Friday, August 5, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 8/5/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Hip-Hop: Where's the Beef? by Mychal Denzel Smith

A Story to Tell, Part III: The Notorious B.I.G.’s “The Warning” by Abe Beame

Finally, An “Otis” Freestyle That's Actually Good Courtesy of Heltah Skeltah by David Dennis Jr.

Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest by Francisco McCurry

Legendary Ghostwriter D.O.C. Is Back, But Can He Save Detox? by Ben Westhoff

Live: People Gather to Watch Jay-Z and Kanye's Throne, See the Stars by Jeff Rosenthal

Roc Marciano: Villainy and Pogo Sticks by HL

This Is By the Convicts by Werner von Wallenrod

Lil Kim: Queen of the Struggle Rappers by Jonathan Hailey

Fight Night!: Rap vs. The English Language by J-Zone

Wolf Blitzing: Yelawolf’s Next First Single by Jeff Weiss

10 Greatest Collaborative Hip Hop Albums of All Time by William E. Ketchum III, Nene Wallace Reed, Calvin Davis, Sean D, Aja Riddick, Andre Grant, Marcus Arman & Andreas Hale

Yelawolf Lords Over the VIP Section on "Hard White (Up In the Club)" by Maura Johnston

Watching The Throne: Do Disgruntled Retailers Have A Point? by J to the Aap

'Wolf Gang Kill All White Ppl by The Great Gats, B

Game - Drug Test (feat. Dr.Dre & Snoop Dogg) by Mobb Deen

Song Review: Drake - "Headlines" by Henry Adaso

How to Guarantee yourself a Pop Hit in 1996 by R.A. the Rugged Man

Top Five Greatest Rap Hook Singers by Phillip Mlynar

Bells, Whistles, & Shiny Things by Tony Grands

You Never Really Know Someone Until You’re Both Buried: Serengeti’s “Family & Friends” by Jeff Weiss

Random Deep Thoughts… Vol 33 by Mobb Deen

Random Deep Thoughts… Vol 38 by Mobb Deen

Meyhem Lauren: #DefendQueens by Dallas Penn

Bitches Suck My Dick 'Cause I Look Like Lil' Kim by The Great Gats, B

Red Dice Roll Triple Sixes: The Formation of Wu Block by Jeff Weiss

Top Five '90s Shows MTV Should Bring Back by Sheila Dichoso

The BeatTips Manual by Amir “Sa’id” Said (Book Review) by Dart Adams

Album Reviews:

Roc Marciano & Gangrene - Greneberg by Francisco McCurry

Jay Rock - Follow Me Home by Andres Vasquez

Wu-Tang (Clan) - Legendary Weapons by Ian Cohen

Swollen Members - Monsters II by Luke Gibson

Nero - Welcome Reality by Jeff Weiss

Jazz Spastiks & Junclassic - Mode 7 by Brandon E. Roos

Grieves - Together/Apart by Eric Harvey

Gucci Mane & Future - FreeBricks by Yayo

Kelly Rowland - Here I Am by Jada Gomez-Lacayo

Profiles & Interviews:

Interview with Raekwon Pre- “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” (1995) by Chairman Mao

Schoolly D on Being Namechecked in a Murderer's Manifesto by A.D. Amorosi

Kool Keith Had a Purple Keyboard and Green Synth by Chris Faraone

Malcolm Maximillion Interview by D

Waka Flocka Flame Guarantees J. Cole Collaboration, Talks Industry Fakeness by Nadine Graham

Question in the form of an Answer: Baths by Aaron Frank


Protect Ya Necktie: The Passion of the Weiss Guide to Getting the Wu-Tang Internship by The Weiss-Tang Clan

The Tracklists for Cuban Linx Pt. III, God Forgives...., R.E.D. Album etc. by Big Ghostface

V-Nasty Is Mesmerizing by Blockhead

Rap Review Haikus, 8.4.11 by Ego Trippers