Rap Release Dates: CES Cru, Mitchy Slick, Lil Wayne, Talib Kweli
Strange Music's CES Cru comes with their studio full-length "Constant Energy Struggles," while veterans like R.A. The Rugged Man, Papoose and Illogic gear up for new releases.
With South By Southwest happening last week, much of the industry appeared on festival vacation of sorts. New announcements were slim. The biggest story in the way of album news may be when The Roots' drummer/musical director ?uestlove revealed—perhaps without consent—that Justin Timberlake has a second volume of The 20/20 Experience planned for November. The first volume, is made available today.
Also coming in the near future is a second retail release from The Weeknd. This will arrive after strong sales and critical acclaim for the three-free-album set, Trilogy.
In more street-centered music, Mitchy Slick of Strong Arm Steady has announced plans to self-release his latest street effort, Feet Match The Paint. The San Diego, California vet will work with Murs and Planet Asia, as well as his crew of KRNDN (a/k/a Krondon) and Phil Da Agony.
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
Swollen Members - Beautiful Death Machine
Various Artists - The RZA Presents Shaolin Soul Selection: Volume 1
Lil Wayne - I Am Not a Human Being II
CES Cru - Constant Energy Struggles
Papoose - The Nacirema Dream
Von Pea & Aeon - Duly Noted EP
Durag Dynasty - 360 Waves
will.i.am. - #willpower
Tyler, The Creator - Wolf
Tyga - Hotel California
Rich Boy - Break The Pot
Silent Knight - Busy Is My Best Friend II
Illogic & Blockhead - Capture The Sun
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die
N.O.R.E. (as P.A.P.I.) - Student Of The Game
Styles P & Scram Jones - Float
Talib Kweli - Prisoner Of Consciousness
Kid CuDi - indicud
Snoop Lion - Reincarnated
Mitchy Slick - Feet Match The Paint
Chrisette Michele - Better
LL Cool J - Authentic
R.A. The Rugged Man - Legends Never Die
The-Dream - Fourplay
Havoc - 13
Gene The Southern Child & Parallel Thought - Artillery Splurgin'
Eve - Lip Lock
French Montana - Excuse My French
YMCMB - Rich Gang: Flashy Lifestyle
Gucci Mane - Trap House III
Ace Hood - Trials & Tribulations