Friday, March 4, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 3/4/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Trag Invasion: Escaping The Matrix, Vol. 1 (Substance Over Form) by Tragedy Khadafi

Rappers Assemble: If MCs Were Marvel Comics Characters by TSS Crew

Digable Planets “The Art Of Easing” by Thun

Thank God We Are Not Lasers by David Dennis Jr.

Rap Music Is Good Now Because Rappers Aren't Afraid To Be Weird by Dave Bry

The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Magazine Covers

The 50 Greatest Rap Commercials by Andrew Noz

The “Real” 2011 “Freshman Class” (Eric’s Picks pt. I) by Eric C.

Fuck ‘Em All Except Danny Brown by Douglas Martin

Eminem claims he's a G.O.A.T., and offers evidence by Jeff Weiss

Great songs from forgotten rap albums #15 by The Great Gats, B

Lupe’s Fiasco (The PM Dawn Theory) by Sach O

Lupe Fiasco Failed Us All On Lasers by Brando Caldwell

'House Party' Stars Turned Down Sitcom That Went on to Become 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' by Jerry L. Barrow

8 Movies That Indirectly Influenced Hip-Hop by Alex Delarge

Man Behind The Music: DJ Premier by Danj!

The Zen soul of Frank Ocean: An Odd Future affiliate goes smooth by Jeff Weiss

6 Feet Deep by Jeff Weiss

Singled Out: Lykke Li's 'I Know Places' by Catherine DeGennaro

2010 Hip-Hop Critics Poll by Rizoh

Album Reviews:

What’s New In Dart’s iPod #27 AKA The Coldest Winter © Kanye West by Dart Adams

Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang by Deen

Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang by Kim Wilson

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers by Henry Adaso

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers by Ellington Hammond

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers by Jaap van der Doelen

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers by Edwin Ortiz

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes by Stephen M. Deusner

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes by August Brown

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes by Nitsuh Abebe

Reks - Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme by C. Paicely

DC the Midi Alien - Avengers Airwaves by Amanda Bassa

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - We're New Here by Emerson Dameron

Joell Ortiz - Free Agent by Fred Castano

Da Circle - 360 Deal by Alex Dwyer

Echo Lake - Young Silence EP by Erik Stabile

The Streets - Computers and Blues by Tom Breihan

Warm Ghost - Uncut Diamond EP by Ericka Simone

Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High EP by Stephen M. Deusner

Nostalgia 77 - The Sleepwalking Society by Zach Cole

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi by Hari Ashurst

Toro y Moi - Underneath The Pine by Brandon Rae

Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 by Andrew Martin

Profiles & Interviews:

Full Clip: Jadakiss Breaks Down His Catalogue by Keith Murphy

Question in the Form of an Answer: Oli “Power” Grant of Wu-Tang Clan by Jeff Weiss

E-40: Deep Water by Andrew Noz

Producer's Corner: Dame Grease by Melanie Cornish


Cynicism FAIL by Byron Crawford

Ayo the Charlie Sheen Interview Nahmean! by (Fake) Ghostface Killah

Inside the Mind of Charlie Sheen by Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones

5 Things Worse to Wake Up To Than a Hangover by Amanda Bassa

The Charlie Sheen Glossary: ‘Winning,’ Warlocks, and More by Kyle Buchanan

In Which We Have To Consider Why Shorty Always Wanna Be A Thug by Molly Lambert