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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 R&B/Hip-Hop albums, according to Billboard.com:

1. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
2. Tyler, The Creator - Wolf
3. Lil Wayne - I'm Not a Human Being 2
4. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - The Heist
5. Rihanna - Unapologetic
6. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. City
7. Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire
8. ASAP Rocky - LongLiveASAP
9. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
10. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head


J. Cole is releasing Born Sinner on June 25th.

Due to an early leak, Kid Cudi's new album has pushed its release date up a week.

Bad Rabbits have released their artwork and tracklisting for American Love, out May 14th.

Prince has tentatively titled his new album Plectrum Electrum.

Jay-Z's Roc Nation is now a part of the Universal Music Group. He has also released the lineup for the 2nd Annual Made in America Festival.

Dessa will release a new album, Parts of Speech, on June 25th.

The Roots will still be Jimmy Fallon's house band when he transitions and takes over Jay Leno's time slot.

Killer Mike and El-P will function as a group under the name Run the Jewels.

Fabolous will release Loso's Way 2 on June 18th.

Wiz Khalifa is planning a new album in 2013.

ASAP Rocky is planning to release an instrumental project.

Rick Ross was dropped from Reebok as a result of the lyric controversy. He responded with another apology.

In an hour long interview with Elliott Wilson, Drake talked about the Chris Brown controversy and had this incredible tidbit to share:

"His insecurities are the reason I make better music than him…I’m more popping than him…At one point the woman he loves fell into my lap and I did what a real n---a would do and treated her with respect."

Gucci Mane was released from prison this week, only to be arrested 24 hours later.

Kanye West has worked on a pair of songs with Daft Punk.


Free (The Niceguys) - Grandior Beat Mix

Talib Kweli - Come Here feat. Miguel [Prisoner of Conscious]

The-Dream - IV Play [IV Play]

Theophilus London - Rio feat. The Menahan Street Band [Unreleased]

Mixtape: Big K.R.I.T. - King Remembered In Time

Miguel - How Many Drinks? (Remix) feat. Kendrick Lamar

Rocko - U.O.E.N.O. (Remix) feat. Wiz Khalifa

Gorilla Warfare Tactics - drugDILLA [This was submitted to our inbox. I think a lot of users will like these guys.]

Jay-Z - Open Letter

Pusha T - Numbers on the Board (prod. by Kanye West) [My Name is My Name]

Prince - FixUrLifeUp (Radio Rip) [Plectrum Electrum]

Cocaine 80s - Congratulations feat. Common [Unreleased]


Freestyle: Schoolboy Q - XXL Freshman Freestyle

Live: Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge - I Declare War [Fallon]

Music Video: J. Cole - Power Trip feat. Miguel [Born Sinner]

Freestyle: Travis Scott - XXL Freshman Freestyle

Music Video: Chance the Rapper - NaNa (directed by Hannibal Burress) [AcidRap]

Live: Kanye West and Yasiin Bey - Can't Tell Me Nothing [Live in Paris]

Freestyle: Joey Badass - XXL Freshman Freestyle

Music Video: Frank Ocean - Lost [channel ORANGE]

Interview: Pusha T reveals features and producers for My Name is My Name

Live: R. Kelly + Phoenix - 1901/Ignition, Live at Coachella

Live: Miguel - Adorn + How Many Drinks [Live on SNL]


Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons to Die
Kid Cudi - Indicud


Tyga - Hotel California
Big K.R.I.T. -
King Remembered in Time

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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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