Tuesday Rap Release Dates: Drake, Tha Dogg Pound, Joell Ortiz

New movements are tracked, while Lords of the Underground's Doitall, Digital Underground and MF Grimm announce new material.

On May 18, Digital Underground will release their “final EP,” The Greenlight EP, which features seven tracks including a live version of “Same Song” featuring 2Pac. The following week, a host of artists and producers will pay tribute to Quincy Jones on Q: Soul Bossa Nostra. The project showcases Akon’s reinterpretation of “Strawberry Letter 23” as the lead single as well as the Jermaine Dupri-produced remake of “The Secret Garden” by Usher, Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, Trey Songz, Tyrese, and Tevin Campbell. In addition, Bizarre and Reflection Eternal have pushed their upcoming albums back one week. The following is the upcoming release schedule:

April 6
Chief Kamachi – The Clock Of Destiny
Diabolic – Liar & A Thief
Dudley Perkins (as Declaime) – Fame
Insane Clown Posse – Bang! Pow! Boom! (Nuclear Version)
Madlib (as Young Jazz Rebels) – Slave Riot
Moka Only (as Ron Contour) – Rontario
Solomon Burke – Nothing’s Impossible
Too Short – Still Blowin’
Vivian Green – Beautiful

April 13
BLESTeNATION – Welcome To MBugout City
LMNO – Next In Line
Masta Killa – Live
MGMT – Congratulations
Murs & 9th Wonder – Fornever
Spectac & Amiri – Almost Famous
yU – Before Taxes

April 20
9th Prince – Revenge Of The 9th Prince
Andre Nickatina – Khan! The Me Generation
Cognito – Automatic
Cypress Hill – Rise Up
Danny Boy – It’s About Time
Dark Time Sunshine – Vessel
Devin The Dude – Suite #420
Fashawn – Boy Meets World (Deluxe Edition)
Goldtoes N Berner – R All N Ur Pockets: The Soundtrack
Guce – Gucey Valentine
Kottonmouth Kings – Long Live The Kings
Kurupt – Streetlights
Little Brother – LeftBack
Madlib – Madlib Medicine Show No. 4: 420 Chalice All Stars: All Jamaican Sounds
Messy Marv Presents The Shooting Range
Opio & Unjust – Mark It Zero: Big Lebowski Tribute Album
Ozomatli – Fire Away
Roc Marciano – Marcberg 12” EP
Sleepy D – Sleep Deprivation
TRUTHLiVE – Patience

April 27
B.o.B. Presents The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
Braille – Weapon Aid
Daddy Yankee – Mundial
Kon & Amir Present Off Track Volume III: Brooklyn
Soul Mafia – MK Ultra
Twin Perils – World Supremacy
Yo Gotti – Live From The Kitchen

May 4
8Ball & MJG – Ten Toes Down
Blacastan – Blac Sabbath
Brown Bag AllStars – The Down Under Remixes
DoItAll – American Du
Dudley Perkins (as Declaime) – Fonk
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
Focus… – The Avant Garde Project
Hell Razah – Heaven Razah
Panacea – 12 Step Program
The Temptations – Still Here
Toni Braxton – Pulse
Trina – Amazin’
X.O. – 28 Days Later: The Album
YahZarah – The Ballad Of Purple Saint James

May 11
Boondox – South Of Hell
LMNO & Kev Brown – Selective Hearing Part 2
Sage Francis – Li(f)e

May 18
Common – The Best Of Common: Go!
Dam-Funk – Adolescent Funk
Digital Underground – The Greenlight EP
Esham – Suspended Animation
Esoteric – Fly Casualties
Guilty Simpson & Madlib – OJ Simpson
Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid
MF Grimm – You Only Live Twice: The Audio Graphic Novel
Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives
Necro – Die!
Next – Next, Lies & Videotape
Reflection Eternal – Revolutions Per Minute
Rhymefest – El Che
Roc Marciano – Marcberg
Taio Cruz – Rokstarr
The Black Keys – Brothers
The-Dream – Love King
The Jacka & Lee Majors – The Gobots 2: D-Boy Era

May 25
Apollo Brown – ReSet
Bizarre – Friday Night At St. Andrews
Finale & Oddisee – Odds & Ends
Jermiside & Danny Diggs – Middle Classic
Leela James – My Soul
Lyfe Jennings – I Still Believe
Murs – TBD
Nelly Furtado – Lifestyle
Plies – Goon Affiliated
Quincy Jones – Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
Tha Dogg Pound (as DPG) – Keep On Ridin

The following are additional release dates announced during the past week:

Joell Ortiz – Free Agent [June 1]
Kevin Rudolf – To The Sky [June 8]
Reef The Lost Cauze & Guns-N-Butter – Fight Music [June 8]
Drake – Thank Me Later [June 15]
Keith Sweat – Ridin’ Solo [June 15]
Bertell – Goin’ Hard [June 22]
Blaze Ya Dead Homie – GangRags [June 22]
Danger Mouse & Sparklehouse – Dark Night Of The Soul [June 22]
Vinnie Paz – Season Of The Assassin [June 22]
Dru Hill – InDRUpendence Day [June 29]
Dwele - W.W.W. (W.ants W.orld W.omen) [June 29]
Jamie Foxx – Body [June 29]
Jennifer Lopez – Love? [June 29]
Juvenile – Beast Mode [June 29]
Bizzy Bone – Crossroads 2010 [July 13]
Mack 10 & Glasses Malone – Money Music [July 13]
Eric Benet – TBD [August 3]
Cam’ron Presents The U.N. – Gunz N’ Butta [August 10]

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