Friday, June 24, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 6/24/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

The Unauthorized Story of Haitian Jack by Black Pacino

Earl Sweatshirt's Coral Reef Academy Friend Says "New Yorker" Story Is False by Ernest Baker & Jacob Moore

Blue Note Records' Ten Best Sample Sources by Phillip Mlynar

Revisiting the Classic Commercial Rap Album Template by Mobb Deen

I Was Making Lupe Fiasco Look Stupid Back Before It Was All Trendy by Byron Crawford

Great Songs from Forgotten Rap Albums #18 by The Great Gats, B

The Dopplegangaz by Werner von Wallenrod

WOAT Albums: Mobb Deep by GuttaBoyJihaD

7 Reasons Why 'Blood Money' Is Mobb Deep's Worst Album by HL

RE: RE: WOAT Mobb Deep Album by GuttaBoyJihaD

Nasty Nas in Your Area, About to Cause Blog Hysteria by Evan Nabavian

Return of Nasty Reign Drops by HL

The 50 Cent Resurrection by Noz

"If I Can't" Gets Cue From Sampling by Amir "Sa'id" Said

Jay Rock Reveals Single 'Hood Gone Love It,' Aided by Kendrick Lamar by Jeff Weiss

The Origins of Screwed Music by Galvatron

Success & The Hip Hop Hypocrite by Tony Grands

On 2Pac’s Forgotten Battle Record by J. Tinsley

Company Flow Reunite by Tom Breihan

Kreayshawn Is the Latest Controversial White Rapper by Nitsuh Abebe

Tha Chill (Compton's Most Wanted), Gangsta and Other Rap Veterans Form Supergroup, '1st Generation,' Play First Show on July 23 by Jeff Weiss

Rapper 10th Ward Buck Explains History of 'Bounce' Music in New Book by Roman Wolfe

Publicists Ask ‘What’s Your Gimmick,’ I Said ‘Going In’ by Jeff Weiss

Hoodratz - Sneeke Muthafukaz by C-Dub

Hindsight Is 20/20: How Scarface Made Me Realize I’m an Adult by J to the Aap

Ice Cube’s Autograph Saves Lives by Beware

Immortal Technique: The Psychedelic Soul of UMO by Jeff Weiss

Hey Drake, Man Up! by Jonathan Hailey

Drake Tells Universal Music to Stop Taking Down the Music He's Leaking by Mike Masnick

Weird This Way by Jeff Weiss Music and DJing Meets Gamification by Alex Pham

Album Reviews:

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up by Jeff Weiss

Action Bronson - Dr. Lecter by Tom Breihan

Big Sean - Finally Famous: The Album by William E. Ketchum III

Tech N9ne - All 6′s and 7′s by Ericka Simone

Blaq Poet - Blaq Poet Society by Amanda Bassa

Open Mike Eagle - Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes by Fred Castano

Grieves - Together Apart by Edwin Ortiz

DJ JS-1 - Ground Original 3: No One Cares by Francisco McCurry

Blue Scholars - Cinemetropolis by Steven Potter

Silkie - City Limits Volume 2 by Nate Patrin

Black Lips - Arabia Mountain by Chris Bosman

Bon Iver - Bon Iver by Randall Roberts

Bon Iver - Bon Iver by Mark Richardson

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra by Ian Cohen

Jay-Z - Unplugged (December 18, 2001) by Dag Diligent

Profiles & Interviews:

Raw Sh!t: An Interview With Random Axe by J to the Aap

5-10-15-20: DJ Quik by Tom Breihan

DMX's 1st Jailhouse Interview by MikeyFresh

DJ Quik Talks Sampling John Travolta, 'The Book of David' and Powerhouse Appearance by Nate Jackson

Q&A: Big K.R.I.T. on Making People React to His Lyrics, Crate-Digging And Crafting Playstation Beats by J. Pablo

Canibus & Keith Murray (The Undergods): Hip Hop Bounty Hunters by Chris Richburg

Metal Lungies Hollers @ Co$$ by KnobbzXL

A Q. & A. With Skyzoo, Mixtape Master by Chris O'Shea

Producer's Corner: Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis by William E. Ketchum III