Friday, November 12, 2010

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 11/12/2010

"Water Samurai (version two)" by Chris Stickley

Music Analysis & Reporting:

GZA’s ‘Liquid Swords’ Turns 15 Years Old by Ivan Rott (UPDATE: oh, and Rob Markman) :D

300 Slept-On Tracks From The Last Decade (Trav’s Picks 31-40) by Travis

300 Slept On Tracks From The Last Decade (Dart’s Picks 61-80) by Dart Adams

10 DJ Premier Collaborations We Want to Hear by J-23

Slowly spinning in his grave by Sach O

Busta Rhymes has got you all in check by Ethan Hein

Sampling Non-Percussion in Mono or Stereo: It Usually Comes Down to the Source of the Sound by Amir Said

The Punisher by Danj!

Stop Biting: How Many Rappers Can Ruin A Good Thing By One by Alvin Aqua Blanco

Shawshanks and Skateboards by Jeff Weiss

Escape from Angola: Bishop Lamont's path to redemption by Jeff Weiss

Gospel of Matthews: Ghostpoet’s Late Night Revelations by Aaron Matthews

A Fat Middle Finger To Homophobia by Jaap van der Doelen

Aquatic Acrobatics by Jeff Weiss

What The ’90s Won’t Do For Love by Danj!

The Unkut Film Critic Reviews Kanye West’s Runaway by Robbie

Hip Hop & Literature:

It Was Written by Paul Devlin

On Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Baby Droppin’: The Anthology Of Rap Is Here by Thun

Che Guevara with Bling on: How a Music Journalist Helped Write Jay-Z’s “P.S.A.” by Rizoh

Album Reviews:

The Left - Gas Mask by Nicholas Candiotto

KiD CuDi - Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager by Nahshon Landrum

KiD CuDi - Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager by WULU

KiD CuDi - Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager by TC

KiD CuDi - Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager by Edwin Ortiz

Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer by Margaret Wappler

Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer by Slava Kuperstein

Statik Selektah & Termanology - 1982 by Amir Said

Teebs - Ardour by Nate Patrin

Skillz - The World Needs More Skillz by Remco Semaun

Twista - The Perfect Storm by William E. Ketchum III

Nottz - You Need This Music by Paul Christiansen

Gangrene - Gutter Water by Tom Breihan

Zion I - Atomic Clock by Kevin S. Gary

Blame One - Endurance by Francisco McCurry

The Scribblenauts - Low Light Turbulence by Ali Elabbady

Modest Mouse - Sad Sappy Sucker / The Fruit That Ate Itself EP by Jayson Greene

Kokayi - Robots & Dinosaurs by D.L. Chandler

Warpaint - The Fool by Brian Hodge

Profiles & Interviews:

Q&A: DJ Premier on Where Rap Went Wrong and How to Fix It by Phillip Mlynar

Exclusive Interview Status: Bobbito Garcia by Verge

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Twista by Beware

Sheek Louch, “The LOX Aren’t Beefin’ w/Ruff Ryders or Interscope” by Derryck “Nes” Johnson

Interview: Teebs on Art, Ardour And The Christmas Records No One Wanted by Kristina Benson

This is Who Silk Kaya is: An Interview with Eternia by Zach Cole

Halie, “Why is My Butt So Big?” by Bonsu Thompson


Obama's Even-Handedness Works Against Him by Deepak Chopra

Kanye Regrets Calling Bush Racist, Bush Forgives, Kanye Spazzes by Eskay


Excerpts From Silkk The Shocker’s Book by HL

The Anthology of Ross Lyrics: “M.C. Hammer” Video Edition by Jeff Weiss

I usually remain humble on things, but your Level of Conan O’Brien appreciation is not on MY Level by Ericka

STFU, Conway by Byron Crawford