03:59 PM on 09/17/12
Thanks to Roshan for putting this together:
Hip-Hop Music Round-Up This week's top 10 albums in Hip-Hop and R&B, according to Billboard.com:
1. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story
2. Trey Songz - Chapter V3.
Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't
4. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
5. Slaughterhouse - Welcome to: Our House
6. Chris Brown - Fortune
7. Usher - Looking 4 Myself8.
DJ Khaled - Kiss the Ring
9. Nas - Life is Good
10. Elle Varner - Perfectly Imperfect
My friends in The Niceguys released their excellent sophomore LP, James Kelley, this past week. It'd be cool if all of you took a few to check some of it out. You can stream the whole album at Bandcamp - and I reviewed it here.
The Weeknd will be releasing all 3 of his mixtapes as retail releases through Universal in November.
P.O.S. and Bad Rabbits are heading out on tour together.
Here's the tracklisting for Talib Kweli's upcoming LP, Prisoner of Conscious.
Kendrick Lamar released the artwork to good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Ghostface Killah will be releasing a new album in November, executive produced by RZA.
ASAP Rocky didn't really love the ASAP Mob mixtape.
Big Sean will release a new album before the year's over, and it will have a Nas feature.
Juicy J has signed to Columbia.
Travis Barker and Yelawolf are putting out an EP soon. Here are some details.
The company behind Tupac's hologram is bankrupt. Let's face it guys: Tupac is gone.
Smoke DZA is going on tour with Mr. Mothafuckin Exquire and Flatbush Zombies.
Bun B and Arian Foster are recording music together (in the offseason). Go Texans, fuck all of y'all's favorite teams.
Freddie Gibbs will release Baby Face Killa on Sept. 25.
Here are the production credits for Cruel Summer. Kanye West leads everyone with BET Hip Hop Award nominations.
Diggy dissed J. Cole again.
Nicki Minaj is officially a judge on American Idol this coming season.
Diddy will be on an upcoming episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Lil Wayne had some stupid words about Frank Ocean in a song.
Hip-hop drama of the week: Wyclef Jean admits to an affair with Lauryn Hill.
THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:
Music Video: Rick Ross - Presidential [ GFID]
Music Video: P.O.S. - Fuck Your Stuff [ We Don't Even Live Here]
Music Video: Currensy and Harry Fraud - Leaving [EP] Cigarette Boats the Dock
Documentary: ASAP Rocky - C4 Documentary
Video: Flying Lotus - Small Moments [Album Preview]
Trailer: Lupe Fiasco's Food and Liquor II
Freestyle: ASAP Rocky - The Backroom
Music Video: Frank Ocean - Pyramids [NSFW; Channel Orange]
Live: Frank Ocean - Live on SNL (Thinkin' Bout You, Pyramids)
Live: Nas - Hate Me Now [vitamin water uncapped]
THIS WEEK'S STREAMS/DOWNLOADS:
Flying Lotus - Binge Eating Without You [Frank Ocean Remix]
Hollywood Floss - Got Em Mad feat. Termanology
Deathgripz - @Deathgripz [Adult Swim]
Danny Brown - Change [prod. Johnson and Jonson]
Blu - Lemonade [ Lemonade 7'']
Stream: Pusha T, Raekwon and Joell Ortiz - Tick Tock [ The Man with the Iron Fists OST]
2 Chainz - Infatuated [Unreleased]
Stream: Air Dubai - All Day [ Be Calm]
Stream: T.I. - Trap Back Jumpin [ Trouble Man]
Stream: The Weeknd - Wicked Games [Mixed; Mastered]
Fabolous - So NY [prod. by Just Blaze]
Free Album: The Lower Class - Wingfield [Local trio, influenced by ATCQ and Lupe Fiasco]
Stream: Drake and Dawn Richard - Where Are You [Unreleased]
J. Cole - I'm A Fool [Unreleased]
: ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK
G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer
Brother Ali - Morning in America and Dreaming in Color EP
Tech N9ne - E.B.A.H. EP
ALBUMS OUT NOW:
The Niceguys - James Kelley
DMX - Undisputed
Saigon - Bread and Circuses
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