In what could end up as the biggest day of releases in 2013, Tuesday, June 18 will see the official drops of some of the year’s most anticipated albums. Kanye West will release his Yeezus album Tuesday. The album leaked late last week but is still expected to move quite a few units. J. Cole will release his sophomore album on June 18. Born Sinner has been made available for free stream on Spotify a day before its retail release. Mac Miller is dropping his Watching Movies With the Sound Off album on the biggest day of releases. A follow-up to 2011’s debut Blue Slide Park, the album includes 16 tracks and three bonus songs. The Pittsburgh native has already posted the full-length video version stream to his sophomore album on his own website. Kelly Rowland, Quasimoto (Madlib) and Statik Selektah are among others dropping albums on Tuesday’s monstrous release day. 

Jay-Z made the talk during Game 5 of the NBA Finals only half about basketball. At halftime, a commercial aired featuring Jay recording in a studio with Rick RubinPharrell WilliamsSwizz Beatz, and Timbaland. It ended up being a Samsung advertisement within which Jay-Z’s next album was announced, titled Magna Carta Holy Grail. The album will be dropping July 4, and Samsung will give away copies to Galaxy smartphone users for free, three days ahead of the release.

2 Chainz announced the title of his sophomore solo album. Already announcing September 10 as the release date for the album, the Playaz Circle co-founder took to Twitter and announced its title as B.O.A.T.S. II, better known as Based On A TRU Story 2. The album follows 2012’s solo debut of the same title.

U-God will release his first album since 2009. Keynote Speaker has been announced for a July 23 release date and will feature Wu brethren Method Man, GZA and Inspectah Deck, as well as Kool Keith, Styles P and Elzhi.

View the rest of the retail releases coming soon below, and on HipHopDX’s Release Dates page.

June 18

J. Cole – Born Sinner
Kanye West – Yeezus
Kelly Rowland – Talk A Good Game 
Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound Off
Quasimoto (Madlib) – Yessir Whatever
Suga Free & Pimpin’ Young – Blood Makes You Related, Loyalty Makes You Family
Statik Selektah – Extended Play

June 24

Wyld Bunch & DJ Brans

June 25

College – Secret Diary
Dessa – Parts Of Speech
Evidence – Green Tape Instrumentals
John Legend – Love In The Future
Junclassic – BLVD Backdrop
Lightnin’ Slim & Swamp Dogg – High & Low Down
Novalima – Karimba: Diabolic Remixes
Serengeti – Kenny Dennis
Slum Village – The Evolution
Tony Touch – Piece Maker 3 (50 MC’s Reunion)
Wale – The Gifted
Wrekonize – The War Within
Yo Dot – Sherman Park Memoirs

June 29

Killer Mike & El-P – Run These Jewels

July 2

Daz & WC – West Coast Gangsta Sh*t
Gucci Mane – Trap House III 
Jon Connor – Unconscious State
Juicy J – Stay Trippy
Nemo Achida – Midnight Magic
No Malice – Hear Ye Him
REKS – Revolution Cocktail
Young Scooter – Juughou$e

July 4

Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail

July 5

Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines

July 9

Adlib – Bad Newz
araabMuzik – The Remixes, Vol. 1
Ciara – Ciara
Freddie Gibbs – ESGN
Greenhouse (Illogic & Blueprint) – Bend But Don’t Break
Rich Quick – Sad Songz

July 16

Ace Hood – Trials & Tribulations
Chris Brown – X
Hieroglyphics – The Kitchen
Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does This Door Go
Pusha T – My Name Is My Name

July 23

Rich Gang – Rich Gang: Flashy Lifestyle
U-God – Keynote Speaker 

July 30

Tech N9ne – Something Else

August 6

Maybach Music Group – Self Made Vol. 3

August 27

Goodie Mob – Age Against The Machine
J57 & Blame One – Walk In The Sun
SunGod – Redemption

September 10

2 Chainz – Based On A TRU Story 2

September 17

The Roots & Elvis Costello – Wise Up Ghost

September 24

DJ Khaled – Suffering From Success

September 30

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience (Part 2)

October 5

Waka Flocka Flame – Flockaveli 2


Akon – Stadium
Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
AZ – Doe or Die II
Big Sean – Hall Of Fame
Birdman – Bigga Than Life
B.o.B – Underground Luxury
Brick Squad – Big Money Talk
Clipse – As God Is My Witness
Craig G & Da Beatminerz – TBA
Curren$y – Pilot Talk 3
Danny Brown – Old
DJ Khaled – Suffering From Success
DJ Scream – Long Live The Hustle
Dom Kennedy – Get Home Safely
Drake – Nothing Was The Same
E-40 – Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil Vol. 4, 5 & 6
Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
Eminem – TBA
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Cocaine Pinata
Future & Rocko – TBA
Gucci Mane – MR.GUWOP
Ice Cube – Everything’s Corrupt
Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
Immortal Technique – The Martyr 2
Jay Electronica – Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn)
Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$
KA – The Night’s Gambit
Ludacris – Ludaversal
Malik B & Mr. Green – Unpredictable
Method Man & Redman – Blackout 3
Mystikal – Original
Nelly – M.O.
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: The Pinkprint
Plies – Purple Heart
Raekwon – F.I.L.A (Fly International Luxurious Art)
Rebel Armz – TBA
Redman – Muddy Waters 2
Rich Boy – Break The Pot
Rick Ross – Mastermind
RiFF RaFF & Skrillex – TBA
Roc Marciano – Marci Beaucoup
Roc Marciano & Alchemist – TBA
Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
Swizz Beatz – Haute Living
T.I. – Trouble Man: He Who Wears the Crown
The Roots – & Then You Shoot Your Cousin
Twista – The Dark Horse
Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow
XV – The Kid with the Green Backpack 
Yelawolf – Love Story
YG – Freshman on Campus

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