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May 2010

New Rap Albums Due June 1: Bow Wow, Funki Porcini, Homeboy Sandman, JFK, June Marx, Kokane, S.G., Yukmouth

Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album album cover art

Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album

Lots of nice releases this week though the biggest, Listen Up!, is kind of a ringer with only one or two rap tracks.  Click through for the playlist.  But a lot of these other cats are solid, just not chart toppers, while the Bow Wow release is more filler than anything else.  Unless you've been waiting for it, in which case, it's time to celebrate!  Feel the power of Bow Wow...

S.G. Bonafied! album cover art

S.G. - Bonafied!

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Homeboy Sandman The Good Sun album cover art

Homeboy Sandman - The Good Sun

6/1
Bow Wow - Playlist: The Very Best of Bow Wow [Remastered Reissue]
Dank 1 - Homie Lover Friend
Funki Porcini - On

JFK Building Wings on the Way Down album cover art

JFK - Building Wings on the Way Down

Homeboy Sandman - The Good Sun
JFK - Building Wings on the Way Down
June Marx - Body Of God

Funki Porcini On album cover art

Funki Porcini - On

Kokane - Gimme All Mine
Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album
Mr. Shadow - Gangsta Classics [Box Set]

Kokane Gimme All Mine album cover art

Kokane - Gimme All Mine

S.G. - Bonafied!
Yukmouth - Free At Last

Bow Wow Playlist The Very Best of Bow Wow [Remastered Reissue] album cover art

Bow Wow - Playlist: The Very Best of Bow Wow [Remastered Reissue]

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


New Rap Albums Due May 25th: Apollo Brown, Common, Run DMC, Tobacco

Common Go! Common Classics album cover art

Common - Go!: Common Classics

On a week like this, with so few releases, one has to wonder if the music industry is throwing in the towel! No disrespect to the artists. This is actually a very solid crew.

Apollo Brown - The Reset album cover art

Apollo Brown - The Reset

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Tobacco - Maniac Meat album cover art

Tobacco - Maniac Meat

5/25
Apollo Brown - The Reset
Common - Go!: Common Classics
Run DMC - The Music of Run DMC: The Box Set Series [3 CD]
Tobacco - Maniac Meat
Tobacco - Maniac Meat [Vinyl]

Run DMC - The Music of Run DMC: The Box Set Series [3 CD] album cover art

Run DMC - The Music of Run DMC: The Box Set Series [3 CD]

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


New Rap Albums Due May 18: Bizarre, Esoteric, First Degree The D.E., Guilty Simpson, Madlib, Nas & Damian Marley, Necro, Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek

Nas Damian Marley Distant Relatives album cover art

Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives

This is a reasonably well-balanced week for new releases with classic acts, unique combos, underground stalwarts and some real oddballs. Bizarre's even got a release!

Reflection Eternal Talib Kweli Hi-Tek Revolutions Per Minute album cover art

Reflection Eternal [Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek] - Revolutions Per Minute

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Necro Die! album cover art

Necro - Die!

5/18
Bizarre - Friday Night at St Andrews
The Digital Underground - The Greenlight EP
Esoteric - Fly Casualties

History of the Loop Digga album cover art

Madlib Medicine Show No. 5: History of the Loop Digga

Factor - Lawson Graham
Factor - Lawson Graham [LP]
First Degree The D.E. - Shlumpulicious The Jester
Guilty Simpson OJ Simpson album cover art

Guilty Simpson - OJ Simpson

Guilty Simpson - OJ Simpson
Keak Da Sneak - Mobb Boss
K-Praize - Kingdom Certified Reinforced
First Degree The D.E. Shlumpulicious The Jester album cover art

First Degree The D.E. - Shlumpulicious The Jester

Madlib Medicine Show No. 5: History of the Loop Digga
Messy Marv / The Jacka / Blanco - Jonestown
Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives
Esoteric Fly Casualties album cover art

Esoteric - Fly Casualties

Necro - Die!
Reflection Eternal [Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek] - Revolutions Per Minute
Bizarre Friday Night at St Andrews album cover art

Bizarre - Friday Night at St Andrews

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


New Rap Albums Due May 10/11: Boondox, LMNO & Kev Brown, Open Mike Eagle, Sage Francis

Open Mike Eagle - Unapologetic Art Rap album cover art

Open Mike Eagle - Unapologetic Art Rap

Normally I would be leading with Boondox, since they sold more on Amazon than any of these other acts, but I just don't want to have to look at a burning skull in the widget for this report all week!

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Boondox - South of Hell album cover art

Boondox - South of Hell [w/DVD]

5/11
Boondox - South of Hell [w/DVD]
Fabri Fibra - Turbe Giovanili [Import]
LMNO & Kev Brown - Selective Hearing Part 2

Sage Francis - LI(F)E album cover art

Sage Francis - LI(F)E

Open Mike Eagle - Unapologetic Art Rap
Sage Francis - LI(F)E
Sage Francis - LI(F)E [Vinyl]

LMNO & Kev Brown - Selective Hearing Part 2 album cover art

LMNO & Kev Brown - Selective Hearing Part 2

5/10
DMT Martinie - Got To Know Me

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please see Hip Hop Albums @ netweed.


New Rap Albums Due May 4th: 8Ball & MJG, Blacastan, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Debaser, Declaime, DoItAll, Trina

Trina - Amazin' album cover art

Trina - Amazin'

Another short list with a few big releases combined with some interesting smaller projects. I continue to see new reports of dropping industry sales, continue to see poorly organized album release campaigns and continue to receive more free music than I can listen to.  You know, the Edsel may have been a failure, but sales really dropped after they stopped producing them!

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - UNI5 The World's Enemy album cover art

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - UNI5: The World's Enemy

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8Ball & MJG - Ten Toes Down album cover art

8Ball & MJG - Ten Toes Down

5/4
8Ball & MJG - Ten Toes Down
Blacastan - Blac Sabbath
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - UNI5: The World's Enemy

DoItAll - American Du album cover art

DoItAll - American Du

Debaser - Peerless
Declaime - Fonk
DoItAll - American Du
Blacastan - Blac Sabbath album cover art

Blacastan - Blac Sabbath

Jimmy Powers - Califoreigner
LABANA - White!
Trina - Amazin'
Declaime - Fonk album cover art

Declaime - Fonk

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