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Hip-Hop Music Round-Up (07/08/12)

Posted by - 03:45 PM on 07/08/12
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03:45 PM on 07/08/12
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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. Maybach Music Group - Self Made 2
2. R Kelly - Write Me Back
3. Usher - Looking 4 Myself
4. Project X - OST
5. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
6. Waka Flocka Flame - Triple F Life
7.Rihanna - Talk that Talk
8. Drake - Take Care
9. B.o.B. - Strange Clouds
10. Mary Mary - Go Get it (OST)
NEWS
I know this isn't hip-hop, but feel free to check out our Warped Tour coverage. Photo / Review

Download our June mixtape.

I recently saw Schoolboy Q in Houston. Check out my review.

Rick Ross released the tracklisting for his upcoming album, God Forgives, I Don't.

Frank Ocean opened up about his sexuality in a letter to his fans.

Wiz Khalifa and Currensy will drop a new "joint" album on August 3rd.

The new Roots album will be called &TYSYC.

Yelawolf isn't happy with his record label.

The A$AP Mob record will be released this month.

Gunplay signed a solo deal with Def Jam.

Cyhi the Prynce will drop a new mixtape on July 17th.

G.O.O.D. Music's "Mercy" is certified platinum.

There is a Frank Ocean and Nas collaboration that has been lost forever.

8Ball and MJG may record an album with BIG K.R.I.T.

50 Cent announced the tracklist for his upcoming street album.

Expect Tha Carter V in 2013.

Slaughterhouse will release a mixtape before they drop their Shady Records debut LP.

Rapper KMG of Above the Law fame has passed away. Condolences to his friends and family.

ANTHM and Blu are working on an EP together.

Busta Rhymes
will release his first Young Money affiliated album this year - Year of the Dragon.

THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:

Live: D'Angelo - Untitled + Sugar Daddy [BET Awards]

Live: Usher - Climax [BET Awards]

Live: G.O.O.D. Music - Mercy, Cold, New God Flow [BET Awards]

Music Video: Currensy - Showroom [The Stoned Immaculate]

Misc: No I.D. announces a new Kanye West album

Live: Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre - The Recipe [Live at Coachella; Vevo]

Live: Kanye West and Pusha T - New God Flow [Live in Atlantic City]

THIS WEEK'S DOWNLOADS

Why? - Sod in the Seed

Mixtape: Lil B's 5 GB, 848 song Based Freestyle Tape

Stream: Rick Ross - Hold Me Back [God Forgives, I Don't]

Stream: Nas - Loco-Motive f. Large Professor [Life is Good]

Stream: Pusha T & Kanye West - New God Flow [Cruel Summer]

Mixtape: Theophilus London - Rose Island Vol. I

Mixtape: Nas and Amy Winehouse - Me and Mr. Jones [Terry Urban]

Mixtape: Childish Gambino - Royalty

John Legend - Tonight (Remix) f. Pusha T

Childish Gambino - Body f. Prodigy [Royalty B-side]

Mixtape: Lil B - Rich After Taxes

Frank Ocean - Sweet Life [Channel Orange]

ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK
Aesop Rock - Skelethon
ALBUMS OUT NOW
Prodigy - H.N.I.C.3
Chris Brown - Fortune
Flo Rida - Wild Ones

Contributors: weworemasks

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.
03:48 PM on 07/08/12
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Sorry to all ten readers! Been busy the past few weekends!
03:59 PM on 07/08/12
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your schoolboy q review is pretty blatantly wrong

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Having only one album under his belt
04:15 PM on 07/08/12
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That Ross tracklist is fake. The real one is coming sometime next week.
04:20 PM on 07/08/12
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your schoolboy q review is pretty blatantly wrong

from when i got corrected the first time, i meant to edit it to say "first major release." sorry for ruining everything. the world shall continue.

That Ross tracklist is fake. The real one is coming sometime next week.

just saw the article about it like 5 minutes ago. it's too bad, huh?
04:22 PM on 07/08/12
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from when i got corrected the first time, i meant to edit it to say "first major release." sorry for ruining everything. the world shall continue.



just saw the article about it like 5 minutes ago. it's too bad, huh?
just pointing it out
04:26 PM on 07/08/12
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just pointing it out
naw man, i'm just being sarcasty. it's all luv, probably.
04:29 PM on 07/08/12
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Sorry to all ten readers! Been busy the past few weekends!

Just because we don't always comment doesn't mean we aren't there!
05:59 PM on 07/08/12
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Sorry to all ten readers! Been busy the past few weekends!
Just because we don't always comment doesn't mean we aren't there!
06:50 PM on 07/08/12
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Sorry to all ten readers! Been busy the past few weekends!
Just because I always comment doesn't mean we aren't there!
07:35 PM on 07/08/12
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- Is &TYSYC the title of the album or the acronym of the title? Internet's fuckin' with me.
- Not very easy to sympathize with Yelawolf when he pretty much admits his debut was tailor made (or trying to be)for the radio.
- Not posted, but screw Game for hopping on the Drake diss track w/ CB. Dude seems determined to dethrone Lupe as the #1 rapper I'm having the hardest time defending.
- Usher's BET Awards performance was the complete opposite of Kevin Hart winning Best Actor over Don Cheadle, Idris Elba, and Denzel Washington. It was THAT GOOD.
- Kanye's new album will probably be mid-2013 the earliest. I'm still more than a little happy about that.
- ...but New God Flow isn't a bad way to tide us over until the hype train's next stop.
- For what little it's worth, the last Busta's done that I liked was his verse on GCH's Peace Sign/Index Down off The Quilt.

Just because I comment in every other roundup leaving my thoughts on 5-10 articles and such with you replying to only 3-5 of them doesn't mean we aren't there!
10:08 PM on 07/08/12
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- Is &TYSYC the title of the album or the acronym of the title? Internet's fuckin' with me.
- Usher's BET Awards performance was the complete opposite of Kevin Hart winning Best Actor over Don Cheadle, Idris Elba, and Denzel Washington. It was THAT GOOD.
- Kanye's new album will probably be mid-2013 the earliest. I'm still more than a little happy about that.

Questlove just tweeted &TYSYC, no clue if that's it or if its an acronym, and no answer yet really.
Usher is fucking ridiculous
Kanye album, if he just started on it, should be out late 2013 or 2014 around spring.
10:49 PM on 07/08/12
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Just because we don't always comment doesn't mean we aren't there!

Just because we don't always comment doesn't mean we aren't there!

Just because I always comment doesn't mean we aren't there!

i have the weirdest boner right now

- Is &TYSYC the title of the album or the acronym of the title? Internet's fuckin' with me.
- Not very easy to sympathize with Yelawolf when he pretty much admits his debut was tailor made (or trying to be)for the radio.
- Not posted, but screw Game for hopping on the Drake diss track w/ CB. Dude seems determined to dethrone Lupe as the #1 rapper I'm having the hardest time defending.
- Usher's BET Awards performance was the complete opposite of Kevin Hart winning Best Actor over Don Cheadle, Idris Elba, and Denzel Washington. It was THAT GOOD.
- Kanye's new album will probably be mid-2013 the earliest. I'm still more than a little happy about that.
- ...but New God Flow isn't a bad way to tide us over until the hype train's next stop.
- For what little it's worth, the last Busta's done that I liked was his verse on GCH's Peace Sign/Index Down off The Quilt.

Just because I comment in every other roundup leaving my thoughts on 5-10 articles and such with you replying to only 3-5 of them doesn't mean we aren't there!

-that's all questy tweeted. knowing the roots, that's the title, haha.
-usher's performance was unreal. usher is the best pop star of this generation.
-no i.d. says it's coming "right after," so i'll take that as mid-2013 as well.
-new god flow is the best kanye song since whatever your favorite song on MBDTF was. so nasty.
-miss u GCH of yesteryear
-luv u

Kanye album, if he just started on it, should be out late 2013 or 2014 around spring.

y u so pessimistic?!

also, how about july 17th being the best release date of the year so far? frank ocean AND nas? and then the following week, we get gaslight anthem? totally gonna need new pants.
10:52 PM on 07/08/12
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y u so pessimistic?!

also, how about july 17th being the best release date of the year so far? frank ocean AND nas? and then the following week, we get gaslight anthem? totally gonna need new pants.
Its not pessimism, I want the man to take a long time crafting another monster record. He could probably throw some shit together in a week and I'd probably love it tho, whatever works for him, I just want some Cruel Summer.

I want that Frank Ocean record so bad, and I keep forgetting Nas is coming out so soon, got high expectations for that one.

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