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New Hip-Hop Release Dates 2011

Monthly calendar of new hip-hop releases for 2011


Don't waste time combing the web for rap release schedules. Leave it to the professionals to bless you with a regularly updated calendar of upcoming albums for 2011. Check back from time to time to see new updates and synopses of each month's lineup, key albums, and more. Hit the links to see our monthly Top 10.

January 2011 Rap Releases

Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows
© Blacksmith Music

The first month is often the slowest. Still, new CDs from Talib Kweli and Madlib should tide you over until things kick up.

January 4, 2011
Sunspot Jonz - Galaxy of Dreams

January 11, 2011
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Vweto LP
Tony Touch - Hip Hop #96

January 18, 2011
Dimlite - My Human Wears Acedia...
DJ Boba Fettucini - Family Guy Breaks
DJ Boba Fettucini - Yo Gabba Gabba Breaks
Keak Da Sneak/PSD Tha Drivah/Messy Marv - Da Bidness Pt. 2
Madlib - Low Budget High Fi Music
Premier - Beats Collected Dust v.2

January 25, 2011
Buckshot - Common Knowledge (Book + CD)
Paul Wall - Politics As Usual
Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows
Tony Cook - Back To Reality

February 2011 Rap Releases

© Suburban Noize

February boasts new albums from Saigon and Joell Ortiz, as well as an EP from J.O's Slaughterhouse comrades.

February 1, 2011
Philthy Rich - Trip'n 4 Life
Strong Arm Steady - Arms & Hammers

February 8, 2011
MC Magic - The Rewire
Rican - Faded
Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse: The EP

February 15, 2011
Awol One & Factor - The Landmark
Beans - End It All
Dannu (Visionaries) - Virgo Summer
DC the Midi Alien - Avengers Airwaves
DJ Nu-Mark - Take Me With You
Frank Nitt - Jewels In My Backpack
Graciela Maria - Many Places
Hus (Tha Connection) - Cognac Fruit
Lazerbeak - Legend Recognize Legend
Paper Tiger (Doomtree) - Made Like Us
Saigon - Greatest Story Never Told
Shabazz the Disciple - Hood Scripturez
Shawn Lee - World of Funk
Sims (Doomtree) - Bad Time Zoo
Slaine - A World With No Skies
Watusi - Food For The Gods

February 22, 2011
Eat Sugar - Levantense
Joell Ortiz - Free Agent
Optimus Rhymes - Optimus Rhymes Is Dead
Strong Arm Steady - Arms & Hammers
Unique and Dashan - Black To The Future
Void Pedal - Omni Colour

March 2011 Rap Releases

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
© Atlantic

March brings one of the year's most wanted rap albums, Lupe Fiasco's Lasers. And Pharoah Monch finally drops his oft-postponed W.A.R. (We Are Renegades).

March 1, 2011
Apollo Brown - Clouds
Kooley High - Eastern Standard Time
Malcolm & Martin - Live Doesn't Frighten Me

March 8, 2011
J Rocc - Some Cold Rock Stuff
Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
Reks - Rhythmatic Eternal King
Showbiz & KRS One - Godsville
WC - Revenge of the Barracuda C

March 15, 2011
Antonionian (Subtle) - Antonionian
Curren$y - Muscle Car Chronicles

March 22, 2011
CunninLynguists - Oneirology
Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)
Travis Barker - Give the Drummer Some
Zion I & The Grouch - Heroes In The Healing...

March 29, 2011
40 Glocc & Spider Loc - Graveyard Shift
Big Sean - Finally Famous

April 2011 Rap Releases

© Duck Down

Rap veterans Smif-N-Wessun kick rhymes to what's sure to be first-class Pete Rock beats on Monumental.

April 5, 2011
Blueprint - Adventures in Counter
J-Live - SPTA
Brotha Lynch Hung - Coathanga Strangla

April 12, 2011
Mack & Malone - Money Music
Ms. Dynamite - A Little Deeper

April 19, 2011
Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun - Monumental
Killer Mike - PL3DGE

May 2011 Rap Releases

West coast wordsmith Jay Rock makes his debut, with notable hit-makers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, L.E.S., Nottz, and DJ Quik on board.

May 17, 2011
13 & God - Own Your Ghost
Jay Rock - Follow Me Home

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