Friday, July 8, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 7/8/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Why We Fight #14 by Nitsuh Abebe

Halftime: Mobb Deen's Tentative Favorite Rap Song of 2011 by Mobb Deen

Halftime: The Martorialist's Tentative Favorite Rap Song of 2011 by The Great Gats, B

2011′s Half-Yearly Most Slept-On by Douglas Martin

Nas - “Deja Vu” by Gedi Dabakaeri

Lil B and the Nobility Behind “I'm Gay” by Noz

Addicted to Retail: Selling Mixtapes Legally to Make Extra Royalties by Omar Burgess

Ten Steps to Shabazz Palaces: Tracing Ishmael Butler's Path Between Digable Planets and the Present by Phillip Mlynar

I Pledge Allegiance: The Value of Hip Hop's Dissenting Opinions by Omar Burgess

The Love Movement by Jonah Weiner

DJ Franchise by Liz

Lost Liner Notes: "Armor of God" by Vakill by Jake Paine

Last Night: Wiz Khalifa & Big Sean At Reliant Arena by Rizoh

Live: Dom Kennedy and Casey Veggies Make the Scene at S.O.B.'s by Jeff Rosenthal

When Symbols Speak Volumes by J. Tinsley

Is Kendrick Lamar (of Compton) the king of L.A. rap? by Jeff Weiss

The 50 Ways of MC Shan by Werner von Wallenrod

My Summer Soundtrack (So Far) by Oliver Wang

The Big Pushback - Rappers & Labels Strategically Delaying Albums by Steven J. Horowitz

New Music By Spyder-D, Mikey D, Sparky D, and More? by Werner von Wallenrod

What’s BEeFF? by Jonah Bromwich

Some People Call Me the Gangsta of Love by Jeff Weiss

Evolution of the Rap Song Radio Edit by Tony Grands

SP Chain Gang x Sigel Back by GuttaBoyJihaD

Everybody Loves the Sunshine… by Dallas Penn

Viva La White Girl: 5 Voices Every Rapper Wants on Their Hit by Kathy Iandoli

The Compilation Ain't Dead Yet by Michaelangelo Matos

Versatility Is Cool, as Long as It's Within Your Own Style and Sound by Amir "Sa'id" Said

The 3rd Annual 10 Softest Niggas in the Game by Big Ghostface

Album Reviews:

Kool G Rap - Riches, Royalty, Respect by John Healey

Random Axe - Random Axe by Fred Castano

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up by Nahshon Landrum & Jaap van der Doelen

Kendrick Lamar - Section.80 by Andres Vasquez

DJ JS-1 - No One Cares by Andres Vasquez

AraabMuzik - Electronic Dream by Tom Breihan

Pitbull - Planet Pit by Amanda Bassa

J Rawls - The Hip-Hop Affect by Greg Whitt

Curren$y - Weekend at Burnie's by Doc Zeus

Vast Aire - OX 2010: A Street Odyssey by Nate Patrin

Lloyd - King of Hearts by Jeff Weiss

Ma$e - Double Up (June 15, 1999) by Sir Bonkers

Ras Kass - Van Gogh (2001) + Goldyn Chyld (2002) by Max

Profiles & Interviews:

The Root Interview With Big Daddy Kane by Jozen Cummings

Progress Report: Kickstarter, Touring and Building the Brand by Justin Boland

DJ Eclipse Interview by NES

Beats Rhymes & Life

Michael Rapaport, Actor and Director: Interview on The Sound of Young America by Jess Thorn

Beats, Rhymes, and Strife: How Michael Rapaport Learned the Hard Way Why A Tribe Called Quest Just Can't Get Along by Karina Longworth

Beats Rhymes & Life Goes Behind the Music With A Tribe Called Quest by Logan Hill

Michael Rapaport’s Quest: To Give Tribe Its Due Jeff Weiss

Beats, Rhymes & Gripes by Dallas Penn