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Hip-Hop Music Round-Up (07/16/12)

Posted by: Andy Biddulph (07/16/12)
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02:19 AM on 07/16/12
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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. Chris Brown - Fortune
2. Maybach Music Group - Self Made 2
3. Usher - Looking 4 Myself
4. R Kelly - Write Me Back 5. B.o.B. - Strange Clouds
6. Drake - Take Care
7.Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
8. Project X - OST
9. Joshua Ledet - American Idol 11
10. Rihanna - Talk that Talk

NEWS:
Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest announced their lineup, and it's pretty GD good.

The Niceguys will release their sophomore LP, James Kelley, on 9-11.

D'Angelo and Mary J Blige are hitting the road for a handful of tour dates.

Kid Cudi has announced a bunch of features for his upcoming record, indicud.

It looks like The Weeknd is planning a new release.

Usher's stepson was declared 'brain dead' after a horrific jet-ski accident. Good thoughts, vibes and well wishes to the family.

Talib Kweli
will release a mixtape called Attack the Block, which will drop before his next LP.

You will not find Frank Ocean's Channel Orange at Target. The album is on pace to sell over 100k the first week, on iTunes only.

Looks like Swizz Beatz will be recording a video for "Summer on Smash" with Nas, as well as releasing a new single with Pusha T.

Stalley will release his debut LP in 2013.

Rockie Fresh is the newest signee to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group.

RZA's upcoming to-do list includes working on a bunch of comic films.

Beanie Sigel will drop an album before he heads off to prison for two years due to tax evasion.

DMX was hospitalized after an accident on a four wheeler.

The Game will star in an upcoming reality show about getting married. This is real.

THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:

Live: Frank Ocean & The Roots - Bad Religion [Jimmy Fallon]

Studio: Danny Brown and Araabmuzik - Songs from Scratch Sessions

Unofficial Music Video: Pusha T & Kanye West - New God Flow

Music Video: No Malice (Clipse) - June [Hear Ye Him]

Live: Kendrick Lamar - No Make Up f. Best Coast [Live at Fader/Vitamin Water uncapped]

Freestyle: Ab-Soul - BeatsTV Freestyle

Spoof: Affion Crockett as Jay-Z/Lil Wayne - WTF

THIS WEEK'S STREAMS/DOWNLOADS:

Free EP: Currensy & Harry Fraud - Cigarette Boats EP

Stream: Nas - Bye Baby [Life is Good]

Mixtape: Azealia Banks - Fantasea

Stream: Frank Ocean - Golden Girl f. Tyler the Creator [Channel Orange Bonus Track]

Stream: T.I. - Go Get It [Trouble Man]

Stream: Nas - Trust (Itunes Bonus Track) [Life is Good]

Stream: Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank) [Good City, m.A.A.d city]

ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK:
Nas - Life is Good
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
The Alchemist - Russian Roulette

ALBUMS OUT NOW:
Aesop Rock - Skelethon
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.
06:27 AM on 07/16/12
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Life Is Good is my album of the year so far.

Really excited for the Kweli mixtape, and I hope I get time to get into Channel Orange more.

Also, I got my Fun Fun Fun Fest tickets when they were released for sale. If you're going, let's party.
06:36 AM on 07/16/12
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Feel really bad for Usher's family, such a rough situation :((

That Kanye video would have been great with some editing, change the comic bubbles to the lyrics, etc.
06:39 AM on 07/16/12
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Agreed about Usher. That's so awful.

And I hope Kendrick and Gaga are banging.
07:07 AM on 07/16/12
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And I hope Kendrick and Gaga are banging.

Is there rumors about them or something? Is this just like a random two celebrities should bang type declaration?
08:06 AM on 07/16/12
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Is there rumors about them or something? Is this just like a random two celebrities should bang type declaration?
There's rumors apparently haha. It's been denied but so was Kim and Kanye. They've been tweeting each other a lot and deleting the tweets, and she was at Pitchfork Fest this weekend with him apparently.
08:18 AM on 07/16/12
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There's rumors apparently haha. It's been denied but so was Kim and Kanye. They've been tweeting each other a lot and deleting the tweets, and she was at Pitchfork Fest this weekend with him apparently.
I could see it, I guess, Kendrick is about to blow up and they're gonna be a power couple for sure. No Kimye tho.
08:27 AM on 07/16/12
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I could see it, I guess, Kendrick is about to blow up and they're gonna be a power couple for sure. No Kimye tho.
Kimye and the '03 Bonnie & Clyde > any possible couples
08:44 AM on 07/16/12
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That Cigarette Boats ep is too short but fucking fire. Can't tell me Mirrors doesn't want to make you swag out.

Hundred for the yacht hahaha shit is nuts
08:59 AM on 07/16/12
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Life Is Good is my album of the year so far.

Really excited for the Kweli mixtape, and I hope I get time to get into Channel Orange more.

Also, I got my Fun Fun Fun Fest tickets when they were released for sale. If you're going, let's party.

LIG is extremely good, man. hoping to get press to FFFF this year as well. lineup is silly. if not, a day pass for refused shall do!

That Kanye video would have been great with some editing, change the comic bubbles to the lyrics, etc.

this was my biggest gripe as well. adding the lyrics especially.

There's rumors apparently haha. It's been denied but so was Kim and Kanye. They've been tweeting each other a lot and deleting the tweets, and she was at Pitchfork Fest this weekend with him apparently.

i had no clue about this. shit's awesome.
09:24 AM on 07/16/12
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"Summer on Smash" is the worst song on Life is Good, kinda breaks up the flow. Good album though.

I'd like a new Talib mixtape.

Kendrick and Gaga would be pretty cool.
09:31 AM on 07/16/12
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this was my biggest gripe as well. adding the lyrics especially.
I could be awesome if they had Kanye and Pusha film some shit to mix into it, them as comic books characters would be dope. The lyric editing would be a basic thing, as is its just a boring montage of some comic book.
09:32 AM on 07/16/12
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"Summer on Smash" is the worst song on Life is Good, kinda breaks up the flow. Good album though.

I'd like a new Talib mixtape.

Kendrick and Gaga would be pretty cool.
Ha, that one was a standout for me. Get Swizz of the mic and you got a jam.
10:16 AM on 07/16/12
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LIG is extremely good, man. hoping to get press to FFFF this year as well. lineup is silly. if not, a day pass for refused shall do!



this was my biggest gripe as well. adding the lyrics especially.



i had no clue about this. shit's awesome.

We gotta kick it at FFFF then!

"Summer on Smash" is the worst song on Life is Good, kinda breaks up the flow. Good album though.

I'd like a new Talib mixtape.

Kendrick and Gaga would be pretty cool.

I didn't like "Summer On Smash" either but loved the rest of the album. Only other thing that throws me off is "Stay" using the exact same sample as "Woopty Doo" by CyHi and Big Sean (Kanye produced); I know a lot of songs have been sampled multiple times but the similarities are so strong.
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