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Hip-Hop Music Round-Up (01/23/11)

Posted by - 01:15 PM on 01/23/11
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01:15 PM on 01/23/11
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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. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
2. Rihanna - Loud
3. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 4. Eminem - Recovery
5. R. Kelly - Love Letter
6. Jamie Foxx - Best Night of My Life
7.T.I. - No Mercy
8. Keyshia Cole - Calling All Hearts
9. Lil Wayne - I'm Not a Human Being
10. Michael Jackson - Michael

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NEWS:

Watch the video for The Niceguys' new single, "Toast." Download their album and quit sleeping on em. They had a big homecoming show this week, and I wrote up a review here.

Blu is releasing an EP on Feb. 15. Artwork and tracklisting can be seen here.

Black Milk
says his collab album with Sean Price and Guilty Simpson is finished.

So Kanye did NOT buy a watch of himself for himself.

Snoop Dogg tour dates. I know you all wanna go.

Detox is not dropping on 4/20, like previously reported.

Check the tracklisting for Raekwon's Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang.

Lil Wayne is mad at Lebron and D-Wade.

Strong Arm Steady's next album will be executive produced by Talib Kweli.

MF Doom
will be properly re-releasing Operation: Doomsday.

The cover art to Lupe Fiasco's LASERS album can be seen here.

Curren$y may have inked a deal with Warner.

Uh, at a recent show, Plies threatened to shoot up the crowd.

Here's the cover art to Dre and Eminem's "I Need a Doctor."

B.o.B. is playing at the Grammys. Also included at this link is the Jazzfest lineup.

Britney Spears is working with Gucci Mane.

Snoop Dogg teamed up with Adidas for a shoe.

Big Boi is working on his new album already - Daddy Fat Sax.

The lineup for Coachella has been released.

Q-tip has finally commented on the ATCQ documentary mishaps.

T.I.'s latest album has struck gold.

Wiz Khalifa will be performing at tonight's AFC championship game.

Cuban Linx III?

Flava Flav is starting fried chicken and liquor franchises.

Since it started, Bun B's class attendance has doubled at Rice University.

Prodigy of Mobb Deep will be released from prison in early March.

Drake will be acting in a movie alongside Al Pacino this Spring.

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THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:


Music Video: Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told.

Interview: Nas - TDK Files with Rolling Stone

Music Video: Talib Kweli - I'm One One [Gutter Rainbows]

Trailer: Lupe Fiasco - Words I Never Said [Lasers]

Documentary: Distant Relatives - Tuff Gong

Music Video: Magnetic Man - Going Nowhere f. John Legend

Music Video: Outasight - Losing My Mind

Live: Common - Believe [new song]

Interview: Big Boi with Vibe Mag

Live: Aloe Blacc - Live on Conan

Interview: What's in my bag? featuring Questlove

Live: Big Sean - Memories [Taxi Cab edition]

Rare Footage: J Dilla soundcheck

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THIS WEEK'S DOWNLOADS:

Stream: Janelle Monae - Live on NPR's World Cafe

Nicki Minaj - Roman's Revenge f. Lil Wayne (Remix)

Rihanna - S&M Remix f. J. Cole

Stream: Big K.R.I.T. - Neva Go Back [Grillade Sessions]

Hash Brown - Grand Re-opening Remix f. Hollywood Floss [Local emcees]

Trae the Truth + Z-Ro - R.I.P.

Wes Fif - Home Team f. Cyhi the Prynce, Big KRIT and Dreamer

Ace Hood - Hustle Hard Remix f. Rick Ross and Lil Wayne

Raphael Saadiq - Good Man [Stone Rollin']

Madlib + J Dilla - Louder [Unreleased]

Mixtape: Houston Sneaker Summit mixtape by 3Kings Clothing

T.I. - Follow Your Dreams [Unreleased]

J. Cole - Pass Me By f. B.o.B. [formerly "Leave Me Alone," with Kevin Cossom; new hook]

Pharoahe Monch - Clap (One Day) [W.A.R.]

Travis Barker - Can A Drummer Get Some? f. Game, Swizz Beatz, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross [Give the Drummer Some]

Kid Sister - Gucci Rag Top f. Gucci Mane [Kiss Kiss Kiss mixtape]

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ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK:

Talib Kweli
- Gutter Rainbows
Paul Wall - Politics as Usual
Layzie Bone - Thug Luv

ALBUMS OUT NOW:


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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.
01:18 PM on 01/23/11
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According to Kanye's twitter (literally just a few minutes ago), the "All of the Lights" video will be out in a week and he will be releasing a new album in the summer... Craziness.
01:20 PM on 01/23/11
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Always glad to see some MF Doom news.
01:25 PM on 01/23/11
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Ah, Lil Wayne...as eloquent as ever.
02:21 PM on 01/23/11
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According to Kanye's twitter (literally just a few minutes ago), the "All of the Lights" video will be out in a week and he will be releasing a new album in the summer... Craziness.
Such great news
03:16 PM on 01/23/11
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i LOVE MF Doom & Operation: Doomsday! such a rad album. released in 1999 not 1991 though

why isn't Snoop Dogg playing bigger venues? afraid they won't fill or sell out?

i only wanna see the drake/al pacino movie if this happens 100x

03:50 PM on 01/23/11
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i LOVE MF Doom & Operation: Doomsday! such a rad album. released in 1999 not 1991 though

why isn't Snoop Dogg playing bigger venues? afraid they won't fill or sell out?

i only wanna see the drake/al pacino movie if this happens 100x

XD
05:03 PM on 01/23/11
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Stoked for a Tribe documentary
05:48 PM on 01/23/11
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Stoked for Spitta. And the movie with Drake.

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