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  • Cover of T.I. Explains Release Strategy For Next Album "Paperwork"
     The typical roll out date for new albums seems to be in the past doesn't it? After Jay taught us #NewRules, and Beyonce and Kid Cudi changed the game with their surprise albums, it now seems rappers nowadays need some unique strategy plan to release their project.
  • Cover of Cover Art And Release Date Revealed For Posthumous Michael Jackson Album "XSCAPE"
    It's hard to believe MJ passed away nearly five years ago now, isn't it? In case you hadn't heard, Epic Records have teamed up with Michael Jackson's estate for the release of a posthumous album from the fallen King Of Pop.
  • Cover of Chief Keef Announces "Bang 3" Release Date [Update: New Date Announced]
    Chief Keef announced in November that there would be a third Bang mixtape, revealing the cover art which he says was inspired by Lil Wayne's Dedication series.
  • Cover of Fabolous Will Release "Loso's Way 2: Rise To Power" In The Summer
    Loso's Way 2: Rise To Power has been a long time coming, but in a recent interview with RealTalkNYVideo, Fabolous stated that he plans to release his upcoming album in the Summer.
  • Cover of Cortez Bryant Says Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" Not Dropping May 5th
    Drake announced on stage the other month that Lil Wayne's highly anticipated Tha Carter V would be arriving on May 5th. Weezy F fans instantly got excited, but since then, we haven't heard so much as a whisper from Wayne music-wise.
  • Cover of Asher Roth Reveals "RetroHash" Artwork [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Asher Roth is getting ready to drop his first album in 5 years. RetroHash will see release April 22nd through Federal Prism Records, and now has some official cover art.
  • Cover of Chris Brown Could Avoid Jail Time If He Settles A Recent Assault Case
    As you may have heard, Chris Brown recently headed back to jail after being kicked out of his second rehab facility for touching the hands and elbows of a woman, refusing a drug test and making "harsh comments" about the program during a group session.
  • Cover of Redman Announces "Muddy Waters 2" EP & LP Releases [Update: Redman Confirms "Muddy Waters 2" & Announces "Blackout! 3"]
    Redman took to Twitter last night to announce the August release of Muddy Waters 2: The Preload EP, a teaser project to be followed by the release of the highly-anticipated Muddy Waters 2 in the fall. Red has apparently been working on the sequel intermittently for the past four years.
  • Cover of Petey Pablo Released From Prison, Working With Timbaland
    Petey Pablo has been locked up for the last 2 years on a gun smuggling charge. The "Raise Up" rapper was sentenced to 35 months when he attempted to take a stolen gun through airport security back in September of 2010.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Announces Two New Projects Dropping Same Day
    Gucci Mane is usually a prolific rapper, but lately he's quieted down, although that's not to stay he's been stagnant, he's still dropped a leak or two and visuals. We heard GuWop on "Trap Numbers" just the other week.
  • Cover of SZA Reveals The Release Date And Title For Her Upcoming Album, "Z."
    SZA might be our favorite Top Dawg Entertainment member that no one is talking about yet. Okay, they're talking, but not loudly enough. Our guess is that they will be when her upcoming album, Z, is dropped.
  • Cover of Lil Boosie's Rep Says He Will "Absolutely" Be Out Of Prison By March 10 [Update: Lil Boosie Just Released From Prison]
    Rumors of Lil Boosie's release have been circulating over the past couple of months, but a new report seems to be a little more concrete. Ashley Kalmanowitz, a rep for Atlantic Records has announced that Boosie will attend a press conference on March 10th.
  • Cover of RiFF RaFF Announces New Album Release Date For "Neon Icon"
    RiFF RaFF has seen a few stumbling blocks on the road to releasing his debut album on Fool's Gold, Neon Icon. The album which has received several delays over the course of its roll out, had finally locked down a date in January, however even that didn't stick.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Releases "Mastermind" A Day Early
    Rick Ross' new album Mastermind was originally supposed to arrive on March 4th, tomorrow, however Rozay has decided to push it up a day and released it today, on March 3rd.
  • Cover of Atmosphere Announce New Album "Southsiders," Reveal Tracklist & Release Date
    Atmosphere have dropped a leak or two over the past two years, including the most recent "Color In The Snow", but we haven't really seen much new music from the the rapper/producer duo since the release of Family Signs in 2011.
  • Cover of Styles P Announces New Album "Phantom And The Ghost" & Release Date
    Styles P released his sixth studio album last year, Float, and he's on track now to release his seventh. He's released an album per year since 2011, and in addition to that, the rapper is also working on a new LOX album.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Says "Druggys Wit Hoes Pt. 3" Will Drop Next Month
    ScHoolboy Q has kept the "Druggys Wit Hoes" theme going over the years, with the first collaboration with his Black Hippy counterpart Ab-Soul arriving on his Setbacks album, and then a second edition, "Druggys Wit Hoes Again", also featuring Soulo, appearing on his last LP Habits & Contradictions.
  • Cover of Asher Roth Announces "RetroHash" Release Date, Talks On LP
    Asher Roth let go a laid-back new single moments ago, "Tangerine Girl", which has production from his frequent collaborators the Blended Babies. As it turns out, the Blended Babies and Asher will have more work together than just "Tangerine Girl" on the forthcoming RetroHash LP-- they're producing the entire thing.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi To Release "Satellite Flight" Album Tonight On iTunes [Update: Album Released]
     It appears that Kid Cudi is ready for liftoff. The singer-rapper just announced on Twitter that his new album, Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon, will be released tonight/Tuesday morning at 12:01 a.m. EST on iTunes. 
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Announces New Release Date For "The New Classic" [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    Iggy Azalea looked stunning on at the Grammys last night, wearing her blonde hair slicked back and donning a white Elie Saab dress. While on the red carpet she took the opportunity to reveal a brand new release date for her push-backed debut The New Classic.
  • Cover of Chris Brown Reveals "X" Release Date
    Chris Brown's X has been a long time coming. We heard the first single "Fine China" last year, but legal issues have delayed the release of the album.
  • Cover of Gunplay Announces New Mixtape "The BilderBurg Group Compilation Vol. 1"
    Gunplay definitely calmed down a bit following his run-in with the law which resulted in the rapper being on house arrest for a period of time.
  • Cover of Trey Songz Reveals Title & Release Date For New Album
    Despite a considerable hiatus, Trey Songz has reemerged in a big way these last few months. He's released a ton of new freestyles, as well as a hit single with DJ Mustard, and most recently, a new banger with Jeezy.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Announces Release Date For "Tha Carter V"
     It was being reported yesterday that Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V album will be dropping very soon, possibly as a surprise. Well so much for that idea, because on Friday night, Drake announced when we can expect to hear the new album.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" Will Have A Surprise Release Date
    We saw it first with Beyoncé and reportedly Nicki Minaj is going to do something similar (although not entirely the same), and now Lil Wayne will be the latest artist to release a major project on a dime, without much in the way of prior promotion as is typical for big studio albums.
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