Blogospheric Conditions: Everybody’s Wrapping

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.