Friday, October 28, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 10/28/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Rap vs. Hip-Hop? Really? by Robbie Ettelson

Ice Cube's Death Certificate Turns 20: The True Story Behind "My Summer Vacation" by Ben Westhoff

A Story to Tell: Biggie Smalls & Narrative - “Suicidal Thoughts” by Abe Beame

Symphony of Fear: Hip Hop's Best Horror Movie Theme Samples by Sean Ryon

TRU’s All Hallow’s Eve Rap (MUAHAHAHAAAA!) by Jaap van der Doelen

Erykah Badu: Queen Diva for the Hip Hop Generation by Patrice Evans

The Power Cypha: Ten Tough Tony Touch Power Cypha Freestyles by Up North Trips

Under the Influence: Understanding How J. Cole's Debut Topped the Charts by Fred Castano

New Masta Ace Wax by Werner von Wallenrod

State Prop Takes You to Hell by Sach O

De La Soul + Soviet Soul and Jazz = De La Soulviet by Jeff Weiss

MED Dips Into His Private Sonic Stash on New Stones Throw Record by Jeff Weiss

The iPod Shuffle – The LOX’s “Money, Power & Respect” by Justin Tinsley

Snoop & Mayer Are the Boss Doggs of Soul by Jaap van der Doelen

The Everlasting “Nothing to Lose” SDTK: Outkast, Camp Lo, Naughty by Nature, et. al by Jeff Weiss

Trap Goin' Needham by The Great Gats, B

Classics Revisited: NWA – Straight Outta Compton by Aaron M.

Song of the Day: The Product - I’m A… by Mobb Deen

Watch Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, D.O.C. Work on Dr. Dre's 'Detox' Album by Jeff Weiss

Know Your L.A. Hip-Hop Dances: The Controversial Origin Story of The Dougie by Jessica A. Koslow

The Deceptive Focus of Add2 by Jonah Bromwich

Busta Rhymes Drags "The Little Drummer Boy" Into The Twitter Age by Maura Johnston

HulkShare Develops a New Level of File Hosting with Hip-Hop Artists by Leor Galil

Album Reviews:

Statik Selektah - Population Control by Jesse Gissen

Statik Selektah - Population Control by Edwin Ortiz

MarQ Spekt & Kno - Machete Vision by Omar Burgess

Styles P - Master of Ceremonies by Zach Cole

Freeway - The Intermission by Mark Lelinwalla

Murs x Ski Beatz - Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation by The Company Man

Terrace Martin - Locke High 2 by Adam Fleischer

Meek Mill - Dreamchasers by Jordan Sargent

Blctxt Contxt - A Smart Black Boy: The Sonic Inception by Will Cleveland

Tabi Bonney - The Summer Years by Craig Monts

Brown Bird - Salt for Salt by Brian Hodge

Profiles & Interviews:

Timeless: Dres Revisits Black Sheep's "A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" by Paul W. Arnold

Say Hello to White Jesus: An Interview With Rittz by Jacob Greene

Torae Breaks Down His Passion for Rapping, Respect Received from DJ Premier and Pete Rock by Nadine Graham

Everlast Talks New Album, 20-Plus Years of Evolution, Juggling House of Pain and La Coka Nostra by Bear Frazer


Jay-Z Songs He Doesn't Want His Daughter to Hear by Patrice Evans

Tyler, The Creator Costumes for Sale at Urban Outfitters: Sign of the Apocalypse? by Kai Flanders

Lazy Ass Halloween Costumes by Blockhead