Friday, March 11, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 3/11/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Odd Future: The Billboard Cover Story by Andrew Nosnitsky a.k.a. Noz

Pusha Man – The Problem with Pusha T by Abe Beame

The 10 Best Biggie Collaborations by Henry Adaso

Tote Steel Like Bronson, Vigilante by Jeff Weiss

De La Soul “Breakadawn” by Thun

Daz Dillinger’s Album Is Worth Its Weight In Dope by John Gotty

J Dilla + Brenton Wood: Little Signs by Oliver Wang

Top 10 Rap-Related Reality-TV Moments by Phillip Mlynar

Top 5 most hectic moments at Fat Beats Distribution by Amir Abdullah

Ten Reasons Why The Wu Tang Clan Are The Greatest Rap Group Of All Time by Phillip Mlynar

Blog Watch Edition 6: The Revenge Of The Nerds That Isn’t by Thun

The Game and Lil Wayne eagerly download an emulator to play the quite frankly stupidly overrated “Mayhem In Monsterland” by Dom Passantino

“Underground” Hip-Hop Fans: A Walking Contradiction by Jon Garcia

The Saturation of Mixtapes by Brando Caldwell

The Offering: Why There's Greater Impact In Rap's Apologies Than Disses by Jake Paine

The Case for Vinyl: Why LPs Will Outlast CDs by Zack O'Malley Greenburg

Matthews on Mathers: The Slim Shady LP by Aaron Matthews

Remember when I was telling you I had a moment in time with Chaka Khan? Well, here’s how that happened by Ericka Simone

UntitledType’s 5 Favorite Albums of 2011 by Amanda Bassa

Based On A Two Way Street by Noz

My Morning Jacket reveals details of new album, gives away free songs by Jeff Weiss

Lykke Li at the El Rey Theatre: Live Review by Molly Bergen

Live review: Lykke Li at the El Rey Theatre by Mikael Wood

Thom Yorke does a surprise DJ set at Low End Theory by Jeff Weiss

Album Reviews:

Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang by Jeff Weiss

Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang by Max

Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang by Kathy Iandoli

Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told by Fred Castano

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers by Todd Martens

Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra. by Ryan Dombal

Reks - R.E.K.S. (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme) by Edwin Ortiz

Show & KRS-One - Godsville by Andres Vasquez

Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse EP by Ian Cohen

Layzie Bone - The Definition & The Meaning (Combo Pack) by Michael Sheehan

Soul Clap - Social Experiment 002 by Andrew Gaerig

Masta Killa - Masta Killa Presents The Next Chamber by Max

Doap Nixon - Gray Poupon by Jake Paine

R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now by Matt LeMay

R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now by Ann Powers

Writtenhouse - While You Were Sleeping by John Healey

Austin Peralta - Endless Planets by Nicholas Candiotto

Profiles & Interviews:

Question in the Form of an Answer: Chuck D by Jeff Weiss

Lupe Fiasco on Lasers, Lame Rap, and His Battles With the Music Industry by Bryan Hood & Erika Ramirez

Q&A: Raekwon On Getting His Third Wind, Rapping About Crime In A Soft New York, And Giving RZA Tough Love by J. Pablo

Waka Flocka Flame on His Disinterest in Lyrics and Love of Fozzie Bear by Andrew Marantz

Strong Arm Steady: Hammer Time by Sean Ryon

R.I.P. Biggie: Lil Kim Says She Thinks The Government Killed The Rapper by Danielle Canada


Bol's Career at XXL, 2006 - 2011 by Byron Crawford

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Weed Carrying But Were Afraid To Ask by Robbie Ettelson

How I Survived Two and a Half Days of Two and a Half Men by Gil Ozeri

Which Heat were crying in the locker room? by Trey Kerby

XXL: Take Down That List, Homie by Thun