Friday, December 9, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 12/9/2011

It Begins... The Best of 2011:

Enjoy The Silence © Depeche Mode by Dart Adams

SPIN's 40 Best Rap Albums of 2011 by SPIN Staff

The A.V. Club's Best Music of 2011 by The A.V. Club Staff

The Token Best Rap Songs of 2011 List Post by Richard Tre Mane

The Worst Rap Songs of 2011 by Richard Tre Mane

A Roundup of the 2011 Music Industry Based Strictly on Band Names by Henry Adaso

The Top Five Seven-Inch Singles of 2011 by Douglas Martin

Music Analysis & Reporting:

US Government Gives Back Seized Rap Blog Domain After A Year of Denying All Due Process by Jaap van der Doelen

New Rap That Doesn’t Suck – November 2011 Edition by Robbie Ettelson

The Hard White Wolf: Empty Towns and Radioactivity by Jeff Weiss

The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Skits by Gabriel Alvarez

Play Me Some Pimpin’: Juicy J & DJ Paul’s 10 Best Willie Hutch Samples by Greg Whitt

Six Awful Things About Karmin's "Crash Your Party" by Maura Johnston

Five 2011 Hip-Hop Albums Better Than Watch the Throne by Michael Edison Hayden

The Ruler’s Back: Why Hip-Hop Needs the Further Adventures of Slick Rick by Jaap van der Doelen

If Santa Claus Was A Rapper (A Holiday Poem By Tony Grands)

Get Your Mind Right: ?uestlove vs. Michele Bachmann by Brian Sims

Don’t Market Your Beats Like a Pack of Cheap Steak Knives by Amir "Sa'id" Said

15 More Skits That Didn’t Make Complex’s 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Skits List by Ego Trip

Why Does It Feel Important to Like Rap? (As A Jazz Fan) by Patrick Jarenwattananon

Classics Revisited: De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising by Aaron McKrell

Let That Boy Cook: Action Bronson’s Well Done Soul by Jonah Bromwich

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire Gets Down With His Duality by Phillip Mlynar

Erykah Badu Review: Hip-Hop Star’s a Superhero at the Wiltern by Ernest Hardy

Live Review: Jay-Z and Kanye West in Houston by Henry Adaso

5 Depressing Facts About Birdman And Mack Maine’s Billionaire Minds Mixtape by David Dennis, Jr.

Song of the Day: Camp Lo - Luchini (Chopped & Screwed By SpaceGhostPurrp) by Mobb Deen

Mayer Hawthorne: A Motor City Kid Looks to the Future by NPR Staff

Snoop Dogg, Y.G. and Nipsey Hussle Remix Drake's 'The Motto' by Jeff Weiss

Why Is This White Girl Allowed to Use the N-Word? by Chris Walker

Rihanna, Talks That Talk by Hank Erins

Album Reviews:

Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park by Jordan Sargent

Yelawolf - Radioactive by Henry Adaso

Action Bronson & Statik Selektah - Well-Done by Francisco McCurry

The Roots - undun by Adam Fleischer

The Roots - undun by Ernest Hardy

The Roots - undun by Max

The Roots - undun by Kathy Iandoli

The Roots - undun by Nate Patrin

Mistah F.A.B. - I Found My Backpack 2: The Lost Notebook by Phillip Mlynar

Kendrick Lamar - Section.80 by Mobb Deen

Jet Life - Jet World Order by Aaron McKrell

Jet Life - Jet World Order by Phillip Mlynar

J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story by Dag Diligent

The Black Keys - El Camino by Randall Roberts

Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures by Andrew Ryce

Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures by August Brown

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Stage Whisper by Joe Tangari

Moka Only & Chief - Crickets by Will Cleveland

Kid Sister - Kiss & Tell EP by Zach Kelly

Jónsi - We Bought a Zoo OST by Ian Cohen

Profiles & Interviews:

Common Explores Collaboration Chemistry With Nas And No I.D., Breaks Down Lines from Classic Songs by Jake Paine

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With A$AP Rocky by Beware

Answers for Questions Vol. 62 w/Blockhead

K-Def’s 10 Favorite Sample Flips by Ego Trip

Shawn Pen Speaks About the Quad Studios Attack on Tupac, His History with Bad Boy and Roc-A-Fella Records by Paul W. Arnold

Q&A: 2 Chainz On Giving Back, Being Independent, And Fitting Work Into Every Hour of His Day by J. Pablo