Friday, July 22, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 7/22/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Hell Up In Harlem (The Mob Style Story) by Da Kid P

You Maaad!—How Fox News Uses Hip-Hop to Create Race Panics by Adriel Luis & Nico Cary

The Curious Case of the West Coast Music Scene by GuttaboyJihaD

The Adventures of Millionaires and Otis: Jay-Z and Kanye Love Themselves Tender by Jeff Weiss

Jay-Z and Kanye West Reign from on High with "Otis" by Andy Hutchins

Jay-Z, Kanye West Plan Unusual Release for Album, Leak "Otis" by Gerrick D. Kennedy

Boom Bap Odyssey: The Last 24 Hours of the Rap Internet by Jeff Weiss

Curren$y's High Productivity by J. Pablo

Black Evil Television vs. Killer Mike by GuttaboyJihaD

The Latest Inductee Into the Soft Nigga Hall of Fame by Big Ghostface

Tim Dog Appreciation Post by J-Zone

A Tribe Called Quest: The Rise and Fall of a Legend by Frannie Kelley

10 Things We Learned Reading "The Wu-Tang Clan and RZA" by Alvin Blanco by DX Staff

Roc Live by Jeff Weiss

Greneberg Is Here by J to the Aap

93 Till Infinity: The Discovery of Tha Grimm Teachaz by Jeff Weiss

Symbolic Two by Werner von Wallenrod

Did the Bay Just Pwn Chicago? by The Great Gats, B

Nasir x Risan: The Introspective Mixtape by GuttaboyJihaD

Illuminati Watch: Maybach Music Group by Tony Grands

Crooked I’s Web: Mr. Porter Meets Mr. Pigface by Evan Nabavian

Laughing My Fucking Ass Off: Top Five Drastic Rapper Image Changes by Phillip Mlynar

P-Afrofuturism (3): Aliens by Adrienne Crew

50 Cent Explains the Benefits of Delaying His Fifth Solo Album by Steven J. Horowitz

Symbolizing the Show by Werner von Wallenrod

The Beastie Boys' New Spike Jonze-Directed Video Has a Couple of Strings Attached by Maura Johnston

Album Reviews:

Kendrick Lamar - Section.80 by Tom Breihan

Dom Kennedy - From the Westside with Love II by Jada Gomez-Lacayo

Co$$ - Before I Awoke by Greg Whitt

Trae Tha Truth - Street King by Slava Kuperstein

T3 - 3iller by The Company Man

Pimp C - Still Pimping by Aaron Matthews

Lil Wayne - Sorry 4 the Wait by Luke Gibson

Gucci Mane - Writings on the Wall II by David Drake

Gucci Mane - Writings on the Wall II by Adam Fleischer

Profiles & Interviews:

DJ Khaled RESPECT. Feature by Elliott Wilson

Q-Tip Runs Down His Music Catalogue by Keith Murphy

Nappy Roots: Bring the Noize by Paul Meara

Question in the Form of an Answer: Kurtis Blow by Matt Shea

MellowHype: Chordaroy Life by Rashad Phillips

Filmmaker Thibaut De Longeville Chats About Henny Doc, Art of Blending by Maurice Bobb