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N.O.R.E. celebrates 4/20 and Easter with his new project, Noreaster. Available now on iTunes, the 10-song collection includes appearances and production from Styles P, Raekwon, Troy Ave, Harry Fraud, and Hazardis Soundz.

Thanks to Spotify, fans can stream the digital release LP in its entirety. Click below and enjoy.

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Pharoahe Monch returns with his new album, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Available at digital retailers now and in stores on Tuesday, the 17-track LP features contributions from Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Marco Polo, The Step Kids, Lee Stone, and more.Fans of the lyrical MC can stream the album in its entirety below, and head to iTunes to purchase a copy. Press play and enjoy.

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Sometimes music sounds so much calmer when it has no words. Although instrumental albums aren’t released at the rate regular albums and mixtapes are, Swiff D released his effort today as a present to fans for his birthday. The producer behind classic Pac Div records and ScHoolboy Q’s “Studio” single, unleashed 10 tracks from the vault and shows why Cali is active, even on the production side of things.

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It’s been three long years since The Roots last put out an album (2011′s superb concept LP undun), but our wait will soon be over. Today the legendary crew announced that their new album, …and then you shoot your cousin, will arrive on May 20. They also shared the official artwork, which can see above. Listen to the first single “When the People Cheer” and head on over to The Roots’ e-store for pre-order bundles.

Related: New Music: The Roots “When The People Cheer”

blu good to be home

Although Blu never technically disappeared, it feels like his output has been too lowkey to actually build any momentum for the former XXL Freshman. That looks to change with his upcoming LP, Good To Be Home, though. After sharing the first track, “The West,” the elusive rapper/producer returns with the artwork and tracklisting to his double album.

Described as an “unapologetic celebration of Los Angeles music and culture,” Good To Be Home puts Johnson Barnes back in top company with The Alchemist, Evidence, Casey Veggies, Prodigy, Fashawn, Oh No, Thurz and many more. The album drops May 20 via Nature Sounds/New World Color, and is sure to see us through the whole Summer.

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With Slaughterhouse gearing up to release their third album under the guise of Just Blaze this year, Joell Ortiz has linked up with another top tier producer (or should I say producers) for his own solo LP. During a recent interview with Complex, the BK MC announced that his forthcoming album is titled House Slippers, and will be executive produced by The Heatmakerz, who famously worked with Dipset during their mid ’00s prime.

Joell also revealed that he’s signed a solo deal with the recently relaunched Penalty Entertainment (previously Penalty Records). No word on a release date, but it sounds like Joell has got some heat — no pun intended.

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Facemob knows he can’t stay away from the game. Whether he likes it or not, hip-hop is in Scarface’s blood. Yesterday, the Texas vet announced in a new vlog that he’ll be releasing a new album titled Deeply Rooted. Face is also working on a book with writer Benjamin Meadows Ingram. But that’s not all; admist both projects, the rapper has lost drastic weight and continues to work toward a healthier life.

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chuck inglish convertibles

One-half of The Cool Kids, Chuck Inglish is ready to make his official debut as a solo artist with his Convertibles LP. Ahead of its release next Tuesday (April 8), Spotify have served up a full stream of the project, which boasts a stacked guest list that includes Action Bronson, Chance The Rapper, Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, Vic Mensa, Sir Michael Rocks, Chromeo and more. Take it for a spin below.

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michael jackson xscape

As we reported earlier this week, Michael Jackson’s new posthumous album, XSCAPE, is coming May 13. The project will blend some of the King of Pop’s unreleased recordings with contemporary production from the likes of Timbaland, Stargate and Rodney Jerkins. But those aren’t the only collaborations we can look forward to.

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smoke dza dream zone achieve

After sharing a handful of solid cuts, Smoke DZA has dropped his new album, Dream.ZONE.Achieve, in full. It’s the Kushed God’s first proper solo LP since 2011′s Rolling Stoned and at 21 tracks long, separated into three “acts,” it’s clearly his most ambitious yet. The Harlem MC calls upon Cam’ron, Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Ty Dolla $ign and more for what is already one of our favorite albums of 2014 so far.

Stream Dream.ZONE.Achieve via Spotify below and head to iTunes to get your copy.

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