Friday, September 16, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 9/16/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

They Reminisce Over You: Tupac Amaru Shakur by The TRU Crew

15 Years Later: 2Pac’s Life After Death by TC

Gangsta Rap: Revisited & Reloaded by Tony Grands

Freddie Gibbs – “187 Proof” by Jeff Weiss

Happy Birthday, Nas: His Dominant Discography by Henry Adaso

Long Beach's Legendary VIP Records Folding by Pamela Hale-Burns

Get Your Mind Right: Tupac Ain't Back by Brian Sims

Eric’s 15 “Must Cop/Best” Releases of 2011 (Thus Far) by Eric C.

GOAT Comic Book to Movie Adaption… by Dallas Penn

Ten Years Since The Blueprint… by Ericka Simone

Boom Bap Can't Die; It's in the DNA by Amir "Sa'id" Said

Song of the Day: Statik Selektah - Play the Game (feat. Big KRIT & Freddie Gibbs)… by Mobb Deen

A Great Year for Underground Rap by Jonah Weiner

Game of Thrones: A Decade-Long Look at Hip Hop's Sales Kings by Omar Burgess

Lip Sing More #3 by The Great Gats, B

Just Think… by Curtis75Black

Freddie Gibbs Does an Upcoming Verse Acapella… by Mobb Deen

Peter Rosenberg and Action Bronson Get Popping by Evan Nabavian

In Defense of Rap Rock by Seth Colter Walls

5 Great Songs Where the Album’s Featured Artist Is a No-Show by David Dennis, Jr.

The Knux 'Run' with Kid Cudi Release New Video by Jeff Weiss

Real Nigga Rules With Sean Price… by Dallas Penn

Brief Thoughts on Turf Talk's Return of the Jedi Mixtape by The Great Gats, B

When You Make Your Beats, Do You Start with the Drum Sounds or Non-Drum Sounds? by Amir "Sa'id" Said

In Rotation: Flash Bang Grenada's "10 Haters" by Jeff Weiss

Review: Beats, Rhymes & Life (The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest) by Jaap van der Doelen

Jimmy Valentime - Take It In Blood (Nas Salute)… by Mobb Deen

The Reckless Machine: Odd Future’s Expansion Team by Tosten Burks

15 Things 2Pac Did Better Than Almost Every Other Rapper by Jaap van der Doelen

Jonwayne Drops Mixtape Featuring Flying Lotus and Samiyam Beats by Jeff Weiss

Game Reveals Details of His Next Album by Henry Adaso

The Jagged Low End Rap of Blu's 'NoYork!' Mixtape by Jeff Weiss

Bounce, Rock Creek: Oddisee’s DC Ode by Jonah Bromwich

The Kreayshawn/Rick Ross Rap Beef Appears To Be Over Before It Even Started, Sadly by The Cajun Boy

9/11 Changed Everything for the Music Industry by Chaz Kangas

FFSzz by The Great Gats, B

15 Years Later: 2Pac's Legacy Lives On by Henry Adaso

The Purple Tape... On No Limit Records by Werner von Wallenrod

K Def X LL Cool J – Year of the Hip-Hop by Sach O

5 Places That Are Not Appropriate For A First Date (Hip Hop Edition) by Tony Grands

BeatTips MusicStudy: The Police - "Walking on the Moon" by Amir "Sa'id" Said

Question: "who you think took waynes spot since he fell off in 07ish" by Noz

5 Reasons Why We Love to Hate Rick Ross the Rapper by Tony Grands

We Walk Up To Random Angelenos and Ask: "What's Your Favorite Tupac Memory?" by Becca Kinskey

Tupac in His Prime: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes by Jon Snyder

Tupac and My Non-Thug Life by Jenée Desmond-Harris

Shock G and Smif-n-Wessun Talk Tupac's Eating Habits: "I Never Seen Him Eat a Vegetable, Not Once In The Five Years I Knew Him" by Phillip Mlynar

The World Doesn’t Want Authentic Texas Rap by Brando

Fuck Guilty Pleasures: Why Avril Lavigne Is The Best Evar by Ben Westhoff

RIP DJ Mehdi by Sach O

Album Reviews:

Game - The R.E.D. Album by John Healey

Game - The R.E.D. Album by Max

Danny Brown - XXX by Greg Whitt

Curren$y - Verde Terrace by Jayson Greene

Outlawz - Perfect Timing by Neil Martinez-Belkin

Oddisee - Rock Creek Park by The Company Man

Cam'ron & Vado - Boss of All Bosses 2.8 by Amanda Bassa

Cam'ron & Vado - Boss of All Bosses 2.8 by Carl Chery

Ski Beatz - 24 Hour Karate School Pt. 2 by Max

Lil B - Black Flame by Martin Spasov

Young Jeezy - The Real Is Back 2 by Phillip Mlynar

Das Racist - Relax by Matt Diehl

Das Racist - Relax by Ian Cohen

Profiles & Interviews:

Evidence’s 10 Favorite Sample Flips by Ego Trip

Racist Cinema with Paul Mooney by R.A. the Rugged Man

Ice-T Puts Planet Rock Target “Fake” Rick Ross On Blast, Nicknames Him “Identity Crisis”

Kurupt Addresses Superficial Youngsters and Declares Angry Kurupt Dead by Paul W. Arnold

Bruce Hornsby on Tupac: "The Original 'Changes' Was a Lot Dirtier, Had a Lot of the N-Word." by Ben Westhoff

Phonte Breaks Down Personal Growth, Philosophy on Bringing Sexes Together Through Music by Jake Paine

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Rapping Outside the Lines by Noz

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions with P-Thugg of Chromeo by Beware

Good Music Is the Motive: An Interview with TiRon by Mallory Pickard