The Rap album release world had a heavy Summer, and the Fall is geared to be just as big. This week sees some slow movement, with just a release from Diamond District’s Oddisee dropping the instrumental album Rock Creek Park. The only track that isn’t all instrumental is “Still Doing It” with fellow DD member yU. Last week, the third member of the District, Uptown XO dropped his free album / mixtape “Monumental II.” DJ Shadow was supposed to drop his album The Less You Know, The Better, but that has now been moved to October 4th.

Next week, Swizz Beatz was supposed to deliver Haute Living, but that date doesn’t sound like it’s holding firm. In addition, it’s rumored that Swizzy will be releasing the project on a track-by-track basis. Tha Dogg Pound’s Kurupt will present The Academy while next week Cormega will be delivering his greatest hits album Mega Raw along with Jeezy’s Thug Motivation 103. Jeezy just dropped his mixtape “The Real Is Back 2” in anticipation for the upcoming project. A week later, September 27th will be big, as Big K.R.I.T. will drop Live From the Underground, J. Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story, Pusha T’s Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray, J-Live’s S.P.T.A., along with Evidence’s Cats & Dogs and 9th Wonder’s The Wonder Years and Phonte’s Charity Startes At Home. Then October begins…

In the world of limbo, Mobb Deep have announced a new album, title pending via RED Distribution. Asher Roth has also announced that his album formerly titled The Spaghetti Tree will be called Is This Too Orange? Well, is it?

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

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
Evidence – Cats & Dogs

October 4
Drake – Take Care
Exile – 4TRK MIND
Freestyle Fellowship – The Promise
Maino – The Day After Tomorrow
Styles P – Master Of Ceremonies
DJ Shadow – The Less You Know, The Better

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