Rap Release Dates: Jay-Z and Kanye West, Big Boi, Smoke DZA, Alchemist

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Rap Release Dates: Jay-Z and Kanye West, Big Boi, Smoke DZA, Alchemist

Jay-Z and Kanye West confirm a "Watch the Throne 2," as Big Boi preps "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors," plus more albums on the horizon.

It's honestly been a while since the album releases trumped the mixtape releases. While most consumers would love some free music in the form of mixtapes, knowing they have to show up to their retailers or digi-stores to buy quality albums still means something, especially in Hip Hop. Today we get some big albums, like Big K.R.I.T.'s Live From the Underground, along with Curren$y's The Stoned Immaculate. Both come highly anticipated, but there are also some more options like One Be Lo's K.I.C.K. P.U.S.H. and Oh No's Ohnomite, along with the Dubstep meets Rap combo of Cypress Hill and Rusko's Cypressxrusko EP. Smoke DZA announced that Rugby Thompson is coming on June 19th, plus Alchemist's Russian Roulette is coming July 17th, and it's already shaping up to be a classic.

The biggest news this week, though, is that Jay-Z and Kanye West plan to revisit their Watch the Throne title with a Part 2. No word yet on when that will happen, but it's more than likely going to follow Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music compilation, Cruel Summer. Outkast fans will be pleased to know that Big Boi has a title for his next solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. No set date yet, but it does bring up a bigger a point: Where's Andre3000's album? Well, Big Boi says as soon as his album drops (it's about 80% done) then Mr. Benjamin will drop his solo. Hopefully once they get their solo albums released we can get that Outkast album we've been waiting for.

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

June 5
Big K.R.I.T. - Live From the Underground
Bigg Juss [Company Flow] - Machines That Make Civilization Fun
Chino XL - Ricanstruction: The Black Rosary
Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate
Cypress Hill x Rusko - Cypressxrusko EP
Kool Keith - Love & Danger
One Be Lo (as Rahlo) - K.I.C.K. P.U.S.H.
Oh No - Ohnomite
Ryan Leslie - Les Is More

June 12
Azealia Banks - 1991 EP
Bow Wow - Underrated
BURNTmd - Not So Black & White
Diplo - Express Yourself EP
Kid Ink - Up & Away
Oddisee - People Hear What They See
Slaughterhouse - welcome to: Our House
Spaceghostpurrp - Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of Spaceghostpurrp
Usher - Looking 4 Myself
Waka Flocka Flame - Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family
Wordsworth - The Photo Album

June 19
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien x Parallel Thought - Attractive Sin
Juvenile - Rejuvenation
KNOiota - Kno Now Or Never
Lil Wyte - Still Doubted?
Pastor Troy - Outlaw
Smoke DZA - Rugby Thompson

June 26
ALTERPROD/ALTERBEATS Present - The French Revolution Compilation
DMX - Undisputed
Eminem - Curtain Call: Hits (Import)
Large Professor - Professor @ Large
Maybach Music Group - Self Made Vol. 2

July 2
50 Cent - Untitled

July 3
Chris Brown - Fortune
Flo Rida - Wild Ones
Necro - The Murder Murder Kill Kill Double EP
Young Zee & Mr. Green - One Crazy Weekend

July 10
Aesop Rock - Skelethon
La Coka Nostra - Masters Of the Dark Arts

July 17
Alchemist - Russian Roulette
French Montana - Excuse My French
Madchild (Swollen Members) - Dope Sick
Nas - Life Is Good

July 24
Big Shug - I.M. 4 E-VA

July 31
Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't

August 14
2 Chainz - Based On a T.R.U. Story
Kreayshawn - Somethin' Bout Kreay
The-Dream - Love IV MMXII

August 21
DJ Khaled - Kiss The Ring

August 28
Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares
Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C.

September 4
T.I. - Trouble Man

September 11
Ludacris - Ludaversal
Saigon - Bread and Circuses

September 18
Skyzoo - A Dream Deferred
Ne-Yo - R.E.D.

October 2
Bobby V - Dusk Till Dawn

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