We’ve been lucky enough to catch a buzz off some great hip hop releases in recent weeks and months – including offerings from Lil Wayne, Kanye, J. Cole, Wale and Jay Z just to name a few. It’s kind of like the old expression, “When it rains it pours.” After taking a look at upcoming album releases, the forecast is looking more like a drought.

Don’t get me wrong, some good-looking collaborative efforts and underground projects are ready for launch. But we don’t have a true, superstar release to look forward to until the end of August. Chris Brown and Big Sean will both drop their latest albums before summer’s end.

Here’s the most up-to-date list of upcoming releases in hip hop and r&b:

August 6th

Maybach Music Group – Self Made Vol. 3

August 13th

K. Michelle – Rebellious Soul

August 20th

Earl Sweatshirt – Doris

August 26th

Chris Brown – X

August 27th

Big Sean – Hall of Fame

Juicy J – Stay Trippy

September 3rd

Ashanti – Braveheart

John Legend – Love In The Future

Tamar Braxton – Love and War

September 10th

2 Chainz – Based On A T.R.U. Story 2

The Weeknd – Kiss Land

September 17th

Drake – Nothing Was The Same

Mario – Restoration

September 23rd

Jason Derulo – Tattoos

September 24th

DJ Khaled – Suffering From Success

September 30th

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience Part 2

Nelly – M.O.