Tired of hearing about albums and release dates that never materialize? Join the club. Disappointment aside, the journalist in me feels compelled to keep you guys updated regardless of the facts. The fan of the culture in me apologizes. But hey just think, when you’re able to hit your nearest retail chain and get the exact project that you have been waiting for (NO knock on Downloads, but buying power is key in today’s market) you will more than likely thank me. Toast to the Music Industry, and here are forthcoming 4th Quarter releases of some of Hip Hop and R&B’s top acts:

October 9
Machine Gun Kelly – Lace Up
MellowHype – Numbers
Xzibit – Napalm
Mateo – Suite 823

October 11
Jay-Z – Live in Brooklyn

October 15
Leona Lewis – Glassheart (U.K. only)

October 16
Brandy – Two Eleven
Dawn Richard – GoldenHeart
K’naan – Country, God or the Girl
Bobby V – Dusk Till Dawn

October 22
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Ryan Leslie – Les Is More
RZA featuring Various Artists – The Man With the Iron Fists Soundtrack

October 30
Meek Mill – Dreams and Nightmares
CeeLo Green – CeeLo’s Magic Moment
Marcus Canty – THIS…Is Marcus Canty

November 6
Ne-Yo – R.E.D.

November 13
Big Boi – Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You – The Best of Whitney Houston
50 Cent – Street King Immortal
The Weeknd – Trilogy
Christina Aguilera – Lotus
Travis Barker & Yelawolf – Psycho White EP

November 19
Keyshia Cole – Woman to Woman
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up
Pitbull – Global Warming

November 20
Talib Kweli – Prisoner of Conscious

November 27
Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire

December 4
Wiz Khalifa – O.N.I.F.C.
Ciara – One Woman Army
Ke$ha – Warrior
Melanie Amaro – TBD

December 11
Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
Lil Wayne – I Am Not a Human Being II

December 18
T.I. – Trouble Man
Ca$h Out – Patience

Additional Q4 Releases (Date TBD)
Rihanna – TBD
Big Sean – Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player
Game – Jesus Piece
Kid Cudi – Indicud
French Montana – Excuse My French
A$AP Rocky – LongLiveA$AP