Friday, November 18, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 11/18/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

The Greatest Producers of All-Time #10-1 by Jeff Weiss & Co.

The 50 Greatest Producers of All Time #20-11 by Jeff Weiss & Co.

Why There More Than Likely Won’t Be Another Golden Era of Hip Hop… by Dart Adams

Mark Drake's Words by Jay Smooth

Ghostface Killah Changes Mind About Online Impersonator Ghostfase: 'Shout Out to My Mini Muse.... Funny Ass Ninja' by Simone Wilson

Drake – The Most Hated Man In Hip Hop by Doc Zeus

Heavy D Mourned by Diddy, Al Sharpton, Obama at Emotional Hometown Funeral by Jeff Rosenthal

An Open Letter to America Regarding Donald Glover’s Career by Doc Zeus

Obama Writes Letter to Heavy D's Daughter by Henry Adaso

O.C. Smith and Gordon Parks - "Blowin' Your Mind": Skill, Rhyme, and Rhythm by Amir "Sa'id" Said

Top Five Rappers In Absolutely Ridiculous Sweaters by Phillip Mlynar

Ralph McDaniels Keeps Hip-Hop Culture Moving Forward by J. Pablo

Classics Revisited: Slick Rick – The Great Adventures of Slick Rick by Aaron M.

Fantasy Drake Collaborations by DX Staff

Know Your L.A. Hip-Hop Dances: The Cat Daddy by Jessica A. Koslow

Mel's Message Week, Day 3 - The Sequel by Werner von Wallenrod

Respect Your Elders: How Signing Veteran Artists To Young Labels Has Been A Constant Trend In Hip Hop by DX Staff

People Under the Stairs Wrap Up Tour, Release New Album by Jeff Weiss

The Hunt for the Greatest Rap Crew of All Time by Tony Grands

Better than Big: Nas and Amy Winehouse’s Tasteful Posthumous Duet by Evan Nabavian

Common: Sweet by Mobb Deen

Mobb Deep: Get It Forever by HL

Ol’ Dirty Bastard: Gone, But Not Forgotten by Jaap van der Doelen

Live: Pill Arrives In New York, Only To Wonder Where New York Is by Jeff Rosenthal

Scallops, Tossed Salads and Rap Ballads: Wu-Tang Pulp by Jeff Weiss

Reasons Why I Love Youtube #15: Positive K Edition by Richard Tre Mane

5 Reasons Why I Can’t Have Sex to Rap Music by Tony Grands

Album Reviews:

Drake - Take Care by TRU Brain Trust (including yours truly!)

Drake - Take Care by Ryan Dombal

Drake - Take Care by Todd Martens

Drake - Take Care by Alex Thornton

Drake - Take Care by Madbury Club

Drake - Take Care by Adam Fleischer

Drake - Take Care by Alex Macpherson

Freddie Gibbs - Cold Day In Hell by David Drake

Ludacris - 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time by Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Ludacris - 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time by Adam Fleischer

2 Chainz - T.R.U. REALigion by Martin Spasov

Rapper Big Pooh - Dirty Pretty Things by Luke Gibson

Torae - For the Record by Greg Whitt

Wale - Ambition by MZ

Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park by TC

Childish Gambino - Camp by Adam Fleischer

Tech N9ne - Welcome to Strangeland by The Company Man

tabi Bonney - The Summer Years by TC

Betty Wright and the Roots - Betty Wright: The Movie by Mikael Wood

Gonjasufi - The 9th Inning EP by Jeff Weiss

Profiles & Interviews:

Jonathan Mannion: Urban Legend by Leica Internet Team

The Porn Star Questionnaire: Asa Akira by Blockhead

State Your Name, Gangsta: The Fred Flak Interview by Richard Tre Mane

Open Mike Eagle Picks His Five Favorite Current Comedians by Jeff Weiss

Producer's Corner: E. Dan & Big Jerm (I.D. Labs) by Melanie Cornish