The year appeared to be starting off slowly, but as the days progress, we’re seeing new albums being announced daily. Today, Yo Gotti delivers Live From the Kitchen. Gotti’s been pounding the pavement for a while now, and just last week he dropped his “January 10th” mixtape. Two days after that, we get ScHoolboy Q’s highly anticipated Habits & Contradictions. Q became a friendly face as 2011 neared its end, and now the Black Hippy is geared for a 2012 takeover.

Some new dates hit the list this week, like Koncept of Brown Bag AllStars’ Awaken, coming January 17th and 40 Glocc’s New World Agenda on January 24th. Sha Stimuli’s The Calling got a baby bump to the 23rd. In addition, Hieroglyphics’ Pep Love plans to drop Rigmarole on March 6th. Longtime friends and Gang Starr affiliates DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles bring The Kolexion on March 27th.

Even though Christmas has passed, some deluxe editions of albums arrive that will make some good gifts for yourself or others. On January 24th, Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s classic album The Main Ingredient will re-release as a deluxe edition. While the extras on the release are unclear, anything from that album is welcomed. Despite dropping his album only a few months ago, Yelawolf will release the deluxe edition of Radioactive on February 20th. This version will come with some bonus cuts too. Start saving your lunch money now.

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

January 10
Yo Gotti – Live From the Kitchen

January 14
ScHoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions

January 17
Necro – The Murder Murder Kill Kill EP
Juvenile – Rejuvenation
Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner
ATG – The Susan Sarandon Story
Koncept (Brown Bag AllStars) – Awaken

January 18
JTheS – The Last Days

January 23
Sha Stimuli – The Calling

January 24
40 Glocc – New World Agenda
Lazerbeak (Doomtree) – Lava Bangers
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – The Main Ingredient (Deluxe Edition)
Wiley – Evolve Or Be Extinct
Planet Asia – Black Belt Theatre

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

February 14
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
M-Phazes & DJ Rhettmatic of Beat Junkies – Phazed Out
Sean Born – Behind the Scale
Various Artists (John Legend, The Roots, Wyclef, etc.) – Soundtrack For a Revolution

February 20

Yelawolf – Radioactive (Deluxe Edition)

February 21
Monica – New Life

February 28
Ja Rule – Pain Is Love 2
Gensu Dean – Standard Life
Lee Bannon – Fantastic Plastic
Madchild (Swollen Members) – Dope Sick
Stones Throw Records & Minimal Wave Records – The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2

March 6
Pep Love (Hieroglyphics) – Rigmarole

March 13
B.o.B. – Strange Clouds

March 27

Apollo Brown & O.C. – Trophies
DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles – The Kolexion
Gift Of Gab (Blackalicious) – Logical Progression

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

April 2012
Cam’Ron – Untitled