Friday, August 13, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 8/13/2010

"Imperial Manual Typewriter" by Dominique James

Music Analysis & Reporting:

The Dotted Line: What do record labels do now? by Sasha Frere-Jones

17 Days © Prince by Dart Adams

The 2 Live Crew and my childhood by Blockhead

Gravediggaz: The 16th Anniversary That Hip-Hop Forgot by Matt Barone

As Rappers Turn Gray... by Manifesto

In Salute of El-P… by Matt Barone

Can We the Fans Be Blamed for an Artist’s Actions? by C-Dub

Bloggerhouse presents 75 Backpack Bangers (1994-2000) (Eric’s Last (?) 25) by Eric

Bloggerhouse presents 75 Backpack Bangers (1994-2000) (Dart’s Last (?) 25) by Dart Adams

Bloggerhouse Presents 75 Backpack Bangers (The Third of the Trio Finale: The Trav Edition Vol. 4) by Travis

Why These Young’ns Don’t Respect Us by C-Dub

Crooked I reignites Hip Hop Weekly with a tribute to Gang Starr by Jeff Weiss

Bun B Fires Back At Source Rating Critics... Including Ours by Henry Adaso

The summer belongs to Rawse by Byron Crawford

Jerry Wexler, How Quiet the Loudest Drummers Go by Amir Said

Cypress Hill and Guerilla Union announce the return of the Cypress Hill Smokeout by Jeff Weiss

What's the Source of Energy In Your Beats? Let the Rhythm Be Your Guide by Amir Said

Worthy of 5 Mics? by C-Dub

The Source And Pitchfork Both Give Bun B's New Album A "5" by Dave Bry

Album Reviews:

Freddie Gibbs - Str8 Killa EP by Jeff Weiss

Freddie Gibbs - Str8 Killa EP by Henry Adaso

Freddie Gibbs - Str8 Killa EP by The Company Man

Freddie Gibbs - Str8 Killa No Filla by Jeff Weiss

Bun B - Trill O.G. by Tom Breihan

Bun B - Trill O.G. by Henry Adaso

Bun B - Trill O.G. by Slava Kuperstein

Bun B - Trill O.G. by Zilla

Snoop Dogg Presents... My #1 Priority by Jake Paine

Slum Village - Villa Manifesto by Emerson Dameron

Rakaa - Crown of Thorns by Ali Elabbady

Curren$y - Pilot Talk by Francisco McCurry

Wale - More About Nothing by Henry Adaso

El-P - Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 by Daniel Levin Becker

Street Sweeper Social Club - The Ghetto Blaster EP by Andres Vasquez

Pastor Troy - King of All Kings by Adam Figman

Juvenile - Beast Mode by Craig Jenkins

Ron Browz - Etherlibrium by Amanda Bassa

Shawn Jackson - Brand New Old Me by Zach Cole

The Budos Band - The Budos Band III by Bill Meyer

Wavves - King of the Beach by Brandon Rae

Various Artists - Brownswood Electric by Andrew Martin

Forest Swords - Dagger Paths by Craig Jenkins

Best Coast - Crazy for You by Arika Dean

Profiles & Interviews:

Who Does Wyclef Jean Think He Is? by Rob Tannenbaum

Dusty Fingers: My Vinyl Weighs A Ton by Chris Thomas

Audible Treats: Buzz-Builders, Press Agents, Music Marketing Strategists by Daniel Sieling

Chocolate-Covered Bacon is Delicious: An Interview With Moe Pope by Zach Cole

Double J - The Unkut Interview by Robbie


Wyclef for president? by Charlie Hinton

Robert Gibbs attacks the fringe losers of the left by Glenn Greenwald

Special Comment: On Robert Gibbs and the "Professional Left" by Nicole Belle


Meme Warfare (Scaling Ayer's Rock) by Chris Byrne


Snoop Dogg gets viral, sends messages to Britney Spears, Al Gore, 'Weird Al' Yankovic and Justin Bieber by Jeff Weiss

What’s Brian Pumper got to do with it? by Byron Crawford

Listicle Without Commentary: 31 of BET Uncut's One-Hit Wonders (in Order of NSFW-Ness) by Jeff Rosenthal