Rap Release Dates: Lil Wayne, Big Boi, J. Cole, Kanye West

Lil Wayne says 2013 for "Tha Carter V," while Big Boi's coming in November, as Kanye West has some post-G.O.O.D. music, and J. Cole imports some newness.

We're nearing the one-year mark that Lil Wayne dropped Tha Carter IV. While 2012 will not see a release in Tha Carter series, Weezy recently expressed that Tha Carter V was more than likely dropping in 2013. No said date on that yet, but you can read all about it here. While Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music crew will be dropping Cruel Summer on August 7th, it's been reported that immediately following that release we'll be getting another Kanye West solo album. We can only imagine how that will sound, but Kanye tends to never disappoint (his fans at least).

While J. Cole's Cole World: The Sideline Story is also nearing a year old, another J. Cole release will be arriving in the form of an import. The release is called Better Than Your Average, and it's coming for you on August 28th. The 28th is a huge day for music releases, but another import is dropping that day too from Jadakiss called Loyalty Comes First. While it's already been established that the Summer is bringing hot releases, looking into the Fall there will be just as much to look forward to, especially on November 13th. Big Boi will be dropping Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors that day. Now if we can just get an Outkast album we'll be all set.

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

July 10
Aesop Rock - Skelethon
La Coka Nostra - Masters Of the Dark Arts
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Shame EP

July 17
8Ball - Life's Quest
The Alchemist - Russian Roulette
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Masta Ace - Ma Doom: Son Of Yvonne
Nas - Life Is Good

July 24
Big Shug - I.M. 4 E-VA
J Dilla - The Shining
Parallel Thought - The Art Of Sound
REKS - REBELutionary

July 31
B.o.B. - Music For the Lost Generation (Import)
Necro - The Murder Murder Kill Kill Double EP
Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't

August 7
Bumpy Knuckles x Statik Selektah - Ambition
G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer

August 14
2 Chainz - Based On a T.R.U. Story
Beanie Sigel - This Time
Insane Clown Posse - Might Death Pop
Kreayshawn - Somethin' Bout Kreay
Strong Arm Steady x Statik Selektah - StereoType
The-Dream - Love IV MMXII

August 21
Brother Ali - Mourning In America & Dreaming In Color
DJ Khaled - Kiss the Ring
Mistah F.A.B. and I-Rocc - Face Off
Trey Songz - Chapter V

August 28
Brandy - Two Eleven
DMX - Undisputed
J. Cole - Better Than Your Average (Import)
Jadakiss - Loyalty Comes First (Import)
Keak Da Sneak - Cheedacheezisay!
Madchild (Swollen Members) - Dope Sick
Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares
Slaughterhouse - welcome to: Our House
Stu Bangaz & Eric Vanderslice - Diggaz With Attitude (D.W.a.)
Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C.

September 4
Blu and Exile - Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them
T.I. - Trouble Man

September 11
A$AP Rocky - LongLiveA$AP
Ludacris - Ludaversal
Saigon - Bread and Circuses

September 18
DJ Drama - Quality Street Music
Ne-Yo - R.E.D.
Skyzoo - A Dream Deferred

October 2
Bobby V - Dusk Till Dawn
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City

November 13
Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

82 Comments

  • sean allen

    j cole album isnt coming out in august http://jcolenation.com/?p=4228

  • wisconsinboi

    and where the fuck is the jay elect album???? jayz better not fuck this up

  • y.e

    wtf is an import? is it an album released in another country then imported to the u.s.? why not just release it in the u.s.

  • bfddbg

    wth would cole drop a album titled "better than your average" really?

  • Anonymous

    j cole's managet said that "better than average" isnt being released and that it was a rumor made up by hiphopdx. http://jcolenation.com/?p=4228

    • @CJonno90

      you should work for the press... "j cole's managet said that "better than average" isnt being released" TRUE "and that it was a rumor made up by hiphopdx." NOPE, NO HE DIDN'T

  • Mark G

    Wasn't Wayne supposed to retire? Stick to your word.

  • beta

    Waiting for Bumpy Knuckles & Statik, Masta Ace, Big Boi, Saigon and of course sir Nas.

  • dman

    J. Coles manager confirmed that there is nothing from J. Cole coming out in August... HHDX is trying to get dem website hits. Fuckfaces

  • Anonymous

    Wiz will outsell Meek hands down

  • Anonymous

    WTF Beans is dropping something?

  • rypschultz@yahoo.com

    lupe better come hard after that pop ass album he put out. but i have been waiting months for freddie gibbs and madlib- madgibbs. and wtf end of next month how come i havent heard shit about the cole "import" before today.....?

  • BORDER (hip) HOPPER

    Lookin forwards to Masters Of the Dark Arts (which was pushed to the 31st) Life is Good (obvious, a few tracks out and theyre already callin it a classic) God Forgives, I Dont (have a feeling this will be pretty good for a Rozay standards) Cruel Summer (*face palm* @ new god flow, but the beat was dope, and theres no reason why this shouldnt have some badass music) Based On a T.R.U. Story (LOL JK, but a lot of ppl I kno fuck with 2 Chainz, I dont find the appeal tho) Dreams & Nightmares (dont know much about this one, but it sounds good) Welcome to: Our House (lets hope they have some epic concepts up their sleeves) ONIFC (hopefully it will be more like the first half of Rolling Papers and not the second. Though he says its a whole different sound, so thats even better. First single was too radio friendly tho, even Taylor Gangsters dont fuck wit it as much.) Trouble Man (Cant be worse than his last album, minus the Eminem feat) Ludaverse (hopefully well see some disses?) Good Kid, m.A.A.d City (hmm everyone is hyping it up, but Im still skeptical. We need a new single soon to have a better idea of whether or not its worthy of all the hype) Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (fuck yea)

  • zzzz

    lil wayne is a bore i can come up with e.t phone home concept and dont need drugs to do it. fuck him with drugs he is boring if aint getting high again i expect nothing.

  • tipster

    Troubleman album of the year!!!

  • zzzz

    brandy that jealous and women racist to her own people bitch what is she doing here?

  • Anonymous

    Keak Da Sneak is back.

  • Shine's pe'ot's

    Nas-*better not get pushed back" oops

  • Anonymous

    Nas-*better not get pushed back* oops

  • Shine's pe'ots

    Nas - Life Is Good-this shit better get pushed back Masta Ace - Ma Doom: Son Of Yvonne Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City-better not move either Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Skyzoo - A Dream Deferred Saigon - Bread and Circuses A$AP Rocky - LongLiveA$AP Blu and Exile - Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them T.I. - Trouble Man Slaughterhouse - welcome to: Our House Brother Ali - Mourning In America & Dreaming In Color Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't REKS - REBELutionary G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer -And I ain't downloading shit. Buy albums or don't defend the artists. Simple as that

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!mm

  • imTravi

    Looking forward to BigBoi, Luda, & T.I. mainly

  • Anonymous

    fuck lil wayne, aint nobody checkin for that nigga anymore.

  • James

    So, is J. Cole's "import" CD going to be an official album or just a retail mixtape? The fact that it's called an "import" confuses me though since he's an American artist. I hope it's not a free mixtape though since he needs to stop releasing good music for free like Friday Night Lights.

  • austin

    what the hell is an "import" release?

  • mrtapampabitch813

    wiz onifc

  • Anonymous

    Slaughthouse= over rated fake thug shit

  • Lil Loc

    Only one I'm waiting for is DMX

  • c

    what is an import album?

  • Ghost of Nat Turner

    wtf is an import? anybody?

  • ETK

    LUPE Sep 25th F&L2... biatch Trouble Man, Life is Good, Slaughterhouse album, Good Kid m.A.A.d City... Big Boi album, rest is secondary

    • jester

      Fuck my bad how didn't I notice there was no Lupe when I was bangin on about it to my peoples yesterday also where the fuck is Cube?

  • jester

    La Coka Nostra - Masters Of the Dark Arts Frank Ocean - Channel Orange Nas - Life Is Good Necro - The Murder Murder Kill Kill Double EP Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't Beanie Sigel - This Time G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer DMX - Undisputed Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares Slaughterhouse - welcome to: Our House T.I. - Trouble Man Ludacris - Ludaversal Saigon - Bread and Circuses Ne-Yo - R.E.D. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City

  • hmmm

    Slaughterhouse - welcome to: Our House and Nas - Life Is Good imma def buy...the other stuff is a secondary choice

  • rooney

    what the fuck is an import?

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Anonymous

    where's FRENCH MONTANA?? Most highly anticipated release...

  • anon

    Stop sleepin on beans i aint seen nobody mention the broadstreet bully yall wuld ratha hear onifc smh

  • dentaldamboy

    Wow, Pusha T has no buzz whatsoever. This guy has no album or mixtape in the works. He makes no money through publishing cuase Pharell hasn't recovered. Pusha T does not own multiple mansions like Wayne and Birdman. He doesn't have a condo is Biscayne like Drake. He doesn't own a manhattan penthouse like Nicki. He doesn't fuck hot 20 year old chicks like Tyga does. He doesn't have as many classic songs as Busta does. Pusha T has never dated a celebrity. Pusha T cannot be successful on his own...he needs Malice or Kanye. Bottom line is, Pusha T is garbage. YMCMB forever!

    • Anonymous

      "WITH 1 HANDED JABS AND BOWS WITH AN IPHONE IN THE OTHER HAND CLASSIC" And 12 niggas behind him...

    • FURYAN

      "THEM NIGGAS ANIT DIE'IN FO YA" YMCMB A BUNCH OF FAKE BLOODS PUSHA COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT ANY BETTER LOL WAYNE COULDN'T BREW UP A PROPER DISS TRACK? WHATAAAH FAAAACK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT YM ? PUSHA KILLED YM JUST LIKE GAME KILLED G-UNOT AND ... GLOCK40 PWUAHAHAH WITH 1 HANDED JABS AND BOWS WITH AN IPHONE IN THE OTHER HAND CLASSIC

    • dentaldamboy

      The reason that Pusha doesn't have nice things like YMCMB artists is cuase his music sucks and no one wants to buy it. I think that's pretty obvious. No one on here would give a shit about Pusha T if they didn't hate on YMCMB so much. Stop riding Pusha's dick. And no, I don't live with Drake or Wayne. Stunna pays all his employees well so I got my own crib. It's not a mansion but it's nice and has a sick view of the French Quarter.

    • Anonymous

      Pusha is average. Stop lying faggots. Old wayne, cory gunz, jae mills, mack maine, busta rhymes, Mystikal all shits on pusha's momma

    • c

      Do you stay over @ Drake's condo or Wayne and his boyfriend's mansions???

    • c

      Who gives a fuck what he has or not? He is still a much better rapper/MC than anyone on YM's shitty label!!!

    • Anonymous

      none of that has to do with music..smh

    • Anonymous

      you can tell they scared, they on the defensive without even getting attacked...

  • Anonymous

    Jon Connor - While You Were Sleepin' July 26

  • ThatDude

    What is an import? I haven't even heard about J. Cole putting out something new... Albums to Wait on Nas - Life Is Good Rick Ross - God Forgives I Don't GOOD Music - Cruel Summer Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C Lupe Fiasco new album And saving the best for last.... Kendrick Lamar - good kid, mAAd city

  • Anonymous

    T.I. Trouble Man September 4th

  • Mike

    LUPE FIASCO - Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 September 25th

  • So Icy Boi!

    wut it do? its cha boi icy! keepin' it "soooooo icy baby" just wanna let cha'll know we got a problem with dat Carter V yall. damn. icy's finna jump on that with a hot beat and dope 16 bars or something. dont sleep either. we got Tyga Careless world 2 coming. Drizzy always got some fire! Waka Flocka is never EVER far behind. also. fuck that grandpa nas. his rhymes are really really whack and hes ugly as WUT YMCMB OVOXO BRICK SQUAD MONOPOLY

  • Anonymous

    So where is Wayne's release date u fucken bitches. HHDX editors needs the dogshit smacked outta they faggot asses

    • Anonymous

      Hey, I won they argument Valid Point (Me) vs. Immature Shit (You)

    • Anonymous

      Go rape ur father anally u fucken bitch. I do not need ur opinion cus u aint shit but a hoe ass nigga. Take ur bleeding ass outta here and go get urself a tampon.

    • Anonymous

      It was to let dumb, immature, inbred, dropped on their head as a baby, closeted, cyber faggots like you know it was coming... I mean it says at the top it's coming out in 2013 with no specific release date. Also, your really stupid.

    • Anonymous

      Bitch why the fuck u coming at me fag? The did not put the release date but they said so in the headline. I hope u get AIDs before this week runs out

    • Anonymous

      You dipshit there is no specific release date (And it should stay that way)

  • MishX

    LUDAVERSAL IS BOMB !!! #LudaNation

  • "My" Pick

    Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Shame EP The Alchemist - Russian Roulette Frank Ocean - Channel Orange Nas - Life Is Good G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer Slaughterhouse - welcome to: Our House Blu and Exile - Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them T.I. - Trouble Man Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

  • Anonymous

    What does (Import) mean?

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