The first two quarters don't normally mark the release of many exciting hip-hop and R&B releases, but this year's schedule is chock-full of new albums from big-name and buzzed-about Atlanta artists.
Somehow, Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World... saw release last Tuesday. I'll admit that I never actually expected the thing to drop, as I speculated. It was joined that week by another album few thought would see the light of day any time soon, MF Doom's Born Like This, about which I had mostly positive things to say.
Notable upcoming local releases include Bow Wow's latest, New Jack City, Pt II, which drops next week. After the flop of his 2007 collaboration with Omarion, Face Off, he really needs a hit or he'll probably fall off the map. His ex-GF Ciara, on the other hand, probably has a little bit more wiggle room; her much-delayed third album Fantasy Ride is now scheduled to come out May 5. Shawty Lo's second solo CD Carlos is also slated for the same day; let me know if you come across anyone who's excited for that.
Oddly enough, probably the most talked-about forthcoming album is from a newcomer, Morrisville, Pennsylvania transplant Asher Roth. Yes, that's the white guy you've been seeing nonstop on MTV's spring break coverage the past few weeks, looking sunburned and spilling his drinks on Kid Cudi's shoes. His Asleep in the Bread Aisle comes out on April 21, and Creative Loafing is running a story on him next week. All I'll say is that I like Roth fine, but if he's expected to be hip hop's newest ambassador to the suburban masses the genre is in big trouble.
Did I forget anything? Let me know in the comments section.
(Photo courtesy Keri Hilson)
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