The album release year is coming to a close. After blockbuster releases last week from Common and Young Jeezy (The Dreamer / The Believer and Thug Motivation 103, respectively), the lone release this week is Casual’s He Think He #RapGod, in a year of comebacks from the Hieroglyphics camp.

At the top of 2012 is Statik Selektah’s latest collaborative release, an effort with Los Angeles/San Diego trio, Strong Arm Steady. Veteran indie emcee Sha Stimuli has another project in the cannon – along with a book, as the restless Necro has another EP reportedly in the chamber before his full-length collaboration with lyrical legend Kool G. Rap.

High-profile releases from Kid Cudi, Juvenile and Nicki Minaj are planned for the first six weeks of the new year as well, hopefully allowing fans to reflect on and still discover the many releases of 2011.

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

December 27
Casual – He Think He #Rapgod

December 31

Waka Flocka Flame – Triple F: Friends, Fans, & Family

January 2, 2012
Strong Arm Steady x Statik Selektah – StereoType

January 12, 2012
Sha Stimuli – The Calling

January 17, 2012

Necro – The Murder Murder Kill Kill EP
Juvenile – Rejuvenation

January 18, 2012
JTheS – The Last Days

January 24, 2012
Ja Rule – Pain Is Love 2

January 30, 2012
Kid Cudi x Dot Da Genius – W Z R D

February 14, 2012
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

February 21, 2012
Monica – New Life

March 2012
T.I. – Trouble Man
Chris Brown – Fortune

April 2012
Cam’Ron – Untitled