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Lovely albums coming out in the heat of summer

Summer often signals new releases from bands and artists. Here are the six new albums to look forward to this summer: 

Artist: Usher Album: “Looking 4 Myself”

Preview: The seventh album by Usher is scheduled to release on June 8. Usher claimed that the album was going to be “near a rebirth” from his past records. Usher told a reviewer that he felt that he felt limited to his creativity in the past and that he let go of everything with this new album. The album is expected to be creative and original to his other albums. 

Artist/Band: P.O.D Album: “Murdered Love”

Preview: Ten and a half years ago, P.O.D released their last good album. Since then the quartet has been experimenting with guitarists and new sounds to produce this album. The album is expected to be their next “great” album with fan emotions that are a mix of sheer excitement and a touch of disappointment. 

Artist/Band: Rick Ross Album: “God Forgives, I Don’t”

Preview: The largely known actor and rapper Rick Ross is releasing his album “God Forgives, I Don’t” on July 31. The album was scheduled to be released at the end of 2011, but because of health concerns was delayed. “I’m really excited about this body of work,” Ross stated on his discussion for the upcoming Maybach Music Group projects. Ross’s previous album, “Teflon Don” achieved #2 on the Billboard 200 just behind Eminem’s, album “Recovery.” Ross’s new album is expected to as well and even better as the song, “You the Boss” (feat. Nicki Minaj) has already entered the top ten of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. 

Artist/Band: T.I Album: “Trouble Man”

Preview: The popular southern rapper, T.I., known as “the king,” is releasing his eight upcoming album on Sept. 4, 2012. The album is rumored to have a collaboration with the artist, Ace Hood, and R&B singer, Brandy Norwood. The album also confirmed the guest appearances of Young Jeezy, André 3000, Usher and Kanye West. 

Artist/Band: Green Day Album: “Uno! Dos! Tres!”

Preview: The band, Green Day, is coming out with three albums over the span of four months. The albums are scheduled to release on Sept. 25, 2012 Nov. 13th, 2012 and Jan. 15, 2013. Fans flocked to see the sneak peak of their album and were greatly impressed with the quality of the new songs on the upcoming album’s. 

Artist/Band: Lupe Fiasco Album: “Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1”

Preview: The greatly well-known Chicago rap artist, Lupe Fiasco, acounced on his Facebook that he is coming out with the album, “Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1” is due for release on Sept. 25. “This is the kind of music that I would make. It’s a masterpiece,” Fiasco said about his upcoming album. His preview song, “Around My Way” contains new and raw lyrics that haven’t yet been seen before in the industry.

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