Friday, March 30, 2012

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 3/30/2012

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Every Jay-Z Magazine Cover, Ever by Alvin Aqua Blanco

Street Cinema: 7 Essential Hip-Hop Flicks by The TRU Brain Trust (w/yours truly!)

Murder Of A Teenage Life: Hip Hop's Take On The Slaying of Trayvon Martin by Slava Kuperstein

An Open Letter to Blu by Jaap van der Doelen

What If a Rapper Had a Son Who Was a Fudge Who Tried to Pursue a Career in Music? by Byron Crawford

David Banner and Big K.R.I.T. are Believers by Evan Nabavian

Catch the Vibes by Werner von Wallenrod

Song of the Day: Nas & The Roots - Nasty (Live on Fallon) by Mobb Deen

Swizz Beats, Araabmuzik and A$AP Rocky Take It Forward by Son Raw

Song of the Day: Roc Marciano - Emeralds by Mobb Deen

Big K.R.I.T. Maybe Actually Finally Has This by Tosten Burks

Who the Hell Is Nardwuar? by Sean Fennessey

Cops Get Scared of Homeboy Sandman by Jonah Bromwich

Action Bronson and Party Supplies Team Up by Phillip Mlynar

Classics Revisited: NaS – Illmatic by Aaron McKrell

Kool Keith Retiring from Rap Music, Didn't Retire 10 Years Ago by Byron Crawford

Escobar Season #4 by H.L.

Who Remembers Jibri Wise One? by Werner von Wallenrod

I Miss My Uncle Eric Y'all by Uncle Tre Mane

AZ – “My N*ggas” by Beware

The 18 Best Rapper Movies by J. Pablo

Azealia Banks, Fun Fascist by Jonah Bromwich

Drake: 'Why do you hate me so much?' by Paul Lester

Song of the Day 3/30/12 by Blockhead

The Flatbush Zombies Get Laker Paper by Tosten Burks

H.L.'s 9th Favorite Def Jux Recording by H.L.

To Loop, or Not To Loop Individual Sounds? by Amir Said (Sa'id)

Song of the Day: Willie The Kid - Live From The Ritz (feat. Styles P) by Mobb Deen

BeatTips MusicStudy: DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles are "Inspired" to Be Dope by Amir Said (Sa'id)

Juicy J, Moralist, Money Maker by Jeff Weiss

Children Of The Night Wave The New York Flag On Queens... Revisited by Phillip Mlynar

Album Reviews:

Ka - Grief Pedigree by Nate Patrin

Odd Future - OF Tape Vol. 2 by Phillip Mlynar

Chamillionaire - Ammunition by Jake Paine

Georgia Anne Muldrow - Seeds by Nate Patrin

Georgia Anne Muldrow & Madlib - Seeds by Marcus J. Moore

Wiz Khalifa - Taylor Allderdice by Joe Colly

Pep Love (of Hieroglyphics) - Rigmarole by Jesse Fairfax

Quantic & Alice Russell - Look Around the Corner by Erik Stabile

Profiles & Interviews:

Willie The Kid: Exclusive Interview by H.L.

Gunplay Talks "Cartoon & Cereal" Kendrick Lamar Collab, His Escort Service by Amanda Bassa

Danny Brown Talks Potentially Signing To a Major, Says "No One's a Bigger Fan of Danny Brown Than Danny Brown" by Brandon E. Roos

Chamillionaire Says Of His Artist Peers: "I Understand Why They Lie," And Reveals What Really Drove Him To Leave Universal Records by Paul W. Arnold

Answers for Questions Vol. 78 w/Blockhead