Friday, July 29, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 7/29/2011

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011):

Amy, Amy, Amy by Ericka Simone

Troubled Soul: Amy Winehouse, 1983-2011 by Sasha Frere-Jones

Amy Winehouse & The Hip-Hop Connection by J to the Aap

Amy Winehouse: An Appreciation by Randall Roberts

Amy Winehouse R.I.P. by Alfred Soto

Amy Winehouse: Why Her Music Will Last by Bill Wyman

RIP Amy Winehouse 1983-2011 by Abortatron

Even Amy Winehouse Had a Right to Make the Wrong Choices by Stephen King

Amy Winehouse: 'Raw, Honest Vocal Delivery' Remembered on Twitter by Gerrick D. Kennedy

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Open Letter to Jay-Z and Kanye West About 'Watch the Throne' Exclusives by Independent Retailers

Guess Who’s Bizzack: 20 of Rap’s Best Comeback Albums by TSS Crew

A Story to Tell: Biggie Smalls and Narrative by Abe Beame

A Story To Tell, Part II: The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Gimme the Loot” by Abe Beame

My Infamous Life: The Audiobook of Prodigy's Memoir Might Be the Best Rap Album of the Year by Hua Hsu

Lost & Found: 10 Great Hip Hop Albums from the Vault by J-23

Native Nutts – The Nutts Are Restless by C-Dub

Passion of the Weiss Mix Series: “Hour of Power” by Danny Swain

Also from the 50th Issue of The Source by The Great Gats, B

Top Ten Rap Remixes of '90s R&B Songs by Phillip Mlynar

Get Your Mind Right: Rage Against the Machine by Brian Sims

Live: The 106 & Park Tour Stops At Irving Plaza, Goes On Forever by Jeff Rosenthal

Live: Wiz Khalifa Smokes Out Central Park by Jeff Rosenthal

Jay-Z & Kanye West’s “Otis” (Review) by TRU Brain Trust

Ten (?) Essential Yayo Songs That Even the Most Uptight Piece of Shit Claiming to Be a Hip-Hop Fan Will Enjoy… FACT by GuttaboyJihaD

Re: Young Buck… by Mobb Deen

The Five Best Moments on Yo! MTV Raps by Phillip Mlynar

Blowing Fog in the Taj Mahal by Jeff Weiss

Live: Black Rob Gets Back to Basics at the Apple Store by Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Rejected: What’s The Consensus? Unkut Reacts To Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ‘Otis’ by Robbie Ettelson

Alley Boy feat. Freddie Gibbs - Rob Me A Nigga by Mobb Deen

Rhythm & Bass: Hudson Mohawke, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Shlohmo by Evan Nabavian

Album Reviews:

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On [40th Anniversary Edition] by Ryan Dombal

Random Axe - Random Axe by Martin Douglas

Roc Marciano & Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No) - Greneberg by The Company Man

Wu-Tang Clan - Legendary Weapons by Alex Thornton

MellowHype - BlackenedWhite by Jordan Sargent

Kendrick Lamar - Section.80 by TSS Crew

Lil Wayne - Sorry 4 the Wait by Tom Breihan

Lil B - I'm Gay (I'm Happy) by Henry Adaso

DJ Khaled - We the Best Forever by Amanda Bassa

Black Rob - Game Tested, Streets Approved by Aaron M.

Jon Connor - Salvation by Greg Whitt

Profiles & Interviews:

RESPECT. Interviews John Gotty of The Smoking Section by Lauren Schwartzberg

Elzhi – Detroit’s Finest by Bruce Smith

Q&A: Michael Rapaport on beefs, Nas and the controversies around Beats, Rhymes and Life by Jesse Kinos-Goodin

Black Rob Reacts to Post-Prison Life, Clarifies Image, and Praises Duck Down by Amanda Bassa

“Smart Is the New Gangsta”- One on One with Black Rob by Aaron M.

R&WIFDP Exclusive: An Interview With The Legendary CHOPS (Part One) by Soulrise

Producer's Corner: Focus... by Melanie Cornish

Ambassador: The Crossroads by Chris Lassiter


Just How Rich IS Jay-Z & Kanye West’s “Otis”? Pt. 2 (The Mo “Otis” Mo Problems Remix) by Ego Trippers

Rap Review Haikus 7.29.11 by Ego Trippers

Final Thoughts On That Song From Those Guys by Tony Grands

Dickhead Things to Say by Blockhead

5 Rappers, 5 Game Show Ideas by Tony Grands

Eff You, Rawse! by The Great Gats, B

5 Realizations Inspired By Kanye West & Jay-Z’s “Otis” by Tony Grands

The Music Industry Is Really Clamping Down Hard on Leaks These Days by Maura Johnston