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Deborah Remus 10/21/12 09:47 PM

Hip-Hop Music Round-Up (10/21/12)
 
Head to the replies to read this week's Hip-Hop Music Round-Up.

Deborah Remus 10/21/12 09:48 PM

Thanks to Roshan for putting this together.

Hip=Hop Music Round-UpThis week's top 10 albums in Hip-Hop and R&B, according to Billboard.com:

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
2.Machine Gun Kelly - Lace Up
3. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
4. G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer
5. 2 Chainz - Based on a TRU Story
6. Jay-Z - Live in Brooklyn
7.Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor II
8.Mellowhype - Numbers
9. Trey Songz - Chapter V
10. Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't

NEWS:

In the less great news of the week, P.O.S. had to cancel his upcoming tour with Bad Rabbits due to health concerns/issues.

Q-Tip confirmed that Cruel Winter is happening.

The Based God tried out for a D-League NBA Team.

Looks like Kid Cudi will be starring in an independent romantic comedy.

Frank Ocean recently wrote a letter to his fans.

Pusha T said "New God Flow" was partially aimed at Birdman.

2 Chainz has announced a second leg of his tour.

R. Kelly said there's about 100 more chapters of Trapped In the Closet. There is a God.

Chief Keef may be facing prison for his Pitchfork Interview - in which he visited a gun range.

50 Cent said Detox may be an EP.

Drake graduated high school. Let's bring back the Jimmy Brooks jokes for this one.

Wale compared the material from his upcoming 3rd LP to that of his work with Mark Ronson.

Flava Flav was arrested on a battery charge and may face up to six years in prison.

Kendrick Lamar explains the whole 'm.A.A.d' thing.

THIS WEEK'S DOWNLOADS AND STREAMS:


Stream: T.I. - Ball feat. Lil Wayne [Trouble Man]

Mixtape: Wiz Khalifa - Cabin Fever 2

Stream: P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here [Full Album Stream]

Stream: Theo Martins - Wonderland [Full Album Stream]

Stream: Meek Mill - Maybach Curtains feat. Rick Ross, Nas and John Legend [Dreams and Nightmares]

Stream: The Man with the Iron Fists OST

ASAP Rocky - Fuckin' Problem feat. 2 Chainz, Drake and Kendrick Lamar [LongLiveASAP]

Kendrick Lamar - The Heart Part III feat. Ab-Soul and Jay Rock [Unreleased]

Mixtape/Free Album: Mr. M'Fn Exquire - The Man in the High Castle

THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:


Music Video: Kanye West - White Dress [The Man with the Iron Fists]

Music Video: Nas - A Queen's Story [Life is Good]

Live: Pusha T - New God Flow (Live in Studio)

Misc: Big Sean raps for GQ

Misc: R. Kelly's Trapped In the Closet (Chapter 23)

Music Video: Hit-Boy - East vs. West [HITstory]

Music Video: Method Man - Built For This feat. Freddie Gibbs [The Man with the Iron Fists]

Music Video: Idle Warship - Beautifully Bad [Habits of the Heart]

Music Video: The Weeknd - Wicked Games [Trilogy]

Live: J. Cole premieres new verses

ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK

P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here
RZA - The Man with the Iron Fists OST
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City

ALBUMS OUT NOW:

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swimbearswim 10/21/12 09:53 PM

Picking up RZA and Kendrick Tuesday morning. I'm proud of hip-hop music lately.

John_Barnes 10/21/12 10:28 PM

Hoping I can find time to hit up Best Buy after work. Gotta get that GKMC.

volta 10/21/12 10:49 PM

Cruel Winter, more Trapped In the Closet and RZA make this the best week for hip hop all year.

volta 10/21/12 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John_Barnes (Post 114455022)
Hoping I can find time to hit up Best Buy after work. Gotta get that GKMC.

Your avatar is God.

incognitojones 10/22/12 04:48 AM

Wale with the vibe of his old shit is makin me excited. Hope his album is half that half bangers.

WhoSaidThat? 10/22/12 05:54 AM

- Buying GKMC at Newbury Comics tomorrow. Best/favorite hip-hop album this year that Nas didn't release.
- Speaking of Nas, video for A Queen's Story is... yeah. Oh well. Still a top 3 song off a top 5 album of his.
- I'm pretty much with incognito on Wale. If we're gonna believe this first stop on the hypetrain, 3rd LP should be better than the already great Ambition.
- Even without Wayne, Ball is pretty weak. Trouble Man seems shaped up to be as much of a mixed bag as No Mercy was (even though I still like half of that album).
- If only Chief Queef was relevant two years ago, so then he'd get the Shawt Bus Shawty treatment.
- "Drake graduated high school. Let's bring back the Jimmy Brooks jokes for this one."






Congrats to Drake for real.


Dustin Harkins 10/22/12 07:00 AM

Buying RZA for sure. I want to buy Kendrick's release but I'm still doing my Interscope boycott so looks like I won't be purchasing it. But it is album of the year for sure.

WhoSaidThat? 10/22/12 07:23 AM

I went too far, didn't I?

Dustin Harkins 10/22/12 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhoSaidThat? (Post 114458842)
I went too far, didn't I?

The Facebook statuses cracked me up.

blackmold 10/22/12 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dustin Harkins (Post 114458342)
Buying RZA for sure. I want to buy Kendrick's release but I'm still doing my Interscope boycott so looks like I won't be purchasing it. But it is album of the year for sure.


Interscope boycott?

desiguerilla 10/22/12 08:09 AM

I don't care what anyone says, I've bumpin that Love Sosa record heavy.

Dustin Harkins 10/22/12 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KILL YOURSELF (Post 114459732)
Interscope boycott?

It's not an official boycott that's going on or anything but I think it's bullshit that Chief Keef is still on Interscope after all the shit he's pulled so I'm not buying anything that comes from Interscope till he's dropped.

weworemasks 10/22/12 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swimbearswim (Post 114454592)
Picking up RZA and Kendrick Tuesday morning. I'm proud of hip-hop music lately.


it's been a weak year, in my opinion. but man the 4th quarter has been delivering, huh?

Quote:

Originally Posted by John_Barnes (Post 114455022)
Hoping I can find time to hit up Best Buy after work. Gotta get that GKMC.


you and me both.

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhoSaidThat? (Post 114457482)
- Speaking of Nas, video for A Queen's Story is... yeah. Oh well. Still a top 3 song off a top 5 album of his.
- Even without Wayne, Ball is pretty weak. Trouble Man seems shaped up to be as much of a mixed bag as No Mercy was (even though I still like half of that album).
- If only Chief Queef was relevant two years ago, so then he'd get the Shawt Bus Shawty treatment.
- "Drake graduated high school. Let's bring back the Jimmy Brooks jokes for this one."

PICTURESSSSSSSSSSSSS]


-delivered, as expected. A+ on the brooks memes.
-WTF was with that nas video?
-i'm all but jumped ship on trouble man. i root for t.i. cause his early shit up to paper trail is some of my favs, but man. so inconsistent lately.
-fuck chief keef, and now i'm going to watch SBS

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhoSaidThat? (Post 114458842)
I went too far, didn't I?


not far enough

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dustin Harkins (Post 114460152)
It's not an official boycott that's going on or anything but I think it's bullshit that Chief Keef is still on Interscope after all the shit he's pulled so I'm not buying anything that comes from Interscope till he's dropped.


it's amazing how the label does not give half a shit about all the lil jojo stuff from a few weeks back. unreal.

Dustin Harkins 10/22/12 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weworemasks (Post 114463682)
it's been a weak year, in my opinion. but man the 4th quarter has been delivering, huh?



you and me both.



-delivered, as expected. A+ on the brooks memes.
-WTF was with that nas video?
-i'm all but jumped ship on trouble man. i root for t.i. cause his early shit up to paper trail is some of my favs, but man. so inconsistent lately.
-fuck chief keef, and now i'm going to watch SBS



not far enough



it's amazing how the label does not give half a shit about all the lil jojo stuff from a few weeks back. unreal.

Agreed 100%. I hate it.

Speaking of which, your link for 100 TITC chapters goes to the same Chief Keef article. :-p

swimbearswim 10/22/12 12:27 PM

This year wasn't bad at all..... You just had to really look.

Clear Soul Forces - Detroit Revolutions <= This is amazing and free.
Blu & Exile - Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them
Rapsody - The Idea of Beautiful
Scienze & King I Divine - Divine Scienze
Kendrick Lamar - GKMC
Nas - Life is Good
Danny! - Payback
Chuuwee - Wild Style

Murs & 9th Wonder album dropping next month. Pac Div as well.



Journey408 10/22/12 12:46 PM

mgk sucks. anyone who actually likes that crap is probably a juggalo\poser