Release

Snoop Dogg Wants Katy Perry For the New Album
By September 3, 2010
Snoop Dogg Wants Katy Perry For the New Album

“We’re trying to get together and do something on my new album for my new record, so [I'm] definitely in contact with her. I ain’t never hung out with them like that, but you know she’s a sweet girl and I had fun making the record ['California Gurls'] with her… Like I said, I’m looking […]

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Kid Cudi’s Album To Drop Nov. 9th. We Shall See.
By September 1, 2010
Kid Cudi’s Album To Drop Nov. 9th. We Shall See.

Last night, Kid Cudi let the audience in on a bit of inside info regarding the status of his album. The most notable point is that the album, Man on the Moon II, has been pushed back to November 9th. He adds that the reason it has been pushed back is because he spent all […]

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Common Speaks on New Album, “The Believer”
By August 27, 2010
Common Speaks on New Album, “The Believer”

Can you also talk about your new album in the works, The Believer? Common: I named the album The Believer because I feel like my career has been all about believing in myself. I think as human beings, if we apply that, we can achieve what we want to achieve. Now don’t get me wrong, […]

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Pharrell Says New N.E.R.D. Album is Like “The Doors Meets America”
By August 17, 2010
Pharrell Says New N.E.R.D. Album is Like “The Doors Meets America”

Pharrell on the new album, Nothing: We wanted to make it like a lifestyle. Lifestyle music. [And] girls can get freaky to it. Most of the album is like the Doors meets America. On former [brief] bandmate Rhea: We experimented with it. That was our first batch of records, and it was good, but wasn’t […]

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Vandalyzm – Megatron Majorz Redux (Album)
By August 17, 2010
Vandalyzm – Megatron Majorz Redux (Album)

Vandalyzm – Megatron Majorz Redux (Album) This is the new album from St. Louis representative Vandalyzm. The album features production from 9th Wonder, Swiff D, Khrysis, and the emcee does his thing on the beats as well). I’ve posted up the streaming player so you can vibe out as you are going to itunes to […]

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Lega-C – Academic Probation (Street Album)
By August 17, 2010
Lega-C – Academic Probation (Street Album)

Lega-C – Academic Probation (Street Album) Check out the new project from up and coming emcee Lega-C. Hailing from PG, County aka DMV, this new joint isn’t to be confused with a mixtape. It has a “storyline” as the emcee told us on twitter, with each track as a page in the (audio) book.  I’m […]

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G-Dep Releasing New Album in September
By August 12, 2010
G-Dep Releasing New Album in September

G-Dep is a rags to riches to rags story – and it’s a shame because a lot of people were rooting for this guy after his solo debut on Bad Boy. Here’s the press release on the album: Famous Records president, Jeffrey Collins is happy to announce that former Bad Boy recording artist G. Dep, […]

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Producer Nottz Set To Release ‘You Need This Music’ Debut Solo Album
By August 10, 2010
Producer Nottz Set To Release ‘You Need This Music’ Debut Solo Album

Nottz You Need This Music on Raw Koncept set to arrive October 12th. via HHDX “You Need This Music” will feature numerous high-profile guests, including Snoop & Royce Da 5’9″ on a cut together. With singles produced for the likes of Busta Rhymes and Scarface, Virginia’s Nottz has an extensive catalog that’s found the bass-heavy […]

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Trill OG ‘5 Mic’ Worthy?
By August 4, 2010
Trill OG ‘5 Mic’ Worthy?

Trill OG is another very solid offering from Bun B – I don’t know about a perfect, classic album, though. Will we look at this piece of work in ten years and say this was the defining album in Bun’s long career? Doubtful. I truly believe The Source has granted this album a ‘5 Mic’ […]

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Hip Hop New Release Dates August 2010 & Beyond
By August 2, 2010
Hip Hop New Release Dates August 2010 & Beyond

This by far is the longest New Release date list ever published on Hip Hop Update. It may have to do with that most albums during the year come out at end of August and all of September. Kids going back to school, end of Summer are the variety of reasons as to why. Either […]

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Michael Jackson New Album Coming In November
By July 30, 2010
Michael Jackson New Album Coming In November

I’ve had it up on the new release schedule for awhile, but now it’s really official. With that, let the Christmas selling season begin. via Rolling Stone An all-new Michael Jackson collection featuring 10 unreleased songs will be released this November, a rep for the Jackson estate exclusively tells Rolling Stone. At the time of his […]

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G.O.O.D. Music Day Continues to Crumble
By July 28, 2010
G.O.O.D. Music Day Continues to Crumble

Too G.O.O.D. to be true, folks. With Kanye’s album still unnamed and being said that it will be pushed back, Rap Up now reports Cudi’s album is looking at an October 26th release date.  They’re usually pretty accurate, but who knows at this point.

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Rick Ross Pulls +/- 188k First Week
By July 27, 2010
Rick Ross Pulls +/- 188k First Week

Respectable numbers from Ross, considering he didn’t really have a smash crossover hit. Also, congrats to Eminem and Drake for still KILLING the charts! FYI these numbers aren’t 100% official, as Hits Daily Double numbers can sway a bit – but they’re generally pretty good indicators of what the official soundscan report will read.

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Linkin Park ‘A Thousand Suns’ Artwork And Track Listing Posted Online
By July 26, 2010
Linkin Park ‘A Thousand Suns’ Artwork And Track Listing Posted Online

Linkin Park “A Thousand Suns” on Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros arrives Sept. 14th. Besides being a rock band, Linkin Park have always embraced the hip hop, recording albums and projects with the likes of Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Evidence, Pharoahe Monch, etc. The album is co-produced by music master Rick Rubin and key band member Mike […]

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