Amid the madness that is holiday shopping, it's typical to see big budget albums compete for attention with Thanksgiving turkey and pre-packaged Christmas presents. As you gear up for an exciting holiday season, take a moment to peruse our comprehensive guide to upcoming 4th quarter rap releases. Release dates are subject to change (and often do).
1. Top New 4th Quarter Rap Albums (by Month)
2. Hip-Hop Releases Calendar - 4th Quarter 2008
3. Most Wanted 4th Quarter Rap Albums of 2008
If these albums dropped today, hip-hop heads would flock to the nearest record store in a heartbeat: