Friday, July 2, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 7/2/2010

"Birdie on the Sigma!" by cathie
Dedicated to RAMMΣLLZΣΣ

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Dear BET… by Rizoh

The Guru Tribute That Should've Happened by Kazeem

Column: Treat Everything Like It’s Your First Project by Gedi Dabakaeri

The Many Voices of Lauryn Hill by Zoe Chace

The real reason Lauryn Hill has been gone for 12 years by Byron Crawford

Fuck Wit Trae Day (And No One’s Celebrating) by Shea Serrano

11 Criminally Underrated Hip-Hop Albums by Rizoh, Patrick Laird & Jaap

The 30 Best Little Brother Songs Part 1 by Zillz

Feel My Flow? Rating 10 Rappers Who Have Adopted Drake's Style of Dropping Punchlines by Chris Yuscavage

The 10 Best Beat Albums of the Half Year by Jeff Weiss

Who invented the sober guy? by Byron Crawford

Boi-1da Chops It Up With The Real Frequency by Amir Said

Popular Music Is The Babylon System

Internet Killed The Mixtape Star by Greg Simms

I Got A Story To Tell Aka Black Wednesday Part 2 of… shit, I don’t Know by Malcolm Maximillion

BeatTips DSS Beatmaking Exercise: Sequencing and Structure Exercise is a Steady Beat Block Neutralizer by Amir Said

Michael Jackson and Chris Brown’s career: still dead by Byron Crawford

Looking Back: The Top 25 Albums of 2010 Thus Far by the Potholes Staff ;)

The Definition of a Rap Jerk by Robbie

Freddie Gibbs Has A Problem With The World by J. Tinsley

What Is Wrong with Hip-Hop? by Teddy C.D.

Were Critics Fair to Nastradamus??? by HL

M-J-5+1 by Oliver Wang

MusicStudy: Talking Heads - "Once In A Lifetime;" Rhythms In Motion by Amir Said

Today’s Daily Math: Beats + Bitches = Braggin Rights?? by WULU

Peanut Butter Wolf's 5 Fave Stones Throw LPs by Chris Martins

Album Reviews:

What’s New In Dart’s iPod #18 AKA June © RJD2 & Copywrite by Dart Adams

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son Of Chico Dusty by Omar Burgess

Drake - Thank Me Later by Benjamin Pete

Drake - Thank Me Later by Craig Jenkins

The Roots - How I Got Over by TC

Lil Jon - Crunk Rock by TC

Rhymefest - El Che by Francisco McCurry

Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude by Nate Patrin

Lil B - Base World, Pt. 1 by Joe Colly

Panacea - 12 Step Program by Paul Christiansen

Eternia & MoSS - At Last by The Company Man

Gucci Mane - Mr. Zone 6 by Tom Breihan

Puzzles - Melting Pot Music by Eric

Dumhi - The Jungle by Ali Elabbady

Tzarizm Presents... - The Heart & Brain Mbodiment by Jake Paine

Deer Tick - Black Dirt Sessions by Brian Hodge

Cool Nutz - Incredible by Remco Semaun

Suckers - Wild Smile by Brandon Rae

Profiles & Interviews:

Robert Christgau says goodbye to the Consumer Guide: An exit interview by Ann Powers

Scarface, Return of the ‘G’ by Rob Markman

Beautiful Music: An Interview With Homeboy Sandman by David Reyneke


Observations of Haiti (Letter) by Immortal Technique

Are Liberals Less Liberal Than They Think? by Suzy Khimm


Understanding Hipsters: An Undercover Operation by Soren Bowie


Why TIME Magazine’s list of the best blogs of 2010 kind of makes me sad by TAN


Rammellzee Interview by Noz

Jim Jarmusch unedited by Alan Licht


Rammellzee: The Ikonoklast Samurai by Greg Tate

R.I.P. Rammellzee: The original abstract-rapping outlaw by Jeff Weiss

Rammellzee :: Elegy for a Gothic Futurist by Elmattic

Ruminations on Rammellzee: “…a couple youtube views and an empty RIP” by Mike Eagle

RIP Rammellzee by Eskay

Remembering rap pioneer Rammellzee by Chris Richards

R.I.P.: Rammellzee (1960 – 2010) by Gentle Jones