Friday, September 7, 2012

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 9/7/2012

R.I.P. Matthew Africa

Music Analysis & Reporting:

R.I.P. Matthew Africa, Beloved Oakland Hip-Hop DJ by Ian S. Hort

For Matthew Africa by Oliver Wang

R.I.P. Matthew Africa by Dirt Dog

That's The Sh*t I Don't Like: The Inexplicable Rise of Chief Keef & Rewarding Ignorance by Andreas Hale

Fat Beats Forever: Mass Appeal Salutes a Hip-Hop Institution by Matt Lubansky

The House That Hova Built by Zadie Smith

New World Order: Hip Hop's Obsession With The Illuminati by Rashad Phillips

Homeless Swordsmen: The Wrecking Crew Presents: Wu Tang Pulp by Jeff Weiss

10 Favorite Sample Flips by Oddisee

5 Things Chief Keef Can Learn From Gangnam Style by Slava P

Is Brooklyn Better? Has Manhattan Gotten Worse? Revisiting NY Mag's "I Hate Brooklyn" Article Seven Years Later by Matthew J.X. Malady

Hard to Earn: New Gangsta Gibbs by Jeff Weiss

Chief Keef is the Realest Child Rapper Since Chi Ali by Byron Crawford

I Put Off Listening To This Album for a Long Time... by Werner von Wallenrod

Heaven and Hell: Hip Hop's Difficulty With Christianity by Lakeia Brown

Why Slaughterhouse Will Never Ever Ever Work as Group by Doc Zeus

Meet the Press: A Night with Riff Raff by Drew Millard

True Colors: Race, And The Misnomer Of Hip Hop As "Black Music" by Omar Burgess

The Gospel of Gunplay by Slava P

Exactly WHICH Ghost Is Back, Exactly? by Werner von Wallenrod

Mac Miller a.k.a. Larry Dollaz & Schoolboy Q – PlaneCarBoat by Max Bell

Is This Tom Waits' First LP? by Christian Hertzog

Revenge Of the 80's Presents Street Fighter (1987) by Dart Adams

Cat Power’s Bright Side by Sasha Frere-Jones

R.I.P. Songwriter Hal David by Evan Minsker

Album Reviews:

Nas - Life Is Good (Truncated Cliff Notes) by HL & Co.

Blu & Exile - Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them by Francisco McCurry

Lil Wayne - Dedication 4 by Colin Small

Lil Wayne - Dedication 4 by William E. Ketchum III

A$AP Mob - Lords Never Worry by Jordan Sargent

A$AP Mob - Lords Never Worry by Jesse Fairfax

The Physics - Tomorrow People by Chul Gugich

8Ball – Life's Quest by Fred Castano

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz by Colin Small

Cat Power - Sun by Lindsay Zoladz


Did Dead Prez Ghost Write for Nas? They Speak on it on #SwayInTheMorning

Busta Rhymes Tells An Untold Tupac Story by


Music Video: Slaughterhouse - Throw It Away

Music Video: The Doppelgangaz – Whole Wide World

Music Video: Stu Bangas & Vanderslice – Half Dead (feat. Apathy, Roc Marciano & Planet Asia)

Music Video: House Shoes - Sweet (feat. Danny Brown)

Music Video: Lil Fame & Termanology - Fizzyology

Music Video: A$AP Mob - "Bath Salt" (feat. Flatbush ZOMBiES)

Nardwuar vs. E-40

Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes (Short Film)

Ill Doctrine: The GOP's Rick Ross Convention by Jay Smooth

The Combat Jack Show (Cormega) 9-5-12 by PNCRadio