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

49 Comments

  • JONES

    I AGREE MAN, hes the best rapper on EARTH and he should do a song wid big boi/outkast

  • goldmione

    T.I. TROUBLE MAN SEPTEMBER 4TH GONNA BE FIRE

  • Anonymous

    July 3rd - HNIC 3 suckers!!!

  • glitch

    lookin out for T.I. - Trouble Man September 4th!! king of the south, make it hot nigga

  • Anonymous

    jay is not even making music at the moment. this album was confirmed as a mere idea. its not even in the infant stages yet. its just an idea. why is news. no fuck shit its coming out after the good album. just another excuses to put big names in the headline for more views. only dx does shit like this. wtt2 wont even drop this year. Why are you reporting this as a main topic??

    • Anonymous

      journalism schtick yo.. they want views for articles, it starts in the headline.. looks BS but it is what it is

  • Anonymous

    Can meek mill do bigger #'s then wiz

  • Anonymous

    JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST ARE THE ONLY 2 THAT MATTER TO HIPHOP

  • Anonymous

    Wheres kool g/necro :(

  • TODAYS RAP FANS

    nah he just plain stupid "nerd rap" thats code for i cant read pass a 5th grade level so i dont know what a metaphor or simile is probably cant even pronounce the words. he like rappers that have sound effects like whup whup or ahhhh

  • Anonymous

    the best thing about mmg is the album titles they sound so deep then you just get the same old miami beats

  • Anonymous

    Kanye should be making another hit album like my beautiful dark twisted fanstasy, why waste time with swag beats and old ass jay

    • SWAG

      A stupid saying that's overused. People 90 per cent are dumb teenagers, 10 per cent are little ass kids trying to be cool use it for EVERYTHING and also as their facebook name thinking that shit's cute: 'I just opened a cabinet, SWAG.' 'I just fell down, lol, SWAG.' 'SWAGNIFICENT' '(your name) idontgiveafuq gotsswagg' 'lives in swagtown' 'works at swagville' 'That show was so SWAG.' 'I just finished brushing my teeth, SWAG.' 'Hey guys, just woke up, SWAG.' 'Lol, I got kicked out of class, SWAG.' 'I cursed the teacher out, SWAG.' 'Tumbling on tumblr in class, SWAG.' '(your name) the swag god' 'texting in class, SWAG' ... 'SWAG.' You don't have no motherfucking swag. You: 'I got swag.' Me: 'That's because you're a fucking retard trying to be like the rest of the try hards thinking their dumb ass have swag.'

  • Anonymous

    push rick back he my dude but his album not ready meek should drop first ross singles suck and dead that mmg album the shit is horrible i already heard enough

  • Anonymous

    i heard there was supposed to be a nas and common album coming out this year. Is there any truth to this. hopefully this 2nd watch the throne won't be so dissapointing

  • Assassin221

    You assholes, calling the article "Rap Release Dates: Big Boi" and then don't have his damn release date. Still glad I clicked to find out Del, Bigg Jus and Chino are dropping.

  • wolfman

    Watch the Throne 2?? First one was WACKKKKK.

  • Anonymous

    Laughterhouse will NOT drop in July either... yah, they such 'smart' 'lyrical' niggas they and Interscope just spent three months on hype, on tour etc... Iovine smells a corpse and it will be BURIED.

    • Anonymous

      word up. hopefully laughterhouse picks up steam like the other revolutionary gems such as kanGAY west (see what they did there? they took out "ye" and added "gay") lil GAYne "they removed the "w" and added a "g" so that it sounds like "gay") and dick floss instead of rick ross(they took out the r's and add some more homoerotic phrases). these niggas are so fucking daring.

    • Anonymous

      laughterhouse laughterhouse laughterhouse lalaughterhouseughterhouse laughterhouse laughterhouse laughterhouse laughterhouse laughterhouse laughterhouse

    • Anonymous

      Hahaha...he said laughterhouse..get it? He took of the S now they is just a joke..haha. That's some clever shit right there, I bet it will catch on. Soon all the guys on hiphopdx will be calling them laughterhouse. This guy is on the forefront of innovation.

  • Anonymous

    well you can remove slaughterhouse cause they've pushed it back to july

  • Big Brother

    Chino XL yeah..... He needs to join the The HRSMN, as one monkey can't stop no show...Goodie Mobb did it without Cee Lo who was a big part of the group, so can HRSMN can do withouth the valuable Ras Kass Id rather cop a HRSMN than LaughterHouse. Them niggaz ain't as deep as the Headless Horsemen

  • Lil Loc

    Looking out for DMX, though I know I might be the only one that will buy his new shit...

  • Optimus Rhyme

    Kinda disappointed that Jay is doing another collabo album. I was hoping for a proper solo joint. Kanye is looking like his crutch for relevancy right now. It's a shame.

    • Anonymous

      This dumb ass commet should be removed as spam. Jay-Z a legend now and will always be relevant through his body of work. His music will always be timeless. When he ready to drop his next solo album, the rap world will be on his heels to get it dummy

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  • Deezy937

    Bow Wow's Underrated ain't coming out June 12th

  • Anonymous

    flopperhouse pushed back again hah hah what a 'surprise' wait til Jimmy I sends them the fucking bill and these bums leard what 'recoupable costs' REALLY means

  • Anonymous

    I hope Nas will drop another It Was Written and not another Nastradamus

  • Anonymous

    LAUGHTERHOUSE JUNE 12!!!! FIRST 100 CALLERS TO 1-800-NERD-RAP WIN A FREE COPY!!!

    • Anonymous

      nah he just plain stupid "nerd rap" thats code for i cant read pass a 5th grade level so i dont know what a metaphor or simile is probably cant even pronounce the words. he like rappers that have sound eefects like whup whup or ahhhh

    • Anonymous

      U must be one of dem hip hop homos who dickrides YMCMB

  • CDQuality

    September 25th Lupe Fiasco - Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album.

  • Playboy Model Lexxie Ryan

    OMG, Im so going to Best Buy today to cop Live From The Undergound. KRIT is the sickest from the south right now.... the only ones that's gonne give him a run for his money on this list is Big Boi's LP or Life Is Good. Self Made will be worth checking out too Im sure (UGGHNHH!!) Here's what AINT droppin on this list: 50 Cent and Rick Ross will def not release on time... cmon, Ross is plausible but 50 doesn't have a single or a album title. Bad look b Need to quit frontin on them dates guys, it hurts more than helps. Follow me @LexxieRyanPbliv ;)

  • J1m

    Stevie Stone - Rollin' Stone - June 12

  • Anonymous

    What happened to Reks "REBELutionary"?

  • Anonymous

    HNIC3 3RD JULY...DONT FORGET THE HARDEST QB ALL DAY

  • timmm

    "French Montana - Excuse My French" lol what an album name. July 10th is one serious day with Coka and Aesop.

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