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Top 10 New Rap Albums - November 2012

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Fifty percent of this month's list are full-length collaborations. We have: Wu-Tang and D-Block, Lil Fame and Termanology, Alchemist and Action Bronson, Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson, 9th Wonder and Murs, and 9th Wonder and Buckshot. Plus, the usual solo fare.

Below, November's top 10 new rap albums.

10. Lil Fame & Termanology - 'Fizzyology'

A little backstory: Termanology originally conceived this project as a solo outing. The deal was that Term would rock the mic and Fame would hold down the production end. But halfway into the project, Fame ended up spitting on nearly every track. So they decided to make it a full-fledged collaboration. Fizzyology was born. They also ended up augmenting Fizzy's production with beats from DJ Premier, The Alchemist, and Statik Selektah.
Features: Freeway, Bun B, Kira
Release Date: November 6, 2012

9. Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson - 'Dice Game'

Detroit lyricist Guilty Simpson and Mello Music Group beat specialist Apollo Brown team up on Dice Game. Brown is coming off a strong showing on Trophies with OC. Simpson's last project was last year's supergroup effort, Random Axe, with Black Milk and Sean Price. Dice Game is on sale on Amazon for $6.99.
Features: Torae, Planet Asia
Release Date: November 13, 2012

8. 9th Wonder & Buckshot - 'The Solution'

November 13th is 9th Wonder Day. The Grammy-winning producer has two albums on shelves that day, including his third pairing with Buckshot, The Solution. "9th Wonder & I have always had good chemistry together," says Buckshot. The Boot Camp Clik rhymer adds that they titled this one The Solution because "you are the solution to all your problems and to your success or failure. It lies within yourself."
Features:DyMe-A-DuZin, Rapsody
Release Date: November 13, 2012

7. 9th Wonder & Murs - 'The Final Adventure'

It's so hard to say goodbye, but that's what we'll be doing on November 13th when 9th Wonder and Murs conclude their eight-year, four-album run with The Final Adventure. With just one guest appearance (9th Wonder's protegee Rapsody), The Final Adventure gives fans a healthy dose of the NC-CA connection that brought us Murs 3:16 and Murray's Revenge.
Features: Rapsody
Release Date: November 13, 2012

6. Action Bronson - 'Rare Chandeliers'

Super producer Alchemist joins forces with "10 to Watch" finalist Action Bronson on Rare Chandeliers. The album is already getting tons of praise for its artwork, which is definitely a contender for Album Cover of the Year. On the music, Rare Chandeliers sports collaborations with Roc Marciano, Sean Price, and more. With Al supplying the beats and Bronsolini in rare form, Chandeliers has all the makings of a winner.
Features: Schoolboy Q, Styles P, Meyhem Lauren, Big Twin, Evidence
Release Date: November 15, 2012

5. Saigon - 'Greatest Story Never Told 2: Bread and Circuses'

If you liked the first one, you'll love this one. Saigon serves up more of the cerebral rhymes and cohesive production that made Greatest Story Never Told a critics' favorite. "Blown Away," in which he shouts out martyrs, is particularly compelling.
Features: Styles P, Chamillionaire, Marsha Ambrosius
Release Date: November 6, 2012

4. Freeway - 'Diamond in the Ruff'

Freeway - Diamond in the Ruff
© Babygrande
Diamond in the Ruff marks a lot of firsts for Freeway: first Babygrande album, first album in two years (an eternity in today's rush-release climate), and first album cover with his hat off (there you go, ladies -- don't say Philly Freezer never did anything for you). Producers on board for Diamond in the Ruff: Bink!, and Needlez, and 2010 partner Jake One.
Features: Wale, Musiq Soulchild, Nikki Jean
Release Date: November 27, 2012

3. Wu-Block

Two of the greatest rap crews, Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block, merge their soldiers for a full-length collaboration and...you know what, we'll just let Ghostface explain the concept: "This is a unique street album combination like carnation milk with oatmeal. And a dash of cinammon. We got killing on lock. It's like assisination day - nothing but darts being thrown. It's like Batman and Robin sh-t. It's real street sh*t for the fans. They've been thirstin' for this." That, my friends, is the best product description in the history of product descriptions
Features: Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch, Method Man, Raekwon The Chef, GZA, Jadakiss, Masta Killah, Styles P.
Release Date: November 15, 2012

2. Roc Marciano - 'Reloaded'

Reloaded is the follow-up to Roc Marciano's 2010 standout Marcberg. The New York MC/producer's sophomore outing will feature beats by The Alchemist, Q-Tip, and more.
Features: Knowledge Pirate, Ka (Natural Elements)
Release Date: November 13, 2012

1. Nicki Minaj - 'Pink Friday...Roman Reloaded Re-Up'

Nicki Minaj's 2010 debut, Pink Friday, has scanned 1.8 million units to date. By contrast, 2012's Roman Reloaded has moved 670,000 units. So UMG ordered a re-issue to make things right. Give Nicki credit, though -- she's not selling the same album twice. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded…The Re-Up boasts not 1, not 2, not 3 but SEVEN new tracks, including the hit song "Va Va Voom."

Here's what you get:
  • A 3-disc package
  • 7 new songs
  • The original Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album
  • A 90-minute DVD with footage from Nicki Minaj's 2012 European tour, featuring live performances with Justin Bieber, T.I., Lil Wayne, Rihanna, and more.

Features: Seven new tracks
Release Date: November 13, 2012
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