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Hip-Hop Music Round-Up (01/29/11)

Posted by: Ian Walker (01/29/11)
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12:17 PM on 01/29/11
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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. Lil Wayne - I'm Not a Human Being
9. Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
10. Keyshia Cole - Calling All Hearts

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NEWS:

Kanye says Watch the Throne in March, new album in summer.

Kid Cudi re-joined Twitter, announced a new (rock) album and a new mixtape named A Man Named Scott, which will be out this summer.

Tour Dates:

Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Travis Barker

Black Milk

Ice Cube

Travie, Donnis, XV and Bad Rabbits

Malice (The Clipse) will be releasing his book on Valentines Day.

Blame Kelis: Nas owes $6 million in back taxes. Ouch.

Wiz Khalifa's album, Rolling Papers, will be released March 29th.

Phife and Ali decided to chime in about the ATCQ Documentary that's in limbo.

Jay-Z, Will and Willow Smith are all going to be involved in the Annie remake.

Diddy will guest star on Hawaii 5-0.

GZA is announcing a new album, but it's NOT Liquid Swords 2.

Lil Kim is releasing a mixtape entitled "Black Friday." Expect 12-20 Nicki Minaj disses from a bitter, washed-up rapper.

Glee says Eminem's "Lose Yourself" was too expensive. Thank god for that.

Jay Electronica
recently invited a few friends and fans to smoke and watch him record. Wtf.

Everyone is dying to know, I'm sure: Jay-Z's tour rider.

Coachella sold out in six days.

Black Thought might be working on a solo LP.

Lil B wants to work with Prince.

Raekwon spoke about why RZA wasn't involved with Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang.

Timbaland said his label might shut down his Thursday music series. Is it me or did no one even notice he ever dropped a song?

Weezy says Tha Carter IV will be finished this week and hopes for a late March/early April release date.

A woman is suing Diddy for sexually assaulting her. And bringing down the Twin Towers. That's not even the funny part - the lawsuit is for ONE TRILLION FUCKING DOLLARS.

Game was sent a cease and desist for a song on his most recent mixtape, by none other than RZA. He also said that R.E.D. album will have features from "anyone except Jay-Z and 50 Cent."

T-Pain and Gucci Mane should have a contest for who has the stupidest tattoo ever.

Kanye West
will be headlining the Chilean Lollapalooza.

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THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:

Music Video: Talib Kweli - Cold Rain [Gutter Rainbows]

Live: Big K.R.I.T. - Hometown Hero [Grillade Sessions]

Live: Portland Cello Project - All of the Lights [Orchestrated Cover]

Music Video: Reks - 25th Hour [R.E.K.S.]

Music Video: Ghostface Killah - Togetha Baby [Apollo Kids]

Live Promo: Dustin Cavazos - Who's Gonna Save Us From Ourselves

Music Video: Rick Ross - Devil in a New Dress [sans Kanye]

Music Video: Wiz Khalifa - On My Level f. Too Short [Rolling Papers]

Interview: Lupe Fiasco - Interview with Sound Session (2 Parts; 30 minutes)

Music Video: Nicki Minaj - Moment 4 Life f. Drake [Pink Friday]

Interview: Shad - Juice Magazine

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THIS WEEK'S DOWNLOADS:

Mr. Brady - Catch f. Aloe Blacc [producer from NY, not Tom Brady]

Theophilus London - Why Even Try f. Sara Quin [Lover's Holiday]

Wiz Khalifa - We Drift Deeper

Gorilla Warfare Tactics - Temptations [new group out of NYC, young dudes]

Mixtape: Game - Purp and Patron [NO DJ Drops]

Adele - Rolling in the Deep [Jamie XX Shuffle] f. Childish Gambino

Dr. Dre - I Need a Doctor f. Eminem and Skylar Grey [CDQ/Mastered]

Wiz Khalifa - Roll Up [Rolling Papers]

Kidz in the Hall - Pledge Allegiance to the Dope f. Currensy and Mikkey Halstead

XV - Smallville (Prod by J Cole) + H.A.M. Freestyle

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ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK:

N/A


ALBUMS OUT NOW:

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

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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.
12:22 PM on 01/29/11
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Cudi news is awesome
Diddy news is fucked
12:28 PM on 01/29/11
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Hope Tha Carter IV will live up to all the hype.
12:53 PM on 01/29/11
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lol @ lil b
12:55 PM on 01/29/11
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Black Thought solo CD, all I need to hear.
01:17 PM on 01/29/11
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I am psyched for new GZA. I don't know if I was in the minority, but I really fucking dug Pro Tools. I'm not really all that psyched on a Liquid Swords 2. I don't think the fact that it is a "sequel" to a fuckin' classic guarantees it'll be a banger, as so many hip-hop fans seem to think on sites like DX.

Lose Yourself on Glee. Phew, dodged a bullet. Though, I do like channeling my inner gay and peeping Taylor Swift's cover every once in a while.

Jay's rider confirmed what we all suspected, behind the rhymes, he's just a tired old man who likes a nice glass of wine. HOVA!

Ain't one black man gonna be at Coachella.

Maybe RZA wasn't on Chef's album cause he didn't want to write a fucking rock album. Leave it to Cudi!

That fucking silverback gorilla that is suing Diddy is my new favorite person of all time. Seriously, she ranks higher than Mel Gibson.

Nothing more hood than a cease-and-desist, Bobby Digital.

How is it that Nicki looks like a fucking dude when she tries to be overtly feminine? Not saying I wouldn't go raw with no bag, but goddamn. I love Drake rocking a gold chain circa '94. Dude's trying so hard to not be a privileged kid from Canada and it's not working, but it's so unintentionally fucking cheesy and charming at the same time. Good luck with the Vitiligo, Aubrey.

New Talib video is rad. Not a fan of the jams, but goddamn, some awesome imagery in that shit.

Purp & Patron with NO DROPS! Fuck yeah. Thanks, dude.

Did JJ Abrams direct Ghost's new video? Fucking rad shit.

I can't listen to I Need a Doctor. It makes me physically uncomfortable t o listen to. NO RAPPER SHOULD WRITE A LOVE LETTER TO ANOTHER RAPPER UNLESS THEY'RE DEAD.
05:05 PM on 01/29/11
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cant wait for new wiz and lupe.
07:28 PM on 01/29/11
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that nicki video rules...but that's the only good song on that record
07:57 PM on 01/29/11
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Hope Tha Carter IV will live up to all the hype.
Don't we all
09:59 PM on 01/29/11
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ha coachella selling out in 6 days, thanks to kanye
10:00 PM on 01/29/11
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and holy god fuck, ONE TRILLION DOLLARS? that bitch has to have one hell of an argument/lawyer/story.. fuckkkkk
12:11 AM on 01/30/11
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I really don't see how tha carter 4 can meet the hype. but I hope it does.
12:11 AM on 01/30/11
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Oh Cudi...

and WEEZY WEEZY WEEZY
12:40 AM on 01/30/11
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I love the Smashing Pumpkins sample on SmallVille. Happy birthday J. Cole!
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