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A quick reference to 2010 hip-hop release dates and monthly countdowns.

Top 10 New Rap Albums - May 2010
It's raining good albums this month, a welcome departure from the first quarter. Check out the 10 new albums set to drop this May.

Top 10 New Rap Albums for April 2010
It's the 4/20 month.

Top 10 New Albums - March 2010
New hip-hop albums for March include new picks by Madlib and Wu-Tang. Boy, did someone open the floodgate of collaboration albums? We've already seen Freeway and Jake One join forces on Stimulus Package. This month's list offers three more collaborative albums, including Wu-Massacre by the Clan triumvirate of Meth, Red, Rae.

Top 10 New Rap Albums - June 2010
Finally, we get some albums worth copping.

Top 10 New Rap Releases - July 2010
With the weather now approaching temperatures of volcanic proportions (at least, here in Houston), it's time to check out some sizzling records sure to stay in rotation past this summer.

Top 10 New Rap Releases - August 2010
You won't find this month's hottest rap releases at Best Buy or Target. Rather, you'll have to scour web pages for releases like Wale's More About Nothing , Freddie Gibbs' Str8 Killa and Madlib's Advanced Jazz . That's right, mixtapes and EPs are leading the charge. Who cares about classifications? Good music is good music. Dive in for August's...

Top 10 New Rap Albums for December 2010
Counting down this month's best new rap albums.

Top 10 New Rap Albums for September 2010

With fall right around the corner, let's explore the albums that will serve as the soundtrack of the season. This month's Top 10 features new albums by Joe Budden, Rah Digga, and Jeezy.

Top 10 New Rap Albums - October 2010

October is my favorite month, and not just because it's my birth month. Between the cool weather and the arrival of the new NBA 2K game, I'm usually a happy camper. Oh, and for whatever reason fall always brings some compelling music, which makes compiling my birthday playlist a delight. Here are 10 albums worth checking out this month.

Top 10 New Rap Albums for November 2010

New hip-hop albums from Kid Cudi, Nicki Minaj, and Kanye West.

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