Friday, June 3, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 6/3/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

DJ Quik: Trials and Tribulations of a West Coast Legend by Jeff Weiss

Rap Made Me Do It: Ten Books I Read Because of Hip-Hop by J. Pablo

To Hell and Back With DMX by J. Tinsley

The 25 Most “Important/Favorite” Albums of My Life (Compiled by Eric) Pt.I (1-10) by Eric C.

Is Hip Hop Too Safe? by Amanda Bassa

10 Candidates For Drake’s Rappers Who “Either Lost It Or Ain’t Alive” by D Dot Omen

Jadakiss Lurves You… You, Yes You by Abe Beame

Not a Blogger Redux: The Weighty Glory of Carrying Rick Ross’ Crab Cakes by Doc Zeus

Jay-Z on What Defines a Great Song by Rizoh

Seun Kuti, Rising Son by Jeff Weiss

A Question About Cold Contacting Artists Without Looking Like a Dumbass by Justin Boland

The Throwback: Dame Dash’s Last Hurrah by Ampgeez

Pass the Peas by Geng-Grizzly

Solid as a Rock: Pete Rock, Sean P, and Styles P Go Hard by Abe Beame

Why We Fight #14 by Nitsuh Abebe

Swing the John McEnroe: Cannibal Ox, the Chef and Thor’s Hammer by Jeff Weiss

Don’t Hate: Five Reasons Why It’s Okay to Pay for Music Again by Dan Seitz

Cali Swag District pays tribute to M-Bone in 'How to Do That' by Jeff Weiss

On Kreayshawn by Mobb Deen

Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Paul Simon protest Grammy category cuts; coalition leader calls decision 'blatantly racist' by Gerrick D. Kennedy

Two-Fiddy by Danj!

Lord Superb & Un Pachino: The Juks Pt. 2 (Ghostface Diss) by HL

Sleepwalking in Leimert Park with Co$$, L.A.'s rapper on the periphery by Jeff Weiss

Bad Meets Evil Meets Bruno Mars “Lighters” by Abortatron

T3: Rise of the Motor Freaks by Evan Nabavian

Greatest Movie Scenes Ever #40 by The Great Gats, B

The Fear Factor by Blockhead

The Imaginarium of Nick Wiz by Werner von Wallenrod

New Eminem/Royce song; Detox 'almost finished' by Jeff Weiss

The Return of West Coast Pioneers Rodney O & Joe Cooley by Jeff Weiss

Arabia Mountain and the Surprising Improvement of Black Lips by Douglas Martin

BeatTips Tutorial: Modifying the ADSR Sound Envelope Pattern by Amir "Sa'id" Said

Album Reviews:

Kool G Rap - Riches, Royalty & Respect by J to the Aap

Big L - The Danger Zone by Andres Vasquez

Young Jeezy - The Real Is Back by Ellington Hammond

The Undergods - In Gods We Trust: Crush Microphones to Dust by Michael Sheehan

Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys by Larry Fitzmaurice

My Morning Jacket - Circuital by Amanda Petrusich

My Morning Jacket - Circuital by Margaret Wappler

2Pac - All Eyez on Me (February 13, 1996) by Max

Profiles & Interviews:

Freddie Gibbs: School of Hard Truth by Jake Paine

Bumpy Knuckles: The Gatekeeper & Tha Teacha by Jake Paine

A Conversation with Erykah Badu by Rizoh

Camp Lo & Pete Rock: Time Machine by Sha'linda Jeanine

5-10-15-20: Shabazz Palaces by Tom Breihan

Mike Bigga Lets Loose by Jayson Greene

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Riches, Royalty & Respect with Kool G Rap

R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron:

Appreciation: Gil Scott-Heron by Nate Patrin

Gil Scott-Heron: Poet, Singer and Visionary by Martin Johnson

R.I.P. Gil Scott Heron by Sach O

Gil Scott-Heron: The Voice by Oliver Wang

R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron by Kristina Benson

Goodnight, Sweet Prince... by Dallas Penn

America the Not-So-Beautiful by Jody Rosen

Gil Scott-Heron dies; influential poet/musician helped inspire rap by Randall Roberts

Gil Scott-Heron, Poet And Musician, Has Died by Daoud Tyler-Ameen

A poet with soul: The ballads of Gil Scott-Heron by Oliver Wang

Gil Scott-Heron, R.I.P. by Greg Tate