Friday, September 23, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 9/23/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

5 Mixtapes Pwning The Albums They Were Promoting by Jaap van der Doelen

It’s A Cole World Indeed by S. Cadet

Song of the Day: Mobb Deep - Apostle’s Warning by Mobb Deen

How Hip-Hop and Crack Struck Fear In America by Justin Tinsley

RhythmX and Grump: Rap Innovasians by Oliver Wang

'Ro, Bun and Mike by The Great Gats, B

20 Years On: Ice Cube's Death Certificate Revisited by Angus Batey

Searchin' for Two from the Def Connection by Werner von Wallenrod

The iPod Shuffle – Young Gunz’s “No Better Love” by Justin Tinsley

Greatest Movie Scenes Ever #43 by The Great Gats, B

5 of the Most Misunderstood/Overused Words In Hip Hop’s Vocabulary by Tony Grands

A Defense of Childish Gambino by Tosten Burks

The Fresh Prince of the United Kingdom by Werner von Wallenrod

BeatTips Tutorial: Sampling Live Instrumentation: Guitar Riffs by Amir "Sa'id" Said

From the Party to the Politics by Curtis75Black

Wanted Dead or Alive #10: ID Me a Sample, Dudes by The Great Gats, B

Nas – “Your Mouth Got You In It” by Beware

Dam-Funk - Inafocuseddaze by Jeff Weiss

Ski Beatz: Pilot Talk Beats Are 15 Years-Old by Rizoh

Wu-Tang Clan Producer Arrested After Fleeing Hearing by Sean Michaels

Kendrick Lamar Says Detox Is In “Mixing Phase” by Henry Adaso

Meet the Guy Who DJs for Obama by Ben Westhoff

When PBS Had 'Soul!' by Ericka Blount Danois

Album Reviews:

Evidence - Cats and Dogs by Henry Adaso

J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story by Henry Adaso

J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story by Mobb Deen

Kurupt Presents: The Academy by Amanda Bassa

Zilla Rocca - Nights & Weekends EP by Jeff Weiss

Zilla Rocca - Nights & Weekends EP by Jonah Bromwich

Z-Ro - Meth by Adam Fleischer

Oddisee - Rock Creek Park by Ericka Simone

Outlawz - Perfect Timing by Phillip Mlynar

Tragedy Khadafi - Thug Matrix 3 by Jaap van der Doelen

Tragedy Khadafi - Thug Matrix 3 by Luke Gibson

Lil B - Black Flame by Martin Spasov

Twirligig - Jonti by Emma Butterfield

Profiles & Interviews:

The 5: Legendary Sh!t with John Gotty by Chan-Lo

BeatTips Jewel Droppin': True Master Interview, Part 1 by Amir "Sa'id" Said

DJ Shadow: The Internet Is Not Your Savior by Scott Thill

Kreayshawn's 25 Favorite Albums by Insanul Ahmed


The Beef Report: Fabolous vs. Ray-J by Brendan

When Cyberbullying Goes Right by Tony Grands

The 4th Annual 10 Softest Niggas In the Game by Big Ghostfase