We’re already halfway through the first month of 2012, and alot has happened. Jay-Z and Beyoncé had a child, she already ended up on a song , Common got at Drake in a song , and Rick Ross delivered a mixtape . All in all, some productive things have happened in the world of Hip Hop. Fear not, there’s more where that came from.

This week is an Indie fan’s heaven. Necro brings The Murder Murder Kill Kill EP, while Koncept of the Brown Bag AllStars delivers Awaken. UK fave Dizzee Rascal is a Boy In Da Corner (he’s not Indie though), and ATG comes with The Susan Sarandon Story. ATG’s track “All In the Game” leaked a short while back and it features the legendary Kool G Rap. Add Copywrite’s God Save the King to the Indie pool, but you’ll have to wait until the end of February on that. No word yet on where Juvenile’s Rejuvenation went, but hopefully it’s still a thing. To close out the month, AraabMuzik will deliver an instrumental album aptly titled Instrumental University on January 31st. Clams Casino did it, so why wouldn’t AraabMuzik?

Like we reported last week, specialty sets are running 2012. Lord Finesse will release The Art Of Diggin: Blue Note State Of Mind as a Limited Editon set with a cardboard LP replication. Joe Budden will be dropping a Mood Muzik box set with every Volume on February 21st. It’ll cost a little over $70, but it’s certainly worth it for fans of the New Jersey emcee. He shares that date with Monica’s New Life. In other R&B news, Estelle is dropping All Of Me on February 28th. Will she be rhyming on that one? We’ll have to wait and see. And lastly (forreal this time), Kid CuDi and Dot Da Genius’ WZRD has been moved from end of January to end of February.

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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 27
Lord Finesse (D.I.T.C.) – The Art Of Diggin: Blue Note State Of Mind (Mini LP Cardboard Gatefold) (Limited Edition)

January 31
AraabMuzik – Instrumental University

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
Joe Budden – Mood Muzik Box Set
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
Estelle – All Of Me
Copywrite – God Save The King
Obie Trice – Bottoms Up
Kid CuDi & Dot Da Genius – WZRD

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