Friday, December 31, 2010

Rap Round Table, Weeks Ending 12/31/2010

"Twenty Ten" by o0gie.bo0gie

(W)rapping Up 2010:

The Top 50 Albums of 2010 (#10-1) - Sponsored by Nintendo by Jeff Weiss & Co.

The Top 50 Albums of 2010 (#20-11) - Sponsored by Ovaltine by Jeff Weiss & Co.

The Top 50 Albums of 2010 (#30-21) - Sponsored by the Lawrence Welk Show by Jeff Weiss & Co.

The Top 50 Albums of 2010 (#40-31) - Sponsored by Admiral Cigarettes by Jeff Weiss & Co.

The Top 50 Albums of 2010 (#50-(4)1) - Sponsored by the Arthur Murray Party by Jeff Weiss & Co.

It’s Been A Pleasure, 2K10: The 15 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2010 by TSS Crew

The 2010 Finale: 100 Other Great Songs We Enjoyed by TSS Crew

50 Greatest Songs of 2010 (Droptops & Stacy Lattisaw Tapes) by HL

WYDU’s Look At 2010: Favorite Producers of 2010 (and who to look for in 2011) by Travis

Best of MMX: LPs & Feature Presentations by elmmatic

The 40 oz. – 40 Great Rap Songs From 2010 by Robbie

Eric’s Top 100 Tracks of 2010: The Finale (#70-#1) by Eric C.

HipHopDX's Top 25 Albums of 2010 by DX Staff

Beat Drop: Best of 2010; Pt. 2 by Metal Lungies & Co. (incl. yours truly)

Best In Beats: 2010′s Eleven Dopest Hip-Hop Videos by WULU

Top 50 Songs of 2010 by David Reyneke

TC Sings The Bricks IV: The Most Disappointing Hip-Hop Albums Of 2010 by TC

Best In Beats: The Year’s Five Best Posse Cuts by WULU

Top 25 Albums of 2010 by Eric C.

Hail Justo 2K10: The 20 Mixtapes That Should Have Been Retail by TSS Crew

Best 50 Albums of 2010 by Wayne

WYDU’s Look At 2010: Favorite Instrumental Projects of 2010 by Travis

The Best Reissues of 2010 by Brendan

Top Music Selections of 2010 (Albums & Songs) by Blu

Best of 2010 by Harlem World

50 songs I really liked this year… by Deen

The Year-End List of Lists 2010 by Patrick Jarenwattananon

The 25 Best Songs of 2010 by

Readers' Choice: The Worst Rap Album of 2010 by Henry Adaso

Top 7 Disappointments of 2010 by David Reyneke

Holy Sh*t! Top 10 Uses of Profanity in Music in 2010 by Daiana Feuer

2010 Rap Up: The Year of WTF by Rizoh

Dusted Magazine, 2010: Andrew Beckerman, Brandon Bussolini, Tobias Carroll, Tayla Cooper, Jon Dale, Emerson Dameron, Ben Donnelly, Benjamin Ewing, Cole Goins, Evan Hanlon, Otis Hart, Miki Kaneda, Jennifer Kelly, Nate Knaebel, Brad LaBonte, Daniel Levin Becker, Daniel Martin-McCormick, Patrick Masterson, Doug Mosurock, Derek Taylor & Matthew Wuethrich

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Appreciating Teena Marie: 'The Ivory Queen of Soul' made R&B colorless by Gerrick D. Kennedy

BeatTips List of Great Records for Drum Sounds, Vol. 1 by Amir Said

The Unkut Guide to Marcberg Food References by Phillip Mlynar

What Does It Mean to Be a Mainstream Music Fan Today? by Paul Loverro

How Many Rappers Can Jail Hold? by John Gotty

Apollo Kids: Inspirational Quotes by HL

Strip Clubs: Launch Pads For Hits In Atlanta by Elizabeth Blair

Def Jam Records – what's wrong? by Harlem World

Pete Rock's Drums Makes Kanye's "Runaway" Soar by Amir Said

This is the Music that makes me Hate Christmas a little less by Ericka

Notice Anything About Hip Hop/Rap Music Criticism, Lately? by Amir Said

Album Reviews:

Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids by Jeff Weiss

Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids by TC

Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids by Edwin Ortiz

Redman - Reggie by RAJ

David Banner & 9th Wonder - Death of a Pop Star by The Company Man

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday by Marcus Moore

DJ Rhettmatic & Buff1 - Crown Royale by Edwin Ortiz

Miguel - All I Want Is You by Ali Elabbady

Sheek Louch - Donnie G: Don Gorilla by Sean Ryon

Open Mike Eagle - Art Rap After Party by Jeff Weiss

Animate Objects - High Notes for Low Lifes by Nicholas Candiotto

Diddy-Dirty Money - Last Train to Paris by TC

Diddy-Dirty Money - Last Train to Paris by Amanda Bassa

Duffy - Endlessly by Brian Hodge

Profiles & Interviews:

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With DJ Premier by TSS Crew

DJ Premier and Pete Rock "Reminisce" Over "Memory Lane" and Other Classics by Amir Said

James "Groove" Chambers: Escapism by Jake Paine


The Big Payback: Revisited by Oliver Wang


Henry Kissinger’s Long History of Complicity In Human Rights Abuses by Zaid Jilani

No Joke: By pushing for the 9/11 first responders health bill, Jon Stewart steps onto the political playing field by Christopher Beam

Study: Conservatives have larger ‘fear center’ in brain by Daniel Tencer


Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die by Patton Oswalt

Twenty Funny Ladies You Should Be Following on Twitter by Molly McAleer