Friday, September 17, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 9/17/2010

Context is important.

Music Analysis & Reporting:

The Ghost of Jay Electronica by Jeff Weiss

Complex Presents: Hip-Hop’s 50 Greatest Album Covers by Noz

The Soulja Boy Syndrome by Justin Boland

Pac Marks #2: Hypothetical, Political, Lyrical (In That Order) by Noz

2Pac vs. BIG: The Story by realniggatumlbr(?)

The Odd Couple: Tupac and Tabitha Soren by Fresh

2Pac: Do people still give a shit? by Byron Crawford

Supporters > Fans - What Will Be My Legacy? The Grind! by Mike Bigga a.k.a. Killer Mike

Kanye West, media cyborg by Robin Sloan

Diggin' in the Digital Crates: Rage Against the Machine – RATM by Sach O

Danny Brown & Tony Yayo f/ Lil B - “Trap Ball” (G-Unit, 2010) by Noz

New York Hip-Hop Institution Fat Beats Closes by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

The Greatest Rapper Alive: Jay-Z vs. Eminem by Amos Barshad

Rap Legacy: “Hometown Glory” by David D.

Snap Judgment: Kanye West – “Runaway” by Black Barbie & Sketch the Journalist

Possible proof T.I. is not a snitch by Byron Crawford

It’s too late to ‘pologize by Byron Crawford

Free Zombie by Jeff Weiss

Are Albums Dead? Not In Hip-Hop by Zoe Chace

Grime / Dubstep by Martin Clark

Trina is the Most Consistent Female Rapper of All-Time by Anslem Samuel

They Wanna Talk to Samson: Rappers Shill for Their Favorite Medical Marijuana Dispensaries by Chris Martins

Fiona Apple Reportedly Preps New Record by Kevin O'Donnell

Album Reviews:

Black Milk - Album of the Year by Nate Patrin

Black Milk - Album of the Year by Patrick Masterson

Black Milk - Album of the Year by Edwin Ortiz

Black Milk - Album of the Year by Curt Busch

Rah Digga - Classic by A.L. Dre

Atmosphere - To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy by J-23

MF DOOM - Expektoration Live by Nate Patrin

Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz - Freedom Express Line by D.L. Chandler

Dorrough - Get Big by Kevin S. Gary

Bilal - Airtight’s Revenge by Francisco McCurry

Black Mountain - Wilderness Heart by Daniel Levin Becker

Dibia$e - Machines Hate Me by Justin Boland

Weezer - Hurley by Ian Cohen

Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People EP by Brian Hodge

Collective Efforts - Freezing World by Ali Elabbady

Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone by Jennifer Kelly

Sadistik & Kid Called Computer - The Art of Dying by Marcus Moore

Profiles & Interviews:

Kid Cudi: Mad Man On The Moon by Joe La Puma

Bizzy Bone: The Marrow by Adisa Banjoko

Black Thought, Making Another Masterpiece by Aliya Ewing

Kid Cudi: How He Made It in America by Sean Fennessey

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Bilal by LC Weber

Krizz Kaliko: Running The Gamut by Michael Sheehan


Howl's Echoes by John Tytell


Gingrich and the closet Kenyan by Eugene Robinson

¿Viva la Revolución? How has Cuba's socialist economy weathered the recession? by Brian Palmer