Friday, July 1, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 7/1/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Tupac Back by Jeff Weiss

Fab Five Freddie Gibbs by Jeff Weiss

Shabazz Palaces: Steely, Brilliant Hip-Hop Mysticism by Nitsuh Abebe

Sneak Preview: Freddie Gibbs - Cold Day In Hell by Mobb Deen

The Tactful Redundancy of Curren$y by Noz

Understanding Lil Wayne’s Rap Retirement by Noz

We Love George Duke! by Flying Lotus

Kool G Rap & Nas "Holla Back" - The Protoype? by Werner von Wallenrod

5 Reasons Why People Love to Hate Kreayshawn by Jamilah King

Bald Head Nutt by The Great Gats, B

The 'Scriptures' of Co$$ by Jeff Weiss

Before They Were Famous: 10 Little-Known Debuts from Big-Time Rappers by Aaron M.

Gangsta Tricks: Revisiting the Geto Boys and N.W.A. 20 Years On by Noz

The Organized Konfusion with the Bonus Tracks by Werner von Wallenrod

Good New(ish) Rappers: A Compilation by Blockhead

Conscious? Rappers by Panama Jackson

My Summer Soundtrack (So Far) by Oliver Wang

Summer, Summer, Summertime by Danj!

An Open Letter to Beanie Sigel by J to the Aap

If I Made the Black Eyed Peas Video Game by Blockhead

Think of This as a Master Ace and Asher Roth Album Produced Entirely By DJ Premier by Werner von Wallenrod

Different Methods for Adding Bottom to Kick Drums by TBC & Amir "Sa'id" Said

Sampling Non-Percussion in Mono or Stereo? by Amir "Sa'id" Said A Roomful of Fun by Bob Boilen

Album Reviews:

Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah - Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away EP by Tom Breihan

Killer Mike - Pl3dge by Tom Breihan

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up by Eric Grandy

Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun - Monumental by Max

Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun - Monumental by Jake Paine

Araabmuzik - Electronic Dream by Sach O

Curren$y - Weekend at Burnie's by Tom Breihan

Curren$y - Weekend at Burnie's by Andres Vasquez

Wiley - 100% Publishing by Kim Wilson

Wiley - 100% Publishing by Nate Patrin

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver by Erik Stabile

Beyoncé - 4 by Ryan Dombal

Beyoncé - 4 by Alex Thornton

Erick Sermon - Double or Nothing (November 7, 1995) by Max

The Lox - Money, Power, & Respect (January 13, 1998) by Max

Profiles & Interviews:

Freddie Gibbs Talks Future Projects, Signing With Jeezy, & How Big Sean & Wale Belong In A Miscellaneous Genre by Insanul Ahmed

Mistah F.A.B. Explains Why Kreayshawn Isn’t A Racist: ILB Exclusive Interview by Dom Passantino

Smif-n-Wessun & Pete Rock: Monumental Trinity by Haaron Hines

The Ubiquitous Sean Falyon Teaches His Secrets to the Rap D.I.Y. Hustle by Jeff Weiss

Cee Lo on New Goodie Mob & Talking to Strangers by Mireya Fernandez