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Hip-Hop Music Round-Up (07/11/10)

Posted by - 08:10 AM on 07/11/10
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08:10 AM on 07/11/10
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Thanks to Roshan for putting this together.

Hip-Hop Music Round-UpThis week's top hip-hop/rap/R&B albums according to Billboard.com:

1. Eminem - Recovery
2. Drake - Thank Me Later
3.The-Dream - Love King
4. Usher - Raymond v. Raymond
5. The Roots - How I Got Over
6. B.o.B. - The Adventures of Bobby Ray
7. Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D.
8. Alicia Keys - The Element of Freedom
9. Dwele - Wants World Women
10. Keith Sweat - Ridin' Solo

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News:

Wale has announced an (assumed) follow-up to 2008's Mixtape About Nothing. On August 3rd, he'll release More About Nothing.

50 Cent denies signing to Capitol Records. He's also launched a petition against Diddy.

Ice Cube's album has been pushed back.

Erykah Badu will direct Rick Ross' music video for 'Maybach Music III.'

M.I.A. has the "perfect song" for Jay-Z.

Kanye West has begun filming his video for "Power" in NYC and has supposedly broken up with the bald chick.

Snoop Dogg partners up with some type of liquor.

Usher is releasing an extension EP to his album in August, entitled Versus.

The Elam family has planned a memorial service for the late, great Guru.

Pete Rock and CL Smooth will reunite on stage at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.

DMX saw an early release from prison and is in the studio already.

Since Mystikal's out of jail, he's recording and will have Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes on his album.

Big Boi says Jive Records wanted him to put out the next "Lollipop."

Blu's Her Favorite Colour will get a double-disc retail release.

Suge Knight has an arrest warrant out for him.

Nicki Minaj's album will hit stores on November 23rd.

Beyonce was in a serious car accident. She's all good though.

Pharoahe Monch is back.

Lil Wayne will be dropping an EP in September.

Raekwon says he's collaborating with Nas and Eminem soon.

Young Jeezy's Thug Motivation 103 will be released on August 31st.

Rihanna and Maxwell are among many who canceled shows due to low sales.

Big Boi is on track to sell 55k his opening week.

Has Slaughterhouse officially signed to Shady Records?

Rumor: Kanye West's tracklisting minus features and production credits.

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This week's videos:

Misc: Rick Ross and Travis Barker

Interview: Aloe Blacc - Interview with Splash Magazine

Music Video: Asher Roth - Toni Braxton [from Seared Foie Gras mixtape]

Interview: Pharrell Williams - Chelsea Lately

Music Video: Reflection Eternal - Ballad of the Black Gold [from Revolutions Per Minute]

Full Episode: On the Record with Fuse - T.I.

Trailer: Currensy - Pilot Talk

Music Video: Currensy - Roasted [from Pilot Talk]

Live: Big Boi - Shutterbugg [Live on Jay Leno]

Music Video: Rick Ross - Super High Remix [f. Currensy and Wiz Khalifa]

Live: J Cole - Live in Paris

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This week's downloads:

Mixtape: Childish Gambino - Culdesac [Donald Glover; actor, Community]

Quest - Am I Wrong [over Jay Electronica's "Exhibit A"]

Charles Hamilton - SIX Unreleased Mixtapes

Hollywood Floss - Houston, TX Cypher

Rick Ross - Maybach Music III f. T.I., Jadakiss and Erykah Badu [from Teflon Don]

Jay Electronica - Act II: Ruff Songs That Didn't Make the Cut

Stream: M.I.A. - MAYA

Slum Village - Lock it Down [produced by J Dilla] [from Villa Manifesto LP]

Janelle Monae - Cold War (WondaMix)

Mixtape: DJ Jazzy Jeff + Mick Boogie - Summertime

Theo Martins - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Kid Cudi + Rostam Batmanjgli + Best Coast - All Summer [Converse campaign]

Black Milk - Welcome (Gotta Go) [first single from Album of the Year]

Album: Go-Getters - World Record Holders [features Kanye West and GLC circa 2000-2002; previously unreleased]

Big KRIT - Straight Up Out the South [unreleased]

Wale - Workin'

Blu - Untitled(LovedU)2 [from Her Favorite Color, which will be remastered and released to retail on August 24th]

Rick Ross - Free Mason f. Jay-Z and John Legend [from Teflon Don]

Paul Wall - Live It f. Raekwon, Jay Electronica and Yelawolf [from Heart of a Champion]

Mixtape: Ro Spit - A Different Arrangement [mixtape using Mayer Hawthorne's A Strange Arrangement]

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Albums hitting the shelves this week:

Currensy - Pilot Talk

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Albums out now:

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty

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Contributors: themostdeplete
Any feedback is welcome. The best way to get at me is through my blog, www.weworemasks.com. You can keep up with us there during the week if you miss us way too much. If you have any hate mail, love notes, ideas, suggestions or submissions for next week's round up, feel free to get at Roshan at weworemasks@gmail.com or weworemasks on twitter. We won't bite.
08:22 AM on 07/11/10
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Wayne is steady in the studio and dropping new music, even if you dont like the dude, you gotta respect that.
08:26 AM on 07/11/10
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Wayne is steady in the studio and dropping new music, even if you dont like the dude, you gotta respect that.
Yeah, he never stops working. That said, Rebirth was atrocious.
08:26 AM on 07/11/10
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Stoked for Kanye's record
08:28 AM on 07/11/10
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Power is a great song, can't wait for his record to drop.
08:29 AM on 07/11/10
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I actually had no clue rappers released EPs
08:30 AM on 07/11/10
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Enjoying big boi's record a lot.
08:41 AM on 07/11/10
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A lot of good stuff this week.
08:50 AM on 07/11/10
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So stoked to hear a quality version of The Godlee Barnes LP will be on that Blu double-disc. His major label debut better come soon after though...his verses on the new Roots disc were ill, but I need to hear new shit from him ASAP.
08:54 AM on 07/11/10
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I actually had no clue rappers released EPs
This
09:02 AM on 07/11/10
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agreed. I need a new Blu album asap.
09:24 AM on 07/11/10
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Pretty stoked for the nicki Minaj album
09:32 AM on 07/11/10
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Donald Glover's album is really good.
09:43 AM on 07/11/10
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Pretty stoked for the nicki Minaj album

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