By Henry Adaso
Old 2Pac tracks get a facelift once again on the follow-up to 2003's Nu Mixx Klazzics. Hardcore Shakur fans should skip this, as many of the songs here already appeared on well-known albums like All Eyez on Me and Makavelli: The 7 Day Theory.Release Date: August 7
Grammy-nominated rapper Yung Joc returns with his sophomore LP, Hustlenomics. But don't be deceived by the title, Joc hasn't exactly slung his sound to new heights. Hopefully he can find a way to wake up some of the heads he sent to sleep with that one song that put him on the first place.Release Date: August 28
Straight outta Wu-Tang's Shaolin Temple comes this crew of gritty wordsmiths. Ice Water's Polluted Water features collaborations with Busta Rhymes, Remy Ma, and the group's mentor Raekwon the Chef.Release Date: August 28
Killah Priest, one-fourth of the HRSMN crew, is back with his 5th solo album. The Offering finds Priest teaming up with likeminded emcees Nas, Ras Kass, Canibus, and Hell Razah.Release Date: August 28th.
Strong Arm Steady (Phil da Agony, Mitchy Slick, and Krondon) have been blazing the mixtape circuit with their street-sanctioned brand of hip-hop. Now they west coast crew is ready to unravel their first full-length, Deep Hearted. Guest MCs include Chamillionaire, Black Thought, Xzibit (a founding member of Strong Arm Steady), Talib Kweli, and Ras Kass.Release Date: August 28
Propelled by the monstrous "Int'l Players Anthem," UGK's self-titled double album has finally arrived. Underground Kingz features production by UGK's Lone Star state cohort Scarface.Release Date: August 7th