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Hip-Hop Music Round-Up (08/20/12)

Posted by: Andy Biddulph (08/20/12)
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02:21 AM on 08/20/12
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Hip-Hop Round-UpThis week's top 10 albums in Hip-Hop and R&B, according to Billboard.com:
1. Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't
2. Elle Varner - Perfectly Imperfect
3. Nas - Life is Good
4. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
5. Chris Brown - Fortune
6. Usher - Looking 4 Myself
7.Maybach Music Group - Self Made 2
8. Sparkle - OST

9. R Kelly - Write Me Back
10. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

NEWS
Denver Hip-Hop group Air Dubai have announced their new LP, Be Calm.

Sleigh Bells and araabMusik are going on tour together.

The Weeknd has announced more tour dates.

No official reasons, but Frank Ocean has canceled many of his upcoming appearances.

Ryan Leslie's Les is More will drop October 23rd.

Action Bronson has signed to VICE/Warner Bros Records.

Earl Sweatshirt has revealed a few details and features on his next album.

Lil Wayne and Drake will be on the official remix of Wiz Khalifa's "Work Hard Play Hard."

Murs and Fashawn have released artwork and a tracklisting for their upcoming collaboration LP, out Sept. 25.

Lady Gaga will be on Kendrick Lamar's album.

Looks like 2 Chainz will be debuting at #1 next week.

Drake and Chris Brown are being sued for $16 Million for their infamous club brawl.

Cruel Summer has been pushed back again to September 18th.

Don't be sad, but Bow Wow is delaying his album.

When rumors started to swirl, stic.man and Jay Electronica both denied ghostwriting for Nas.

Eminem brought out Dr. Dre for a special guest performance in Tokyo.

Big K.R.I.T. is planning a new mixtape release.

THIS WEEK'S VIDEOSMusic Video: 2 Chainz - I Luv Dem Strippers f. Nicki Minaj [BOATS]

Music Video: Big K.R.I.T. - Me and My Old School Remix f. Slim Thug and Lil Keke [LFTU]

Music Video: ASAP Rocky - Purple Kisses [ASAP Mob's Lords Never Worry]

Music Video: Kanye West - Wish You Would f. Rick Ross + Cold

Music Video: Azealia Banks - Van Vogue [1991 EP]

Music Video: Rick Ross - Amsterdam NSFW [God Forgives, I Don't]

Live: P.O.S. - Bumper [We Don't Even Live Here]

Music Video - Flying Lotus - See Thru 2 U f. Erykah Badu [Until the Quiet Comes]

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

Music Video: Fat Tony and Tom Cruz - Double Up f. Main Attrakionz [Double Dragon]

Misc: Kanye West's Dancers Flash Mob a Flight

Music Video: Hit-Boy - Old School Caddy f. Kid Cudi [HitStory]

Music Video: Trae the Truth - I'm from Texas f. Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Bun B, more

Live: J. Cole - I'm A Fool [new song; Rock the Bells]

THIS WEEK'S STREAMS/DOWNLOADS
The Niceguys - II. VI. V [James Kelley - 2nd single]

Kid Cudi - Just What I Am f. Chip the Ripper [Indicud]

Stream: Lupe Fiasco - Lamborghini Angels [F&L II]

Stream: Heems - Killing Time [Das Racist solo project]

Mixtape Stream: JJ Doom - Keys to the Kuffs [Doom and Jneiro Jarel]

New Songs from Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Schoolboy Q [TDE Fam Appreciation Week]

Free EP: FDR (Hollywood Floss + others) - The Inauguration EP

DJ Khaled - They Ready f. J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T. [Kiss the Ring]

Kendrick Lamar - Westside, Right on Time f. Young Jeezy [TDE Fam Appreciation Week]

Mixtape: Slaughterhouse - On the House

ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK
Trey Songz - Chapter V
DJ Khaled - Kiss the Ring

ALBUMS OUT NOW
2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story

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!
04:39 AM on 08/20/12
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This is my Annunaki flow
04:51 AM on 08/20/12
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Stoked for more action bronson. Biggest talent in rap right now imo. At least the most entertaining.

Hoping the murs/fashawn project is dope. I havent enjoyed murs since...maybe that first ep with 9th wonder.

Hows the slaughterhouse mixtape?
09:26 AM on 08/20/12
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Air Dubai is a very sick name, gotta check those dudes out.

And that Fly Mob video is dope, mostly because of that live version of Runaway. Glad I could get that.
12:15 PM on 08/20/12
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The Starting line has the best BOATS.
01:24 PM on 08/20/12
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lulz drake should pay for that whole club incident & for pretending to have talent/be a rapper

wonder if Frank Ocean got nervous. dudes hella blowing up, all those huge shows & opportunities must have gotten to him
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