedy

Indie Labels Lead Grammy Nominations by Joel Rose

Album Reviews:

Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told by Henry Adaso

Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told by Edwin Ortiz

Lil B - Angels Exodus by Fred Castano

Roach Gigz - Roachy Balboa Round 2 by David Drake

Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows by J. Tinsley

Apollo Brown - Clouds by Eric C.

Torae - Heart Failure by The Company Man

Madlib – Medicine Show #11 : Low Budget Hi-Fi Music by Eric C.

Georgia Anne Muldrow - VWETO by Sam Hockley-Smith

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake by Scott Plagenhoef

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake by Jennifer Kelly

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake by Ann Powers

Bright Eyes - The People's Key by David Bevan

Bright Eyes - The People's Key by August Brown

James Blake - James Blake by Kara-Lis Coverdale

Anika - Anika by Talya Cooper

Random & Lost Perception - Black Materia: Final Fantasy VII by John Healey

Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps by Stephen M. Deusner

Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps by Tom Zimpleman

Illastrate - Eddie Coleman’s Friday Night Theme Music by D.L. Chandler

Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will by Andrew Gaerig

Fujiya & Miyagi - Ventriloquizzing by Dan Cook

Monotonix - Not Yet by Dave MacIntyre

Profiles & Interviews:

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Strong Arm Steady by RAJ

I'm Just Telling My Story: An Interview with Malice by Gedi Dabakaeri

Big Boi unfazed by Grammy snub, ready to deliver more solo hits by Gerrick Kennedy

Interview: Roach Gigz Talks About Rap by Noz

Chris Rock: The LeBron Conversation by Scott Raab

Question in the Form of an Answer: Smith Westerns by Aaron Frank


Desperate much, Lil Kim? by Byron Crawford

Eminem, Alcoholics Anonymous and the Illuminati by Byron Crawford

Slang Editorial: A Brief Introduction to Modern Shaolin Vernacular by HL

Bloggers Aren’t The New DJ’s, The New A&R’s Or The New Unsigned Hype by Robbie Ettelson