While everyone is still whirling over Lil Wayne’s early release of Tha Carter IV, this week there is plenty to look forward to from some more unsung heroes in Hip Hop. Tha Dogg Pound member Soopafly drops Best Kept Secret along with Glasses Malone’s long awaited Beach Cruiser. Glasses delivered several cuts off Cruiser, including the most recent “Call Me T.I.” which was an ode to the imprisoned Tip. In other news, Skyzoo drops off The Great Debater with Diamond District’s Uptown XO offering Monumental II and Smoke DZA’s Rolling Stoned. After many many (many) delays, Slim Thug’s homies Boss Hogg Outlawz drop Serve And Collect Part 3.

September coasts in the beginning with Swizz Beatz’s Haute Living being the biggest release for the first half of September on the 13th. The month gains momentum on the 20th, as Jeezy’s Thug Motivation 103 hits the streets with the Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige dropping My Life II: The Journey Continues on the same day (listen to “25/8”). The week of the 27th is a biggie, with J.Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story and Big K.R.I.T.’s Live From the Underground now going toe-to-toe with Pusha T’s Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray. Pusha previously had an August release scheduled, but his EP was pushed a month. The tradeoff is Pusha plans to drop a new mixtape in the interim.

In other pushback news, Yelawolf’s Radioactive gets super bumped to October 25th from a September 27th release. At least he won’t be in the middle of the Cole-Pusha-KRIT trifecta happening on that same date. The album will also serve as Yela’s Shady Records debut. Before that though, Styles P announced this week that Master Of Ceremonies will drop on October 4th. Stock up on iTunes gift cards for the Fall, as there’s alot to buy in the coming weeks.

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August 30
BK-One – Tema Do Canibal EP
Blu – J e s u s
Braille – Native Lungs
DJ Drama – Third Power
Glasses Malone – Beach Cruiser
Ja Rule – Pain Is Love 2
Skyzoo – The Great Debater
Slim Thug Presents…-Boss Hogg Outlawz – Serve And Collect Part 3 (Immahogg)
Soopafly – Best Kept Secret
Timbo King – Babylon To Timbuktu
Uptown XO – Monumental II
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
Hollywood FLOSS – One Fan At a Time
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
Pusha T – Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray

October 4
Drake – Take Care
Exile – 4TRK MIND
Freestyle Fellowship – The Promise
Maino – The Day After Tomorrow
Styles P – Master Of Ceremonies

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

October 11
The Away Team – Scars & Stripes
Icebird (rjd2 x Aaron Livingston) – The Abandoned Lullaby
Roots Manuva – 4Everevolution

October 18
Witchdoctor – The United Race Ov America

October 25
Yelawolf – Radioactive
Statik Selektah – Population Control
Melanie Fiona – The MF Life

November 1

Bow Wow – Underrated
Torae – For the Record
Tyrese – Open Invitation
Wale – Ambition