The Rap-Up: Week of July 7th

Here's a Rap-Up of whats new and popular  this week.

Magna Carta Holy Grail- Jay Z

This new album from Hov is his 12th studio album. It also has features from Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean, and wife Beyoncé. I have to say, just listening to it briefly, I really like it. My personal favorite from the album is the Justin Timberlake collab "Holy Grail". Click here to cop the album on iTunes.

"Magna Carta Holy Grail" is the #1 album this week (explicit) and #4 album (edited) on iTunes.

Jay Z and Justin Timberlake kick off their Legends of Summer tour in Toronto on July 17th. Find out if they are coming to a city near you, and buy tickets on ticketmaster.

 Credit: Island Def Jam Records

Credit: Island Def Jam Records

Ciara- Ciara

Ciara definitely shows her sexy-side in her new self-titled album "Ciara". However, I have mixed feelings about it. While I do like how most of the album sounds, all songs have no "story". There is actually little meaning besides sex or drugs in most. Some of the tracks sound great, regardless of meaning like "I'm Out" with Nicki Minaj, whereas songs like "Backseat Love" are very difficult to even make it through. Check out the album here and let us know what you think.

"Ciara" is the #2 album this week on iTunes.

 Credit: Epic Records

Credit: Epic Records

SINGLE: Acapella- Karmin

Now this is an interesting one. Karmin decided to create track using 90% vocals. When I first listened to it, it found it pretty hard to believe how great something that is mostly "Acapella" could sound so great. Take a listen and buy the single on iTunes.

Karmin joins the Jonas Brothers on tour which kicks off on July 10th in Chicago. Get tickets to see them in a city near you here!

 Credit: Epic Records

Credit: Epic Records