Friday, March 18, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 3/18/2011

R.I.P. Nate Dogg:

Nate Dogg Tribute: The Next Episode by Jeff Weiss

Remembering Nate Dogg, Hip-Hop's Hook Man by Jozen Cummings

Can’t Deny It: Nate Dogg (1969 – 2011) by Doc Zeus

R.I.P. Nate Dogg by Amp Geez

16 in the clip and one in the hole: RIP Nate Dogg by Dom Passantino

Nate Dogg's legacy of sweet hooks for hard rappers by August Brown

AllTime8: Nate D-O-Double-G by Danj!

Rest In Peace Nate Dogg (Open Letter) by DJ Smu

RIP Nate Dogg by Khal

Remembering Nathaniel 'Nate Dogg' Hale in video by Gerrick D. Kennedy

Nate Dogg Is Gone, but His Controversial Music Lives On by Timmhotep Aku

Remembering Nate Dogg by J to the Aap

Snoop Dogg Remembers Nate Dogg: "All Doggs Go to Heaven" by Gustavo Turner

Rest in Paradise Nate Dogg by Marcus Arman

Music Analysis & Reporting:

The 30 Greatest Hip-Hop Demos by Chairman Mao

Odd Futurism: The shock poetry of LA’s newest hip-hop spectacle by Bethlehem Shoals

Raekwon Documents the Inception of Wu-Tang by HL

The Bass and the Movement by Jeff Weiss

Pacewon and Contemporary Rap Consciousness by Thun

Milwaukee's Old School Hip-Hop Scene Excavated on Wax by Werner von Wallenrod

'Tupac' biopic launches online casting call for lead role by Gerrick D. Kennedy

Oh, I’m Still Alive: Game and Yelawolf’s Rough by Jeff Weiss

Tyler The Creator Announces Goblin Date, Dismisses Blog Haters by Alvin Blanco

Tyler, The Creator Says He Kept Odd Future Secret From His Mom by Steven Roberts

50 Cent's Greatest Hits Of Late 2010 And 2011: A Surprisingly Long List by Jayson Greene

Blog Watch Edition 7 – Are You Serious? by Thun

Mike G - Forest Green by Mr. Dylan Michael

Keep On Keepin' On (Test Pressing Hotness) by Werner von Wallenrod

Cell Therapy: How Leaving Prison Affects A Rapper's Career by Luke Gibson

Ma$e's dancing in the Been Around The World video appreciation post by The Great Gats, B

SXSW 2011: Battle of L.A. featuring Freddie Gibbs versus Matthewdavid at the Mohawk by Jeff Weiss

SXSW 2011: Bootlegging, blog-rap, the Cool Kids and Black Hippies: The Nah Right/Smoking Section showcase by Jeff Weiss

SXSW 2011: Charles Bradley channels James Brown in a festival highlight by Jeff Weiss... AGAIN!

Album Reviews:

Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang by David Drake

Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang by Sach O

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers by Ian Cohen

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers by RAJ

WC - Revenge of the Barracuda by Alex Dwyer

Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) by C. Paicely

Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) by Slava Kuperstein

Travis Barker - Give the Drummer Some by Andres Vasquez

James Brown - James Brown: The Singles, Volume Ten: 1975-1979 by Douglas Wolk

Strong Arm Steady - Arms & Hammers by Ericka Simone

Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys! by Ian Cohen

K-Holes - K-Holes by Dave Toropov

Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings by Julien Loeper

Profiles & Interviews:

Chuck D premieres 'By the time I get to Arizona' art piece, talks politics and art by Jeff Weiss

Freddie Gibbs: Buhloone Mindstate by Paul W. Arnold

Keyboard Money Mike – The Unkut Interview by Robbie Ettelson

Q&A: Lil B Producer Clams Casino On His Beautifully Bizarre Sound, His New Mixtape, And The Name He's Now Stuck With by Brandon Soderberg

Shad: Best Kept Secret by William E. Ketchum III

Roc Marciano: Brass Knuckles by Andrew Noz