Friday, April 8, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 4/8/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

50 of the Best Opening Lines in Music by Tom Hawking

On Wiz, Rolling Papers & Atlantic, The Label That Has It All Figured Out by David Dennis Jr.

This Is A Celebration, Bitches by Khal

The Joke's On You: 10 Legendary Hip Hop Albums That Never Were by J-23

Is Blog Love Overvalued? by Rizoh

Sunday Serge by Jeff Weiss

Said The People © Dinosaur Jr. by Dart Adams

Blog Watch Edition 9: Odd Future, Again and Again by Thun

Earl Sweatshirt, Lost and Found: An Investigative Report by Doc Zeus

Funk legend Dennis Coffey's 'Knockabout' by Jeff Weiss

Mr. Early Bird by Jeff Weiss

Anticipation… by Mobb Deen

“Don’t Stop” and The State of the Supergroup by Aaron Matthews

Ashley Judd Rips Snoop Dogg, Diddy For 'Misogyny' In Hip-Hop by D.L. Chandler

Jim Jones Feat. Max B. – “Baby Girl/G’s Up” by Amp Geez

Rakim's definitive moment of the noughties by The Great Gats, B

Library of Congress Honors 3 Feet High and Rising by Rizoh

Library of Congress adds 25 new recordings to its collection, including classics from Captain Beefheart, Steely Dan and George Crumb by Nate Jackson

Initial Reactions: “Dog Shit” by The George Bush Money Crew

Mobb Deep – Dog Shit (feat. Nas) (Review) by Yayo

J. Rocc's 'Chasing the Sun' by Jeff Weiss

Can Sadat X Make Wine Hip-Hop? by Ben Westhoff

Madlib's Trash is Another Man's Treasure by Gustavo Turner

Highlights from The Times: Kurt Cobain remembered, 1967-1994 by Whitney Friedlander

It’s a Party by Jeff Weiss

300 Slept On Tracks From The Last Decade (Dart’s Picks 81-100) by Dart Adams

Curren$y: A Brief Primer by Mobb Deen

The Dum Dum Girls Get High by Jonah Bromwich

FBI releases hundreds of pages on Notorious B.I.G. murder investigation by Gerrick D. Kennedy

Chris Rock - No Sex In The Champagne Room feat. Gerald Levert by Mobb Deen

Mystery solved: "Bronco" settles Mobb Deep sampling question that's remained hidden since '95 by Oliver Wang

Aggressive Content by GuttaBoyJihad

The Apocalyptic Beauty of Bill Callahan by Douglas Martin

J. Rocc drops long-awaited debut album 'Some Cold Rock Stuf' on Stones Throw Records by Nate Jackson

Joomane, Where You Been? by Amp Geez

The Death of the Savior Emcee by Aaron Matthews

Lil' B Confirms: "Jay Electronica and I Are Making an EP" by Rebecca Haithcoat

Swag Like A Lighter by Jeff Weiss

The Doors' Los Angeles Masterpiece "LA Woman" to Be Reissued with Rare Studio Outtakes by Gustavo Turner

Busta Rhymes - What It Is feat Kelis (Produced by The Neptunes) by Deen

Insanely Judgmental Hip-Hop World Flips Out Over Mister Cee Arrest by Choire Sicha

More Details of DJ Mister Cee Arrest Revealed by Alvin Blanco

Mister Cee’s Arrest Should Spark Talk of Sex Work, Not Hysteria by Jamilah King

50 Cent’s New Pocketbook Values: Anti-Gay Won’t Pay, Even for Hip Hop by Kenyon Farrow

My guide to dealing with Mr. Cee’s recent arrest by Blockhead

Album Reviews:

Action Bronson - Dr. Lecter by Robbie Ettelson

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

Pusha-T - Fear of God by Tom Breihan

Pusha-T - Fear of God by Chairman Mitch

Jim Jones - Capo by Amanda Bassa

Lil B - Illusions of Grandeur by Ian Cohen

Blueprint - Adventures In Counter-Culture by Jake Paine

CunninLynguists - Oneirology by K1NG

Bibio - Mind Bokeh by S. McDonald

J.Rocc - Some Cold Rock Stuf by Nate Patrin

Brotha Lynch Hung - Coathangastrangla by Jake Paine

Domo Genesis - Rolling Papers by Yayo

Rapper Big Pooh - Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 1: For Members Only by William E. Ketchum III

Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers by Sean Fennessey

Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers by Amp Geez

Kyle Rapps - Re-Edutainment by Rizoh

Travis Barker - Give the Drummer Some by TC

Travis Barker - Give the Drummer Some by John Healey

Strong Arm Steady - Arms & Hammers by TC

Willie the Kid - The Fly 2 by HL

UNKLE - Only the Lonely EP by Larry Fitzmaurice

Architecture in Helsinki - Moment Bends by Eric Grandy

The Strokes - Angles by Julien Loeper

Jeremiah Jae - Rappayamatantra EP by Brandon Rae

Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost! by Julien Loeper

Dirty Beaches - Badlands by Joe Colly

The Flaming Lips / Neon Indian - The Flaming Lips With Neon Indian by Marc Masters

Profiles & Interviews:

One On One With Shallah Raekwon by Jaap van der Doelen

RESPECT. Raekwon Story by Elliott Wilson

Full Clip: DJ Quik Breaks Down His Catalogue by Keith Murphy

Mack 10 & Glasses Malone: A Gangster And A Gentleman by The Company Man

Phonte, 9th Wonder & Peter Rosenberg: The Brotherhood by Jake Paine

Music Nerdery sits with Choreographer Extrodinare Mia Orozco, Mastermind behind Mayer Hawthorne’s “Your Easy Lovin’” Video by Ericka Simone

The Very Talkative Russell Brand on Fame, Kids, Charlie Sheen, and More by Logan Hill

Brotha Lynch Hung: Flesh Of My Flesh by Jake Paine


Libya and the World of Oil by Noam Chomsky


Ayo Tone sat down wit these soft niggas to discuss some shit...nahmean! by Big Ghostface

Never trust a man with no pr0n on his Tumblr by Byron Crawford