It’s pretty difficult to remain consistent with Rap Release Dates. Why you ask? Because every time we think an album is an actual album, it becomes a free mixtape. That’s great for fans who may or may not already pay for music, but it’s a bit of a nightmare when it comes to announcing the dates to our DX readers.

We know a few albums are certain, such as Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 2: Roman Reloaded happening today, along with De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2’s concept album First Serve. Dubstep king Bassnectar is dropping his album Vava Voom on April 10th. His title track features none other than Lupe Fiasco. Remember, Lupe sampled Bassnectar’s remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” for the track “Lightwork.” Speaking of Lupe, he announced that Food & Liquor 2 is well on its way, so that’s a plus for fans of the Fiasco.

Meanwhile, Pharoahe Monch is looking to put a little Rock into his life, dropping Rock Vs. Disco sometime soon. We’re seeing that on June 5th, Cam’ron is dropping a project called More Gunz Less Buttah, with Kool Keith dropping Love & Danger the same day. Looking way ahead, Saigon will be delivering Bread and Circuses on September 11th. A week later, Skyzoo’s A Dream Deferred takes the September 18th slot. There are plenty more releases in between, so here’s to hoping they all stick.


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April 3
De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present – First Serve
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Obie Trice – Bottoms Up
Ras Kass – Spit No Evil

April 10
Bassnectar – Vava Voom
J. Rawls – The Liquid Crystal Project 3
Moka Only and Ayatollah – Bridges
Monica – New Life

April 17
Azealia Banks – 1991 EP
Blanco x Nipsey Hu$$le – Raw
Future – Pluto
Lushlife – Plateau Vision
Stik Figa – As Himself
SWV – I Missed Us

April 24
Ashanti – Braveheart
Chuuwee – Crown Me King
Quest Tha Youngn – One Night Stand
REKS x Statik Selektah – Straight No Chaser
Sene – Brooklyknight

May 1
Apollo Brown & O.C. – Trophies
B.o.B. – Strange Clouds
Blockhead – Interludes After Midnight
Chino XL – Ricanstruction: The Black Rosary
Juvenile – Rejuvenation
Santigold – Master Of My Make Believe

May 8
Chris Brown – Fortune
I Self Devine – The Sound Of Low Class Amerika
Oh No – OhNoMite
Punchline & DJ Soul Clap – Underground Superstars

May 15
J. Rocc (Beat Junkies) – Taster’s Choice Vol. 6
Killer Mike x El-P – R.A.P. Music
Lil Scrappy – The Grustle
Yukmouth x Blanco – Cookies’n Cream

May 22
1982 (Statik Selektah x Termanology) – 1982
El-P – Cancer For Cure

May 29
Travis Porter – From Day 1

June 5
Big K.R.I.T. – Live From the Underground
Cam’ron – More Gunz Less Buttah
Kool Keith – Love & Danger
Madchild (Swollen Members) – Dope Sick
Ryan Leslie – Les Is More

June 12
Bow Wow – Underrated
Waka Flocka Flame – Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family
Wordsworth – The Photo Album

June 19
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien x Parallel Thought – Attractive Sin

June 26
Eminem – Curtain Call: Hits (Import)
La Coka Nostra – Masters Of the Dark Arts

July 2
50 Cent – Untitled

July 10
Aesop Rock – Skelethon

July 17
French Montana – Excuse My French

September 11
Saigon – Bread and Circuses

September 18
Skyzoo – A Dream Deferred