Rap Release Dates: Jay-Z, Wiz Khalifa, Crooked I, Devin The Dude

posted Tuesday July 02 ,2013 at 08:00AM CDT | 68 comments

Rap Release Dates: Jay-Z, Wiz Khalifa, Crooked I, Devin The Dude

Jay-Z releases "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Thursday, Wiz Khalifa announces the title of his third major label album.

The first week of July brings with it some of the summer's hottest releases.

Most of America will be celebrating Independence Day on Thursday. However, many others will be celebrating the release of Jay-Z's twelfth studio album. Hova will officially release his upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail to the public on July 4. Recently, the tracklisting from the album and some lyrics were released to the public.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Wiz Khalifa recently announced that he's working on his third major label album and revealed the title of the project as well. Taking to Twitter, Wiz said that the title would be called Blacc Hollywood. Previously, the Taylor Gang CEO had also said he planned to drop the album this year.

Janelle Monae's upcoming album The Electric Lady will hit retail shelves on September 10. Janelle and Atlantic Records recently delivered a new single "Dance Apocalyptic." The project will feature music industry icon Prince.

Crooked I has been in the Hip Hop game since the 90s but has never officially released a solo full-length LP. Soon, that will change. The former Death Row Records hopeful-turned-Slaughterhouse member has finally announced the release date of his debut album, pinning July 30 the drop date for Apex Predator.

Devin The Dude announced the title of his eighth studio album. While no date is official the project is projected to release in September. Devin took to Twitter recently to announce the news.

Webbie announced that he's dropping the fourth installment of the Savage Life Series. The Baton Rogue, Louisiana native has announced plans to release Savage Life 4Ever on September 1. Also, Webbie, Lil Boosie, Lil Phat, Lil Trill, Foxx and the other members of Trill Fam have announced the "Respect Is A Must" Tour.

View the rest of the retail releases coming soon below, and on HipHopDX's Release Dates page.

July 2

Daz & WC - West Coast Gangsta Sh*t
Gucci Mane - Trap House III 
Joe Thomas - DoubleBack: Evolution of R&B
Jon Connor - Unconscious State
Juicy J - Stay Trippy
Nemo Achida - Midnight Magic
No Malice - Hear Ye Him
REKS - Revolution Cocktail
Young Scooter - Juughou$e

July 4

Jay-Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail

July 5

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines

July 9

Adlib - Bad Newz
araabMuzik - The Remixes, Vol. 1
Ciara - Ciara
Freddie Gibbs - ESGN
Greenhouse (Illogic & Blueprint) - Bend But Don’t Break
Rich Quick - Sad Songz

July 16

Ace Hood - Trials & Tribulations
BURNTmd - The Green Invasion
Chris Brown - X
Hieroglyphics - The Kitchen
Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go
Pusha T - My Name Is My Name

July 23

Chamillionaire - Reignfall EP
Rich Gang - Rich Gang: Flashy Lifestyle
Shawn Chrystopher - Lovestory LP
U-God - Keynote Speaker 

July 30

Cory Mo - Take It Or Leave It
Crooked I - Apex Predator
Tech N9ne - Something Else

August 6

Madchild - Lawn Mower Man
Maybach Music Group - Self Made Vol. 3

August 27

Big Sean - Hall of Fame
Goodie Mob - Age Against The Machine
J57 & Blame One - Walk In The Sun
SunGod - Redemption

September 1

Webbie - Savage Life 4Ever

September 10

2 Chainz - Based On A TRU Story 2
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady

September 17

Drake - Nothing is the Same
The Roots & Elvis Costello - Wise Up Ghost

September 24

DJ Khaled - Suffering From Success

September 30

Dizzee Rascal - The Fifth
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (Part 2)

October 5

Waka Flocka Flame - Flockaveli 2

TBA

Akon - Stadium
A$AP Rocky - Beauty & The Beast: Slowed Down Sessions, Chapter 1
Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste
AZ - Doe or Die II
Big Sean - Hall Of Fame
Birdman - Bigga Than Life
B.o.B - Underground Luxury
Brick Squad - Big Money Talk
Clipse - As God Is My Witness
Craig G & Da Beatminerz - TBA
Curren$y - Pilot Talk 3
Danny Brown - Old
Devin The Dude - One For The Road
DJ Khaled - Suffering From Success
DJ Scream - Long Live The Hustle
Dom Kennedy - Get Home Safely
Drake - Nothing Was The Same
E-40 - Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil Vol. 4, 5 & 6
Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
Eminem - TBA
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Cocaine Pinata
Future & Rocko - TBA
Gucci Mane - MR.GUWOP
Ice Cube - Everything’s Corrupt
Iggy Azalea - The New Classic
Immortal Technique - The Martyr 2
Jay Electronica - Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn)
Joey Bada$$ - B4.DA.$$
KA - The Night's Gambit
Ludacris - Ludaversal
Malik B & Mr. Green - Unpredictable
Method Man & Redman - Blackout 3
Mystikal - Original
Nelly - M.O.
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: The Pinkprint
Plies - Purple Heart
Raekwon - F.I.L.A (Fly International Luxurious Art)
Rebel Armz - TBA
Redman - Muddy Waters 2
Rich Boy - Break The Pot
Rick Ross - Mastermind
RiFF RaFF & Skrillex - TBA
Roc Marciano - Marci Beaucoup
Roc Marciano & Alchemist - TBA
Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron
Spice 1 - Hater's Nightmare
Swizz Beatz - Haute Living
T.I. - Trouble Man: He Who Wears the Crown
The Roots - & Then You Shoot Your Cousin
Twista - The Dark Horse
Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood
Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow
XV - The Kid with the Green Backpack 
Yelawolf - Love Story
YG - Freshman on Campus

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  • g-sus
    Crooked to put out his first solo ever after 15 years in the game. I'm not holding my breath.
  • Anonymous
    You guys need to stop doing this. Seriously. The first item in the list 'Daz & WC - West Coast Gangsta Sh*t' was out 2 weeks ago. If you are not going to put any effort into this don't do it.
  • Jnigga2watches
    July 30th is the date!!! Tech N9ne and Crooked I. 2 of my top 5 rappers
  • bon
    its "Nothing Was the Same" not nothing is the same
  • Kelly J. Crump
    just as Ronald responded I am in shock that a student can earn ($)4082 in 4 weeks on the internet. have you seen this site... can99.c.o.m
    • Roll Tide
      Fuck you and Ronald bitch ass
  • Rio
    Can't wait to hear that new Jay-Z! Check out my website rioscourt.blogspot.com
  • LEATHER FACE
    http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh24/ixdietonight/leatherface.jpg
  • anonymous
    50 Cent Street King Immortal
    • Anonymous
      Never coming out.
  • zxsss4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T8E09aAOIc
  • DG
    DX doesn't give one single fuck about accuracy
  • Young Lou
    This website needs to be shamed!!! "Also, Webbie, Lil Boosie, Lil Phat, Lil Trill, Foxx and the other members of Trill Fam have announced the "Respect Is A Must" Tour." WTF??? Lil Boosie is in prison and LIl Phat's body (RIP) is in a cemetary. Do you guys have any knowledge of anything? I can't believe that yall would post something like this.
    • Anonymous
      Are you saying Lil Phat can't rap from the grave? Don't be nave.
  • zxsss4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExH5VU5iq9Q
  • j
    Nice. Looking forward to Crooked's album. Fuck sales he's a beast
  • 7H77
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq3QmtV8vT0
  • vaggelis
    WU TANG, Eminem, Immortal Technique and Raekwon
  • Anonymous
    Do you guys see the TBA list? Half of those albums will come out next year. If they all manage to drop alot of them will go under the radar.
  • xx004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9ZcZpk7SdA
  • Anonymous
    of that whole list...red & meth..blackout 3 is the only album id be interested in
  • xxss9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiGBFzfof-I
  • Anonymous
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  • Anonymous
    hip hop sucks even ra the rugged man let me down
    • Anonymous
      Listen to Ross. His timeless anthems about the drug lord life will rarely let you down.
  • R.A. the Rugged Man
    Looking forward to Curren$y, Eminem, Tech N9ne, & Immortal Technique. Immortal Technique still hasn't put out The Middle Passage or Revolutionary Vol. 3 yet tho!
    • Anonymous
      i dont like immortal technique think he to political
    • Anonymous
      Immortal Technique is a crazy conspiracy theorist. He has no basis for his retarded theories
  • Fresh 2 Def
    listening to that new Juicy J today that dropped. shit is dope!!! his best work yet, it aint on no weezus level. but this shit goes hard in the paint! ya bish? ya you bish! ya damn bish!!!
    • Anonymous
      cosign
    • Len
      get it fresh!
    • Jarvis Church
      you da man fresh
    • anony
      smh you sad
    • tre
      this fuckin queer responds to himself multiple times every time he posts something. i almost feel bad.
  • Anonymous
    Out of that list I'm looking forward to Drake's the most
  • zxsss4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI-KjVLS6Uk
  • Anonymous
    why is crooked i loser ass the front page pic? guy is the definition of a bum. been rapping for 20 years and i cant name ONE song of his ppl wanna hear. oh but he can drop 4000 irrelevant freestyles that get him nowhere. he was a part of the slaughterhouse failure. yeah he's a fucking bum. swollen head from being an alcoholic 40 yr old rap nigga. look at that head piece. nigga wear a sized 9 fitted cap? not one release im excited for. rap music has never been worse. for retarded kids and lazy internet geeks that follow trash on twitter.
    • Kizman
      LMAO
    • Anonymous
      somebody needs Valium
    • Anonymous
      slaughterhouse is sober now get ur facts straight
    • Ganjarelli
      This anonymous faggot must be joking! Can't get swollen heads off his mind it seems. Best albums are (IMO): 1. Crooked I - Apex Predator (Best Lyricist on the Gotdamn Planet!) 2. Tech N9ne - Something Else (This dude really is Something Else - unlike all other garbage radio-stream artists. 3. Chamillionaire - Reignfall (Always Consistant. Smooth Delivery & Dope Rhymes.) 4. Jon Connor - The latest dude I've been following. Other than Lamar, Cole, A$AP, a couple others and this guy, the rest of these new freshman out now are a joke. This list of course is my own preference, entirely independent artists if you happen to notice. I personally believe that not having to conform to what the record label wants, allows that artist the ability to craft that much better music, considering they can write about whatever they want to a certain degree, having ultimate say over their own music. This, in turn, leads to less same ole, same ole, on account that business minded suits that don't know shit about making music and only demand the next pop hit that's the same as the last crap you listened to, end up staying the fuck out of the picture. Sorry about the rant. It's just my opinion. I could be wrong - except about Crooked. You're just ridiculously ignorant if you're talkin shit on C.O.B. Sutt Sutt!!!
    • Anonymous
      Obviously Crooked has connections with the site.
  • 666
    http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb225/halloweenmichaelmyers31/michael%20myers/Michael.jpg
  • crazy mother fucker
    yea kkk is looking threw peoples windows son of a bitch jump threw mother fuckers put the mothers out the bitch
  • FREDYYY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvX91x-zt_Q
  • j. riot
    The roots and elvis costello! damn thats going to be dope
  • THE HELL RAISER
    HAHA
  • THE HELL RAISER
    http://www.worstpreviews.com/images/hellraiser.gif
  • sdxx
    anyone. like the devil. haha
  • sdxx
    they made a movie for the racist girls its called the exerist. if anyone would find out what their thinking . have fun