Friday, June 11, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 6/11/2010

"Wood Type" by Leo Reynolds


'Black Women Need To Stand By Their Man More' by Slim Thug

Are You Serious: Slim Thug's Relationship Manifesto by Enigmatik

Slim Thug ain’t said nothing but the truth by Byron Crawford (he's baaaack)

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Sometimes journalists attack rappers by Byron Crawford

Marquee Names & BeatTips MusicStudy: James Brown & The JBs - "I Don't Want Nobody" by Amir Said

50 Cent On No Longer Being the Future by Jeff Weiss

“I Love The ’90s Pt. II: 1993, Pt. II by Eric

“I Love The ’90s Pt. II: 1993, Pt. III by Eric

Was Barack Obama In the 1993 Music Video For 'Whoomp (There It Is)'? by Adrian Chen

What Was the Last Great Rap Debut LP? by Anslem

How I know Lil B is teh ghey by Byron Crawford

The Surprising Evolution of Rick Ross by Sach O

Nas & Damian Marley Keep It All In The Distant Family by Rizoh

Is Eminem really in recovery? by Byron Crawford

Choruses, Intros, and Beat CDs by Amir Said

Juvenile, Booty Bop, and a Lesson on Complacency by Rizoh

Lupe Fiasco - Before There Were Lasers by Jeff Weiss

How K'Naan's Song Became Coca-Cola's World Cup Soundtrack by David J. Prince

Album Reviews:

Eminem - Recovery by Amanda Bassa

Eminem - Recovery by Rizoh

Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives by Nicholas Candiotto

Drake - Thank Me Later by Andres Vasquez

Reef The Lost Cauze vs. Guns-N-Butter - Fight Music by Sean Ryon

Donwill - Don Cusack In High Fidelity by Patrick M.

PackFM - I F*cking Hate Rappers by Edwin Ortiz

MC Paul Barman - Thought Balloon Mushroom Cloud by Nicholas Candiotto

Chali 2na & DJ Dez Andres - Fish Market Part 2 by Slava Kuperstein

Pugs Atomz & Grant Parks - Kinda Like A Rapper by The Company Man

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Uni-5: The World’s Enemy by MZ

8Ball & MJG - Ten Toes Down by TC

Sleigh Bells – Treats by Craig Jenkins

Profiles & Interviews:

Is Big Boi an OutKast in his own city? by Maurice G. Garland

The Verge Q+A: Big Boi Explains Why Andre 3000 Will Not Appear on Sir Luscious Left Foot by Will Welch

Lil B Talks Getting Sucker Punched, Gay Rumors, & Drake Envy by Ernest Baker


I’m Going Through Changes J. Tinsley


The Israeli flotilla attack: victimhood, aggression and tribalism by Glenn Greenwald

Beyond the Flotilla, the Crackdown Continues by Rabbi Brant Rosen

Israel Gaza Attack: Do Actions of the 'Jewish State' Represent Jewish Values? by Ahmed Rehab

Chosen, but Not Special by Michael Chabon

Chocolate Chip: Tangled Up In Jews by Charlie

How do they get to be that way? by Roger Ebert


Among the Brainiacs: The intellectual classes descend on soccer by Bryan Curtis


Lost In The Translation: A Rant About Comic Book & Graphic Novel Film Adaptations by Dart Adams


Some newspaper writes article about how NPR is a ‘tastemaking force’ in the indiesphere

Drake's Thank Me Later Leak: Why Bloggers Aren't Posting New Songs by Shaheem Reid

Video of the Week: Amanda Diva interviews Peter Rosenberg and Raekwon