It was a little over a week ago that Jay-Z presented an as yet finished Watch the Throne with Kanye West to eager industry insiders. While we stil have a little while longer to wait for its August 2nd release, there are some releases before and after that fateful date to be (almost) equally excited about. This week, DJ Khaled drops We the Best Forever. The DJ turned President of Def Jam South leaked a few tracks from the project, most recently the Lex Luger-produced “Money” with Young Jeezy and Ludacris. Last month, “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over” dropped with Mary J. Blige, Fabolous & Jadakiss. This week, Juicy J’s big brother Project Pat arrives with Loud Pack, and the Roc Marciano meets Gangrene (Alchemist plus Oh No) project Greneberg hits the streets.
The following week, Black Rob shines with Game Tested, Streets Approved as well as Wu-Tang Clan’s Legendary Weapons. However, the week belongs to Jay Rock, as Follow Me Home finally arrives on July 26. While the Detox July release rumors have settled down, there was a time where Dr. Dre’s opus was slated for July 26th as well. Not anymore.
As August enters, Watch the Throne will hit the ground running, and the following week Waka and Gucci arrive with Ferrari Boyz along with Royce Da 5’9 Success Is Certain. The last few weeks of August heat up with Game’s The R.E.D. Album, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV, and the newly mentioned Pusha T’s Fear Of God 2: Success Is Certain.
DJ Khaled – We the Best Forever
Project Pat – Loud Pack
Roc Marciano & Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No) – Greneberg
Black Rob – Game Tested, Streets Approved
Illus – For Adam
Jay Rock – Follow Me Home
Jazz Spastiks & Junclassic – Mode 7
Wu-Tang Clan – Legendary Weapons
Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne
Swollen Members – Monsters II
Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame – Ferrari Boyz
Royce Da 5’9″ – Success Is Certain
Slaine – A World With No Skies 2.0
Slim Thug Presents… – Boss Hogg Outlawz – Serve and Collect Part 3 (Immahogg)
Game – The R.E.D. Album
J-Live – S.P.T.A. (Said Person of that Ability)
Pusha T – Fear Of God Part 2: Let Us Pray
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV
DJ Drama – Third Power
Glasses Malone – Beach Cruiser
Ja Rule – Pain Is Love 2