Friday, September 2, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 9/2/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Compton Rapper Game Returns to an Industry That's Gone Soft by Jeff Weiss

Blood In, Blood Out: Why I Don’t Hate the Game by Jeff Weiss

Best Rapper Alive?: The 15 Most Absurd Lyrics From Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV by The TSS Crew

Top 60 Worst Lil Wayne Lines on Tha Carter IV by Ben Westhoff

Thank Tyler for Making Rap Scary Again by J to the Aap

25 Hip Hop Album Fails Complex Forgot to Mention... by Dart Adams

The Anti-Nerd Nerd Syndrome by Blockhead

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV: Some Punchlines, No Hits by Noz

Hip-Hop Music’s OG Martyr… by Dallas Penn

Planned Parenthood: Five Jay-Z Songs About Becoming a Dad by Justin Tinsley

Lil Wayne: Abortion by Colin Small

You Ain't No DJ by The Company Man

Live: Kendrick Lamar Arrives In New York, Takes Over S.O.B.'s by Jeff Rosenthal

Empty Cup: Does Lil Wayne Need Drugs? by Abe Beame

Tyler, The Scapegoat by Tony Grands

The D.O.C. Gets Busy In the House by Werner von Wallenrod

My Brother Smoked A Blunt With Lil Wayne; That's When Things Got Weird by Daniel Kohn

Independent Flashback: Reks – Grey Hairs by Amanda Bassa

Kreayshawn's Worst Day Ever by Ben Westhoff

Beat Traps: Rapping with Paul White by Chris Daly

Tha Carter IV's First-Week Sales Projections: Not Quite A Milli, But Pretty Close by Maura Johnston

In Defense of Kreayshawn: Why Your Disdain For the Internet's Most Buzzed About Rapper Is Unfair. Or Something. by Shea Serrano

A Round of Applause for Waka Flocka by Evan Nabavian

Treyvon X is the Name by Jeff Weiss

Free V-Nasty; Why I'm Fascinated By Kreayshawn's Controversial Crewmate by Rebecca Haithcoat

Martorial Elegance #47 by The Great Gats, B

What’s Beef? by Aaron M.

The Game: Rickyyyyy!!! by HL

When Snoop Dogg Testified at the 1994 MTV VMA’s by Justin Tinsley

Top Five L.A. Rap Samples of the Ohio Players by Phillip Mlynar

“If You’re HIV Negative and You Love Hip Hop, Put Your Hands Up”: Kendrick Lamar at SOBs by Abe Beame

5 Ways to Actually Enjoy Hip Hop Music by Tony Grands

BeatTips MusicStudy: Ahmad Jamal Trio - "Darn That Dream" by Amir "Sa'id" Said

Freddie Gibbs on Daily Tour Life with Young Jeezy by Rebecca Haithcoat

No I.D. Appointed Executive Vice President of Def Jam by Gerrick D. Kennedy

Let's Not Wake the Hurricane by Werner von Wallenrod

Behold a Pale Horse by The Great Gats, B

Whiling the Hours with Tycho by Jeff Weiss

Album Reviews:

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV by The TRU Brain Trust

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV by Jeff Weiss

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV by Ryan Dombal

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV by Omar Burgess

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV by Big Ghostface

Game - The R.E.D. Album by TC

Game - The R.E.D. Album by Jordan Sargent

Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne by Ryan J.

Blu - J e s u s by Fred Castano

Big K.R.I.T. - Last King 2: God's Machine by Jayson Greene

Median - The Sender by Amanda Bassa

Ski Beatz - 24 Hour Karate School Part 2 by Justin Tinsley

Daily Bread (Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown) - Daily Bread by Jake Paine

Timbo King - From Babylon to Timbuk2 by Ericka Simone

Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser by Andres Vasquez

Trae Tha Truth - Street King by Greg Whitt

Shlohmo - Bad Vibes by Mallory Pickard

Active Child - You Are All I See by Dave MacIntyre

Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You by Ian Cohen

Profiles & Interviews:

K-Def: Most Underrated by Dan Love

Old-School Dedication: A Conversation with Apathy by J to the Aap

Slaine Balances Rapping and Acting with Ben Affleck by Rob Markman

Young Guru Says Jay Electronica Made Him Love Hip Hop Again, Recalls Confirming Jay-Z Diss to Beanie Sigel by Will Lavin

A&R Roundtable: Noah Friedman, DJ Folk, J. Wells Discuss What Labels Want, Industry Trends by Jake Paine

Glasses Malone's Top Five Cash Money Albums by Rebecca Haithcoat

Consequence Breaks Down "Movies On Demand 3," Details G.O.O.D. Music Fallout by Brandon E. Roos

Producer's Corner: Hit-Boy by William E. Ketchum III


T.I. Sets New All Time Record for Recidivism by Byron Crawford

5 Types of Hip Hop Fan: Which One Are You? by Tony Grands

F#ck/Marry/Kill by Blockhead

F#ck/Kill/Marry Vol. 2 by Blockhead

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