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THREE New Mixtapes, Big Boi’s Upcoming Project, Interviews With Pusha T and Joey BadA$$ + MORE! [HIP-HOP HEADLINES]

As expected, many of your favorite rappers waited until the holiday season to start dropping gems. Fabolous, Joe Budden and French Montana all released mixtapes this week, and more music is on the way between now and Christmas, so be sure to check in every week for your Hip-Hop Headlines.

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NEW MIXTAPE: Fabolous — Soul Tape II. Brooklyn rapper Faboulous has become infamous for his mixtape series. The Soul Tape II, his seventh mixtape, dropped on Thanksgiving Day and features tracks with artists Pusha T, Trey Songz, Wale, J. Cole and Joe Budden. The mixtape can be heard/downloaded via Live Mixtapes.


INTERVIEW: Pusha T on Dissing Lil Wayne, Difference Between Kanye and Pharrell. G.O.O.D  Music artist Pusha T took a break during his time in Paris to speak to French site Booksa-P about comparisons among people he’s worked with and fess up on a line blatantly directed at Lil Wayne. Check out the interview above!


Joe Budden

NEW MIXTAPE: Joe Budden — A Loose Quarter. New Jersey rapper and one-fourth of Slaughterhouse Joe Budden released his highly anticipated mixtape, A Loose Quarter, just days before Thanksgiving and three days early. The mixtape features Ab-Soul, fellow Slaughterhouse member Royce Da 5’9 and Emanny and has already whipped up some controversy due to its content. The latest? His ex-girlfriend Tahiry blasting him about his relevance via Twitter. Check what the hype is about and download the mixtape via Dat Piff here.


Big Boi

ALBUM ARTWORK: Big Boi — Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. As a teaser for his next album, Big Boi released the cover for his upcoming album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, with a digital twist. The album is set to feature Kid Cudi, B.o.B., Kelly Rowland, A$AP Rocky, UGK and more.


AWARD: The Source Announces 2 Chainz as “Man of the Year”The Source took a visual approach in announcing their choice for 2012’s “Man of the Year.” Above, you can watch the announcement, along with behind the scenes footage from his front-page photo shoot and some words from 2 Chainz himself.


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NEW MIXTAPE: French Montana — Mac & Cheese 3. Bad Boy artist French Montana also took advantage of the holiday weekend to drop new music. The New York rapper released Mac & Cheese 3, which features the likes of Fat Joe, Wale, Fabolous, Mac Miller, Curren$y and many more. The mixtape can be found here via DatPiff.


INTERVIEW: Joey Bada$$ and noisey. The folks over at noisey decided to put Joey Bada$$ in front of his fans and naysayers the same way they did to Danny Brown. They asked the 17-year-old rapper to read the YouTube comments for the “Hardknock” music video. Check out how he reacts above.

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