Friday, October 15, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 10/15/2010

"the sweet balance of vinyl" by ssilence


Open Letter To Def Jam by Shyne

Music Analysis & Reporting:

300 Slept-On Tracks From The Last Decade (Eric’s Picks 1-10) by Eric

300 Slept-On Tracks From The Last Decade (Trav’s Picks # 1-10) by Travis

300 Slept-On Tracks From The Last Decade (Eric’s Picks #11-20) by Eric

The Hip-Hop Heritage Society by Angus Batey

Where Are All The Hip-Hop Greatest Hits Collections? by Jacob Ganz

What Was That? An Exhibition? We Need Emotional Content. Now Try Again! © Bruce Lee by Dart Adams

How Eminem Won & Lost At The Same Time by Robbie

How Can U Mention Who's One The Best, Without Mentioning Lord Finesse? by Brandan E.

Shyne Wants Out Of Def Jam, "L.A. Reid Don't Care About Hip-Hop" by Cyrus Langhorne

If You Don’t Know Me By Now… Pea’s Gotta Have It by Von Pea

How Lupe got a release date by Byron Crawford

Sa'id's Mental Memoir: "When I'm Famous" by Amir Said

4 Reasons Why Fans Are File-Sharing Your Music (And Why They Can't Be Changed) by Kyle Bylin

T.I. didn’t really save anybody by Byron Crawford

New rap rule: Be better than Bieber by Blockhead

L.A. transplant Freddie Gibbs drops 'The Ghetto Remix' featuring Rek and Sean Price by Jeff Weiss

Souled On Samples: The Wonder Steady Edition by Scholar

2 Busy Saying Yeah - Ninety-Now: East Coast Indie Raps Pt. 1 by DJ Matthew Africa

Chain Snatching, Jerking Your Jewels by Amanda Bassa (check out her new website!)

Vado, Slime Flu and Celebrations by Jeff Weiss

50 Cent: The new Tyler Perry? by Byron Crawford

8 Rap Clichés to Avoid Like the Plague by Alex Delarge

Was The Firm Really A Flop? by Brandan E.

Curren$y - ”Michael Knight” by Jeff Weiss

BeatTips Editor's Re-Up: Time-Stretching Samples by Amir Said

Eminem: 10 Things '60 Minutes' Forgot To Ask by Chris Yuscavage

Converse To Musicians: Strike Up The Brand… by Dallas Penn

Rap mogul busted for living the 'high' life: feds by John Doyle & Doug Auer

Album Reviews:

What’s New In Dart’s iPod #23 AKA The Neverending Story by Dart Adams

Shad - T.S.O.L. (U.S. Version) by William E. Ketchum III

Flying Lotus - Pattern + Grid World by Nicholas Candiotto

Ski Beatz - 24 Hour Karate School by Ryan Monk

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II (Gold Edition) by Max

Von Pea - Pea's Gotta Have It by The Company Man

K-Rino - Annihilation of the Evil Machine by Mitchell Hanna

Lil Wayne - I Am Not a Human Being by Jeff Weiss

Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love by Benjamin Ewing

Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love by Douglas Wolk

Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans by Luke Gibson

Cut Chemist - Sound of the Police by Nate Patrin

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz by Ryan Dombal

Mark Ronson - Record Collection by Stephen M. Deusner

Amiri - The Recipe by Ali Elabbady

Morrissey - Bona Drag [20th Anniversary Edition] by Scott Plagenhoef

Zola Jesus - Valusia EP by Zach Kelly

Profiles & Interviews:

AZ Remembers His Classic Debut, “Doe or Die,” 15 Years Later by Adam Fleischer

Tragedy Khadafi – The Unkut Interview, Part 2 by Robbie

Insane Clown Posse: And God created controversy by Jon Ronson

Question in the Form of An Answer: Elzhi by Aaron Matthews

Question in the Form of An Answer: Black Milk by Jonah Bromwich

Shyne: The Redemption by Paul W. Arnold

Underground Report: El Da Sensei & Q-Unique by Sean Ryon

We Just Inherently Do Things Differently: An Interview With The Niceguys by Zach Cole

The Far East Movement go platinum, discuss alternative pop and G6's by Jeff Weiss

Terry Kennedy, “Skateboarding Was a Hobby… Then I Got Shot.” by Amber McKynzie

Malcolm Gladwell's Elusive Roots by Henry Louis Gates Jr.


Remembering Solomon Burke: The genius and effect of 'Cry to Me' by Randall Roberts

R.I.P. General Johnson by Jacob Ganz


Policy at Its Worst by Bob Herbert