Friday, May 28, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 5/28/2010

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Sobriety is for suckers by Byron Crawford

Guru's guru: How a mysterious Svengali dominated the final days of the Boston-born hip-hop and jazz superstar by Chris Faraone

Lil B “County Blues” (Internet, 2010) + Thoughts! by Noz

Basehead Jazz: A Serious Lil B Discussion. Really. by David D.

Diddy – The Only Artist Keeping Old School Alive by C-Dub

Sha Money XL Poised to Reshape Def Jam by Amir Said (a.k.a. Sa'id)

Someone cue up “Forever My Lady” by Byron Crawford

Love Thy Hater: How to Learn and Profit from “Bad” Feedback by Justin Boland

Things Learned About Big Boi From Watching The Video For “Shutterbug” by Jeff Weiss

“I Love The ’90s” Pt.II (1991 pt.II): “What, you think we forgot?” by Eric

I'll Gather Melodies From Birdies That Fly And Compose You A Tune... by Scholar

“I Love The ’90s” Pt.II (1992 pt.I) by Eric

Raekwon - “Alphabet Soup” by Jeff Weiss

Madvillain - “Paper Mill” by Jeff Weiss

Steve Rifkind is a genius... by HL

Yo Dito! You Rock Or Disco? © Laurie, Diane & Jenny by Dart Adams

How the Roots are trying to get over by Byron Crawford

Will Jay Electronica Disappoint Us?

By the time Kanye gets to Arizona by Byron Crawford

Has Hip-Hop Become More Bitch-Made? by Robbie

The Sexiest, But Worst Rap-A-Lot Record by Noz

The miseducation of URB magazine by Byron Crawford

What Does DIY Mean? by Amir Said (a.k.a. Sa'id)

The First White Rappers: A History Lesson by Teddy C.D.

Is Wale trying to tell us something? by Byron Crawford

Bass Framework Not Predicated on Concept of Bass Line The Building Blocks of Bass Frameworks by Amir Said (a.k.a. Sa'id)

Post-Rebellion Hip-Hop by Sara Sarasohn

Sure Ya Right… by Robbie

What Hip-Hop Album Would You Wanna See Played Live? by Jesse Gissen

Beat-loggers index samples so we don't have to by Thorin Klosowski

Artie Shaw At 100: Celebrating A Swing Era Sensation by Tom Vitale

The 10 best jazz musicians: From the traditional to the spiritual and the really out-there, acclaimed performer Jamie Cullum picks his favourite jazz inspirations by Jamie Cullum

Abraham, Inc.: Klezmer With A Funky Hip-Hop Beat by Jon Kalish

Album Reviews:

Ill Poetic & J. Rawls - The World Is Illuminated by Eric

Reflection Eternal - Revolutions Per Minute by Nate Patrin

Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid by Rizoh

Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid by Slava Kuperstein

Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here by David Drake

YahZarah – The Ballad of Purple Saint James by Zach Cole

Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives by Rizoh

Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives by Combat Jack

Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives by The Smoking Section Crew

Sage Francis - Li(f)e by Mitchell Hanna

Young Jeezy - Trap or Die II by Tom Breihan

Inspectah Deck - Manifesto by Max

Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (II) by Brandon Rae

David Cross - Bigger and Blackerer by Andrew Beckerman

Profiles & Interviews:

M.I.A.’s Agitprop Pop by Lynn Hirschberg

Complex Cover Girl: M.I.A. by Nate Denver

Question in the Form of An Answer: Homeboy Sandman by Jeff Weiss

Zilla Rocca on DIY Hip Hop Everything by Justin Boland

Slim da Mobster: Warning Shots by Jake Paine


You been in this 10, I been in this 5, smarten up by Eskay


Selective Terrorism by David Banner, yes THE David Banner

Rand Paul is Incredibly Boring by zunguzungu

Dope Boys and Libertarians by M.Dot


After keeping us waiting for a century, Mark Twain will finally reveal all by Guy Adams


Boondocks: “The Story of Jimmy Rebel” Recap by Rizoh

'Treme,' Episode 7: Civil Dysfunction Meets Civil Disobedience by Patrick Jarenwattananon & Josh Jackson


R.I.P. Born Reality by Combat Jack

R.I.P. Gary Coleman