Friday, April 1, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 4/1/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Cash Rules Everything Around Wu by Jew-Tang Clan members Jeff Weiss & Tal Rosenberg

FiF by Khal (congrats homie!)

WorldStarHipHop EXPOSED: The Truth Behind The Controversial Site by Ben Detrick

My Trip to MoMA's Hip Hop 1.0 Exhibit by Fresh

Things Done Changed © Notorious B.I.G. by Dart Adams

Why Wiz Khalifa Isn't Snoop Dogg by Jesse Serwer

Odd Future's Odd Fan Base by Cord Jefferson

Rebecca Black's 'Friday': There are a million good reasons you can't get it out of your head by Randy Lewis

Is It Really That Odd? by g

RESPECT. Busta Rhymes by Elliott Wilson

RESPECT. Wale by Elliott Wilson

The Revolution of K.R.I.T. by Brando J. Caldwell

Now Playing... by AmpGeez

Frank Ocean > Odd Future by Amanda Bassa

Here Comes Some Odd Future Backlash by Amos Barshad

Ghostwriting site Rap Rebirth lends a hand to emcees with writer's block by Gerrick D. Kennedy

Eminem Lawsuit May Raise Pay for Older Artists by Ben Sisario

Cool & Dre Keep It Fundamental on "Shake" by Amir Sa'id

BeatTips List of Great Records for Drum Sounds, Vol. 2 by Amir Sa'id

The Dynasty’s Final Hours by J. Tinsley

Labels – How the industry has changed by H World

Dr. Dre's 'Mr. Prescription,' another possible 'Detox' leak, hits the net by Jeff Weiss

Blog Watch Edition 8a: The Startling Epiphanies of SXSW by Thun

Blog Watch Edition 8b: Gender and Sexuality by Thun

Blog Watch Edition 8c: Critical Loop by Thun

Album Reviews:

Big K.R.I.T. - Returnof4eva by William E. Ketchum III

Snoop Dogg - Tha Doggumentary by Jeff Weiss

Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary by Sean Ryon

North Scientifik - Building by Eric C.

Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang by Fred Castano

E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift by Luke Gibson

E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift by Luke Gibson

Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers by Henry Adaso

Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers by Tru La Familia

Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers by Omar Burgess

Pusha T - Fear of God by Max

CunninLynguists - Oneirology by Chairman Mitch

Gucci Mane - The Return of Mr. Zone 6 by Tom Breihan

A.G. - Everything's Berri by HL

Erick Sermon – No Pressure by C-Dub

Bibio - Mind Bokeh by Jennifer Kelly

Bibio - Mind Bokeh by Mark Richardson

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Cotonou Club by Joe Tangari

Dirty Beaches - Badlands by Doug Mosurock

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - We're New Here by Kara-Lis Coverdale

Broken Bells - Meyrin Fields EP by Stephen M. Deusner

Bass Drum of Death - GB City by Brian Hodge

Peter Bjorn and John - Gimme Some by Ellie Pryor

Soundgarden - Live on I-5 by Ian Cohen

Hype Williams - One Nation by Erik Stabile

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers by Ericka Simone

Profiles & Interviews:

Interview: David Banner by Rizoh

Pharoahe Monch: The War Report by Paul W. Arnold

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With E-40 by Raj

Smoothe Da Hustler Revisits "Once Upon A Time In America" by Paul W. Arnold

An Interview with Mr Hyde of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Troy Smith

De La Soul's Maseo: Salute The DJ by Jake Paine

Metallungies Hollers @ Curren$y: “Internet Killed the Video Star,” Interview by KnobbzXL

Big Sean: Detroit State of Mind by William E. Ketchum III

Question in the Form of an Answer: Erland & The Carnival by Matt Shea

Question in the Form of an Answer: Egyptrixx by Aaron Frank


White people singing Eazy-E megapost by Dom Passantino

You Say Hipster R&B, I Say Nappy-Headed Pop; Either Way, It's Offensive by Jozen Cummings