A lot of big-name artists have albums hitting stores this summer, including Chris Brown’s “Fortune”, which hits shelves on July 3rd. Hip hop artists tend to get knocked for going commercial on their albums. If you have more of an appetite for the raw and gritty, the following mixtapes might be more your speed.

Some bangers that we’re looking forward to:

June 19th

Cooked I – Psalm 82:v6

Scrilla – The Demonstration

June 26th

Fred The Godson – Gordo Frederico

July 1st

Akon – Konkrete Jungle

July 3rd

Prodigy – H.N.I.C.3

July 4th

Shawty Lo – Million Dollar Man

July 17th

Shawnna – She’s Alive