Friday, August 26, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 8/26/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

The Gender Politics of Aaliyah by James B. Golden

Remembering Aaliyah 10 Years Later by Akoto Ofori-Atta

I Miss You: Aaliyah's Indelible Influence on a Generation of Male Artists by Jozen Cummings

Live: Danny Brown Seizes the Moment at the Rap Yard by Benjamin Lozovsky

The 'Complete Mythology' of Syl Johnson by Ed Ward

Jay-Z & Kanye West Facing “Watch The Throne” Sample Lawsuit? by John Gotty

A History of Beef, Part 1 of ? by Oliver Wang

The 100 Best Wu-Tang Clan Songs by Gabriel Alvarez

The 5 Greatest Label Runs In Rap History by J to the Aap

Live from Rock the Bells by Oliver Wang

Review: Rock the Bells Gazes Back While Looking Ahead by Jeff Weiss

Kendrick Lamar @ Music Box (8/19/11) by Ian Cohen

There Are No More “Cassette Tapes”? by TC

Top Five Compton Rap Anthems by Phillip Mlynar

Shabazz Palaces’ Sounds and Symbols by Sasha Frere-Jones

The Outsidaz' Idea of "Radio Friendly" by Werner von Wallenrod

Pole Position: The Curiously Anti-Stripper Message of Lil Wayne's "How to Love" Video by Bubbles Burbujas

Rappers I Once Swore By, Part Two by David Dennis, Jr.

One Beat, One Rhyme, and Some Peace of Mind by Amir "Sa'id" Said

While You Guys Were Focused on Jay Disses, Andre 3000 Snuck in and Destroyed the Entire Carter 4 and No One Told Me by Ericka Simone

Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Game Pass Torch to Kendrick Lamar by Jeff Weiss

Snoop Dogg Passes the Torch to Kendrick Lamar by John Gotty

The Outlawz Claim They Smoked Tupac’s Ashes by TC

Curren$y - Verde Terrace by Jeff Weiss

10 Hip Hop Collaborations Albums We Wish Would Happen by Andreas Hale

The Definitive Guide to Lil’ Rappers by Aaron M.

Reasons Why I Love YouTube #13 by The Great Gats, B

The Magic Number: N.Y. Edition by The Great Gats, B

Lil Wayne On His Jay-Z Diss: “I Know There Won’t Be Any Repercussions” by John Gotty

Dhani Harrison's thenewno2 Reemerges, with Help from RZA by Todd Martens

Remembering Ashford and Leiber by Oliver Wang

Album Reviews:

Game - The R.E.D. Album by Aaron M.

Game - The R.E.D. Album by Kathy Iandoli

Game - The R.E.D. Album by Mikael Wood

Jay Rock - Follow Me Home by TC

Danny Brown - XXX by William E. Ketchum III

Wu-Tang - Legendary Weapons by Craig Monts

Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame - Ferrari Boyz by Jordan Sargent

Apathy - Honkey Kong by William E. Ketchum III

Ace Hood - Blood Sweat & Tears by Slava Kuperstein

MellowHype - BlackenedWhite by Craig Jenkins

Wale - The Eleven One Eleven Theory by Edwin Ortiz

The Weeknd - Thursday by Brandon Soderberg

Fool's Gold - Leave No Trace by Ian Cohen

Hudson Mohawke - Satin Panthers by Emma Butterfield

Wooden Shjips - West by Tom Breihan

Profiles & Interviews:

Game Sees R.E.D. by Noz

Game's 25 Favorite Albums by Insanul Ahmed

Question in the Form of An Answer: Del the Funkee Homosapien by Matt Shea

?uestlove: 15 Years by Ryan Dombal

Damon Dash Talks Losing Aaliyah: 'Nothing Prepares You for That' by Erika Ramirez

El-P's Clattering, Sprawling "Drones Over BKLYN" by Christopher Weingarten

K-Def – The Most Underrated

Kendrick Lamar Says "Section.80" Is Just A Warm-Up, Analyzes Work With Game & Dr. Dre by Andres Vasquez

Pusha T on Kanye’s Recording Habits and the Appeal of Diddy’s Screaming by Alex Chapman

Q&A: Pusha T On Working With Tyler, The Creator, His Neptunes Bias, And The Virginia Melting Pot by Phillip Mlynar

Lex Luger Recalls Working with Game on "R.E.D.," Says His Sound Comes from Pain by Nadine Graham


Elliott Wilson Can't Use Twitter to Promote Music Piracy? I Thought This Was America! by Byron "Fuck Boy" Crawford

Top 50 Hip Hop Accessories of All Time: 10-1 by Tony Grands

Top 50 Hip Hop Accessories of All Time: 30-11 by Tony Grands

Top 50 Hip Hop Accessories of All Time: 50-31 by Tony Grands

Things Wrong with This New Erick Sermon Video by Byron Crawford

5 Reasons Why Lil Wayne Should Kidnap Beyoncé by Tony Grands

It May Be Time for Jay-Z to Deploy J. Cole by Tony Grands

Wine of the Day: 9/11 Memorial by Byron Crawford