Archive for Artwork/Album Covers

The Roots – And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (Album Cover & Release Date)

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Legendary group The Roots are prepping their forthcoming album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. The album is preceded by the first single “When The People Cheer”, which was debuted last week. Today, The Roots release the unique album cover for the album, along with the release date. The artistic album cover is definitely eye catchy, and the release date will be May 20th, 2014.

Romare Bearden (1911-1988); Pittsburgh Memory, 1964; mixed media collage on board; 8 1/2″ x 11 3/4″, signed Collection of halley k harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld, New York, NY; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

Listen to the first single after the break. Pre-order the standard/deluxe or vinyl here.

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SZA – Z (Album Cover & Tracklisting)

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Yesterday, SZA released her latest video for the single “Babylon“. Today, TDE’s own SZA unveils the album cover from her forthcoming studio album, Z. A month from now, the album will be released, but until then let’s take a peep at the cover above.

April 8th, 2014.

UPDATE: Here’s the tracklisting along with the pre-order link for the upcoming album. Includes features from Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Isaiah Rashad, and Chance The Rapper.

Tracklisting after the break, pre-order here.

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Wu-Tang Clan – Keep Watch

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With still no solid release date for the forthcoming 20th anniversary album , A Better Tomorrow we were wondering if we were going to hear anymore music from the album. Today, the Wu-Tang Clan releases a brand new single titled “Keep Watch”, which features r&b singer songwriter Nathaniel. Although the upcoming album is rumored to be released later this year, let’s hope we can receive a solid release date soon. All of them went in, but we hope the production gets better. Purchase the single here.

Check out the album cover, and stream the DJ Mathematics produced cut after the jump.

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August Alsina – Testimony (Album Cover & Tracklisting)

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Album drops April 15th via Def Jam. Read below what August had to say regarding the album cover.

My soul lies within this shit! My story, my background, my culture, my heart & lifestyle lies within this shit. My strongpoints and weaknesses, my highs & my downfalls, I give you my all.. Im telling my deepest secrets, i hope you promise to keep it. 4•15•14 This one is for the REAL one’s ! The ones that’s stuck in the struggle #StrugLife |TESTIMONY|

UPDATE: Now includes the 13 track standard edition tracklisting which can be found after the jump.

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Smoke DZA – Dream.ZONE.Achieve. (Album Cover & Tracklisting)

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On April 1st, Harlem’s own Smoke DZA will release his forthcoming LP titled Dream.ZONE.Achieve. The LP is lead by the first single “Hearses” featuring Ab-Soul. The album is divided into three different acts, Dream, Zone, and Achieve. Smoke DZA enlists Cam’ron, Joey Bada$$, BJ The Chicago Kid, and more. Production duties are handled by Ski Beatz, Pete Rock, DJ Dahi, Harry Fraud, Cardo and more.

Check out the tracklisting after the jump.

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Atmosphere – Southsiders (Album Cover & Tracklisting)

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On May 6th, Atmosphere will release their forthcoming studio album, Southsiders. With no features on the 15 track- tracklisting, Slug & Ant has also release the first single entitled “Bitter”. After the jump, check out the tracklisting as well.

Southsiders, the group’s eighth studio album, was recorded in south Minneapolis and Oakland and is a shout-out to their native neighborhood. While it is a celebration of Atmosphere’s fortitude, it is also deeply introspective and “a very detailed look at my life,” says Slug. With Southsiders, the group’s unique sound featuring vibrant, live instrumentations and Slug’s often-weighty subject matter, continue to push the boundaries of what indie rap can mean.

Stream the first single after the jump. Pre-order the album here.

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Buddy – Idle Time (Free Album)

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Here’s the long awaited anticipated album Idle Time from former i am OTHER’s artist Buddy. Since the delay, Buddy has released some solid leaks including “Kids On The Block” featuring Freddie Gibbs. The Compton artist enlists Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, Sir Michael Rocks and more. Production duties are handled by Pharrell, Cardo, Chuck Inglish, Boi-1da, and a lot more. Personally, I’ve always been a fan of him since his debut on the site.

Check out the tracklisting, stream, and download link after the jump.

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Album Stream: Pharrell – GIRL

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Pharrell dropped some exciting news in the recent hours as he revealed he will drop an album entitled Girl on March 3rd. The ten track project can be pre-ordered here.

UPDATE: Now we’ve included the 10 track tracklisting including features from Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, and Alicia Keys. Check out the tracklisting after the jump.

UPDATE 2: Stream the album here!
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