The Week OnSMASH [12.1.12]

As we saw one of the biggest Cyber Mondays ever this past Monday, the music kept pouring in for the last week of November. Following the flood of Thanksgiving releases, some music veterans released big singles in anticipation for their Christmas release dates.

T.I., Juicy J, 50 Cent, Big Boi, French Montana and The Game all brought out the major guns for their featured tracks, and we saw plenty of projects, including those from Omarion, The Come Up, Tyga and more. Some dope R&B and alternative was released as well, so we hope that doesn’t slip through the cracks. Congrats to Adele for going diamond, G.O.O.D. Music for going platinum and Rihanna for snatching up her first #1 album. The West Coast represented as well, as Dr. Dre locked up the #1 spot as highest paid musician, and it looks like we’ll get a new Nate Dogg album next year. In ratchet news, we played Juicy J’s Bandz game over and over and made it rain like crazy on them skrippers!

Check out out the hottest releases on The Week OnSMASH.

News
Our Favorite Mike WiLL Made It Beats Of 2012
Play The Juicy J “Bandz A Make Her Dance” Online Game
Elle Varner Performs “Refill” For Acoustic Livestream Session
Adele’s “21″ Reaches 10 Million In Sales
Beyoncé To Release Self-Directed Documentary About Herself
Wiz Khalifa Stops By Larry King Now!
The Weeknd To Kick Off 4-City California Tour
FORBES: World’s Highest-Paid Musicians 2012
Rihanna’s “Unapologetic” Set To Debut At #1 On The Billboard Charts
Nate Dogg Album Set For Release In 2013
G.O.O.D. Music’s “Clique” Goes Platinum
Big Sean & Chris Brown To Cover December / January XXL Issues
The Roots Announce New Album Set For Late 2013
Prodigy Announces Collaborative Album With The Alchemist For 2013
Jermaine Dupri’s Vinyl Collection “Crate Diggers”
Lianne La Havas Covers Jill Scott’s “He Loves Me” For Billboard (Candid Covers)
The Weeknd Performs On Zane Lowe’s Maida Vale Studio Sessions

Music
T.I. – Sorry (feat. André 3000)
Big Boi – In The A (feat. Ludacris & T.I.)
Juicy J – Show Out (feat. Young Jeezy & Big Sean)
French Montana – Marble Floors (feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, & 2 Chainz)
The Game – Stripper (feat. Wale) x The Game – Judas Closet (feat. Nipsey Hu$$le)
Ciara – Sorry (Remix) (feat. Future)
Kendrick Lamar – Higher Ground Freestyle
Chris Brown – W.T.F.I.M.L.
Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire [Album Stream]
Rick Ross – 100 Black Coffins
The Come Up – Change Of Plans [Album]
Omarion – Care Package [EP]
Tourist – Your Girl
Toro Y Moi – Boiler Room Mix
Marsha Ambrosius – Cold War
Tyga – 187 [Mixtape]
VinNY Cha$e – Golden Army [Mixtape]
Chevy Woods – Neighborhood (feat. Nipsey Hu$$le)
Casey Veggies – Smart Water
Wu Block – Crack Spot Stories (feat. Raekwon & Jadakiss)
Mister Cee’s “Best Of Tuesdays” (Alicia Keys)
The-Dream – Tender Tendencies
Novel – Hotels & Heartbreak (feat. Amir Taron)
Meek Mill – Lay Up (Remix) (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross & Trey Songz)
Meyhem Lauren – Thousand Dollar Gym Shoes (feat. Action Bronson)
50 Cent – My Life (feat. Eminem & Adam Levine)
Ne-Yo – Should Be You (feat. Fabolous & Diddy)
J. Pinder – Careless Redux [Mixtape]
Alexander Spit – Coastal/Hyperion
Joey Fatts – Lindo (feat. Vince Staples)
Lotta – Gymnastics (Remix) (feat. Kris Kasanova)
Freeway – True (feat. Wale)
Key! – She Love Me
Yasiin Bey – Don’t Like
Kirko Bangz – Keep It Trill

Lifestyle
Air Jordan 1 “Gucci”
Steven Fernandez Teaches Us How To Get Girls
Check Out The Battlefield 3 “Aftermath” Launch Trailer
Peep The Big Sean x Adidas “Detroit Player” Sneaker
#BEEN #TRILL x Stussy “Wet Out Here” Lookbook
Rihanna “GQ Man Of The Year 2012” Behind The Scenes
Supreme x Champion (Collection)
2 Chainz Takes Over South Beach With LeBron James & Lil Wayne
Pharrell Sits Down With KAWS & David Salle
Rag & Bone “Made In America” (Fall / Winter 2012) Boots
SSUR “COMME” (Fall / Winter) 2012 Collection
Adidas Presents: The Cautionary Tale of Ebenezer Snoop
Xbox 360 Exceeds All Black Friday Projections Moving Over 750K Consoles In America Alone
Black Scale (Fall/Winter) 2012 DESIRE Lookbook
40oz NYC “Black On Black” Snapback Collection

Sports
Ravens LB, Ray Lewis To Return In December
Jay-Z Practices His Dribbling Skills During Nets Pre-Game
The Return of D Rose: All In (Episode 6)
Donovan McNabb Speaks On San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Controversy
Amar’e Stoudemire Eyes Christmas Day Return To NBA Action

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