J. Cole has been one of the most talked about artists on HipHopDX as of recently. Over the past few weeks, his Cole World: The Sideline Story leaks have dominated our weekly singles reports, especially with collaborations with Missy Elliott on “Nobody’s Perfect” and Jay-Z on “Mr. Nice Watch.” All of that talk has been leading up to one day, and that day has arrived as The Sideline Story has finally dropped (check out our review). However, J. Cole isn’t the only one releasing monumental albums this week.

9th Wonder rises to the occasion with The Wonder Years. At the end of last week, the single “Enjoy” featuring Warren G, Murs, and Kendrick Lamar dropped furthering the evidence that 9th has some smart collabs (see Raekwon on “No Pretending” ). Speaking of Evidence, the Weatherman of Dilated Peoples drops Cats & Dogs today. Ev has been consistently impressing the masses with this new release, the most recent being “The Red Carpet” with Ras Kass and once again, Raekwon. Sadly though, an important album, rather EP, is missing this week. Pusha T was slated to drop Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray. However, that project was not-so-surprisingly met with a delay.

In other pushback news, Drake’s Take Care was showing an October 24th release per Amazon, and then Drake dropped his candelit cover art last weekend. The album was originally supposed to drop on October 4th, and despite a whole flood of leaks – the most recent being “Free Spirit” with Rick Ross – the album will drop just one week shy of Halloween, on a Monday no less (big dogs get the Monday slot, don’t you know?)

Almost exactly one month of Drake’s release, Mobb Deep is scheduled for a comeback album. The Black Cocaine EP will drop on Black Friday (November 25th) and brings P and Havoc together once again. Queens rap fans can rejoice.

Check HipHopDX’s Release Dates page for all your Hip Hop album needs.

September 27
9th Wonder – The Wonder Years
Evidence – Cats & Dogs
J-Live – S.P.T.A. (Said Person of That Ability)
J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story
Phonte – Charity Starts At Home
The Jacka – The Indictment
Tabi Bonney – The Summer Years

October 3
Myka 9 – Mykology

October 4
Exile – 4TRK MIND
Maino – The Day After Tomorrow
Kurupt – Kurupt Presents: Penagon Rydaz
Styles P – Master of Ceremonies
Cymarshall Law x Mr. Joeker – Hip Hop In the Soul

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

October 11
DJ Drama – Third Power
Icebird (rjd2 x Aaron Livingston) – The Abandoned Lullaby
Murs x Ski Beatz – Love Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation

Nappy Roots – Nappy Dot Org
Roots Manuva – 4Everevolution
The Away Team – Scars & Stripes
Young Bleed-Preserved

October 18
Witchdoctor – The United Race Ov America

October 24
Idle Warship – Habits Of the Heart
Drake – Take Care

October 25
Big Bad 40 (40 Glocc) – New World Agenda
Boyz II Men – Twenty
Freestyle Fellowship – The Promise
Jedi Mind Tricks – Violence Begets Violence
Melanie Fiona – The MF Life
Statik Selektah – Population Control
Yelawolf – Radioactive

November 1
Rapper Big Pooh – Dirty Pretty Things
Torae – For the Record
Tyrese – Open Invitation
Wale – Ambition

November 8
Tech N9ne – Welcome To Strangeland
Mac Miller – Blue Slide Park

November 11

Tyga – Careless World Rise of the Last King

November 15

Childish Gambino – Camp

November 22
Kidz In the Hall – Occasion

November 25
Mobb Deep – Black Cocaine EP

December 6
Bow Wow – Underrated

December 20

Tha Joker – The Phenom
Young Jeezy – Thug Motivation 103