The big album release in hip hop today is the Def Jam debut of former DTP rapper, 2 Chainz – “Based On A T.R.U. Story”. The artist formerly known as Tity Boi is expecting solid first-week numbers. The album features his smash hit with Drake, “No Lie”.

Chainz also appears on G.O.O.D. Music’s “Mercy”, which will be featured on the upcoming compilation album, “Creul Summer”. The album has been pushed back a second time and is now expected to be released in September.

Other (tentative) upcoming release dates:

August 14

2 Chainz - Based On a T.R.U. Story

Beanie Sigel - This Time

The-Dream - Love IV MMXII

Gunplay - Lil Cuete

August 20

Busta Rhymes - Year Of the Dragon

August 21

DJ Khaled - Kiss the Ring

Trey Songz - Chapter V

August 28

Brandy - Two Eleven

DMX - Undisputed

Keak Da Sneak - Cheedacheezisay!

Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares

Slaughterhouse - welcome to: Our House

A$AP Mob - Lords Never Worry

September 4

G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer

September 11

A$AP Rocky - LongLiveA$AP

Ludacris - Ludaversal

Saigon - Bread and Circuses

September 18

DJ Drama - Quality Street Music

Ne-Yo - R.E.D.

Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C.

Kreayshawn - Somethin' Bout Kreay

September 25

Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1

October 2

Bobby V - Dusk Till Dawn

Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City

October 9

Machine Gun Kelly - Lace Up

October 16

Pac Div - GMB

November 13

50 Cent - Street King Immortal

Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors