Friday, January 7, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 1/7/2011

Still (W)rapping Up 2010:

The Rap Up’s 20 Best Rap Songs of 2010 by Rizoh & Co. (a.k.a. TRU Nation)

50 Best Rap Songs of 2010 by Rizoh

’10 Underrated Albums: #5, #4, #3, #2 & #1 by Elliott Wilson & Co.

’10 Best Singles: #10, #9, #8, #7, #6, #5, #4, #3, #2 & #1 by Elliott Wilson & Co.

’10 Worst Albums: #5, #4, #3, #2 & #1 by Elliott Wilson & Co.

’10 Disappointing Albums: #5, #4, #3, #2 & #1 by Elliott Wilson & Co.

’10 Mixtapes: #10, #9, #8, #7, #6, #5, #4, #3, #2 & #1 by Elliott Wilson & Co.

’10 R&B Albums: #5, #4, #3, #2 & #1 by Elliott Wilson & Co.

DLT90s Presents… 10 From ’10 by Danj!

A Gang of Best of 2010 Lists That Only I Give a Fuck About… Part One (Top 200 Hip Hop EP’s, LP’s & Mixtapes Of 2010) by Dart Adams

A Gang of Best of 2010 Lists That Only I Give a Fuck About… Part Two (Top 100 Instrumental LP’s & Beat Tapes Of 2010) by Dart Adams

A Gang of Best of 2010 Lists That Only I Give a Fuck About… Part Three (Top 40 Non Hip Hop/R&B Albums Of 2010) by Dart Adams

Why Marcberg Was My Favorite Rap LP of 2010 (And 9 Others I Liked) by Jesse Serwer

WYDU’s Look At 2010: Favorite EP’s of 2010 by Travis

2010: Some Stuff Happened by Robbie

Fuel/Friends Favorites of 2010 by Heather Browne

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Nine Rappers, One Wu-Tang Clan by Joel Rose

Wu-Tang Clan: A Few Extra Chambers by Jacob Ganz

Keeping it Real Goes Wrong: Rap, Prison and Recidivism by Dallas Penn

Jay Electronica is off the artistic roll call by Byron Crawford

Madlib and MF Doom return as Madvillain on new Stones Throw Podcast 64 by Jeff Weiss

Dark Sun Riders “Time To Build” by Thun

Digital DIY music platform Bandcamp finds its footing with artists like Amanda Palmer, Sufjan Stevens and RJD2 by David Greenwald

Recovery © Eminem by Dart Adams

Spirit of the Boogie by Danj!

Free P: The War's On by HL

2011 Hip-Hop Predictions: Just Remember We Told You So by David Dennis

The highlights of hip-hop holiday giveaways: Jet Age of Tomorrow, G-Side, Oddisee, more by Jeff Weiss

It Was Written by JDS

Lauryn Hill, DMX Hit The Rocky Comeback Trail by Rizoh

The Wisemen Help Light Up Detroit with Golden Arm Touch by Amir Said

Mafioso Rap Chronicles by HL

DMV Rap Attack: WKYS’ Hottest Rappers of 2010 by Andrew Noz

Terrace Martin tears it up on 'Melrose' and elsewhere by Jeff Weiss

Lil Cease’s Not So Subliminal Shots At 2Pac by J. Tinsley

PSA to Independent Artists, Know Who You’re Doing Business With by FWMJ

And now begin the Kanye West critical walkbacks by August Brown

Get Your Mind Right: I Dream of Nicki by Brian Sims

Album Reviews:

Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids by Doc Zeus

Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids by Ian Cohen

The Left - Gas Mask by Dan Love

Sheek Louch - Donnie G: Don Gorilla by Ian Cohen

Jamie Foxx - Best Night of My Life by Amanda Bassa

Gorillaz - The Fall by Stephen M. Deusner

Mikkey Halsted - The Dark Room by Luke Gibson

Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead by Matt Shea

M.I.A. - Vicki Leekx by Tom Breihan

David Banner & 9th Wonder - Death of a Pop Star by TSS Crew

Preemo - Concrete Dreams by Jeff Weiss

Vampire Weekend - iTunes Session EP by David Bevan

jj - Kills by David Bevan

Profiles & Interviews:

It's the Real and the Rise of the Rap Nerd by Ben Westhoff

The Believer: Interview with Pharoahe Monch by Adam Mansbach

Ghostface Killah & Raekwon The Chef – The Lost Unkut Interview by Robbie

Music Nerdery Sits Down with Dee-1 for Some Great Times by Ericka

Kendrick Lamar: The West Coast Got Somethin' to Say by Nadine Graham

Patric “Astroblack” Brown by Justin Boland

Hip Hop Snobs Interview: Heather Widener by Alan2000XL

Question in the form of an Answer: Caribou by Matt Shea

Underground Report: Copywrite by Sean Ryon

Metallungies Hollers @ Mark Ronson, Interview by KnobbzXL

Producer's Corner: Andrew Dawson by William E. Ketchum III


The BeatTips Manual (Review) by Gedi Dabakaeri


Why Is Jeff Sessions Blocking A Child Sex Trafficking Bill? by Tanya Somanader


The 2011 Lakers Have a 2003 Stench to Them by Craig Kwasniewski

Allen Iverson: Fallen Star by Robert Huber


Blame it on the Hennessey by Byron Crawford

A Lesson in Bad Business by Amanda Bassa

Crazy rappers? Who’d a thunkit! by Byron Crawford

How NOT To Get Coverage On A Blog or Web Site Part 2: Twitter/Facebook Spamming by William E. Ketchum III

Stop talking out of your ass, Chuck D by Byron Crawford


Open Letter On Media, Messages & Pimps by Chuck D

Wise Words from a Random Stranger by Amanda Bassa