Friday, February 25, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 2/25/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Why You Should Listen To The Rap Group Odd Future, Even Though It's Hard by Frannie Kelley

Not A Blogger Redux: A Brief Introduction To The 10 Rappers That Appear On the XXL Freshman Class Cover by Doc Zeus

The imminent decline of Southern rap by M.T. Richards

Odd Future Ride The Bus, Become Unicorns by James Montgomery

The Definitive Guide to OFWGKTA by Rizoh

Okay Guys, That's Enough With The Odd Future Think Pieces Already by Andrew Winistorfer

Generic XXL Freshmen post by The Great Gats, B

Class Dismissed: No More XXL Freshman Grades by David Dennis

Freshman Orientation, 2011 by Noz

Steve Stoute Writes An Open Letter To The Grammy’s

The global reach of hip-hop by Alexander Billet

Nine Completely Random Hip Hop Collaborations (At Least One Of Which Is Fucking Awful) by Max

Dropping Jewels: The Ebb and Flow of Camp Lo by Thun

A Quiet Reminder of Why I Love Rap Music by Joey L.

Life, Death, and Overdoz by Jeff Weiss

From Odd Future to Blu, How The West Was Reborn by Brando Caldwell

Del “Sunny Meadowz” by Thun

The Game and Snoop Dogg release the video for 'Purp & Yellow' remix by Jeff Weiss

All Hail the (Ivory) Queen: Five of Teena Marie's finest videos in advance of Grammy Museum tribute by Jeff Weiss

Notes On “The Big Payback” by Noz

How Ya Like Me Now: Does rap’s suspended adolescence keep it from serious consideration? by Adam Kirsch

Skylar Grey And Sasha Grey: The Difference Between Eminem's Leading Ladies by Kathy Iandoli

44 Things You Didn’t Know About Kurt Cobain by Paul Hiebert

Album Reviews:

Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told by Max

Metal Fingers/DOOM - Special Herbs: The Box Set Vol. 0-9 by Jess Harvell

Joell Ortiz - Free Agent by Jake Paine

AZ - Doe or Die 15 Year Anniversary by Evan Hawkins

Strong Arm Steady - Arms & Hammers by Edwin Ortiz

Radiohead - The King of Limbs by Mark Pytlik

Radiohead - The King of Limbs by Ryan J.

The Cave Singers - No Witch by Benjamin Ewing

The Cave Singers - No Witch by Eric Grandy

Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam by Craig Monts

Adele - 21 by Margaret Wappler

Cut Copy - Zonoscope by Mallory Pickard

Sonic Youth - Simon Werner a Disparu OST by Stuart Berman

The Skull Defekts - Peer Amid by Jennifer Kelly

Beans - End It All by Nicholas Candiotto

The LBC Crew - Haven't You Heard by Edwin Ortiz

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - We're New Here by Sean Fennessey

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - We're New Here by August Brown

Dom - Sun Bronzed Greek Gods by Julien Loeper

Dave Dub & The Sutter Cain Gang - Mind Police by Michael Sheehan

Ethan Gold - Songs From a Toxic Apartment by Martin Douglas

Sims - Bad Time Zoo by Jake Paine

Salva - Complex Housing by Brian Hodge

Johnny Cash - Bootleg Volume 2: From Memphis to Hollywood by Stephen M. Deusner

Delicate Steve - Wondervisions by Kara-Lis Coverdale

The Psychic Paramount - II by Mason Jones

Profiles & Interviews:

Question in the Form of an Answer: Prince Paul by Matt Shea

Interview: Outtakes From DJ Premier's Stories Behind His Hits by Jaeki Cho

Freddie Gibbs talks R&B collaborations, Nirvana, Odd Future and 'A Cold Day in Hell' by Jeff Weiss

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With DJ Revolution and Malcolm & Martin by MZ

Kool Keith: Red Light District by Jake Paine

Meet the BLKHRTS by Sach O


Odd Future: Black juggalos? by Byron Crawford

Byron Crawford Makes Tyler The Juggalo Cry, XXL Magazine Censors Blog Post by Shabooty

Rating the Odd Future Memes by Dom Passantino* Yep, again!

Posse on Trendwatch: Cracka rap returns by Byron Crawford

The greatest album cover of all time; and the real slam dunk champ by J-Zone