Rap Release Dates: The Roots, Rick Ross, Freddie Gibbs, Drake

posted October 11, 2011 08:30:00 AM CDT | 21 comments

Rap Release Dates: The Roots, Rick Ross, Freddie Gibbs, Drake

Drake moves "Take Care" to November, as Freddie Gibbs called "A Cold Day In Hell" an album, while the Roots work on some concepts and Rick Ross is unforgiving.

Rumor has it that Drake needs to clear a few samples for his upcoming album Take Care. Drake was originally supposed to get an edge on the competition by dropping his album on a Monday (October 24th). Now, however, Drizzy will be delivering Take Care on November 15th, alongside Childish Gambino and Eligh & Amp Live. Apparently Drake felt these specific samples were vital to his project, so he decided to put the brakes on it. Can't be that mad at him, as he did provide tracks like "Club Paradise" recently, as well as "Free Spirit" with Rick Ross. Speaking of Rick Ross, the Bawse will be bringing an early Christmas present with God Forgives, I Don't on December 13th. Ross just leaked a couple of God Forgives tracks just last week, including the Just Blaze-produced "I Love My Bitches" and "You the Boss" featuring Nicki Minaj.

Once The Roots reached Jimmy Fallon status, it seemed as though releases would be put on the backburner. That's proven to be far from true as the Legendary will be dropping their first ever concept album UNDUN on December 6th. The last Roots releases were the Grammy Award winning Wake Up! with John Legend and before that How I Got Over. The Roots Crew always has a knack for shaking up music every couple of albums. Remember Phrenology?

With Young Jeezy dropping Thug Motivation 103 on December 20th, the idea of a Freddie Gibbs release in 2011 seemed less and less likely. There were longtime rumblings of "A Cold Day In Hell" the mixtape dropping at some point. However, now A Cold Day In Hell is being marketed as an album and will be arriving on Halloween (October 31st). The CTE young gunner has leaked tracks like the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League produced "187 Proof," making fans eager for Gangsta Gibbs to show and prove. Well, now he will be. Trick or treat. Perhaps this project will double as a retail mixtape. Speaking of mixtapes supposedly going retail, whatever happened to Cam'Ron and Vado's Boss Of All Bosses 3 that was supposed to arrive on October 5th? We're still waiting for that one.

Check HipHopDX's Release Dates page for all your Hip Hop album needs.

October 11
DJ Drama – Third Power
Icebird (rjd2 x Aaron Livingston) – The Abandoned Lullaby
Murs x Ski Beatz – Love Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation
Nappy Roots – Nappy Dot Org
Roots Manuva – 4Everevolution
The Away Team – Scars & Stripes
Young Bleed – Preserved
Mayer Hawthorne – How Do You Do

October 18

Witchdoctor – The United Race Ov America

October 25
Big Bad 40 (40 Glocc) – New World Agenda
Boyz II Men – Twenty
Freestyle Fellowship – The Promise
Jedi Mind Tricks – Violence Begets Violence
Melanie Fiona – The MF Life
Statik Selektah – Population Control
Yelawolf – Radioactive
Snowgoons & Reef the Lost Cauze – Your Favorite MC
Marq Spekt & Kno (Cunninlynguists) – Machete Vision

October 31
Freddie Gibbs – A Cold Day In Hell

November 1
Rapper Big Pooh – Dirty Pretty Things
Torae – For the Record
Tyrese – Open Invitation
Wale – Ambition
Black Milk & Danny Brown – Black and Brown
Soulja Boy – Skate Boy
Idle Warship – Habits Of the Heart

November 8
Tech N9ne – Welcome To Strangeland
Mac Miller – Blue Slide Park
Pusha T – Fear of God Part 2: Let Us Pray

November 11

Donny Goines – Success Served Cold
Tyga – Careless World Rise of the Last King

November 15
Drake – Take Care
Childish Gambino – Camp
Eligh & Amp Live – Therapy At 3

November 21
Mary J. Blige – My Life II: The Journey Continues
Yelawolf – Radioactive

November 22
Kidz In the Hall – Occasion

November 25
Mobb Deep – Black Cocaine EP

December 6
The Roots – UNDUN
Bow Wow – Underrated

December 10
Masspike Miles – Say Hello To Forever

December 13
Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t
Roc ‘C’ – Stoned Genius
Tonedeff x Kno (Cunninlynguists) – Chico and the Man

December 20
Tha Joker – The Phenom
Young Jeezy – Thug Motivation 103

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