August started off with a bang thanks to Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne, but things cool off a bit before the end of August gets ignited with Game’s The R.E.D. Album, Pusha T’s EP Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray, and Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV. This week, La Coka Nostra’s own Slaine will deliver A World With No Skies 2.0, a follow-up to last year’s A World With No Skies, an album released in promo form before being super-charged into this 2.0 format. Recently, Slaine dropped the Statik Selektah-collaborative mixtape “State of Grace” , but also leaked a Statik track “Night After Night” off the upcoming album.

Foreign Exchange affiliate Median drops the sophomore album The Sender this week also, with the title track produced by 9th Wonder. In addition, Slim Thug’s Boss Hogg Outlawz deliver the thrice delayed Serve and Collect Part 3.

Next week Jayceon Taylor gets his Game face on with The R.E.D. Album. Last week’s leak of the DJ Premier-produced “Born In the Trap” heightened the anticipation, along with an album sampler making its rounds. In the world of more leaks, Lil Wayne offered up a new track off Tha Carter IV, “She Will” with Drake and not even a day later Rick Ross came through on the remix . Tha Carter IV tracklist was recently revealed, boasting collaborations with Nas, Bun B, Tech N9ne, Jadakiss, and the aforementioned Drake, who will be working with Wayne on a collaborative album soon.

The final week of August offers big releases from mid-level emcees like Blu’s J E S U S, Glasses Malone’s Beach Cruiser, and Smoke DZA’s Rolling Stoned, with a tracklist including Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar, and Big K.R.I.T., whose album Live From the Underground drops September 27th. New additions to the Fall include Cam’ron and Vado’s retail mixtape Boss Of All Bosses 3 on October 5th, Melanie Fiona’s The MF Life on October 25th, and Wale’s Ambition on November 1st.

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August 16
Median – The Sender
Richie Rich – Town Bidness, Vol. 2
Slaine – A World With No Skies 2.0
Slim Thug Presents… – Boss Hogg Outlawz – Serve And Collect Part 3 (Immahogg)

August 23
Apathy – Honkey Kong
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

August 29
Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter IV

August 30
BK-One – Tema Do Canibal EP
Blu – J e s u s
DJ Drama – Third Power
Glasses Malone – Beach Cruiser
Ja Rule – Pain Is Love 2
Soopafly – Best Kept Secret
Timbo King – Babylon To Timbuktu
Smoke DZA – Rolling Stoned

September 5
DJ Shadow – The Less You Know, The Better

September 6
Oddisee – Rock Creek Park

September 13
Bronze Nazareth – School For the Blindman
Kurupt Presents – The Academy
Shawn Chrystopher – Silent Films For the Blind
Swizz Beatz – Haute Living

September 20

Cormega – Mega Raw/Greatest Hits
DTMD – Makin’ Dollas
G-Macc – The Opera/Angels & Demons
Mary J. Blige – My Life II: The Journey Continues
Tragedy Khadafi – Thug Matrix 3
Young Jeezy – Thug Motivation 103

September 27
9th Wonder – The Wonder Years
Big K.R.I.T. – Live From the Underground
J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story
J-Live – S.P.T.A. (Said Person of That Ability)
Phonte – Charity Starts At Home
Yelawolf – Radioactive

October 4
Drake – Take Care
Exile – 4TRK MIND
Freestyle Fellowship – The Promise
Maino – The Day After Tomorrow

October 5
Cam’ron & Vado – Boss Of All Bosses 3

October 11
Icebird (rjd2 x Aaron Livingston) – The Abandoned Lullaby
Roots Manuva – 4Everevolution

October 18
Witchdoctor – The United Race Ov America

October 25
Buckshot & 9th Wonder – The Solution
Melanie Fiona – The MF Life