Friday, July 15, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 7/15/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

The Best Rap Albums of the Half Year by Jeff Weiss

An Illuminati Insider’s Guide to Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Watch the Throne by Roc Weiss La Familia

Halftime: Tentative Favorite Rap Song of 2011 by HL

Halftime: Tentative Favorite Rap Song of 2011 by Evan Nabavian

Halftime: Tentative Favorite Rap Song of 2011 by Abortatron

What If Rawkus Records Would Have Signed Kanye West? by Jake Paine

Anatomy of a Listening Event: Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne by Sean Fennessey

Make Some Noise by Bethlehem Shoals

Why Is Big Sean Famous?: An Inquisition by Abe Beame

A Tribe Called Quest: The Time They Nearly Kicked It by Thomas Golianopoulos

New Outkast Record Rumored; Andre 3000 Still May Portray Jimi Hendrix by Jeff Weiss

Trae Tha Truth's 10 Biggest Moments for Houston Hip Hop by The Company Man

The Bi-Monthly N.W.A-Related Post by The Great Gats, B

Ghostface Killah Promises Wu-Block LP, New Wu-Tang LP & More by Andres Vasquez

DoomStarks - Victory Laps by Doc Zeus

Father MC's Doe by Werner von Wallenrod

The RZA Talks Sampling Versus Live Instrumentation by Sean Ryon

Last Night: Beats Rhymes & Life Party with Madlib, Phife, Peanut Butter Wolf, and Prince Paul by Lainna Fader

Common & Nas’ “Ghetto Dreams” by Evan Nabavian

Why Rappers Need Bloggers (& Vice Versa) by Tony Grands

Sick 'Em, Earl by The Great Gats, B

Native Tongue x A Tribe Called Quest x New Birth by Alvin Blanco

Live: Brucie B And Slick Rick Stir Up Memories At Crotona Park by Nick Murray

Project: Wideawake © Chris Claremont & Bob McLeod by Dart Adams

Album Reviews:

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up by Craig Jenkins

MellowHype - BlackenedWhite by Omar Burgess

Lil B - I'm Gay (I'm Happy) by Jayson Greene

Lil B - I'm Gay (I'm Happy) by Craig Jenkins

Lil B - I'm Gay (I'm Happy) by Jake Paine

The Cool Kids - When Fish Ride Bicycles by Alex Thornton

Lil Wayne - Sorry 4 the Wait by Luke Gibson

Lil Wayne - Sorry 4 the Wait by Andy Hutchins

Jon Connor - Salvation by William E. Ketchum III

Cali Swag District - The Kickback by Jeff Weiss

Lloyd - King of Hearts by Edwin Ortiz

R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant (25th Anniversary Edition) by Stephen M. Deusner

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra by Arika Dean

Profiles & Interviews:

Tyler, The Creator RESPECT. Interview by Elliott Wilson

Prince Paul’s 10 Favorite Sample Flips by David Ma

MellowHype: Chordaroy Life by Rashad Phillips

Diamond D Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records by Daniel Isenberg

Random Axe: Hilarity Ensues by William E. Ketchum III

5-10-15-20: Pusha-T by Ryan Dombal