Here are some links to quality posts from throughout the blogosphere that turned up in the past week. For more links, peep Hip Hop is Read’s Rap Roundtable.
On Lil’ B – Noz explains Lil B’s subversive humor and live performance-oriented approach to recording music.
Rappin’ In the Rain With The Jacka – The Martorialist discusses The Jacka’s penchant for precipitation-based themes and the the implications of the demise of Imeem.
Gang Starr, Adjusted – Werner Von Wallenrod discusses the group’s “Gotta Get Over b/w Flip The Script” 12″ VLS.
‘He Wears the Mask Just to Cover the Raw Flesh’ – Ta-Nehisi Coates theorizes links between rap, comic books, heroic ideals, and identity formation.
Beans, Beans, Good For The Heart – The Martorialist digs up some Beanie Sigel gems from 2005.