Friday, December 16, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 12/16/2011

The Best of 2011:

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2011 (#50-26) by Jeff Weiss & Co.

Best Rap, 2011 by Andrew Nosnitsky

Eric’s Top 100 Tracks of 2011 (100-90) by Eric C.

Talk That Talk: Top 5 Notable Quotables of 2011 by The TSS Crew

The Year of the Exuberant Rap Fan by g

Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums of 2011 by NPR Staff

Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums of 2011: The Complete List of 100 by Jacob Ganz

Why This Song Sucks: The Worst Rap Tracks of 2011 by Shea Serrano

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Classics Revisited: Ice Cube - Amerikkka’s Most Wanted by Aaron McKrell

Anniversary: Redman – Muddy Waters 15 Years Later by Alex Edelstein

Matthews on Mathers: The Eminem Show by Aaron Matthews

Christmas Rappin’: The Top 10 Rap Tunes for the Holiday Season by Jaap van der Doelen

Christmas Rapping: Jim Carrey, Busta Rhymes, and Eazy-E Bring the Ho, Ho, Hoes by Chaz Kangas

R.I.P. Hubert Sumlin (1931-2011) by Jeff Weiss

The Doorbell Rap by Werner von Wallenrod

Potholes Grammy’s Preview & Predictions by David Reyneke

For Shame, Snoop Doggy Dogg by John Gotty

10 Terrible Hip Hop Collaboration Projects by Andreas Hale

Just Sayin', Bruv... by Richard Tre Mane

No, I Don’t Want to Be Called V-Nasty’s N*gga by John Gotty

Song of the Day: 50 Cent - Queens, NY feat Paris by Mobb Deen

Song of the Day: Peedi Crakk - Niggas In Norf feat. Young Chris by Mobb Deen

Song of the Day: Juicy J - Deez Bitches Rollin’ feat. SpaceGhostPurrp & Speakz by Mobb Deen

She Drank Champagne... and I Drank Milk! by Werner von Wallenrod

It's Your Anniversary: Underground Hip-Hop Project Blowed is 17 by Jeff Weiss

Remembering Young Jeezy’s “Who Dat” and Its Three Truths by Justin Tinsley

Creating Your Own Customized Drum Signature, Part 1 by Amir Said (Sa'id)

Talib Kweli: "Distractions" by Henry Adaso

Back in Black Star: The Return of Mos Def and Talib Kweli by Evan Nabavian

Hard to Earn: yU’s Grown Man Opus by Jonah Bromwich

Dimples D, Bewitched In Germany by Werner von Wallenrod

7 Busta Rhymes & Twista Collabos That Won’t Piss Off Just Blaze by Beware

The Impressive Return of the Pharcyde's SlimKid3 by Jeff Weiss

Review: Jay-Z and Kanye West at Staples Center by Randall Roberts

Live: Common Serves Up Fresh Nostalgia on The Dreamer/The Believer by Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The 20 Unhappiest People You Meet in the Comments Sections of Year-End Lists by Linda Holmes

Universal Music Group Accused of Censoring Megaupload, Tech Site by Larry Fitzmaurice

Album Reviews:

The Roots - Undun by The Rap Up's Brain Trust

The Roots - Undun by Henry Adaso

The Roots - Undun by Fred Castano

50 Cent - The Big 10 by Adam Fleischer

Mobb Deep - Black Cocaine EP by Will Cleveland

Mobb Deep - Black Cocaine EP by Max

Drake - Take Care by Craig Jenkins

Drake - Take Care by Ryan J.

Jet Life - Jet World Order by Samir S.

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - Mac + Devin Go to High School by William E. Ketchum III

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - Mac + Devin Go to High School by Mikael Wood

Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4Eva by Will Schmidt

Crooked I - In None We Trust EP by Luke Gibson

Naughty By Nature - Anthem, Inc. by Slava Kuperstein

The Black Keys - El Camino by Erik Stabile

Profiles & Interviews:

Nas Remembers the Making of Stillmatic & Hip Hop Is Dead by Carl Chery

J-Zone: Exclusive Interview by Abortatron

Young Jeezy Reveals That He Spent Six Months Living At Shawty Redd's House, Revisits "Thug Motivation" Series by William E. Ketchum III

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Billy Danze of M.O.P. by Raj

Q&A: French Montana On Meeting Diddy, Working With Rick Ross, and the State of New York Hip-Hop by Phillip Mlynar