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New Rap/Hip-hop Releases: April 2008
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hip-hop releasesThe Root's 10th album release is labeled by ?uestlove as "our most political album to date." Plus the cover art kicks ass. 

 

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40 Cal - The Yellow Tape [CD/DVD]

8Ball - Doin It Big - 8Ball's latest was recorded with EDI of the Outlawz and features the single “Puttin In Work.”

9th Wonder & Buckshot - The Formula - The duo's sophomore joint features the single "Go all Out."

A Tribe Called Quest - The Best of A Tribe Called Quest [Import] - 15 tracks include classics such "Can I Kick It" and "Bonita Applebum."

Assassin Presents - "The High-Fee Movement": Volume 1 "Stunnaz and Scrapers" -

Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Sh*t Gold - The duo celebrates their sixth studio album with a deluxe edition packaged as a 40-page gold embossed hard cover book featuring an illustrated children's story penned by Slug.

Ayatollah - Louder - This instrumental album features tracks that were never released before.

AZ - Undeniable - The New York emcee returns with more quality hip-hop delivery. *

Baby D - A-Town Secret Weapon

Bake Up Boyz - Fresh Out Da Kitchen

Balance - Balance Yo' Chips

Big Geminii - History In The Making - The singer/rapper drops his debut which features the hit single, "Hypnotized," featuring Flo Rida.

Birdman & Lil Wayne - Happy Father's Day - New Orleans flavor is all over this release which should be a hit with fans. *

Bizzy Bone - A Song For You

Blue Sky Black Death - Late Night Cinema - The production duo drop their 4th album, which is also their first instrumental.

Brokin English Klik - Brokin English Klik [Reissue] - This set was originally released in 1993.

Clipse - Re-Up Gang The Saga Continues - The Virginia duo continues their track record of quality hip-hop with their latest release. *

Coup - Kill My Landlord [Reissue] - This 1993 release still packs a wallop with socially conscious lyrics and hot beats. *

C.R.A.C. - The Piece Talks

CSR Entertainment Family - Welcome to CSR [CD + DVD] - CSR stands for Christsyde Records, and the label's entire roster is featured on this release. There's also a trailer for their upcoming movie "Wake Up Call."

Dagha - The Divorce

Dizzee Rascal - Maths+English - This was dropped in 2007 in the UK and this USA version offers three bonus tracks.

DJ Screw - Best of the Best, Vol. 3 [3 CDs]

Devin The Dude - Smoke Sessions, Vol. 1 - The Houston underground giant puts it down yet again with his first Rap-A-Lot set. *

Ese Villen & Lysto - The Next Chapter

Gang Starr - No More Mr. Nice Guy [Reissue] - This classic album from the legendary duo was originally released in 1989. *

Jay-Z & Big Mike - International Gangster - Two big names team up for this hot mixtape.

Jacka & Berner - Drought Season

Keith Murray - Intellectual Violence - The Strong Island emcee returns with a 25-track sixth album. *

Killer Mike - I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind, Vol. 2

Krayzie Bone - The Fixtape, Volume One: Smoke On This - Krayzie Bone offers "smoking" tracks that reveal his innermost feelings.

L.I.F.E. Long - Longevity, Vol. 1.5

Lil Mama - VYP: Voice of the Young People - The "lip gloss" wearing young one drops her debut set featuring guests such as T-Pain and Chris Brown. *

Lil Wayne - We The Best - This 37-track set features Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, Katt Williams and more.

Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Technician [Reissue] - Dropped in the midst of hip-hop's golden era, this set was originally released in 1990. *

Mac Dre - The Best of Mac Dre, Vol. 4

Main Source - Breaking Atoms [Reissue] - The group's debut set originally came out in 1991, and features Nas' debut on the track "Live at the Barbeque." *

Main Source - F*ck What You Think [Reissue] - This album first came out in 1994. *

MJG: Pimp Tight

Mr. Knightowl - Code of Silence

Nickpeace - The San Nico Instrumentals

O.C. - Word...Life [Reissue] - Wild Pitch Records continues its re-releasing of classic albums with this 1994 joint. *

OG Ron C & DJ Khaled - I'm So Hood

Prodigy - H.N.I.C., Pt. 2 - The Mobb Deep member returns with more gritty, hard-hitting street vibes. *

Randam Luck - Conspiracy of Silence - The indie Sna Diego act plays host to underground hotshots such as Vinnie Paz, ILL Bill, Sabac Red, and the legendary Kool G Rap. *

Ransom - Street Cinema

Soundtrack - How She Move - Artists included on this compilation are Lil' Mama, Kevin Michael and Montelle Jordan. *

Soundtrack & DVD - Soldier Ink

Soldiers of the 213 - The Best of the 213

The Roots - Rising Down - The seminal band's 10th album release is labeled by ?uestlove as "our most political album to date." Plus the cover art kicks ass. *

Thizz Nation, Vol. 21: Starring Gorilla Pitts

Thizz Nation, Vol. 22: Starring Meez

Tony Draper - Street Money - Artists featured on this release include Bub B, Clipse, Gillie Da Kid and more.

Trina - Still Da Baddest - Trina's fourth album features the track "I Gotta Thing For You" with Keyshia Cole.

Ultramagnetic MC's - The Four Horsemen [Reissue] - The classic group's final album was originally released in 1993. *
 
Versatile - Verse The World

West Coast Ballin', Vol. 4 - The title and album cover are better than the music in this double-disc set.
 
Wi$dom Money - A Prince to a King
 
Yo Gotti - Feed The Streets: Special Delivery
 

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