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Hip-Hop Music Round-Up (02/26/12)

Posted by - 03:30 PM on 02/26/12
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03:31 PM on 02/26/12
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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. Rihanna - Talk that Talk
3. Young Jeezy - TM103
4. The Throne - Watch the Throne
5. Mary J. Blige - My Life II
6. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
7.Beyonce - 4
8. Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures
9. Tyrese - Open Invitation
10. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday

NEWS:

Saw Big K.R.I.T. this week, and it was great. Reviewed the show here.

Mayer Hawthorne released his tour dates.

The Watch the Throne tour is hitting the UK.

MTV released the Top 10 Emcees of 2012 list.

J. Cole is doing a college tour with Big K.R.I.T.

Meek Mill has titled his new album.

Blu's album with Madlib is not actually with Madlib.

Shakira signed to Roc Nation.

Odd Future will drop a new tape on March 20th.

Rumors of a new supergroup: Nas x Common x Q-tip.

Tyga's album will sell 70-80k the first week, despite being pulled/recalled from shelves.

DMX hates Drake.

Kid Cudi knows the new album will alienate his fanbase.

The-Dream announced some tour dates.

In other news, Chris Brown is still a fucking asshole.

After her slew of pop hits, Nicki Minaj says she hasn't sold out.

Limp Bizkit signed to Young Money.

Andre 3000 said he plans to release a solo album in 2012, but there are no immediate plans for an Outkast album.

Jim Jones was recently maced and arrested during an altercation.

Wiz Khalifa is dropping a new mixtape on March 13th.

Currensy and Styles P are releasing a collaborative mixtape.

Petey Pablo will be doing a three-year stint in prison.

THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:


Music Video: Wale - Slight Work f. Big Sean [Ambition]

Music Video: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) - N-ggas In Poorest

Music Video: Rick Ross - High Definition [Rich Forever]

Music Video; Lil B - God's Father + Real Hip Hop 2012

Live: Kanye West - Say You Will Freestyle

Interview: Schoolboy Q - Interview with Fader

Interview: Kid Cudi & Dot - Red Bull USA

Music Video: Currensy - What The Fuck/Cruise Life [Here]

Music Video: John Legend - Woke Up This Morning [Soundtrack for a Revolution]

Music Video: The-Dream - Roc [Love IV]

Music Video: T.I. - Fuck The City Up f. Jeezy

Music Video: Tyga - Rack City [Remix f. T.I., Jeezy, Meek Mill, Fab, Wale]

THIS WEEK'S DOWNLOADS:

Tyga - Kings & Queens f. Nas and Wale [Careless World]

Kid Cudi - Dose of Dopeness [Unreleased via 2008]

Stream: B.o.B. - So Good [Strange Clouds]

Madlib - Doom vs. Jadakiss

Stream: J Dilla - Crushin' [Original Version]

J. Cole - Grew Up Fast [New track]

Free Album: Two Twenty - The Following [Local group from Houston]

Mixtape: Ruff Ryders - Past Present Future [Seriously]

The Gorillaz - Do Ya Thing f. James Murphy & Andre 3000 [Converse promo]

Wiz Khalifa - Mary 3x [Unreleased]

The-Dream - Kill the Lights [New Track]

ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK:

Chiddy Bang - Breakfast
Kid Cudi & Dot Da Genius - WZRD
Estelle - All of Me

ALBUMS OUT NOW:

Tyga - Careless World: Rise of the Last King

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03:38 PM on 02/26/12
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Supergroup with Common, Nas and Q-Tip? Amazing.

Would love a new Andre 3000 album as well.

I'll give the Chiddy Bang album a listen, but I don't have high expectations.
03:42 PM on 02/26/12
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Chiddy Bang fucking blows.

That supergroup sounds so money. Q-Tip is my favorite rapper. Can't wait for his new solo record, too.

You're soooo edgy dissing Chris Brown.
03:53 PM on 02/26/12
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Also

Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Tyler, The Creator released a new video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN-xq7t6pKw

...and Hodgy Beats released a new EP on oddfuture.com a few days ago.
03:59 PM on 02/26/12
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MTV released the Top 10 Emcees of 2012 list
drake, lil wayne, nicki minaj higher up than Wiz Khalifa





looking forward to some new Odd Future/Tyler, The Creator this year
04:00 PM on 02/26/12
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Wale video is dope, what up DMX, super group sounds ridiculous, and I have a feeling Nicki Minaj is gonna start backing away from the gimmicky pop stuff. Or not and fade away.
04:20 PM on 02/26/12
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That supergroup sounds too perfect to be true.

Also I agree with Nicki Minaj. She hasn't sold out. That would require her to have had some sort of musical integrity to begin with. She's like All Time Low. Except she always sucked and is somehow more successful.
05:40 PM on 02/26/12
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That supergroup sounds too perfect to be true.

Also I agree with Nicki Minaj. She hasn't sold out. That would require her to have had some sort of musical integrity to begin with. She's like All Time Low. Except she always sucked and is somehow more successful.
No.
05:42 PM on 02/26/12
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MTV released the Top 10 Emcees of 2012 list
drake, lil wayne, nicki minaj higher up than Wiz Khalifa





looking forward to some new Odd Future/Tyler, The Creator this year
Best response I saw on a site relating to the hottest MC's


1. Kanye
2. Jay-z
3. Drake
4. Rick Ross
5. Nicki Minaj
6. Big Sean/ Lil Wayne
7. J . Cole
8. Wale/ Meek Mill
9. Kendrick Lamar
10. Jeezy/Asap Rocky

Watch The Throne had the most impact in hip hop this year. The hits from Take Care dominated the radio and still are. Rick Ross has grown his label and been prominent. Nicki Minaj had a platinum album and rose to mainstream popularity. She’s bordering on Icon status. Big Sean had a great year, Finally Famous the album made him a superstar . Wayne is Wayne , The Carter IV sold well but it failed as an album. J cole has a platinum song and Cole World was a classic debut. He received a grammy nod. Wale Had a number one rap album and number two overall album. I can’t listen to the rapper without hearing Lotus Flower, However his album was a disappointment. Meek Mill had hip hop big heads on his I’m a Boss remix and House Party is a club banger. Dream chasers is a good mixtape, showcases Mills talent. MMG had a good year. Section 80 is easily the most discussed underground project of 2011. Kendick’s career has flourished as well as his labelmates. Jeezy resurrected his career with TM103 and Asap Rocky is the poser child for the new era of a new york rap scene. I’m not a fan of some of this artist but facts are facts. I based my criteria around buzz and tried to be fair/balanced.
06:03 PM on 02/26/12
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Lol alrighty then...
06:51 PM on 02/26/12
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Chiddy Bang fucking blows.

That supergroup sounds so money. Q-Tip is my favorite rapper. Can't wait for his new solo record, too.

You're soooo edgy dissing Chris Brown.

I'm all about second chances, but this guy blew about 20 of them.
07:02 PM on 02/26/12
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MTV released the Top 10 Emcees of 2012 list
drake, lil wayne, nicki minaj higher up than Wiz Khalifa





looking forward to some new Odd Future/Tyler, The Creator this year
Wiz fucking sucks.
07:32 PM on 02/26/12
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I'm all about second chances, but this guy blew about 20 of them.
I just didn't like what was going on in that other thread.
07:38 PM on 02/26/12
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Also

Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Tyler, The Creator released a new video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN-xq7t6pKw

...and Hodgy Beats released a new EP on oddfuture.com a few days ago.
Yes to both...just yes.

That supergroup will blow my mind if it actually comes together

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