Friday, January 6, 2012

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 1/6/2012

The Best of 2011:

Best DJ Premier Beat of 2011 Is...

The 11 Best Rap Albums of 2011 by TRU Brain Trust (feat. yours truly!)

Best Rap Songs of 2011 by Henry Adaso

The 2011 Finale: The 100 Other Unforgettable Songs We Enjoyed by TSS Crew

Eric's Top 25 Albums of 2011 by Eric C.

Eric's Top 100 Tracks of 2011 (19-11) by Eric C.

Eric's Top 100 Tracks of 2011 (29-20) by Eric C.

Eric's Top 100 Tracks of 2011 (39-30) by Eric C.

Eric's Biggest Disappointments of 2011 by Eric C.

Trav's Top 10 EPs of 2011 by Travis

Top 100 Hip Hop/Rap Albums of 2011 (According to Me) by Dart Adams

Hits from the Blog: A Few Overlooked Gems from 2011 by Alex Piveysky

HipHopDX Staff's Top Rap Picks of 2011 by Hip Hop DX Staff

Infographic - Precious Medals: The 2011 Hip Hop Gold & Platinum Plaques by Hip Hop DX Staff

The 10 Best Hip Hop Albums of 2011 by Andreas Hale

The 10 Most Slept on Hip Hop Albums of 2011 by Andreas Hale

The 11s: (10) Favorite Posts by Mobb Deen

2011: The Year In Kanye by Arye Dworken

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Classics Revisited: A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory by Aaron McKrell

Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases by Rhonda Lowry, Johnny Paglino & Amy Phillips

Label Conscious: The Ghosts of Def Jam's Past by Dave Tompkins

Making Moves With Puff: How Sean Combs is the Best And Worst Thing for Bad Boy by Luke Gibson

An Open Letter to Andre 3000 by Jaap van der Doelen

The Most Anticipated Hip Hop Albums of 2012 by Hip Hop DX Staff

Sluts, Muppets and MC Craig G by Werner von Wallenrod

My Top 5 Morning Motivation Songs by Justin Tinsley

The Return of Hot Chillin' by Werner von Wallenrod

Song of the Day 1/5/12 by Blockhead

Rapper's Imprisonment Tests Moroccan Reforms by Deborah Amos

Blu: I Am Jean by HL

The 15 Greatest Internet Rap Lists by Abe Beame

On Questlove, J Dilla & The Backstory of Black Star’s “Little Brother” by Jason H.

Kanye West's New Workout Plan for the Creative Class: DONDA by Maura Johnston

Pop Music Review: Tinie Tempah by Jeff Weiss

Is Kanye West Actually Involved With The Jetsons Movie? by Claude Brodesser-Akner

Album Reviews:

Young Jeezy - Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition by Jayson Greene

Raekwon - Unexpected Victory by The Company Man

Pac Div - The Div by MZ

Jet Life - Jet World Order by Jeff Weiss

Mr. Muthaf*ckin' eXquire - Merry eXmas & Suck My Dick by Ian Cohen

The Internet - Purple Naked Ladies by Carrie Battan

T.I. – F*ck Da City Up by Aaron McKrell

Fabolous - There Is No Competition III: Death Comes In 3's by Slava Kuperstein

The Weeknd - Echoes of Silence by Andrew Ryce

Gucci Mane & V-Nasty - BAYTL by Jordan Sargent

Sunn O))) - ØØ VOID by Grayson Currin

Profiles & Interviews:

M.O.P. – The Unkut Interview by Robbie Ettelson

Answers for Questions Vol. 66 w/Blockhead

George Clinton & Aleon Craft Talk "Mothership: The Decatur Connection," Parliament Funkadelic's Encouragement of Sampling by The Company Man