Busta Rhymes is planning for the release of his ninth studio album. While the date hasn’t been set yet, the cover art recently leaked, and the title of the project is Year Of the Dragon. With Lil Wayne coming in 2013 and Tyga confirming a YMCMB album coming, this should be a big couple of months for Cash Money. In other crew news, we learn that Maybach Music Group’s Stalley will finally be dropping an album. Well, it’s not coming soon, but it is coming in 2013. After Savage Journey to the American Dream and MMG’s Self Made Vol. 2, a Stalley album is very necessary.

Elzhi is planning a third solo album called The Weather Man (does Evidence know?). While he tweeted that title then deleted it, that appears to be the title. Ruffhouse Records is back! The house that Chris Schwartz and Joe Nicolo built is back in business and their first artist? Beanie Sigel. Beans is dropping his album This Time on August 14th.

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July 17
8Ball – Life’s Quest
The Alchemist – Russian Roulette
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Masta Ace – Ma Doom: Son Of Yvonne
Nas – Life Is Good

July 24
Big Shug – I.M. 4 E-VA
J Dilla – The Shining
Parallel Thought – The Art Of Sound
REKS – REBELutionary

July 31
B.o.B. – Music For the Lost Generation (Import)
Necro – The Murder Murder Kill Kill Double EP
Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

August 7
Bumpy Knuckles x Statik Selektah – Ambition
G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer

August 14
2 Chainz – Based On a T.R.U. Story
Beanie Sigel – This Time
Insane Clown Posse – Might Death Pop
Kreayshawn – Somethin’ Bout Kreay
Strong Arm Steady x Statik Selektah – StereoType
The-Dream – Love IV MMXII
Gunplay – Lil Cuete

August 21
Brother Ali – Mourning In America & Dreaming In Color
DJ Khaled – Kiss the Ring
Mistah F.A.B. and I-Rocc – Face Off
Trey Songz – Chapter V

August 28
Brandy – Two Eleven
DMX – Undisputed
J. Cole – Better Than Your Average (Import)
Jadakiss – Loyalty Comes First (Import)
Keak Da Sneak – Cheedacheezisay!
Madchild (Swollen Members) – Dope Sick
Meek Mill – Dreams & Nightmares
Slaughterhouse – welcome to: Our House
Stu Bangaz & Eric Vanderslice – Diggaz With Attitude (D.W.a.)
Wiz Khalifa – O.N.I.F.C.

September 4
Blu and Exile – Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them
T.I. – Trouble Man

September 11
A$AP Rocky – LongLiveA$AP
Ludacris – Ludaversal
Saigon – Bread and Circuses

September 18
DJ Drama – Quality Street Music
Ne-Yo – R.E.D.
Skyzoo – A Dream Deferred

October 2
Bobby V – Dusk Till Dawn
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d City

November 13
Big Boi – Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors