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Linda Ferreira
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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. Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park
2. Wale - Ambition
3. Tyrese - Open Invitation
4. Tech N9ne - Welcome to Strangeland
5. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
6. The Throne - Watch the Throne
7.J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story
8. Keith Sweat - Till The Morning
9. Beyonce -4
10. Pusha T - The Fear of God II: Let Us Pray



NEWS:

I reviewed the Drake album, Take Care. Come read it. He also has a neat cover story with Complex magazine, ready to be checked out as well.

The artwork and tracklisting for Common's The Dreamer, The Believer has been released.

In 'WTF' news, Dr. Dre is taking a break from music.

B.o.B. will also have a collaboration with Andre 3000 on his upcoming record.

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa will release an album and tour together.

Odd Future tour dates. (UK)

Casey Veggies denied signing to Roc Nation.

Chiddy Bang
will drop their debut LP, Breakfast, on February 28th, 2012.

The Roots have announced a 3-night stint of shows in New York. Everyone else gets jealous.

Drake is projected to put up first week sales numbers close to 700k.

Rick Ross
' medical mishaps this year have caused him to delay his record until 2012.

Frank Ocean has announced his make-up dates for the NYC shows he canceled.

Ludacris sends out subliminal disses to Drake and Big Sean. Big Sean responds.

Kid Cudi and Dot Da Genius' (W Z R D) new album will drop on January 30th.

Ludacris' foundation recently received a donation from Bill O'Reilly.

One of my favorite shows growing up - Yo! MTV Raps, will be having a one-time special on December 4th.

GZA will drop a new album in 2012.

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are working on an EP together.

Asher Roth has signed to Def Jam and will drop a sophomore record in 2012.

B.o.B. recently donated 10k to a local charity on his birthday.

Jeezy shoots down rumors of his retirement post TM103.

Kanye West will be on the remix of Common's "Sweet."


THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:

Live: Frank Ocean - Disillusioned [Live new song]

Music Video: John West - Already There f. Big Sean

Music Video: Wale - Lotus Flower Bomb f. Miguel [Ambition]

Music Video: Jackie Chain - Parked Outside f. Big K.R.I.T. and Bun B

Music Video: The Roots - Stomp [undun]

Music Video: Common - Sweet [The Dreamer, The Believer]

Music Video: Skruncha-roo - Cranberry [Local artist; instrumental hip-hop/ambient]

Music Video: HashBrown - Heaven [local emcee from Houston, TX]

Live: Childish Gambino - Heartbeat [Conan]

Music Video: Wale - Tats on My Arm f. Rick Ross

Mini-Doc: Wale - A Day in the Life

Interview: Drake/Angie Martinez (Hot 97)

Music Video: Young Jeezy - F.A.M.E. f. T.I. [TM103]

Live: DJ Premier - Re: Generation f. Nas


THIS WEEK'S DOWNLOADS:

Mixtape: Kid Cudi - Rap Hard [Unreleased; circa 2001]

Drake - Hate Sleeping Alone [iTunes bonus track; Take Care]

Currensy - Luxury Sport f. Mikey Rocks [Jet World Order]

Mixtape: Ludacris - 1.21 Gigawatts

Kyle Hubbard - It's Making Sense (+ b-side) [local emcee from Houston, TX]

B.o.B - 5 on a Kush f. Big K.R.I.T. and Bun B [EPIC]

Tanya Morgan - We Rollin' [You And What Army EP]

Lewis - Remember July [Young emcee from NJ]

Cults - Bad Things f. Freddie Gibbs (Remix)

Mobb Deep - Get it Forever f. Nas [Black Cocaine]

Young Jeezy - I Do f. Jay-Z and Andre 3000 [TM103]


ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK:
Doomtree - No Kings
Mobb Deep - Black Cocaine


ALBUMS OUT NOW:
Drake - Take Care
Childish Gambino - Camp
Gym Class Heroes - The Papercut Chronicles II


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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