WTF Happened In Hip-Hop This Week? J.Cole HBO Documentary Announced, T.I. To Star In Roots Remake, & More

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Is it me or do many of our favorite artists tend to come particularly strong at the beginning of a new month? Or maybe it could be the notion of wanting to end the year just right. Whatever it is, let’s be honest. None of us are hating it. Because so far, December has been going crazy…and the month just started! We’ve got birthdays, album drops, and even clothing stores coming soon. Yes, I said clothing stores. Don’t believe me? You might as well get your “wtf’s” ready.

10. #BlackMarket aka #Shade

Rick Ross just dropped his highly anticipated album entitled Black Market. The album is said to feature Chris Brown, Future, Mary J. Blige, and shade aimed at Drake with the eyebrow raising single “Color Money.” You can stream the entire album now via Spotify here.

9. #LateNights:TheAlbum

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About time. Jeremih drops Late Nights: The Album, and it just might’ve been worth the wait. You can stream via Spotify here.

8. #SpeedinBullet2Heaven

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Kid Cudi added himself to the list of new releases with the release of Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven. The two disc project has a total of 26 tracks with no features. The album is said to have a noticeably different sound that’s so far recieved mixed reviews. What do you think? Stream it here.

7. Erykah Claps Back

At the 2015 Soul Train Awards, Erykah Badu made a comment about Iggy Azalea saying that what she does isn’t rap. Iggy acknowledged the comment to which Erykah responded with the tweet above. Word of advice: Don’t try the queen.

6. T.I. explores his “Roots”

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According to several reports, T.I. along with Mekhi Phifer will star in the A&E Networks remake of the “Roots.” Hmm, what do you think about this?’

5. J.Cole Meets HBO

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J.Cole is teaming up with HBO to air a special entitled Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming Concert. The special will be 90 minutes long and feature the entire performance of his 2014 Forest Hills Drive album as well as backstage access. The air date is January 9, 2016 at 10 PM Eastern Time.

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3. OVO Goes Brick & Mortar

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An OVO Flagship Store is said to open this weekend in Los Angeles on December 5, 2015 at 11 AM Pacific Standard Time. The store is expected to have the OVO Jordans, the regular apparel, and more. No more ordering hoodies off of Amazon.

2. #CanalStreetConfidential

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Curren$y is all about the music. In yet another release this year, he drops Canal Street Confidential. The project is said to feature Future, Lloyd, Ty Dolla Sign, and more. Canal Street Confidential can be streamed here.

1. Hov Day

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We couldn’t let this week pass without wishing Jay Z a happy birthday. Happy Birthday, Hov!