The month of love and overpriced chocolates is going to be overshadowed by a lot of good rap/hip-hop. February is highlighted with new joints by Joe Budden, Curren$y and (hopefully) Big Sean. Lesser known but equally dope mixtape/album drops are coming courtesy of Jae Millz, Brotha Lynch Hung, Killah Priest and LL Cool J. Open your ears and your bank accounts ‘cause you’re going to be spending a lot of dead presidents this month.
Jot down these tentative release dates onto your iPad or something. This month is gonna be a doozy, y’all.
Note – These album/mixtape release dates are always subject to change.
02/03 – Curren$y, New Jet City (Mixtape)
CHECK OUT: “These B*****s” feat. French Montana
Curren$y is set to release a collaborative project with Wiz Khalifa this year entitled Live In Concert.
02/04 – Jae Millz, Dead Presidents (Mixtape)
02/05 – Brotha Lynch Hung, Mannibalector (Album)
Ed O.G., Intelligence & Ignorance (Album)
D Mac, Drug Heavy (Mixtape)
Joe Budden, No Love Lost (Album)
CHECK OUT: “She Don’t Put It Down” feat. Lil’ Wayne and Tank
This album just happens to arrive on the heels of Joe Budden’s new reality show gig on VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop 3.
Waka Flocka Flame, DuFlockarant 2 (Mixtape)
CHECK OUT: “Real Recognize Real Below”
Waka Flocka Flame’s next studio album is entitled Flockaveli 2.
02/12 – Louie V Mob, New World Order (Mixtape)
Chamillionare, Elevate EP (Mixtape)
Ras Kass, Barmageddon (Album)
Azealia Banks, Broke With Expensive Taste (Album)
Jizzalman, Read Da Story C Da Movie (Mixtape)
Realm Reality, In The Grind (Mixtape)
LL Cool J, Authentic Hip Hop (Album)
CHECK OUT: “Take It” feat. Joe
This album stands as LL Cool J’s latest solo effort since 2008’s Exit 1.3.
J. Period, Rage Is Back (Mixtape)
CHECK OUT: “The Next Chapter (I Still Love H.E.R.)” feat. Common
This song is the official sequel to Common’s 1994 hit, “I Used to Love H.E.R.”
02/14 – L.A.D. aka LA The Darkman, Diary of a Playboy (Mixtape)
02/19 – Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric, CZARFACE (Album)
02/25 – Killah Priest, The Psychic World of Walter Reed (Album)
02/26 – Ill Bill, The Grimy Awards (Album)
Kutt Calhoun, Black Gold (Album)
Trinity, 20 In (Album)
Gensu Dean & Planet Asia, Abrasions (Album)
TBA February – Hoodie Allen, Crew Cuts (Mixtape)
Big Sean, Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Playa (Album)
CHECK OUT: “Guap”
This album has 6 confirmed tracks thus far, including “Jesus Piece,” featuring Nas and production by No I.D.