2010 Summer CD Drop Dates

This summer is shaping up to be a blockbuster for music with a jam-packed release schedule.

Get your wallets ready for new albums from the most anticipated hip-hop newcomer since 50 Cent (Drake’s Thank Me Later), Eminem’s Relapse 2 replacement (Recovery), a West Coast revival (Game’s The R.E.D. Album and Ice Cube’s I Am the West), and the return of rap royalty (T.I.’s King Uncaged).

 

We’ve put together a list of the season’s most notable releases.

Check back for updates as dates change and titles are added.

Toni Braxton – Pulse – May 4

Trina – Amazin’ – May 4

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Uni5: The World’s Enemy – May 4

Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Distant Relatives – May 18

Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid – May 18

Plies – Goon Affiliated – May 25

Rihanna – Rated R: Remixed – May 25

Common – Go! Common Classics – May 25

Taio Cruz – Rokstarr – June 1

Travie McCoy – Lazarus – June 8

Christina Aguilera – Bionic – June 8

Lil Jon – Crunk Rock – June 8

Iyaz – My Life – June 8

The Roots – How I Got Over – June 8

Drake – Thank Me Later – June 15

Game – The R.E.D. Album – June 15

Kevin Rudolf – To the Sky – June 15

N.E.R.D. – Nothing – June 15

Eminem – Recovery – June 22

Diddy-Dirty Money – Last Train to Paris – June 22

The-Dream – Love King – June 22

Chamillionaire – Venom – June 22

Dondria – Dondria vs. Phatfffat – June 22

Teairra Mari – At That Point – June 29

Fat Joe – The Dark Side – June 29

Rick Ross – Teflon Don – June 29

M.I.A. – TBD – June 29

Rye Rye – Go! Pop! Bang! – June 29

Dru Hill – InDRUpendence Day – June 29

Kelis – Flesh Tone – July 6

Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty – July 6

Ice Cube – I Am the West – July 13

T.I. – King Uncaged – August 17

Other Expected Releases Without Confirmed Dates:

Ciara – Basic Instinct

Jeezy – Thug Motivation 103

Jennifer Lopez – Love?

Quincy Jones – Q: Soul Bossa Nostra

Soulja Boy Tell’em – Dre

Flo Rida – The Only 1

Busta Rhymes – TBD

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