Friday, October 14, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 10/14/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

The Desensitization of Rap Music by Willie Schube

The Sad Reality Behind 50 Cent’s Street King Campaign by Jaap van der Doelen

A Story to Tell: Biggie Smalls and Narrative — “Me & My Bitch” by Abe Beame

A Story to Tell: Biggie Smalls & Narrative — “Respect
” by Abe Beame

Old Man Rap: Nas Still Got It, Son by Patrice Evans

The TRU BT Presents: The Ultimate Birthday Party Playlist (Happy Birthday Riz!) by The TRU Brain Trust (w/yours truly!)

The New Tyler, The Creator Music Video Has Redefined Modern Blaxploitation by Reginald Howard

Keep It Moving: A Look Back At A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes & Life Album by TC

Screwball Week, Day 4: The Origin Story by Werner von Wallenrod

Screwball Week, Day 4.5: Screw Nuts by Werner von Wallenrod

Screwball Week, Day 5: Who Shot Rudy? by Werner von Wallenrod

Screwball Week, Day 6: H-O-S-T-Y-L-E by Werner von Wallenrod

2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers: The Highs & Lows by David Dennis, Jr.

The 10 Major Fails At The 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards by Andreas Hale

Odd Future - Bitch Suck Dick by Sach O

The Beatles … Run DMC … the iPod? You Bet by Toure

12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music by Dave Stopera

The Temporary Return of Slim Shady at the BET Hip-Hop Awards by Jeff Weiss

A Look At A Tribe Called Quest's Best Album: 'Midnight Marauders' by Andrew Martin

5 Things You Need In A Hip Hop Movie by Tony Grands

Studying Jay-Z: Rapper Is Source Material for Georgetown Course by Gerrick D. Kennedy

100 Forgotten Favorites, Part I of IV by The TROY Blog

The Westward Movement of No I.D. by Evan Nabavian

Drake Continues His Sensitive-Guy Act on "Make Me Proud" by Andy Hutchins

Noah "40" Shebib, Drake's Go-To Producer... by Mobb Deen

5 Rap Songs That Got Me In Deep Sh*t by J-Zone

DJ Franchise – 1000 Count Mix by Liz Choi

The BT Answers Jay Electronica’s Call of Duty (Review) by The TRU Brain Trust

Mix: A Guy Called Gerald – “80s B-Boy Hip Hop” by Jeff Weiss

Thinking Globally, Rapping Locally by Jon Caramanica

Bronx's Birthplace of Hip Hop Headed for Foreclosure Auction by Sara Polsky

Album Reviews:

9th Wonder - The Wonder Years by Ericka Simone

Exile - 4TRK MIND by The Company Man

Nappy Roots - Nappy Dot Org by Amber McKynzie

Nappy Roots - Nappy Dot Org by Phillip Mlynar

Styles P - Master of Ceremonies by Alex Thornton

Murs & Ski Beatz - Love & Rockets, Vol. 1: The Transformation by Carl Chery

Gilbere Forte - Some Dreams Never Sleep by Neil Martinez-Belkin

Papoose - King of New York by Ralph Bistout

TREM - For the Term of His Natural Life by Robbie Ettelson

Profiles & Interviews:

Dallas Penn & Tony Grands Talk Being Famous, What Rappers Eat & Techno D-Bags by Tony Grands

One on One with Tragedy Khadafi (Part 1): “I Am Victorious” by Jaap van der Doelen

DJ Revolution’s Top 5 Favorite Records by Matt Shea

Murs Reveals Why He Left L.A., BluRoc Family Life and Explains Kinship to Black Hippy by Jake Paine

Tom Morello on His New Comic Series, Occupy Wall Street, and Superman Renouncing His Citizenship by Bryan Reesman

Question in the Form of an Answer: Thundercat by Aaron Frank

Less Money, More Problems: Financial Lessons from Ace Hood by Zack O'Malley Greenburg


Whites Were the Original Niggers… by Dallas Penn


So Riff Raff Is for Real Now? by Blockhead

This Can't Be Life: EBT Card Rappers Are Now Beefing With Each Other by Byron Crawford

Thoughts on the BET Cyphers by Big Ghostfase

Martorialist Exclusive: Z-Ro's New CD Cover by The Great Gats, B

Exclusive: The Unreleased Cole World Joint.... by Big Ghostfase