In three days March will be here, and in just a few short weeks, we’ll be having Spring Fever. While Hip Hop enjoyed a mild hibernation this winter, with February coming to an end, it looks like the hustle has started once again. Today brings a whole slew of new albums to choose, whether swimming the mainstream or sticking to the underground. Kid Cudi of course brings his Dot Da Genius collaboration project W Z R D, along with Maino’s Day After Tomorrow (read the review here), Ja Rule’s Pain Is Love 2, Chiddy Bang’s Breakfast and many many others. Chiddy and Xaphoon dropped off a bonus “Zeros” that wasn’t found on the album.

As Alchemist’s Rappers Best Friend 2 is coming, so are the instrumental leaks, like the one Mobb Deep used, “Whole Lotta Thug.” Alchemist also showed up on two tracks off Hodgy Beats of Odd Future’s recently released EP, “In a Dream” and “Cookie Coma.” Speaking of Odd Future, with Earl Sweatshirt out and a new album coming, things are still looking up for the collective. In other collective news, YMCMB’s prom queen Nicki Minaj released another track off April 3rd’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The title track (“Roman Reloaded” ) featured her bossman Lil Wayne. In other boss news, Nas has completed his tenth studio album. While Life Is Good is still the working title, who knows what it will be called or when it will be coming. Just know that it’s done and the leaks should be starting any minute now.

Finally, Rick Ross announced that French Montana’s album Excuse My French will be dropping on July 17th. Isn’t it supposed to be “pardon my French?” Either way, the summer is already looking promising.

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

February 28
Biz Markie – The Biz Never Sleeps (Re-Issue)
Chiddy Bang – Breakfast
Copywrite – God Save The King
Dark Monk – True Underlord Estelle – All Of Me
Estelle – All Of Me
Gensu Dean – Lo-Fi Fingahz
Ja Rule – Pain Is Love 2
Kid Cudi x Dot Da Genius – W Z R D
Lee Bannon – Fantastic Plastic
Maino – Day After Tomorrow
Nneka – Soul Is Heavy
Stones Throw Records & Minimal Wave Records – The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2
Too $hort – No Trespassing
Shabaam Sahdeeq – Relentless Pt. 2
Planet Asia – Black Belt Theatre

March 6
Alchemist – Rapper’s Best Friend 2
Pep Love (of Hieroglyphics) – Rigmarole
Chaundon – The Jammington

March 13
Boogie Down Productions (KRS-One + D-Nice + DJ Scott La Rock) – South Bronx Teachings: A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – I Wish My Brother George Was Here (Re-Issue w/ Bonus Poster)
MC Shan – Q.B. O.G.: The Best Of MC Shan
Bow Wow – Underrated
Blacastan – Master Builder Part II
Roddy Rod – Oakwood Grain I & II

March 20
Diggy Simmons – Unexpected
Odd Future – OF Tape Vol. 2

March 27

DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles – The Kolexion
Georgia Anne Muldrow & madlib – Seeds
Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious) – Logical Progression
Iron Solomon – Monster
Mayday! – Take Me To Your Leader
Melanie Fiona – The MF Life
Mello Music Group – Self Sacrifice
Quakers – Quakers

April 2
DeLaSoul’s Plug 1 and Plug 2 Present – First Serve

April 3
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Obie Trice – Bottoms Up

April 10
Monica – New Life

April 24
Sene – Brooklynight

May 1

B.o.B. – Strange Clouds
Apollo Brown & O.C. – Trophies

May 8
Oh No – OhNoMite

May 15

Killer Mike x El-P – R.A.P. Music
Madchild (Swollen Members) – Dope Sick

July 17
French Montana – Excuse My French