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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. Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor II
2.G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer
3. 2 Chainz - Based on a TRU Story
4. Trey Songz - Chapter V
5. Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't
6. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
7.Chris Brown - Fortune
8.Usher - Looking 4 Myself
9. Nas - Life is Good
10. Elle Varner - Imperfectly Imperfect

NEWS:


Here's our mixtape for the month of September.

My friend Dustin Cavazos released his first single "Alright" from his upcoming LP, In and Out of Sleep. It features Slim Gravy of A.Dd+ and can be streamed here.

Lady Gaga explains why her collaboration with Kendrick Lamar won't be happening.

Look at the artwork for The Weeknd's Trilogy.

J. Cole is in the studio with Frank Ocean and No I.D.

Talib Kweli's Prisoner of Conscious will be released November 20th.

Bow Wow will be the new host of 106 and Park.

Here's the tracklisting for Kendrick Lamar's upcoming LP.

Rick Ross will release a mixtape on Monday.

Rihanna's new album Seven will be out November 19th.

The artwork and tracklisting of Meek Mill's Dreams and Nightmares has been released.

RZA says there are two ODB biopics in the works right now.

Here's the artwork and tracklisting for Ne-Yo's R.E.D. Album.

Stream Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' new album, The Heist.

Jay-Z's eight Barclays Center shows will be celebrated with an 8-song, 8-video "optic" EP.

Check out the artwork and tracklisting for Cee-Lo's upcoming Holiday album.

Not sure where it'll land, but Ludacris is in the studio with M.I.A.

THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:


Music Video: Nas - Cherry Wine feat. Amy Winehouse [Life is Good]

Music Video: Miguel - Do You... [Kaleidoscope Dream]

Music Video: Rick Ross - Bury Me a G feat. T.I. [Self Made 2]

Live: Kendrick Lamar & The Roots - Swimming Pools (Drank) [Fallon]

Music Video: The Weeknd - Rolling Stone [Thursday]

Behind the Scenes: Meek Mill & Big Sean - Burn

Music Video: B.o.B. - Arena feat. Chris Brown and T.I. [Strange Clouds]

Music Video: Miguel - The Thrill [Kaleidoscope Dream]

Misc: Danny Brown + Bruiser Brigade - Pitchfork's Selector

Interview: Big Sean speaks on Hall of Fame

THIS WEEK'S STREAMS/DOWNLOADS:

Free EP: Mayer Hawthorne - How Do You Do Remixes

Stream: Big Boi - Mama Told Me feat. Kelly Rowland [Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors]

Stream: Kendrick Lamar - Compton feat. Dr. Dre [Good Kid, Maad City]

Kid Cudi - King Wizard [Indicud]

Stream: Sleigh Bells - Never Say Die (Araabmuzik Remix)

Wale - Arrival [Unreleased]

Stream: Araabmuzik - Runway Bass [Unreleased]

ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK

Jay-Z - Live in Brooklyn EP
Machine Gun Kelly - Lace Up
Xzibit - Napalm
Rick Ross - The Black Bar Mitzvah (Mixtape)

ALBUMS OUT NOW:

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Prodigy - The Bumpy Johnson Album
Skyzoo - A Dream Deferred
Mellowhype - Numbers

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Contributors: weworemasks
Thanks for reading. As always, any feedback is welcome. The best way to get at me is through my website. We post daily and regularly, if you're into that sort of thing. 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. I also have a personal twitter if you prefer. Cheers!

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