Friday, April 29, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 4/29/2011

Another 4/20's come and gone... Where's Detox?

Music Analysis & Reporting:

100 Hip Hop Jawns That Changed My Life, Part Three (41-60) by Dart Adams

100 Hip Hop Jawns That Changed My Life, Part Four (61-80) by Dart Adams

The Making of Mobb Deep's "The Infamous" by Insanul Ahmed, Noah Callahan-Bever & Toshitaka Kondo

Rude Boys: The birth of the Beastie Boys—an oral history on the 25th anniversary of Licensed to Ill by Amos Barshad

I Read an Entire Book About Southern Rap So You Don't Have To (Unless You Just Wanted To) by Byron Crawford

How Does Gangsta Gibbs Feel About Lil B’s “Gay” Title? by John Gotty

Putting Clothes Back on the Based God by Doc Zeus

Can Hip-Hop Handle 'I'm Gay?' by Ann Powers & Tavia Nyong'o

Five Great Records On Fondle 'Em That Aren't By MF Doom by Noz

Review: Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest by Jimmy Valentime

Reaction: Da Mystery of Coattailin' by Phillip Annand

5 Slept on Hip Hop Albums You Must Have by MikeClassic21

Throwback Post: Hood Classics, Vol. 83… by Mobb Deen

The 10 Best Remixes by Ad-Rock by Phillip Mlynar

Damu and Buff1 by Werner von Wallenrod

Roc Marciano Can’t Collab With Crabs by Abortatron & HL

Beards, Blunts & Brooklyn: Freddie Gibbs & Big K.R.I.T. @ Southpaw by Abe Beame

6 Shades of Black and White: The Last Year of Rick Ross by Dalatu

Long Live The Funk? Big Boi Drops By Modest Mouse's Studio by Luis Paez-Pumar

10 Best Hip-Hop Friendships by Aaron M.

Building the New CTE by Amp Geez

On Potential and When Byrdgang Flew High by J. Tinsley

New Music I Like by WULU

The Now of Rap Music and What it Means for the Rest of Us by Josh Liburdi

Live Review: Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj at the Staples Center by Jeff Weiss

Madlib Medicine Show #9 – Welcome to Nittyville by Evan Nabavian

Beef Squashing, Optimism, and Getting Lindsay Lohan’s Phone Number: Life Lessons From Mobb Deep’s Prodigy by Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Eminem and Royce Da 5'9'' reunite for new 'Bad Meets Evil' EP by Jeff Weiss

A Few Thoughts On The Weeknd by S. Cadet

James Brown's Future Shock can't be stopped by The Great Gats, B

Way Back Wednesdays: Massive Attack Essential Mix by Jeff Weiss

Album Reviews:

DJ Quik - The Book of David by Jayson Greene

DJ Quik - The Book of David by Andres Vasquez

MF DOOM - Operation: Doomsday (Lunchbox Edition) by Ian Cohen

MF DOOM - Operation: Doomsday (Lunchbox Edition) by Jake Paine

Prodigy - The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP by Barbie Bardot

Blu - Her Favorite Colo(u)r by Jake Paine

Del the Funky Homosapien - Golden Era by Jess Harvell

Coalmine Records - Can You Dig It? (2006-2011) by Michael Sheehan

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 by J to the Aap

Max B - Vigilante Season by David Drake

Daz Dillinger - D.A.Z. by The Company Man

Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz - Heavy Metal Kings by Sean Ryon

Bootsy Collins - Tha Funk Capital of the World by Mikael Wood

Jonwayne - Bowser by Erik Stabile

Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting by Mallory Pickard

Julian Lynch - Terra by Mike Powell

Explosions In The Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care by Chris Bosman

Dag for Dag - Boo by Chris Bosman

Profiles & Interviews:

Q&A: Lord Finesse on the Greatest Rhyme Battle of His Life by Ego Trip

Blueprint, Working Man by Matt Slaybaugh

Big Boi (of OutKast) (Interview) by Matt Goodman

Donnis: Southern Hospitality by Amanda Bassa

Question in the form of an Answer: Elijah (Butterz) by Sach O

Metallungies Hollers @ G-Side, Interview by KnobbzXL


Rap music inspires Libyan rebels to defeat Gadhafi by Sebastian Abbot

The meaning of Bryant's words by Keegan O'Brien


D’Antoni, Shut What We Call ‘The Fuck Up’ by Freddie Gibbs


Ayo can we get Lil B the fuck outta here now son? by Big Ghostface

Five Reasons Why Rebecca Black is Probably the Antichrist by Elaine Chaney

Warren G, The New Face Of Penis Pills? by John Gotty

HipHopDX Visits Ghostface Killah's New Restaurant by DX Staff

Ghostface Killah: Famous rapper -- also a limited-release beer by Todd Martens


Two Dollars of Luck by Amanda Bassa

No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn © Beastie Boys by Dart Adams