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Hip-Hop Music Round-Up (12/11/11)

Posted by: Deborah Remus (12/11/11)
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04:31 PM on 12/11/11
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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. Drake - Take Care
2. Mary J. Blige - My Life II
3. Rihanna - Talk that Talk
4. Trey Songz - Inevitable EP 5. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
6. The Throne - Watch the Throne
7.Michael Jackson - Immortal
8. Beyonce - 4
9. Tyrese - Open Invitation
10. Wale - Ambition

NEWS:


We released a few year end lists this past week to get the ball rolling.

Top 10 WORST Lil Wayne Lyrics of 2011

Top 10 Most Disappointing Albums of 2011

This past week, I saw the Watch the Throne tour in Houston. Read my review right here.

Childish Gambino's US Tour Dates.

Ghostface Killah has plans to release an LP with MF DOOM.

Young Buck will release a mixtape on Maybach Music Group.

Tyga's Careless World has been delayed due to sample clearance issues.

"N-ggas in Paris" just scored The Throne their first top 10 Billboard hit.

Former "Bling Bling" rapper B.G. has plead guilty to gun charges.

Jay-Z has been booked for two historic shows at Carnegie Hall.

Black Star plan to record some of their new album in Africa.

French Montana
has not signed to G.O.O.D. like previously rumored. Instead, he signed to Bad Boy Records.

DJ Khaled has announced his next project.

Young Jeezy said there will be no more Thug Motivation records.

Kid Cudi and Dot Da Genius released the artwork for W Z R D.

Mac Miller made a donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of $50,000.

Canibus disses J. Cole.

Saigon will release a street album in 2012, produced exclusively by Just Blaze.

Jay-Z hinted at a second Throne album.

Unrelated: The Houston Texans clinched the playoffs. Sorry, I had to throw that in. I'm happy as hell.

THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:


Music Video: Lupe Fiasco - I Don't Wanna Care Right Now [LASERS]

Music Video: B.o.B. - Strange Clouds f. Lil Wayne [Strange Clouds]

Music Video: Kendrick Lamar - Keisha's Song [Unofficial; Section.80]

Live Recap: Arts, Beats and Lyrics Recap [featuring Phife Dawg, The Niceguys, Scarface, etc.]

Music Video: Jesse Boykins III - Light to Dark [Way of a Wayfarer]

Music Video: GLC - Autumn on They Mind + Mixtape [Eternal Sunshine]

Live: The Roots - Make My f. Big K.R.I.T. [NYC]

Live: The Roots perform songs from undun on Jimmy Fallon

Misc.: Watch the Throne - The Indie Film [Just something funny from the internet]

Recap: Dustin Cavazos opens for Big Sean

Music Video: Das Racist - Brand New Dance [Relax]

Album Commentary: Common - Blue Sky + The Dreamer || Ghetto Dreams

Interview: ASAP Rocky - Interview with LA Leakers

THIS WEEK'S DOWNLOADS:


The Glitch Mob - Black Aura f. Theophilus London

Roscoe Dash - Sidity f. Big Sean [JUICE]

Big K.R.I.T. - 5 Fingers of Death [Sway in the Morning]

Blu - The Clean Hand [prod. by Madlib]

The Weeknd - The Cure [Reference Track]

Lupe Fiasco - American Terrorist III [Unreleased]

Stream: Mayer Hawthorne - Live at NPR World Cafe

ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK:

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - Mac and Devin Go to School

ALBUMS OUT NOW:

The Roots - undun
Robin Thicke - Love After War

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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. I also started a personal twitter (@robhatt) so get at that as well. We won't bite.
04:53 PM on 12/11/11
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Ghostface + MF Doom = Fucking Ridiculous
05:01 PM on 12/11/11
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LOL @ canibus.
05:20 PM on 12/11/11
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C4, Lasers, and TPC2 would be on my letdown list too if I actually had high-ish expectations for them. Same with R.E.D.
05:47 PM on 12/11/11
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C4, Lasers, and TPC2 would be on my letdown list too if I actually had high-ish expectations for them. Same with R.E.D.

Pretty much why I left RED off the list, haha.
06:19 PM on 12/11/11
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Another Throne album sounds good to me.

Bummed the Gambino show in Toronto is 19+. Only 4 months off of my 19th.

WZRD artwork is boring, as the album will most likely be.
06:39 PM on 12/11/11
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agree with the top 10 disappointing list.

also, whoever does this every week, I need to thank you, this is one of the best parts of my week
06:46 PM on 12/11/11
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I know I'm in the minority, but I loved half of Tha Carter IV]. I honestly think it's only fault is it's length. There's so many bangers on it between Blunt Blowin', Six Foot Seven Foot, The Tech N9ne introlude, She Will (my favorite single on the album) and It's Good. Even Nightmares of the Bottom is pretty awesome. I think it would've worked much better as a shorter album without the title of Tha Carter, as he set expectations impossibly high by doing that.

That Watch the Throne tour write-up was fucking awesome. Truly awesome. Glad to hear it was so nuts.

I really don't expect the Ghost/Doom album anytime soon, if ever, no matter how much it's talked up. Frankly, I could care less at this point. I find Doom to be fairly typical and boring these days and Ghost is rolling at 50%, which is a real fucking bummer.

I don't care what Jeezy calls his albums, as long as there is more Jeezy.

WZRD... ugh.

I don't know about you cats, but I'm psyched for a Saigon street album. Just Blaze's tracks on The Greatest Story Never Told were pretty banging.

Love the Brand New Dance video. I never loved anything Das Racist did pre-Relax, but that album is incredible. It's filled with really great production and some of the best verse of the year (including one of my favorite Danny Brown ones). This track is pretty bumping, but not one of my favorites. Perfect as a single, though.

Anyone else surprised by how much they loved Undun?
06:56 PM on 12/11/11
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I have been waiting for this Ghostface / MF Doom album for years. I hope this time the info is legit for it.

Also, a whole album produced by Just Blaze? I don't even care who is rapping over it, that album is probably going to be good.
07:01 PM on 12/11/11
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I'm no Weezy apologist, but #7 on the list I don't think he was talking about MJ in a derogatory way but referencing him playing a zombie in the Thriller video. I do also agree that Lu's album was corny garbage. total bummer.

Anyone else surprised by how much they loved Undun?

did you not like Rising Down or How I Got Over?
07:07 PM on 12/11/11
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Ghostface + MF Doom = Fucking Ridiculous
Going to be awesome. Excited for Black Star & WZRD.
09:06 PM on 12/11/11
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Doom & Ghostface will be amazing

Blink 182 & Patrick Stump both released great albums this year
09:21 PM on 12/11/11
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agree with the top 10 disappointing list.

also, whoever does this every week, I need to thank you, this is one of the best parts of my week
weworemasks.com, you can always see awesome stuff like this!
09:56 PM on 12/11/11
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am I the only one that thought the production on watch the throne was fucking god awful and that album in general was a piece of shit? like n****s in paris sounds like it could be a soulja boy beat.
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