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Hip-Hop Music Round-Up (03/25/12)

Posted by: Deborah Remus (03/25/12)
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08:31 PM on 03/25/12
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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. Tyga - Careless World: Rise of the Last King
3. Rihanna - Talk that Talk
4. Tech N9ne - Klusterfuk EP
5. OST - Project X
6. Young Jeezy - TM103
7.Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
8. The Throne - Watch the Throne
9. Mary J. Blige - My Life II
10. Beyonce - 4

NEWS:


Me and my other guy went to SXSW for a few days. Come read our recap from Thursday-Saturday.

A local emcee in Houston, Kyle Hubbard, just dropped a new album, You're Not That Special. Fans of the Minnesota rap scene will probably love this. Download it here.

Drake released tour dates for the second leg of the Club Paradise Tour, featuring J. Cole, 2 Chains, Waka Flocka and more.

In case you guys missed the hilarity that was Katy Perry covering "N-ggas in Paris."

Frank Ocean has officially shelved Nostalgia, Lite.

Here's the artwork to B.o.B.'s Strange Clouds album.

50 Cent has announced he will release his album on July 2nd.

Stream Chamillionaire's new EP here.

DMX is being sued for 3/4 of a million dollars.

Big K.R.I.T. will release his official label debut on May 5th.

Michael K. Williams will be playing ODB in his biopic.

Meek Mill discusses details about the upcoming MMG compilation, Self Made Vol. 2.

Slaughterhouse shed more details about their upcoming LP.

Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul will be touring together.

2 Chainz will release his debut LP on August 14th.

Lupe Fiasco won't be releasing any more mixtapes. Food & Liquor 2 is also done.

Currensy is suing Dame Dash for dropping two of his albums without permission.

THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:

Live: Dustin Cavazos - Feeling It [New song; Live apartment sessions]

Video: The Niceguys - SXSW Recap/Nice Shorts 10

Live: Theophilus London - Big $pender f. ASAP Rocky [Live at SXSW]

Music Video: Wiz Khalifa - Brainstorm [Taylor Allderdice]

Live: Yasiin Bey - Forever Alive [Paris Radio]

Music Video: B.o.B. - Where Are You [Strange Clouds]

Video: Drake - A Little Favour [GQ Feature]

Music Video: David Banner - Believe f. Big K.R.I.T. [Sex, Drugs and Video Games]

Music Video: Wale - Sabotage f. Lloyd [Ambition]

Promo: R. Kelly - Trapped in the Closet Returns

Music Video: B.o.B. - So Good [Strange Clouds]

Live: Janelle Monae - Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix Cover]

Live: Young The Giant - Ignition (Remix) [R Kelly Cover]

Music Video: The Game - The City f. Kendrick Lamar [The R.E.D. Album]

Live: Nas - Illmatic live at SXSW

Live: Common - Otis [Freestyle; live in Vegas]

Video: ASAP Rocky - N-ggas in Paris Freestyle [Live on Semtex]

THIS WEEK'S DOWNLOADS:


Stream: Nas - The Don

Frank Ocean - White + Whip Appeal [New Songs]

Big K.R.I.T. - I Got This [Live from the Underground]

J. Cole - Drank in My Cup [Freestyle]

Danny Brown - Grown Up [Unreleased]

Swizz Beatz - Street Knock f. ASAP Rocky (produced by AraabMuzik) [Limitless]

Stream: Bassnectar - Vava Voom f. Lupe Fiasco

Stream: Hoüses – Holy Dances f. The Weeknd

ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK:

Melanie Fiona - The MF Life
Stalley - Savage Journey to the American Dream

ALBUMS OUT NOW:

Diggy - Unexpected Arrival
Odd Future - OF Tape Vol. II

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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.
08:57 PM on 03/25/12
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sorry i was gone for two weeks!
08:58 PM on 03/25/12
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- A very easy 2 for 2 between Nasty and The Don.
- Loved the Sabotage vid, probably one of my favorites off Ambition.
- Same for the video for The City. If there's any song off R.E.D. that deserves to be brought to life visually, that's the one.
- Not sure I want F&L2 to become a double album.
- Where'd themostdeplete go? haha
08:59 PM on 03/25/12
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- A very easy 2 for 2 between Nasty and The Don.
- Loved the Sabotage vid, probably one of my favorites off Ambition.
- Same for the video for The City. If there's any song off R.E.D. that deserves to be brought to life visually, that's the one.
- Not sure I want F&L2 to become a double album.
- Where'd themostdeplete go? haha
that finch username is dead, brother.

and agreed on everything you said.
09:06 PM on 03/25/12
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"The Don" is my jam.
09:11 PM on 03/25/12
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that finch username is dead, brother.

and agreed on everything you said.
With a fresh new avatar and Party Down usertitle to boot!
09:17 PM on 03/25/12
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DEFINITELY going to Drake/Waka Flocka. Nothing sounds more fun.

Katy Perry sounds like Dessa. Just like her. Except I could never fall asleep listening to Perry rap a Jay/Ye song called ****** IN PARIS. The way she says "that shit cray" is killing me.

Glad Frank Ocean scrapped the EP. I want to hear some new shit! Def Jam shit!

I'm actually rather psyched for a new 50 Cent album. I've been bumping Get Rich so much lately. Ahh, the memories.

Man, I actually really like Chamillionaire's flow and my bruv and I ALWAYS used to listen to those Cha/Paul Wall albums but that EP was corny as FUCK. You used to be so fun, Hakeem!

That ODB biopic is more about that corny white dude that managed boy bands and ODB than ODB, which is unfortunate, because MKW as ODB is genius. I'd rather just see a biopic about him directed by someone equally as bizarre. Michel Gondry, get on it!

What were the new details in that Slaughterhouse article? Anyways, I'm a Slaughterhouse fanboy and am so fucking psyched for this record regardless of the KoRn samples.

The two new Frankie songs are off the fucking charts. So good.

That new Danny Brown track is sick! The fucking Gorillaz sample rules. Not a big fan of the cornball autobiographical tracks and the lyrics to this one tread the line, but Brown's delivery and the beat make up for it.

I listened to that Diggy album. It was hilarious. I think he wrote it with a rhyme generator.

I haven't liked ANYTHING Nas has put out form the new record yet. Both of those songs are so bland. "Nasty" is a noble attempt to appeal to the fans of the Nas we all once loved, but it's motives are transparent and that's just not Nas anymore.
10:38 PM on 03/25/12
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DEFINITELY going to Drake/Waka Flocka. Nothing sounds more fun.

Katy Perry sounds like Dessa. Just like her. Except I could never fall asleep listening to Perry rap a Jay/Ye song called ****** IN PARIS. The way she says "that shit cray" is killing me.

Glad Frank Ocean scrapped the EP. I want to hear some new shit! Def Jam shit!

I'm actually rather psyched for a new 50 Cent album. I've been bumping Get Rich so much lately. Ahh, the memories.

Man, I actually really like Chamillionaire's flow and my bruv and I ALWAYS used to listen to those Cha/Paul Wall albums but that EP was corny as FUCK. You used to be so fun, Hakeem!

That ODB biopic is more about that corny white dude that managed boy bands and ODB than ODB, which is unfortunate, because MKW as ODB is genius. I'd rather just see a biopic about him directed by someone equally as bizarre. Michel Gondry, get on it!

What were the new details in that Slaughterhouse article? Anyways, I'm a Slaughterhouse fanboy and am so fucking psyched for this record regardless of the KoRn samples.

The two new Frankie songs are off the fucking charts. So good.

That new Danny Brown track is sick! The fucking Gorillaz sample rules. Not a big fan of the cornball autobiographical tracks and the lyrics to this one tread the line, but Brown's delivery and the beat make up for it.

I listened to that Diggy album. It was hilarious. I think he wrote it with a rhyme generator.

I haven't liked ANYTHING Nas has put out form the new record yet. Both of those songs are so bland. "Nasty" is a noble attempt to appeal to the fans of the Nas we all once loved, but it's motives are transparent and that's just not Nas anymore.
- drake tour def sounds like a good time
- very excited for any new frank. two new songs are great, so i'm with you.
- no love for the new nas? you crazy!!!!!!!!!! love the new jams man.
- lol at the rhyme generator.


oh and seth's right: not only is it the best song on the game's record, but it's one of the most nasty verses i've heard from kendrick. dude is a terror on it.
01:22 AM on 03/26/12
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i need some new Frank Ocean in my life
02:04 AM on 03/26/12
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- drake tour def sounds like a good time
- very excited for any new frank. two new songs are great, so i'm with you.
- no love for the new nas? you crazy!!!!!!!!!! love the new jams man.
- lol at the rhyme generator.


oh and seth's right: not only is it the best song on the game's record, but it's one of the most nasty verses i've heard from kendrick. dude is a terror on it.
Wish I dug it. Loved the track from The Dreamer/The Believer but I just can't get into these jams. They're snooze worthy to me.
04:23 AM on 03/26/12
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Omar playing ODB? Can't wait to see that.

"The Don" is great. Really excited for the new Big K.R.I.T. too.
05:57 AM on 03/26/12
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Haven't listened to Cham's EP yet but I need to; it's on my list. Been following him for years so I'm sure I'll enjoy it.
06:02 AM on 03/26/12
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- Not sure I want F&L2 to become a double album.

Probably considering it so he can be done with his Atlantic contract ties
05:55 PM on 03/26/12
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I'm hoping that Frank Ocean releases a longer version of White in the future.
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