Friday, September 9, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 9/9/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Rap Related Events That Happened This Year You Already Forgot About by GuttaBoyJihaD

Labor Days by Blockhead

Happy Labor Day: 8 Songs for Workers by Aaron McKrell

The 100 Best Jay-Z Songs by Andrew Barber

Lucky Strikes: Rap’s 50 Greatest One-Hit Wonders by TC

Come On, Come On and Scream! by Werner von Wallenrod

Everyday We Looked Up at the Ceiling, Watching Ceiling Fans Go Around Trying to Catch that Feeling by Jeff Weiss

Hip-Hop and the Man of a Thousand Scarfaces by Brandon Soderberg

Nas Rocks the Bells by Chris Faraone

Lil Wayne Is a Genius by Tony Grands

Forgotten Beefs : AZ vs. G-Unit by The Great Gats, B

Past the Heavens: Blu’s Continuous Self-Transformation by Tosten Burks

Peter Rosenberg's What's Poppin' Vol. 1 Takes the New York Hip-Hop Scene's Pulse by Phillip Mlynar

Will Soulja Boy Be the First Rapper to Be Sniped? by Curtis75Black

Live: Fool's Gold Day Off Party Turns into a Relay Rave by Jeff Rosenthal

The Detox Cycle: Longtime Dr. Dre Affiliate Soopafly Returns by Jeff Weiss

#ROXTHEBELLZ by Dallas Penn

Mainstream, High-Concept Approach to Beatmaking Scuttles Hip Hop by Amir "Sa'id" Said

Top Five Most Tired Rap Cliches by Ben Westhoff

Vacate the Throne by Curtis75Black

Hip-Hop Rumors: Drake Forbidden to Do What With Who? by illseed

Big Sean - Marvin & Chardonnay (feat. Kanye & Roscoe Dash) by Mobb Deen

Exile: Klepto by HL

Slim da Mobster - Gunplay… by Mobb Deen

New York City to Damon Dash: We'll See You In Court by Rosie Gray

Is Computer-Based Recording Ruining Music? by Steve Guttenberg

Album Reviews:

Tragedy Khadafi - Thug Matrix 3 by Robbie Ettelson

Apathy - Honkey Kong by Aaron Matthews

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV by Fred Castano

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV by Adam Fleischer

Young Jeezy - The Real Is Back 2 by Ralph Bristout

Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser by Adam Fleischer

Boss Hogg Outlawz - Outlaw Wayz by William E. Ketchum III

Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame - Ferrari Boyz by Raj

Doppelgangaz - Lone Sharks by Amanda Bassa

Median - The Sender by Francisco McCurry

Thurz - L.A. Riot by Ryan J.

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Lenses Alien by Erik Stabile

Thundercat - The Golden Age of Apocalypse by Chris Bosman

Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Technician (June 7, 1990) by Max

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Wanted: Dead or Alive (August 13, 1990) by Max

Profiles & Interviews:

TM103 Tuesdays: Exclusive Young Jeezy Interview by Bonus Thompson

“Strangeland”: A Day In the Life with Tech N9ne by Raj

The Outlawz Clarify Last Group Album Claims And Smoking Ashes, Talk Truce With Lil Cease by Paul W. Arnold


Soulja Boy's Apology to the Troops Is Surprisingly Well-Written for Someone Who Can't Read by Byron Crawford

What is HATE? by Big Ghostface

The Best of Dirty Bieber Secrets by Dom Passantino