There are about three weeks left in May, before the June releases get ready to heat the summer up. That doesn’t mean May doesn’t have some fire of its own. This week we get the Killer Mike and El-P collaborative album R.A.P. Music and a week later El-P drops his Cancer For Cure. This week Strange Music’s Krizz Kaliko comes with Kickin & Screamin, as Tech N9ne has already appeared on a few cuts: “Kill Shit,” “Hello Walls,” and “Can’t Be the Only One.” May closes with a J. Dilla posthumous release of Rebirth of Detroit a week before June begins on May 25th.

June was already hot, with Big K.R.I.T. finally delivering Live From the Underground on June 5th. We mentioned in past weeks that Cam’Ron was getting ready for More Gunz, Less Buttah and now we know Vado is tacked onto the bill. That’s also slated for June 5th, along with Curren$y’s The Stoned Immaculate. We also reported that A$AP Rocky’s boy Spaceghostpurrp was getting ready to drop an album. Purrp will also be touring to support it, and the official title is Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of Spaceghostpurrp and the release date is June 12th. There’s some competition there though, as Purrp shares that release date with Waka Flocka Flame and Slaughterhouse.

Finally, J. Cole revealed in an interview with Bootleg Kev that he and Kendrick Lamar are about five songs into a joint album together. While there were rumblings of a joint mixtape in the past, this time it sounds like a full album is in the works. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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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
Krizz Kaliko – Kickin & Screamin

May 22
1982 (Statik Selektah x Termanology) – 1982
El-P – Cancer For Cure
Amiri – Vinyl Ritchie
Casual – He Still Think He Raw

May 25
J. Dilla – Rebirth Of Detroit

May 29
Chuuwee – Wild Style
Travis Porter – From Day 1

June 5
Big K.R.I.T. – Live From the Underground
Cam’ron and Vado – More Gunz Less Buttah
Curren$y – The Stoned Immaculate
Kool Keith – Love & Danger
Madchild (Swollen Members) – Dope Sick
Ryan Leslie – Les Is More
Bigg Jus (Company Flow) – Machines That Make Civilization Fun
One Be Lo (as Rahlo) – K.I.C.K. P.U.S.H.

June 12
Bow Wow – Underrated
Slaughterhouse – welcome to: Our House
Waka Flocka Flame – Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family
Wordsworth – The Photo Album
Spaceghostpurrp – Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of Spaceghostpurrp
Oddisee – People Hear What They See
Kid Ink – Up & Away
Usher – Looking 4 Myself
BURNTmd – Not So Black & White

June 19
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien x Parallel Thought – Attractive Sin
Pastor Troy – Outlaw
Juvenile – Rejuvenation
KNOiota – Kno Now Or Never

June 26
DMX – Undisputed
Eminem – Curtain Call: Hits (Import)
La Coka Nostra – Masters Of the Dark Arts
Large Professor – Professor @ Large
Maybach Music Group – Self Made Vol. 2
ALTERPROD – The French Revolution Compilation

July 2
50 Cent – Untitled

July 3
Chris Brown – Fortune

July 10

Aesop Rock – Skelethon

July 17
French Montana – Excuse My French
Nas – Life Is Good

July 31

Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

August 14
2 Chainz – Based On a T.R.U. Story

August 28
Meek Mill – Dreams & Nightmares
Wiz Khalifa – O.N.I.F.C.

September 11
Saigon – Bread and Circuses

September 18
Skyzoo – A Dream Deferred