Friday, December 2, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 12/2/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

I Can't Believe Wyclef Jean Stole That Haitian Earthquake Money by Byron Crawford

Backseat Muthaf*ckas by Big Ghostfase

50 Mixtapes You Need Now by Brandon Soderberg & Luke McCormick

Occupy Hip Hop: The Dilemma of the Rap Music Mogul by Salima Koroma

7 Clues to the Rap Game If You’ve Just Woken Up from the 90s by Jaap van der Doelen

Danny Brown, Willie the Kid, and the Lost Art of Storytelling Rap by HL

A Song for You: 10 Classic Tracks With Aretha Franklin Samples by TC

Lupe Fiasco, Friend or Foe by Jonah Bromwich

Hip Hop Before the Internet, Part 2 by J-23

Is Busta Rhymes the Leader of the New New School? by Tony Grands

Black Monday by Richard Tre Mane

Profile: Childish Gambino by Henry Adaso

TRU’s World AIDS Day Top 10: “Jimbrowski Must Wear A Hat” by Jaap van der Doelen

My Beautiful, Immediate, Ill-Thought Reactions to This Year’s Grammy Nominations by Doc Zeus

The New Curriculum of ScHoolboy Q by Jeff Weiss

Young Jeezy Gets Personal In A Hustlerz Ambition by Sowmya Krishnamurthy

More Examples of Phil Collins' Profound Influence on Rap by Richard Tre Mane

Mobb Deep – Water Boarding by Sach O

The Far East Movement Drop 'Bump from the Trunk Vol. 1' by Jeff Weiss

Top 10 Rap Albums for December by Henry Adaso

Live: Swizz Beatz Brings Out T.I., DMX's Brother and Some Other Guys at the IAC Building by Jeff Rosenthal

Why This Song Sucks: Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" by Shea Serrano

What A$AP Rocky Really Did to Direct Danny Brown’s “Blunt After Blunt” Video by Jeff Weiss

John Lennon's To-Do List and the Ordinary Lives of Rappers by Margaret Wappler

“Throwing It Up” at White Castle with Eminem, Yelawolf, & Gangsta Boo by Evan Nabavian

Blue Note Records' Troubling New Direction by Sean J. O'Connell

Michele Bachmann’s Still Disappointed, Fishbone Couldn’t Be Happier by John Gotty

Album Reviews:

Yelawolf - Radioactive by Jordan Sargent

Yelawolf - Radioactive by Ryan J.

The Roots - undun by Emerson Dameron

Black Milk & Danny Brown - Black & Brown EP by Rap Genius

Lupe Fiasco - Friend of the People by Adam Fleischer

Mobb Deep - Black Cocaine EP by Michael Cusenza

Statik Selektah & Action Bronson - Well-Done by Jayson Greene

Statik Selektah & Action Bronson - Well-Done by Navani Otero

Statik Selektah & Action Bronson - Well-Done by Jesse Gissen

Pusha T - Fear of God Part II: Let Us Pray by Greg Whitt

9th Wonder - The Wonder Years by Justin Tinsley

Torae - For the Record by Eric Tullis

M.E.D. - Classic by Nate Patrin

Statik Selektah - Population Control by Raj

Blu - NoYork! by Justa

Kidz In the Hall - Occasion by Francisco McCurry

Rapper Big Pooh - Dirty Pretty Things by Marcus Moore

Rapper Big Pooh - Dirty Pretty Things by Ryan J.

Doomtree - No Kings by Nate Patrin

Rapsody - For Everything by TC

Lil B - BasedGod Velli by Jayson Greene

Childish Gambino - Camp by Henry Adaso

Childish Gambino - Camp by Ian Cohen

Onra - Chinoiseries Pt. 2 by Graham Major

Gorillaz - The Singles Collection 2001-2011 by Rob Mitchum

The Black Keys - El Camino by Rob Harvilla

Edan - Primitive Plus (March 19, 2002) by Max

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (July 25, 1989) by Max

Profiles & Interviews:

Old Sh*t: Big Ghostfase Interview by HL

Getting to Know Big Ghostface by Rob Harvilla

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Rittz by David Dennis, Jr.