In the music industry, it’s all about the fourth quarter. From September through December, artists hurry to get their music to you by year end in time for the holidays. We watched it happen toward the end of September, as J. Cole dropped Cole World: The Sideline Story, 9th Wonder arrived with The Wonder Years, Evidence had Cats & Dogs, Phonte came with Charity Starts At Home, and the list goes on. For October, tons of artists will be moving their work out, but as always, pushbacks are probable.

This week, though, there’s plenty to be excited for, starting with another Kurupt release. Kurupt played a major role in the release of The Academy (read the review here), and now he presents Penagon Rydaz. Atlanta’s A3C has been slowly creeping up as one of Hip Hop’s favorite festivals. This year, the ATLien live celebration dropped Volume One of their new (hopefully annual) compilation series with tracks from some Rap favorites, including Freddie Gibbs’s “Executive Decision,” 9th Wonder’s “Jamla’s Coming At You,” Saigon’s “I Know Now,” and Rockie Fresh’s “Spotlight.” This week also sees Styles P’s Master Of Ceremonies finally arriving. The Ghost SP just dropped a mixtape with the same name (listen to it here ). However, a radio rip of an album cut “Feelings Gone” circulated, produced by Statik Selektah. In Statik’s world, the hit producer is gearing for his own album Population Control on October 25th. He shares that date with Yelawolf’s Radioactive, 40 Glocc’s (aka Big Bad 40) New World Agenda and many others. One day prior, Drizzy drops Take Care along with Idle Warship’s Habits Of the Heart.

Looking ahead to November, it looks like Mac Miller might take the crown. He’ll be dropping Blue Slide Park on November 8th. Until then, check out his appearance on Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera’s “Moves Like Jagger Remix.” A week before, Rapper Big Pooh’s Dirty Pretty Things drops with Wale’s Ambition. As a new addition to the list, Kidz In Hall will drop Occasion on November 22nd. The Kidz dropped “Pour It Up” recently with Bun B and David Banner. Time to get your Christmas lists ready.

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

October 3
Myka 9 – Mykology

October 4

A3C – Compilation Volume 1
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
Mayer Hawthorne – How Do You Do

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

Kno & MarQ Spekt – Machete Vision
Melanie Fiona – The MF Life
Statik Selektah – Population Control
Yelawolf – Radioactive
Snowgoons & Reef the Lost Cauze – Your Favorite MC
Marq Spekt & Kno (Cunninlynguists) – Machete Vision

November 1
Rapper Big Pooh – Dirty Pretty Things
Torae – For the Record
Tyrese – Open Invitation
Wale – Ambition
Black Milk & Danny Brown – Black and Brown
Soulja Boy – Skate Boy

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
Eligh & Amp Live – Therapy At 3

November 22
Kidz In the Hall – Occasion

November 25
Mobb Deep – Black Cocaine EP

December 6
Bow Wow – Underrated

December 13

Masspike Miles – Say Hello To Forever

Roc ‘C’ – Stoned Genius

December 20

Tha Joker – The Phenom
Young Jeezy – Thug Motivation 103