Friday, May 27, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 5/27/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

The Story of Producing Kid Hood's "Drop the Bomb" by El-P

The 20 Worst Jay-Z Songs by The Smoking Section Crew

DJ Spinna’s 10 Favorite Sample Flips by DJ Spinna

Black Like Me: Wale vs. Kola Boof by Omar Burgess

Searching for Danny! by Dominick Brady

Broken Language: Rap Skits Must Die! by Craig Jenkins

Vado: School of Swag by Sean Ryon

7 Facts Gleaned from The Sound of Young America’s Prodigy Interview by Aaron Matthews

Curren$y: School of Botany & Aviation by Kathy Iandoli

A Decade of Awesomeness By Just Blaze by J to the AAP

Common – “Resurrection” + Remixes by Thun

Fashawn: School of Ecology by Omar Burgess

Crooked I Shares the Stage With Slaughterhouse by Jeff Rosenthal

Jamie Sommers – The Illest Female MC That Never Was by C-Dub

Music Marketing: The Cosign by Amanda Bassa

REKS: School of Hard Knocks by J-23

Ben Westhoff, author of 'Dirty South,' picks his top five Southern rap records by Jeff Weiss; Ben Westhoff

I would say a “Racks” remix has no reason to exist... by David Turner

D-Stroy and Tony Touch Killer '94 Demo by Werner von Wallenrod

Is Curren$y the Most Innovative Rapper of Our Generation? by Phillip Annand

16 Things I Remember About Napster by Stephanie Georgopulos

Album Reviews:

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 by Mallory Pickard

Smoke DZA - T.H.C. (The Hustler’s Catalog) by Raj

Ab-Soul - LongTerm Mentality by Francisco McCurry

Neek the Exotic & Large Professor - Still on the Hustle by Jake Paine

J. Rawls - The Hip-Hop Affect by William E. Ketchum III

Maybach Music Group - Self Made, Vol. 1 by Tom Breihan

Maybach Music Group - Self Made, Vol. 1 by Alex Thornton

Maybach Music Group - Self Made, Vol. 1 by Meka Udoh

Tyler, The Creator - Goblin by Marcus J. Moore

Fiend - Life Behind Limo Glass by Aaron Matthews

Rappin' 4-Tay - Still Standing by Luke Gibson

Mo Kolours - EP1: Drum Talking by Erik Stabile

Blue Sky Black Death - Noir by Marc Hogan

Reatards - Teenage Hate by David Bevan

Profiles & Interviews:

The Etymology of “Jawn” by Emily Guendelsberger

Music Business 101 with Paul Porter by Rizoh

Brother Ali on the "N Word" by Jay Smooth

One on One With JR by Sketch the Journalist