Friday, March 25, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 3/25/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Is Hip-Hop Feminism Alive in 2011? by Akoto Ofori-Atta

The Real Women of Hip-Hop Tackle Its Negative Images by Jacque Reid

The Passion of the Weiss Spring 2011 Mixtape by Jeff Weiss & Co.

Tips on Being an Exceptional Ghostface Killah Intern by Amos Barshad

Looking at Hip-Hop 1.0 by Bill Adler

The Business of Lasers by Soulbrotha

Nate Dogg Remembered: How One Man's Music Chronicled 'The Hard Way' by Omar Burgess

Nate Dogg Was Made for March Madness by Joey L.

Soloist Manifesto: O.C., Subconscious, and The Illz by Thun

10 Qualities Highly Sought After in a Regulator As Gleaned From Warren G & Nate Dogg’s “Regulate” by Jeff Weiss

Now That I'm Sober You Ain't That Fine by Ian Cohen

It All Started After The Roc Raida Show… by Ming-Tzu

The Seven Most Memorable Rap Beatdowns by Rizoh

This Is My Rifle: Homosexuality & Hip Hop by Jason James

New Rap Music by Noz

Great songs from forgotten rap albums #16 by The Great Gats, B

Pusha T fears God, works with Kanye, Pharrell and 50 Cent on new free mixtape by Jeff Weiss

Pusha-T Really Misses His Old Pal, Cocaine by Amos Barshad

A Few Thoughts Regarding Big Pun by Thun

Top Ten Great DMX Shenanigans by Phillip Mlynar

Does The Taylor Gang Buy Records? by Alexander Fruchter

Is Jay-Z Secretly Profiting Off Crappy Champagne? by Amos Barshad

Wyclef Jean's Trouble With The Truth: A Recent History by Zara Golden

Difficulty Communicating: Yaggfu Front and Open Mike Eagle by Thun

Action Bronson and other dudes that rap about wrestling by Dom Passantino

On Lil B, Diddy, Odd Future And SXSW by David Dennis Jr.

Breaking Down The Beef Between DJ Premier and Canibus by Aja K. Riddick

The Computers, Blues, and Bromides of The Streets by Renato Pagnani

NPR the music powerhouse? Totes, dude by Chris Richards

SXSW 2011: Snoop Dogg, Dogg Pound, Warren G, Dam-Funk and Mayer Hawthorne pay tribute to Nate Dogg, reconfigure modern funk by Jeff Weiss

SXSW 2011: Odd Future makes a quick exit by Todd Martens

SXSW 2011: Politicking with Shabazz Palaces and Open Mike Eagle by Jeff Weiss

SXSW 2011: Lunch with the Germans and other Grim Fairy Tales by Sabina Tang

SXSW 2011: Odd Future insult and shortchange fans by Greg Kot

Why Everybody Loves Odd Future by Nitsuh Abebe

A Rhetorical Analysis of Rebecca Black’s Viral Hit “Friday” by Sujay Kumar

Rebecca Black Means The (Internet) Fame Game Has Changed by Alexia Tsotsis

Arms So Freezy: Rebecca Black's "Friday" As Radical Text by Dana Vachon

Album Reviews:

WC - Revenge of the Barracuda by Ryan J.

Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) by Kim Wilson

Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) by Nate Patrin

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

Cunninlynguists - Oneirology by Andres Vasquez

Gucci Mane - The Return of Mr. Zone 6 by August Brown

Pusha T - Fear of God by William E. Ketchum III

The Strokes - Angles by Ryan Dombal

The Strokes - Angles by Matt Diehl

The Strokes - Angles by Douglas Martin

Apollo Brown - Clouds by Slava Kuperstein

Anika - Anika by Todd Martens

VICEVERSAH - Shine Not Burn by Marcus Moore

Kurt Vile - Smoke Rings For My Halo by Chris Bosman

Groundislava - Groundislava by Erik Stabile

Middle Brother - Middle Brother by Brian Hodge

Profiles & Interviews:

Aceyalone: Bounce These Balls by Paul W. Arnold

5-10-15-20: Flying Lotus by Ryan Dombal

Producer's Corner: DJ Khalil by William E. Ketchum III

Pharoahe Monch On Growing Up in Queens, Twitter, Pizza, and Porn by Phillip Mlynar

Interview: Raekwon on Kanye, Justin Bieber and Shaolin vs. Wu Tang by Adam Johns

Odd Future Talk SXSW, Goblin, Gnomes by Ryan Dombal

A Conversation With: Clams Casino by Soft Money