Friday, February 17, 2012

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 2/17/2012

Music Analysis & Reporting:

XXL Still a Magazine, Still Censoring People by Byron Crawford

Wealth Strategy: Sell Fake Album Reviews to Hip-Hop Websites by Byron Crawford

J-Zone’s 20 Greatest Sex Rhymes by J-Zone

Full Circle: Return of the Crew Dynamic in Modern Day Rap by Jaap van der Doelen

Hip-Hop's Top Ten Aretha Franklin Samples by Phillip Mlynar

Readers of the Books and Leaders of the Crooks: El-P & Killer Mike Make RAP by Jeff Weiss

Killer Mike "Big Beast" by Byron Crawford

Dead Rappers Society by Tony Grands

Classics Revisited: Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Aaron McKrell

The Beatnuts Meet da Lench Mob by Werner von Wallenrod

Lauryn Hill Plays It Cool by Ernest Hardy

No Church for Old Men: Joe and Reggie Watch the Throne by Jonah Bromwich

BeatTips Tutorial: Making Arrangement "Changes" in Beatmaking by Amir Said (Sa'id)

Drake Picks La The Darkman And Willie The Kid For 'Hottest MCs'

Ana Tijoux: Addressing Global Unrest In Rhyme

Echo Chamber: A$AP Rocky - The Harlem rapper's enlightened stance on homophobia in hip-hop by Jenn Pelly

Yelawolf Moves to Slumdon by Tosten Burks

Song of the Day 2/16/12 by Blockhead

Here Here: Curren$y’s Peerless Consistency by Jonah Bromwich

Looking At The Front Door: 15 Rap Duos & Groups That Ended In Break-Up by DX Staff

DJ Format ft. Edan – “Spaceship Earth” by Jeff Weiss

Talk Like Sex: 15 Rap Songs That Are Euphemisms For Sex by DX Staff

Odd Future: Atlanta’s Auto-Tune King by Abe Beame

Dave Grohl Clarifies Grammy Rant, Loves Kraftwerk, Deadmau5 by Randall Roberts

Why Do People Hate Rap and Opera? by Tom Huizenga

Album Reviews:

Ka - Grief Pedigree by HL

ScHoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions by The TRU Brain Trust

Curren$y - Muscle Car Chronicles by Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Curren$y - Muscle Car Chronicles by Neil Martinez-Belkin

Ski Beatz - 24 Hour Karate School Presents Twilight by Matt Wright

Homeboy Sandman - Subject: Matter by John Healey

Copywrite - God Save The King by Will Cleveland

Lil B - White Flame by Jordan Sargent

Gucci Mane - Trap Back by Jayson Greene

Pill - The Epidemic by Edwin Ortiz

Danny! - Payback by Francisco McCurry

Danny! - Payback by DX Staff/Jake Paine (LOL)

Chase N. Cashe - The Heir Up There by Rachelle Jean-Louis

Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II by Grayson Currin

Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again by Brian Hodge

Profiles & Interviews:

MarQ Spekt & Tony Grands Talk Donkey Kong, The Golden Era, & Staying Hungry w/MarQ Spekt & Tony Grands

Answers for Questions Vol. 72 w/Blockhead


Things That Are Wrong with the World Vol. 23 by Blockhead

Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time: The Complete List by LA Weekly

Oh Boy: A Dipset Guide to Relationships by Jaap van der Doelen