Friday, August 12, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 8/12/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Does Watch the Throne Suffer from Ego Fatigue? by Noz

Seriously, Bro: Frat Rap Needs to Stop by Danny Gold

DJ Premier’s 10 Greatest Hits of the Naughts by J to the Aap

D.O.C.'s Top Five D.O.C. Ghostwritten Songs by Ben Westhoff

Nostalgia Fact-Check: How Does Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise Hold Up? by Amos Barshad

Watch the Lien: Dame Dash & Beanie Sigel Vs. The IRS by J. Tinsley

Dame Dash on His Tax Woes: "I'm F*cked Up" by Maurice Garland

Em and Them: Hip Hop's New Generation of Teen Angst by Omar Burgess

Flowmotion: 33 Rapid-Fire Rap Songs by Beware

Watch The Throne But Mind The Gap… by Dart Adams

Rubbing Fans' Noses in Rappers' Riches by Jozen Cummings

Did Kanye & Jay-Z Defeat The Watch The Throne Album Leak? by Raj

Still Watching The Throne: How Did It Manage to Stay Leak-Free? by J to the Aap

Leaked: Take a Deep Breath, Everyone — Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne Is Here Now by Amos Barshad

Wrestling with Watch the Throne by Ann Powers & Frannie Kelley

Leaving the Throne Behind by Oliver Wang

It's Good to Be Kings by Seth Colter Walls

Live: J. Cole Brings His Stardust to the Bowery Ballroom by Jeff Rosenthal

The Danger Zone by Jeff Weiss

In Too Deep: 50 Cent And Young Buck's Dilemma by Luke Gibson

Snap Judgment: Lil Wayne Ft. Drake – She Will by J to the Aap

Song of the Day: El Prez - UAINTUPONTHIS! (feat. U-N-I & Danja) by Mobb Deen

Song of the Day: Heatwave - Star of the Story by Mobb Deen

Violent J Breaks Down the Gathering of the Juggalos by Noz

Kritics Choice: Big K.R.I.T. Gets Prolific by Evan Nabavian

Freestyle Fellowship Signs with Decon, Releases 'We Are' by Jeff Weiss

Brief Thoughts on Watch the Throne by The Great Gats, B

Not A Blogger Redux: Hey! Remember The Cool Kids?! by Doc Zeus

Machine Gun Kelly Is Quick with the Tongue by Phillip Mlynar

Meet OverDoz: L.A.'s Freakiest, Cheekiest Collective by Rebecca Haithcoat

Sequencing and Structure Exercise is a Steady Beat Block Neutralizer by Amir "Sa'id" Said

Beat Trap: The Bad Vibes of Shlohmo by Chris Daly

Marley Marl Meets Kurtis Blow by Werner von Wallenrod

Can We Please Declare A Moratorium On Covering Famous Kids' Rap "Careers" Until They Actually Drop A Decent Record? by Maura Johnston

DJ Quik, the Gaslamp Killer, and more hit the Do-Over by Jeff Weiss

A Blogger Tryna Play Me, I'ma Blow Him Off the Map by The Great Gats, B

El-P: “Drones over BKLYN” by Jeff Weiss

Live Review: Cypress Hill at the Troubadour by Mikael Wood

More Rarities by Werner von Wallenrod

Dart’s Next 50 Favorite Cult Films of the Internet Age (1996-) by Dart Adams

Album Reviews:

Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame - Ferrari Boyz by Amanda Bassa

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch the Throne by The TRU Brain Trust

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch the Throne by Henry Adaso

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch the Throne by Renato Pagnani

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch the Throne by Oliver Wang

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch the Throne by Max

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch the Throne by Abortatron

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch the Throne by Randall Roberts

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch the Throne by Edwin Ortiz

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch the Throne by Skylar B.

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Watch the Throne by Tom Breihan

Royce Da 5'9″ - Success Is Certain by Aaron M.

Royce Da 5'9″ - Success Is Certain by Amanda Bassa

Greneberg - Greneberg EP by Tom Breihan

AraabMuzik - Electronic Dream by Francisco McCurry

Game - Hoodmorning [No Typo]: Candy Coronas by Slava Kuperstein

Jay Rock - Follow Me Home by Fred Castano

Wiley - Chill Out Zone by Jess Harvell

Dom - Family of Love EP by Larry Fitzmaurice

Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg Percussions by Joe Tangari

Profiles & Interviews:

Ice Cube Talks Art, Boyz n the Hood, and Why He Makes Comedies by Jeff Weiss

Royce Da 5'9 Acknowledges Personal Growth, Trend-Setting, Ignoring Canibus by Will Lavin

Ski Beatz Breaks Down Improvisational Approach, Avoiding Roc-A-Fella Breakup by Jake Paine

Author Alvin Blanco Breaks Down the Wu-Tang Clan by Gedi Dabakaeri

Author Alvin Blanco: Dissecting the Wu-Tang by Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur

Producer's Corner: Mr. Porter by Melanie Cornish

The Road to Success With Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller by Nadine Graham


“Look At Me”: An Oral History of Watch the Throne by Abe Beame

Tyler the Juggalo responds to Steve Albini by Byron Crawford

Steve Albini Hates On Odd Future While Also Sort of Defending Them by Amos Barshad

This Week in White Rapping by Blockhead

Tweet by The Game Jams L.A. Sheriff's Phone Lines, Delays Deputies by Andrew Blankstein