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Hip-Hop Music Round-UpThanks to Roshan for putting this together.

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

1. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
2. Joe - The Good, The Bad, The Sexy
3. J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story
4. The Throne - Watch the Throne 5. Beyonce - 4
6. Mindless Behavior - #1 Girl
7.Lalah Hathaway - Where It All Begins
8. Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel
9. Johnny Gill - Still Winning
10. The Original 7ven - Condensate

NEWS:

J. Cole wants to put out his sophomore record by June.

Elzhi has European tour dates.

Bieber will work with Drake and Kanye West on his upcoming album.

Mikey Rocks of the Cool Kids has signed a solo record deal with Currensy's Jet Life Recordings.

Lil Wayne said the sequels to Rebirth and I'm Not a Human Being are "not important" but didn't say they weren't happening.

The sexual assault case against Big Sean has been thrown out.

Fat Joe says his next LP is "for the ladies."

Immortal Technique has released his tracklist for The Martyr, his upcoming free release.

Lil Wayne says he's never going to listen to Watch the Throne, and he isn't satisfied with Nicki Minaj's music yet.

Kendrick Lamar was recently interviewed about being Drake's opener for the Club Paradise tour.

50 Cent said Lil Wayne's first week sales were suspect. He also mentioned his new album will be out this year.

Fun fact: Pusha T originally passed on the "N-ggas in Paris" beat.

Big K.R.I.T.'s Live from the Underground will be released in January.

Naughty By Nature is releasing a new album in a few weeks.

ASAP Rocky spoke out about his recent $3 Million record deal.

Freddie Gibbs has released his tracklisting for Cold Day in Hell, which is dropping on Halloween.

Is there a possibility for a Mobb Deep and Jay-Z collaboration?

THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:

Music Video: J Dilla - The Rebirth of Detroit [Unreleased; Unofficial]

Music Video: Common - Let's Move [Unreleased]

Music Video: The-Dream - Ghetto f. Big Sean [1977]

Live: Big Sean - Don't Tell Me You Love Me [Acoustic]

Music Video: Nas & Rick Ross - It's a Tower Heist

Music Video: J. Cole - Lost Ones [Cole World]

Music Video: Beyonce - Party f. J. Cole [4]

Live: Air Dubai - Magazines [Day Escape Sessions]

Interview: J. Cole - Interview with Mark Hoppus on Fuse

Misc: Justin Timberlake + The Roots + Jimmy Fallon - The History of Rap 3

Music Video: Common - Blue Sky [The Dreamer, The Believer]

THIS WEEK'S DOWNLOADS:


Pusha T - What Dreams Are Made Of [The Fear of God 2]

Mixtape: No I.D. - Makes Sense [Compilation of No I.D.'s best beats]

Free EP: Rob Jay - Millionaire Before 30 [Local emcee from Houston, Texas]

Free EP: Roosh Williams - Ain't That The Truth [Local emcee from Austin, Texas]

Stream: Air Dubai - Day Escape EP

Mixtape: Big Sean - Finally Originals [remixed versions of the album songs]

Stream: Black Milk and Danny Brown - Black and Brown EP

Wale - Slight Work f. Big Sean [produced by Diplo; Ambition]

Ludacris - I'm On Fire f. Big K.R.I.T. [1.21 Gigawatts]

Childish Gambino - Twistclip Loop Freestyle

Stream: Bun B - The Life [produced by 14KT]

Mixtape: Common - The Resurrection: The Samples

Pusha T - Tony Montana + I'm A Boss Freestyles

ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK:

Wale - Ambition
Black Milk and Danny Brown - Black and Brown
Tyrese - Open Invitation

ALBUMS OUT NOW:

Melanie Fiona - The MF Life
Boyz II Men - Twenty
Jedi Mind Tricks - Violence Begets Violence

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. I also started a personal twitter (@robhatt) so get at that as well. We won't bite.

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