The Week OnSMASH [1.12.13]

It may only be our second issue of the year, but it’s safe to say that if every week was like the last, we would have every right to be looking forward to what the further 12 months will bring us.

However, there were two accomplished artists who stole the limelight. After releasing no information or content since 2006, Justin Timberlake announced his return to the music scene; something almost everyone has been waiting anxiously for. The other major artist making the headlines was Beyoncé. Linking with the news that Timberlake’s single will feature herself and Jay-Z, we saw her cover the latest issue of GQ, which was arguably the most popular image of the past seven days. As well as this, her beloved Destiny’s Child announced a compilation album coinciding with the release of a Pharrell-produced single, along with plans for the rest to join Bey for her Super Bowl performance.

In other news, we heard brand new music from the likes of Juicy J, Rockie Fresh, Pusha T, Rick Ross, Big Boi, Curren$y, Joey Bada$$ and Future. The comeback to music from The Diplomats’ duo Cam’ron and Juelz Santana looks to be in full effect, as we saw them both release singles as we lead up to their forthcoming projects. In terms of new mixtapes, releases were a little slow, but the amount of singles provided was more than enough to keep you going.

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OS REWIND: The Week OnSMASH [1.5.13]

Rockstar Games Releases New GTA V Artwork With Plans To Reveal Boxart This Month
M.I.A. Prepares “Matangi” Album For April Release
Check Out The New “Sellebrity” Film Trailer
“Hashtag” Named Word Of The Year
Rick Ross Makes Acting Debut On “Magic City” Season 2
The Weeknd “Trilogy” Goes Gold
Justin Bieber Set To Host & Perform At “Saturday Night Live” On February 9th
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 “Revolution” DLC Coming In 3 Weeks
Rihanna Set To Perform At The Grammy Awards
Beyoncé Set To Sing National Anthem At Obama’s Inauguration
Consequence – Movies On Demand 4 (Artwork x Tracklist)
Curren$y Announces “Live In Concert” As Retail Album
Talib Kweli Announces New Date For “Prisoner of Conscious” & Talks Black Star
Beyoncé Covers GQ’s “The 100 Sexiest Women Of The 21st Century” Issue
Check Out The Premiere Episode Of VH1′s “Love & Hip Hop 3”
Destiny’s Child – Love Songs (Artwork x Tracklist)
Big K.R.I.T. Announces New Mixtape “K.R.I.T.” And Music With Mike WiLL Made It
A$AP Ferg Signs Deal With RCA Records
Azealia Banks Records For Beyoncé’s Album
Destiny’s Child Set To Perform At The Super Bowl
Far Cry 3′s “High Tides” Free DLC Hits PlayStation Network This Tuesday
Raekwon – Lost Jewlry (Artwork x Tracklist)
Watch The Trailer For Beyoncé’s “Life Is But A Dream” HBO Documentary

Kami de Chukwu – Stop Crying
Jeremiah Jae – Thrasher
P.A.P.I. – Tadow (feat. French Montana, 2 Chainz & Pusha T)
Cassidy – R.A.I.D.
King Vada – Preludes To A Murder [EP]
Lyn Charles – The Devil In Me 24 Karats
Eric Bellinger – Official (feat. King Chip)
fun. – Sight of the Sun
Reks – Judas
Juicy J – In The Stars (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Black Dave – Little Bit Mo’ (feat. Meech)
Jimi Hendrix – Somewhere
Joell Ortiz – Brooklyn In The Building
Cap.1 – Gang Bang (feat. Young Jeezy & The Game)
DyMe-A-DuZiN – Memories
K. Roosevelt – RoseGold [Album]
Juelz Santana – Soft (feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill & Fabolous)
MC Eiht – Blue Stamp
Willow Smith – Sugar And Spice
Project Pat – Cheez N Dope [Mixtape]
Rockie Fresh – Superman OG (feat. Lunice)
Slum Village – RIOT (feat. Rapper Big Pooh, Joe Scudda & Kam Corvet)
Ace Hood – Starvation 2 [Mixtape]
Wais P – Bitch I Don’t Play (feat. Mistah F.A.B.)
Toro Y Moi – Lyin (Pt. 1-4)
Pusha T – Millions (feat. Rick Ross)
Rick Ross & Gunplay – Ball (Freestyle)
Future – Fo Real (feat. Drake)
Destiny’s Child – Nuclear
Curren$y – His And Hers Ferraris
Truck North – Riot Act (feat. Homeboy Sandman)
Big Boi – Pink Matter (Remix)
Cam’ron – Murder Game
Joey Bada$$ – Unorthodox
Cocaine 80s – Fly Ass Pisces (feat. Jhené Aiko & Common)

The Decades x Pro Era (Headwear Collection)
Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance (Collection)
Nike Air Force 1 Hi (Kobe Pack)
Raf Simons Spring/Summer Collection [Film]
Adidas Originals Spring/Summer 2013 (Camo Pack)
Vintage Frames Company Presents: The History Of Eyewear With Jermaine Dupri
Kate Upton For ELLE Magazine
Vans Old Skool “Year Of The Snake” Pack
Beyoncé’s GQ Spread With Terry Richardson
Nike Kobe 8 “Year Of The Snake” Collection
Pharrell Models The Spring 2013 BAPE & Billionaire Boys Club Collections
40oz NYC x Vintage Frames “RICH” SnapBack

Highlight Of The Night: Packers Dominate Vikings For Easy Wild Card Victory
Highlight Of The Night: Crimson Tide Routes Irish To Win 2013 BCS Title
Lakers Bigs Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol & Jordan Hill Out Indefinitely
Big Boi On ESPN First Take
The Maloof Brothers Make Sale Of Kings To Seattle Investor Group
RG3 Has Successful LCL, ACL Surgery
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens & Sammy Sosa Denied 2013 H.O.F. Entry
Kobe Bryant Discusses The State Of The Lakers