Friday, May 6, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 5/6/2011


Music Analysis & Reporting:

The Gift of Gab: Five Legendary Tupac Interviews by J. Tinsley

The Ten Most Important Lines on “Goblin” by Dom Passantino

Prodigy's Autobiography (Chapters 1 - 3) by Fresh

Aceyalone “Mr. Outsider” by Thun

J. Cole: Bref Control by HL

Elzhi: Detroit State of Mind by HL

Rappers Love and Continue to Celebrate Pac-Man by Alejandro Quan-Madrid

Freestyle Fellowship - Five O’ Clock Follies by Thun

I Got 5 on It by The Great Gats, B

Matthews on Mathers: The Marshall Mathers LP by Aaron Matthews

Let Me Learn You Something: Quelle by Zilla Rocca

Nas and the Partial Return of Escobar Season by Evan Nabavian

10 Hip-Hop Icons and How Real They Keep It by J to the Aap

Hear Vin Diesel's 1986 rap collaboration with Arthur Russell by Jeff Weiss

Godfather Characters and Their Hip-Hop Counterparts by Aaron M.

Thom Yorke and Flying Lotus perform surprise DJ set at Low End Theory by Jeff Weiss

The BeatTips Manual by Amir Said (Review) by Dart Adams

Revisiting: Lords of the Underground – Keepers of the Funk by C-Dub

A Golden Age for Women Writing About Music by Ann Powers

Tyler, The Creator Would Like You Not to Take Him Seriously When He Tells You to Kill People by Amos Barshad

Goblin Might Disappoint You by G

A Cooked Yam is What We Want by Jeff Weiss

Album Reviews:

What’s New In Dart’s iPod #29 AKA Never No More! © Souls of Mischief by Dart Adams

DJ Quik - The Book of David by John Healey

The Alchemist & Curren$y - Covert Coup by Tom Breihan

The U.N. - Gunz n' Butta by Tom Breihan

Blueprint - Adventures in Counter-Culture by Ian Cohen

Moka Only - Airport 5 by Alex Dwyer

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two by Dom Passantino

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two by Michael Sheehan

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two by Matt Diehl

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two by Mark Richardson

J.Rocc - Some Cold Rock Stuf by Fred Castano

Self Scientific - Trials of the Blackhearted by Eric C.

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues by Larry Fitzmaurice

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues by Margaret Wappler

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues by Benjamin Ewing

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues by Dave MacIntyre

Of Montreal - thecontrollersphere EP by Matthew Perpetua

Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost! by Brad LaBonte

James Pants - James Pants by Mike Powell

Profiles & Interviews:

Rock the Dub Interview: Danny! by Khal

One on One with Elzhi by Aaron M.

Kool G Rap Interview by Werner von Wallenrod

Slug Talks Complex's 25 Best Rhymesayers Songs by Chaz Kangas

Michael Rapaport on All the Drama Surrounding His A Tribe Called Quest Documentary by Jada Yuan

DXnext: John Public by Tanya Gowlow

Odd Moments in Beastie Boys History by Amos Barshad


Gangsta Rap Made Us Do It by Tony Grands

Gangsta Rap Made Us Do It (Part 2) by Tony Grands


Death of a Madman by Christopher Hitchens

The Legacy of Bin Laden by Immortal Technique

Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead by Amanda Bassa

Hip-hop responds to Bin Laden's death (in tweet form) by Jeff Weiss

Osama Bin Laden in Lyrics: An Overview by Randall Roberts

Freddie Gibbs Questions Osama Bin Laden Killing by Randy Roper