Hoping to achieve Billboard chart positions, Joell Ortiz’ sneak attack and Strong Arm Steady’s long-awaited Arms & Hammers will battle it out this week, along with Layzie Bone’s dual CD release. Ahead, Wu-Tang Clan affiliates, Shyheim and Dom Pachino form a group, Crooked I is six weeks out, and Cam’ron & Vado’s U.N. project gets yet another release date. Check HipHopDX’s full Release Dates section.

February 22
Ayatollah – Fingertips [Vinyl Release]
Bizzy Bone – Mr. Ouija
Ceschi – Shorted Circuits EP [Digital Release]
Da Circle – 360° Deal [Digital Release]
Diplo – Riddimentary
Eric Lau – Quadrivium
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – We’re New Here
H.I.S.D. – The Weakend [Vinyl Release]
Joell Ortiz – Free Agent [Physical Release]
The Kickdrums – Something’s Gotta Give [Digital Release]
K-Rino – Alien Baby
Layzie Bone – The Definition
Layzie Bone – The Meaning
Mohammad Dangerfield (Hasan Salaam & Rugged N Raw) – Mohammad Dangerfield [Digital Release]
Nate Dogg – G-Funk Classics 1 & 2 [Reissue]
Optimus Rhymes – Optimus Rhymes Is Dead
Phil The Agony & Jolle – Flow Pattern [Digital Release]
Strong Arm Steady – Arms & Hammers
Swifty McVay – HellToTellTheCaptain LP [Digital Release]
Talib Kweli – Gutter Rainbows [Vinyl Release]
T.I. – No Mercy [Vinyl Release]
Urban High Society – Elevator Music [Digital Release]

March 1
Apollo Brown – Clouds [Physical Release]
Blu – Amnesia [Vinyl Release]
Dannu – Virgo Summer [Physical Release]
DJ Revolution Presents… Styliztik Jones & KB Imean (as Malcolm & Martin) – Life Doesn’t Frighten Me… [Physical Release]
Doap Nixon – Gray Poupon [Digital Release]
Jabbawockeez – MÜS.I.C. [Digital Release]
J-Love – Egotistical Maniac [Digital Release]
Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
Marsha Ambrosius – Late Nights & Early Mornings
Pastor Troy – Still Troy
Short Dawg – Fresh Muzik Volume 1 [Digital Release]
The Strength (Shyheim & Dom Pachino) – The Appetizer

March 8
Ancient Astronauts – Into Bass And Time
B Lan 3 – Library Catalog Music Series: Music For Hunting And Mapping
Esoteric – Boston Pharaoh
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX – We’re New Here [Vinyl Release]
KRS-One & Showbiz – Godsville [Physical Release]
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz – Crunkest Hits
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
Mr. Capone-E & Mr. Criminal – South Side’s Most Wanted
Raekwon – Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang
REKS – R.E.K.S. (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme)
Slakah The Beatchild – Something Forever [Physical Release]
Snoop Dogg – Snoop Doggy Dogg 3 Disc Set Plus Bonus DVD
Three Times Dope – The Sequel [Reissue]
WC – Revenge Of The Barracuda

March 15
Bizz – Prince Of Jersey 2.0
Curren$y – Muscle Car Chronicles
Decon Records – The Closed Sessions: ATX [Digital Release]
DJ Vadim Presents… The Electric – Life Is Moving
Doomtree – False Hopes Fifteen [Physical Release]
Keak Da Sneak – The Best Of Thizz Iz All N Da Doe
Lil Keke – Ridin’ Wit Da Top Off Volume 1 [Digital Release]
Messy Marv (as The Boy Boy Young Me$$) Presents… Various Artists – Paper Bag Money
Moka Only (as Ron Contour) & Jimmy The Bang – Dynamite Sandwich
Pastor Troy – Still Troy [Digital Release]
Rappin’ 4-Tay – Still Standing
Roc Marciano – Marcberg [Vinyl Release]
$hamrock – Tha WyteRapper $how
Travis Barker – Give The Drummer Some

Other Recent Announcements
The Ebony Bed (K-Murdock & Alona) – Lucid City [Spring TBA]
Potluck – Rhymes & Resin [Spring TBA]
DJ Deadeye – Substance Abuse [March 22]
Blue Sky Black Death – Noir [April TBA]
Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded [Elite Edition] [Vinyl Release] [April 5]
Crooked I – Million Dollar Story [April 5]
Opio – Vulture’s Wisdom Vol. 2 [April 5]
Cam’ron & Vado – Gunz N’ Butta [April 12]
TV On The Radio – Nine Types Of Light [April 12]
AP.9 – Relentless [April 19]
Dorrough & DJ Drama – Silent Assassins [April 19]
Just-Ice – Masterpiece [Reissue] [April 19]
Plan B – The Ballad Of Belmarsh [April 19]
Wayne Brady – Radio Wayne [April 19]
Random Axe (Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, & Black Milk) – Random Axe [May TBA]
Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun – Monumental [May 3]
Booker T – The Road From Memphis [May 10]
Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy [U.S. Release] [May 17]
Governor – A Touch Of Magic [Summer TBA]
Jae Millz – TBD [Summer TBA]
Pac Div – Grown Kid Syndrome [Summer TBA]
Pennywise – You All Can Die Now [Summer TBA]
Shwayze & Cisco Adler – TBD [Summer TBA]
Jadakiss – Top Five Dead Or Alive [Late May/June TBA]
Jagged Edge – The Remedy [June 21]