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

1. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head
2. Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire
3. Rihanna - Unapologetic
4. Cee-Lo Green - Cee-Lo's Magic Moment
5. Chief Keef - Finally Rich
6. The Game - Jesus Piece
7. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City
8. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C.
9. Keyshia Cole - Woman to Woman
10. The Weeknd - Trilogy

NEWS:
We started rolling out some of our Year-End Lists for 2012. Check them out below. (More coming this week)

The Best Music Videos of 2012
The Best Mixtapes of 2012
The Best Memes of 2012
The Best of Sports on the Internet in 2012
The Best of Television in 2012


Pro Era member Capital Steez was found dead at the age of 19. Condolences to friends, family and the rest of the Pro Era Crew.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a child. Also, he donned strange masks at his Atlantic City shows.

Raekwon released the artwork for his upcoming EP, Lost Jewelry, and it will be released Jan. 8th.

Kendrick Lamar may be shooting a short film for GKMC. He is also actively trying to recruit Janet Jackson for the "Poetic Justice" video.

ASAP Rocky had a few words to say about the early leak of his latest album.

YouTube has deleted nearly 2 Billion fake views on videos from Universal, Sony and others.

Wyclef Jean reflects on affair he had with Lauryn Hill and how it affected the end of the Fugees.

Houston rapper Lil Flip was recently arrested on drugs and gun charges.

Torae dropped a new (free) EP on Christmas.

Jay Electronica went on a very entertaining Twitter rant last week.

Wale will be putting out a go-go album after his next album.

Nas is being sued for $10 Million for an alleged Angola kidnapping.


THIS WEEK'S DOWNLOADS AND STREAMS
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(Since the 'new music' is slow during the holidays, I've thrown the past two weeks into this round up)

Cocaine 80s - Lucid

J. Cole - 2012 [Unreleased]

Ludacris - Tell Me What They Mad For feat. Pusha T and Swizz Beatz (YMCMB Diss) [Ludaversal]

Cocaine 80s - Higher Self

Mixtape: Joey Badass and Pro Era - Peep the Aprocalypse

Stream: Frank Ocean - Wiseman [Django Unchained B-Side]

Free EP: Currensy - 3 Piece Set

Mixtape: Wale - Folarin

Mixtape: Dizzee Rascal - Dirtee TV Vol. 2

Lil Wayne - Good Kush and Alcohol feat. Future and Drake [I'm Not a Human Being II]


THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS:


Live: Big Boi - Lines feat. ASAP Rocky and Phantogram [Live at SOBs, Official Live Video]

Music Video: 2 Chainz - I'm Diff'rent [BOATS]

Music Video: ASAP Rocky - LongLiveASAP [LongLiveASAP]

Music Video: Fabolous - Life is So Exciting feat. Pusha T [The SOUL Tape 2]


ALBUMS DROPPING THIS WEEK

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ALBUMS OUT NOW:

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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!

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