Friday, April 15, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 4/15/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All Is Performing Rap on Its Terms by Jeff Weiss

Complex Exclusive: We Found Earl Sweatshirt by Ernest Baker & Jacob Moore

100 Hip Hop Jawns That Changed My Life (Compiled by Dart Adams) Part One (1-20) by Dart Adams

100 Hip Hop Jawns That Changed My Life (Compiled by Dart Adams) Part Two (21-40) by Dart Adams

In Defense of Albert Johnson by HL

Prodigy Speaks Freely by Laura Checkoway

The 10 Greatest Little Brother Recordings by HL & Deen

Mathematical Proof by Evan Nabavian

Katy B – On a Mission by Sach O

My Deep-Seated Issue with Frat Rap by Yayo

I’m Trying to Make a Million Dollars, Fuck a Million Downloads by Jeff Weiss

MTV Discovers L.A. Still Has a Hip-Hop Scene! by Rebecca Haithcoat

10 Music-Related Revelations From The FBI's File On Biggie's Murder by Phillip Mlynar

Smoking MoSS by Evan Nabavian

An Open Letter To Daniel Dumile by Abortatron

Trav’s Picks for Q1 of 2011: Instrumental Albums by Travis

The Lil’ B Formula by Abortatron

Saigon Continues To Triumph As A Great Orator by TC

Lil B - “Charlie Sheen” (Internet, 2011) by Noz

Maurice Garland Gets Kidnapped And Finds Good Music by J. Tinsley

Mean Doe Green’s “Black Suits and Shovels” by Aaron Matthews

Slaughterhouse Hit the Crossover Road by Phillip Mlynar

It’s Official: Freddie Gibbs Cliques Up With Jeezy and CTE… by Deen

African American & Jewish relations in Hip Hop by Harlem World

On My Five Current Songs For Spring by John Gotty

Smoke DZA: The Hustler’s Catalog by Deen

Rape me, my friend by The Great Gats, B

Why Vinyl Isn't Really Coming Back by Bob Boilen

'Breakfast With the Beatles' host Chris Carter hits 500th show on Sunday by Randy Lewis

Album Reviews:

Atmosphere - The Family Sign by Daniel Levin Becker

Atmosphere - The Family Sign by Nate Patrin

Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R (We Are Renegades) by Craig Monts

Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary by Francisco McCurry

J Rocc - Some Cold Rock Stuf by Emerson Dameron

Katy B - On a Mission by Patrick Masterson

TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light by Stuart Berman

TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light by Chris Barton

The Kills - Blood Pressures by Julien Loeper

Bob Dylan - In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 by Stephen M. Deusner

The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck by Arika Dean

Architecture in Helsinki - Moment Bends by Brian Hodge

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light by David Bevan

Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What by Margaret Wappler

Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What by Stephen M. Deusner

Profiles & Interviews:

“As Told To…” – Freddie Gibbs Talks Signing To Jeezy’s CTE by TSS Crew

Straight Outta Compton: Gwyneth Paltrow by Shawn Carter... Yes, That Shawn Carter

One on One with Fashawn by Aaron M.

Singled Out: DJ Quik's 'Luv Of My Life' by Frannie Kelley

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

Q&A: Pusha T: "Instant Gratification Versus Slow Grind? I'll Take The Former." by J. Pablo

Black Hippy: No Cosigns Necessary by Andreas Hale

Question in the Form of An Answer: Frank Ocean by Jeff Weiss

Question in the Form of an Answer: Domo Genesis by Jeff Weiss

Michael Rapaport Addresses A Tribe Called Quest's Grievances and the Infamous E-Mail by Toshitaka Kondo

The iPod Five: Eternia by Amanda Bassa

One on One with Preemo by Aaron M.


No surprise Bob Dylan is visiting the ‘neighborhood bully’ by Nima Shirazi

Why Ashley Judd Was 100% Right…And 100% Wrong by The Champ

Rap's Rape Culture: Ashley Judd Had a Point by James Baxton Petersen

Why Kobe's Slur Wasn't Anti-Gay by David Kaufman

Obama's "bad negotiating" is actually shrewd negotiating by Glenn Greenwald

Rick Santorum Borrows Campaign Slogan From Pro-Union Poem Written By Gay Rights Advocate by Ian Millhiser


Baseball: This Is Your Game On Drugs by Freddie Gibbs

On The NBA Playoffs And Its “Glamour Teams” by J. Tinsley

The MVP, LeBron, and Media Oppression by Danny Savitzky


Posse on Trendwatch: Tyler the Creator dictates reality by fiat (hence the name?) by Byron Crawford

Bargument: Ghostface vs. Ghostface Killah by Brenan Sharp

My high school nemesis might actually be undercover Mossad, as I suspected by Byron Crawford

ILB spotters’ guide to inane platitude Twitter accounts by Dom Passantino

Mickey Rourke Takes Back the Nice Things He Said About Megan Fox by Patti Greco

Women Are Addicted to Porn?!?! by Julius T. Leisure