Mid-May releases are proving to stick, as most albums anticipated this week have lived up to their slated release dates. Killer Mike takes his pledge to Part 3 with PL3DGE, his album that completes the trifecta of social commentary mixed with danceworthy Hip Hop. New father Nick Cannon drops his Hollywood Mr. Showbiz this week, and UK rapstar Tinie Tempah drops a reworked version of his UK album Disc-Overy.

Next week will surely excite Rick Ross fans, as Self Made Vol. 1 hits stores. The Maybach Music Group compilation will feature Ross’ new blood including Wale, Meek Mill, and Pill, along with cameos from J. Cole (“Fitted Cap”) and Jadakiss (“600 Benz” ), as well as Teedra Moses and D.A. of Chester French. The album also features leaked tracks like the overly remade “Tupac Back” along with “Pandemonium” .

Things are looking up for June, despite some pushbacks. The Boss Hogg Outlawz drop Serve and Collect Part 3, presented by Slim Thug which moved from May to June 7th. Blaq Poet’s Blaq Poet Society gets a June 21st release date and the Pete Rock  / Smif-N-Wessun project Monumental arrives June 28th.

May 17
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Rome
Edo. G – A Face In The Crowd
J Rawls – The Hip-Hop Effect
Killer Mike – PL3DGE
Neek The Exotic & Large Professor – Still On The Hustle
Nick Cannon – Mr. Showbiz
Rappin’ 4-Tay – Still Standing
Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy [U.S. Release]
Whodini – Escape [Reissue]

May 24
Big Tone – From The Streetz Of California
Maybach Music Group – Self Made Vol. 1
Oddisee – Odd Seasons
Stephen Marley – Revelation Part 1: The Roots Of Life

May 31
Big L – The Danger Zone
Canibus & Keith Murray (as Undergods) – In Gods We Trust: Crush Microphones To Dust
Kool G Rap – Riches, Royalty, Respect
Vast Aire – OX 2010 Odyssey

June 7
Ja Rule – Pain Is Love 2
Ja Rule – The Renaissance Project
Slim Thug Presents… Boss Hogg Outlawz – Serve And Collect Part 3 (Immahogg)
Snoop Dogg – Greatest Hits
Tech N9ne – All 6’s And 7’s

June 14
Ca$his – Euthanasia
J. Period & Q-Tip – The [Abstract] Best
Random Axe (Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, & Black Milk) – Random Axe
Vakill – Armor Of God
Ziggy Marley – Wild And Free

June 21
Big Sean – Finally Famous: The Album
Grieves – Together Apart
Pitbull – Planet Pit
Potluck – Rhymes And Resin
Blaq Poet – Blaq Poet Society