Friday, December 23, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 12/23/2011


The Best of 2011:

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2011 (#25-1) by Weiss La Familia

The Top 50 Albums of 2011 (#50-1) by Weiss La Familia

The Year in Review: 2011 TRU Hip-Hop Awards by Jaap van der Doelen

The 9 Best Albums of 2011 According to Hex Murda by Jaap van der Doelen

Top 10 Rap Albums of 2011 by Henry Adaso

The 91 Best Songs of 2011 by Joey L.

TRU Presents: Rap’s Naughty & Nice List 2011 by Aaron McKrell

Trending Topics: The Year in Review by Tim Baker & Blockhead

Eric’s Top 100 Tracks of 2011 (59-50) by Eric C.

Eric’s Top 100 Tracks of 2011 (69-60) by Eric C.

Eric’s Top 100 Tracks of 2011 (79-70) by Eric C.

Eric’s Top 100 Tracks of 2011 (89-80) by Eric C.

Pillow Talk 2K11: The 15 Most Slept-On Albums of 2011 by TSS Crew

“The 11s…” by Mobb Deen

The 11s: (1) Old Albums I Discovered/Re-Discovered… by Mobb Deen

The 11s: (2) My Favorite Freddie Gibbs Appearances… by Mobb Deen

The Worst Songs of 2011 by Joey L.

Streets Is Talking: Top 30 Mixtapes of 2011 by TSS Crew

A Meeting of Great Minds: Friends of The Blog Reflect on 2011 by Various Rap Bloggerati

TC Sings the Bricks V: The Most Disappointing Albums of 2011 by TC

The 2011 HipHopDX Year End Awards by The DX Staff

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Challenging Hip-Hop’s Masculine Ideal by Touré

Social-Minded Hip-Hop Is Making a Comeback by Jon Caramanica

10 Great Moments in Hip-Hop Philanthropy by Sia Tiambi Barnes

Thank You, Etta: 5 Awesome Etta James Samples by Jaap van der Doelen

Odd Future Riot: Roxy Owner Nic Adler Explains What the Hell Happened by Ben Westhoff

On “A Christmas Story,” Its Lessons For Hip-Hop & Biggie Smalls by Justin Tinsley

5 Reasons Why Common Would Win In A Rap Battle With Drake by Tony Grands

Blu and Exile reunite for 'Give Me My Flowers' LP by Jeff Weiss

Classics Revisited: Lord Finesse & Mike Smooth – Funky Technician by Aaron McKrell

Rap Music & The Singularity Theory by Tony Grands

In Beatmaking, Matching Improvisation With Prepared Elements Is Key by Amir Said (Sa'id)

Common Has Got It All Going On by Todd Martens

A Record 4 All the Suicidalists by Werner von Wallenrod

Song of the Day: Big Mello - Wegonfunkwitchomind by Mobb Deen

What A Difference A Year Makes for Meek Mill by Justin Tinsley

Slim Dunkin May Have Been Killed Over Stolen Candy, Police Say by Jeff Weiss

Notable Quotable – Dice Raw On “One Time” by TC

Gunplay: Walking on Water by HL

Freddie Gibbs - Menace II Society feat. Dom Kennedy & Polyester by Mobb Deen

20 Common vs. Drake Diss Songs We Are Waiting For by Ego Trip

Slim the Mobster Has An Amazing House by Rebecca Haithcoat

Vevo Has Paid Out $100 Million to Artists and Labels by Alex Pham

Album Reviews:

Young Jeezy - TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition by Jeff Weiss

Young Jeezy - TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition by William E. Ketchum III

The Roots - undun by Greg Whitt

Common - The Dreamer/The Believer by Max

Common - The Dreamer/The Believer by Alvin "Aqua" Blanco

Common - The Dreamer/The Believer by Ernest Hardy

Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures by Jada Gomez-Lacayo

M.O.P. & Snowgoons - Sparta by Fred Castano

yU - The Earn by William E. Ketchum III

Cam'ron & Vado - Boss of All Bosses 3 by The Company Man

Kidz In The Hall - Occasion by AJ

Nujabes - Spiritual State by Charles Mahoney

Profiles & Interviews:

One on One with J-Zone by Jaap van der Doelen

Peanut Butter Wolf Talks 15th Anniversary of Stones Throw Records by Nate Jackson

Q&A: Asher Roth On Drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon, Playing Beer Pong, And His Celebrity Fantasy Beer Pong League by Phillip Mlynar