Friday, February 3, 2012

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 2/3/2012

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Don Cornelius, R.I.P. by Jeff Weiss

Practice, Practice by Sasha Frere-Jones

Classics Revisited: Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle by Aaron McKrell

Born Into The 90’s © R. Kelly & The Public Announcement by Dart Adams

Rep Yo’ City: 40 Hip-Hop Hometown Anthems by Beware

A Career-Defining Guest Verse From Jadakiss by Justin Tinsley

The 10 Non-Hip Hop Rookies To Watch In 2012 by Andreas Hale

Fat Tape – January 2012 by Abe Beame

The Mixtape of the Revolution by Sujatha Fernandes

Nicki Minaj's 'Stupid ...' Video Too Hot for TV by Gerrick D. Kennedy

Boldy James: Concreatures and Crack Spots by Jimmy Ness

5 Theories Why Established Rappers Don’t Pay Taxes by Tony Grands

Different Ways to Humanize Your Drums in Beatmaking by Amir Said (Sa'id)

Lil B - "Surrender to Me" by HL

Banned By BET? What The Alleged Censorship Of Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe" Video Means by Maura Johnston

Drake: No 'Merit' to 'Marvin's Room' Lawsuit by Gerrick D. Kennedy

Lana Del Rey Just Wants to Be Loved by Maura Johnston

Album Reviews:

ScHoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions by Francisco McCurry

Gangrene (Alchemist & Oh No) - Vodka & Ayahuaska by Phillip Mlynar

Saigon - Warning Shots 3: One Foot In The Grave by Edwin Ortiz

Chip Tha Ripper - Tell Ya Friends by Matt Wright

A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP by Standos

Young Buck - Live Loyal Die Rich by Alex Thornton

Waka Flocka Flame & French Montana - Lock Out by David Turner

Rockie Fresh - Driving 88 by Adam Fleischer

AraabMuzik - Instrumental University by Carrie Battan

Sean Born - Behind the Scale by Eric C.

T.Shirt - The Fuck by Brandon E. Roos

Ana Tijoux - La Bala by Ernesto Lechner

Lana Del Rey - Born to Die by Lindsay Zoladz

Lana Del Rey - Born to Die by Erik Stabile

Wilco - iTunes Session by Stephen M. Deusner

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas by Mike Powell

Profiles & Interviews:

Lord Finesse’s 10 Favorite Sample Flips by David Ma

End of Discussion: Sean Price Says Ghostface Killah’s "Supreme Clientele" Is Better Than "Ironman" by Insanul Ahmed

Interview with A$AP Rocky by Henry Adaso

ScHoolboy Q on Kendrick Lamar, How Rappers Influence Kids to Gangbang and the One Question He Hates by Rebecca Haithcoat

Erick Sermon Details His History With Rick Ross, Says He "Coulda Had Biggie" And Reveals EPMD Is Done Making New Music by Paul W. Arnold

Question in the Form of An Answer: Mayer Hawthorne by Matt Shea

Yasiin Bey: The Year of the Underdog by Petar Kujundzic

Download: Homeboy Sandman's Interstellar Voyage "The Miracle" by Christopher Weingarten

Who Is Schoolboy Q? by Insanul Ahmed

Kendrick Lamar: The "Mantras" Interview by Insanul Ahmed

Organized Noize Tells All: The Stories Behind Their Classic Records by Linda Hobbs

Answers for Questions Vol. 70 by Blockhead

Who Is A$AP Mob? by Ernest Baker

A Question In The Form of An Answer: Quelle Chris of Crown Nation by Aaron Matthews

Mannie Fresh Discusses Possibly Signing to G.O.O.D. Music, Reveals Kanye West's Cash Money Past and His Current Relationship with Mystikal by Paul W. Arnold