Hip-hop is kicking off what looks to be a rap-dominated summer, as far as major new releases are concerned.
Of course, this week the big news is the new release “competition” between rappers Kanye West and J. Cole. Despite the Roc Nation upstart Cole not carrying as much superstar clout as Kanye, his sophomore album, Born Sinner, is one of the year’s better releases. But they aren’t the only notable albums dropping.
There are also hot new albums from Sigur Ros and Mac Miller, for good measure.
Here are this week’s interesting new music releases…