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New Album Releases: LL Cool J, Grand Hustle & More


In a new weekly segment, XXL will be documenting the latest hip-hop albums dropping every Tuesday. This week finds releases from a number of time-tested MCs and a few highly anticipated collaborative projects hitting stores. The legendary LL Cool J comes through with his 13th studio album Authentic, while veterans Talib Kweli and Havoc release their latest solo efforts Prisoner of Conscious and 13, respectively. At the same time, T.I.’s Grand Hustle Gang drops its debut collaborative project, while Aesop Rock links with Moldy peaches singer Kimya Dawson for Hokey Fright.


LL Cool J, Authentic
S-BRO Music Group/429 Records


Talib Kweli, Prisoner of Conscious
Javotti Media/EMI Records


Havoc of Mobb Deep, 13
Nature Sounds


Grand Hustle, G.D.O.D. (Get Dough Or Die)


The Uncluded (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson), Hokey Fright

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