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April 2010

New Rap Albums Due Apr. 27: Ana Tijoux, Bloods & Crips, B.o.B, Daddy Yankee, Ty

 B.o.B Presents The Adventures Of Bobby Ray album cover art

B.o.B - B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray

Super short list after last week's haul. Guess they had a quarterly deadline to meet! This week includes a much awaited release from B.o.B and a very interesting looking album from Ana Tijoux with whom I was previously unfamiliar.

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Daddy Yankee Mundial album cover art

Daddy Yankee - Daddy Yankee Mundial

4/27
Ana Tijoux - 1977
Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax: Greatest Hits
B.o.B - B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray

Ana Tijoux - 1977 album cover art

Ana Tijoux - 1977

Daddy Yankee - Daddy Yankee Mundial
Ty - Special Kind of Fool
Ty - Special Kind of Fool [Vinyl/2 LP]

Ty - Special Kind of Fool album cover art

Ty - Special Kind of Fool

For a database of upcoming and past releases with updates,
please see Hip Hop Albums @ netweed.


New Rap Albums Due Apr. 20: 9th Prince, Andre Nickatina, Cypress Hill, Dark Time Sunshine, Devin the Dude, Kottonmouth Kings, Little Brother, Madlib, TRUTHLiVE

Cypress Hill - Rise Up album cover art

Cypress Hill - Rise Up

Wow, this is the first "normal" week of hip hop releases we've had in 2010 with a mix of major releases, small fry and folks in between. Honestly, I never did much with comparing sales figures and charts on a more granular level but now would be an interesting time to do that. Who knows? Depending on how things go with other projects I may get back into some more serious analysis but there's a ways to go between here and there.

Magic 8Ball says: Don't count on it!

Little Brother - LeftBack album cover art

Little Brother - LeftBack

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Devin the Dude - Suite 420 album cover art

Devin the Dude - Suite 420

4/20
9th Prince - Revenge of the 9th Prince
Andre Nickatina - Khan! The Me Generation
Big Doughski G - Doughski By The Zone
Cognito - Automatic

Kottonmouth Kings - Long Live the Kings album cover art

Kottonmouth Kings - Long Live the Kings

Cypress Hill - Rise Up
Dark Time Sunshine - Vessel
Devin the Dude - Suite 420
Fashawn - Boy Meets World [Deluxe: CD/DVD]

Madlib - The Medicine Show No. 4: 420 Chalice All Stars album cover art

Madlib - The Medicine Show No. 4: 420 Chalice All Stars

Goldtoes N Berner - R All N Ur Pockets
Kafani - Masareti Music [Thizz Nation 26]
Kottonmouth Kings - Long Live the Kings
Korrosive - Money Rules Everything

Andre Nickatina - Khan! The Me Generation album cover art

Andre Nickatina - Khan! The Me Generation

Little Brother - LeftBack
Madlib - The Medicine Show No. 4: 420 Chalice All Stars
Midget Loco - Death of Studio Gangsters
Mr. Knightowl - Konvicted Felon

Dark Time Sunshine - Vessel album cover art

Dark Time Sunshine - Vessel

Ninjasonik - Art School Girls
Ninjasonik - Art School Girls [Vinyl]
Pooh Sauce - Money Everywhere
Remy LBO - Peeling In The Drum / Comical Cheating

9th Prince - Revenge of the 9th Prince album cover art

9th Prince - Revenge of the 9th Prince

TRUTHLiVE - Patience
Ty - Special Kind of Fool [MP3]

TRUTHLiVE - Patience album cover art

TRUTHLiVE - Patience

For a database of upcoming and past releases with updates,
please see Hip Hop Albums @ netweed.


New Rap Albums Due Apr 13: Aceyalone, Blestenation, DJ Holiday + Gucci Mane, El Chivo, Eulorhythmics, Murs & 9th Wonder, Noodle the Innocent Child, yU

DJ Holiday + Gucci Mane - Burrrprint [2] HD [Mixtape] cover art

DJ Holiday + Gucci Mane - Burrrprint [2] HD [Mixtape]

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Murs & 9th Wonder - Fornever album cover art

Murs & 9th Wonder - Fornever

4/13
Aceyalone - Accepted Eclectic [Reissue]
Aceyalone - Hip Hop & The World We Live In [Reissue]
Blestenation - Mbugout City

Aceyalone - Hip Hop & The World We Live In [Reissue] album cover art

Aceyalone - Hip Hop & The World We Live In [Reissue]

Dendemann - Vom Vintage Verweht [Import]
DJ Holiday + Gucci Mane - Burrrprint [2] HD [Mixtape]
El Chivo - En Mis Venas

yU - Before Taxes album cover art

yU - Before Taxes

Eulorhythmics - Green St. & Avers
Masta Killa - Masta Killa Live
Murs & 9th Wonder - Fornever

Blestenation - Mbugout City album cover art

Blestenation - Mbugout City

Okayplayer -True Notes Vol. 1 [Reissue]
yU - Before Taxes
yU - Before Taxes [Vinyl]

Noodle the Innocent Child - It's a Noo Day album cover art

Noodle the Innocent Child - It's a Noo Day

4/9
Noodle the Innocent Child - It's a Noo Day

For a database of upcoming and past releases with updates,
please see Hip Hop Albums @ netweed.


New Rap Albums Due April 6: Chief Kamachi, Diabolic, Insane Clown Posse, Too $hort, Young Jazz Rebels/Madlib

Insane Clown Posse - Bang! Pow! Boom! Nuclear Version album cover art

Insane Clown Posse - Bang! Pow! Boom! Nuclear Version [2 CD/DVD]

It really looks like people are giving up on releasing albums. We're now in April, most of the big sellers on Amazon are still classics and other old releases and this is the first time in 5 years that I've seen that. And I've never had such short lists of new releases this far into the year before either. At first, I thought I was just missing things and it's true that I haven't been able to get on top of digital only releases as well as more traditional releases but the last few weeks have convinced me that I'm not part of the bigger problem!

Diabolic - Liar & A Thief album cover art

Diabolic - Liar & A Thief

Add the low number of releases to the fact that albums are charting higher on lower sales and you've got a situation in which, if someone smartly exploited the gaps in releases and other factors, folks that have never been in the Top 10 before could start appearing. I think is particularly good news for indie labels that have their act together, for example Stones Throw or Rhymesayers. But I haven't seen anybody really exploiting the dead dates. It will be interesting to see if folks pick up on it next year depending, of course, on whether or not they recognize what's going on and focus accordingly.

Chief Kamachi - The Clock Of Destiny album cover art

Chief Kamachi - The Clock Of Destiny

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Too $hort - Still Blowin' album cover art

Too $hort - Still Blowin'

4/6
Chief Kamachi - The Clock Of Destiny
Diabolic - Liar & A Thief
Insane Clown Posse - Bang! Pow! Boom! Nuclear Version [2 CD + DVD]
Too $hort - Still Blowin'
Young Jazz Rebels [Madlib] - Slave Riot

Young Jazz Rebels [Madlib] - Slave Riot album cover art

Young Jazz Rebels [Madlib] - Slave Riot

For a database of upcoming and past releases with updates,
please see Hip Hop Albums @ netweed.