New Releases: Cassidy, CKY, Ying Yang Twins, Fountains Of Wayne, Ladybug Mecca & More

Also due Tuesday are albums from and George Strait and String Cheese Incident.

Cassidy will have to observe the release of his new album, I’m a Hustla, from behind bars.

The rapper, who turned himself in on June 17 for the murder of a 22-year-old man in Philadelphia, will be in jail, waiting for a July 19 preliminary hearing when his sophomore album (which features production by Swizz Beatz), hits stores. Cassidy was officially charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and weapons charges.

Prior to his arrest, the rapper was also getting media attention for his beef with 50 Cent, who warned the MC on Hot 97 to watch his mouth. Fans of Cassidy might take a look at the most recent project from another jailed rapper who also had words for 50 if they’re concerned about the future of Cassidy’s career. Shyne recorded his entire album Godfather Buried Alive behind bars and saw it debut at #3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Out Tuesday, June 28:


  • 1 Cause 1 Effect – Dropped the Axe (Bungalo)
  • Arcana – Le Serpent Rouge (Projekt)
  • Astral Doors – Evil Is Forever (Locomotive)
  • A Band of Bees – Free the Bees (Astralwerks)
  • Bering Strait – Pages (Universal South)
  • Bizarre – Hannicap Circus (Sanctuary)
  • Cassidy – I’m a Hustla (J-Records)

  • Read: “Swizz, Mary J. Keep Bangin’ On Cassidy’s ‘I’m A Hustla’ “
    Buy Now: I’m a Hustla (J-Records)
  • Bill Charlap – Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul (Blue Note)
  • CKY – An Ånswer Can Be Found (Island)

  • Read: “CKY Line Up Fall Tour, Won’t Have To Pack Any Shoes”
    Buy now: An Ånswer Can Be Found (Island)
  • Communic – Conspiracy in Mind (Nuclear Blast)
  • Rita Coolidge – And So Is Love (Concord)
  • Darkest Hour – Undoing Ruin (Victory)
  • Debbie Davies – All I Found (Telarc)
  • Raheem DeVaughn – The Love Experience (Jive)
    Buy Now: The Love Experience (Jive)
  • DevilDriver – The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand (Roadrunner)
  • The Early November – The Acoustic EP (Drive Thru)
  • Richard Elliot – Metro Blue (ARTizen)
  • Esthero – Wikked Lil’ Grrrls (Reprise)
  • Fountains of Wayne – Out-of-State Plates (Virgin)
    Read: “Fountains Of Wayne To Spout 26-Song Rarities Collection, Tour In June”
  • Sean-Gemini – Inner Me (Lightyear)
  • Terry Gibbs – Feelin’ Good: Live in Studio (Mack Avenue)
  • Gorerotted – A New Dawn for the Dead (Metal Blade)
  • Vivian Green – Vivian (Columbia)
    Buy Now: Vivian (Columbia)
  • The Greencards – Weather and Water (DualTone)
  • Anthony Hamilton – Soulife (Rhino)
  • Hot Apple Pie – Hot Apple Pie (Dreamworks Nashville)
  • Isle of View – Gentle Firefly Radio (Undecided)
  • Clay Jones – Mountain Tradition (Rural Rhythm)
  • Sean Jones – Gemini (Mack Avenue)
  • Ladybug Mecca – Trip the Light Fantastic (Nu-Paradigm)

  • Read: “Rebirth Of Digable Planets Has Ladybug Mecca Tripping”
  • Jamie Liddel – Multiply (Warp)
  • A Life Once Lost – Hunter (Ferret)
  • Lina – The Inner Beauty Movement (Red Urban)
  • Little Barrie – We Are (Artemis)
  • Longwave – There’s a Fire (RCA)
    Buy Now: There’s a Fire (RCA)
  • Pat McGee Band – Save Me (Kirtland)
  • Shannon McNally – Geronimo (Back Porch/EMI)
  • David Mead – Wherever You Are (Eleven Thirty)
  • Noiseshaper – Rough Out There (Sounds From the Roof)
  • Open Road – Lucky Drive (Rounder)
  • Joan Osborne – One of Us (Artemis)
  • P$C – 25 to Life (Atlantic)
  • The Posies – Every Kind of Light (Rykodisc)
    Buy Now: Every Kind of Light (Rykodisc)
  • Ernest Ranglin – Surfin’ (Telarc)
  • Skeletons and the Girl-Faced Boys – Git (Ghostly International)
  • The Soviettes – LP III (Fat Wreck Chords)
  • John Stevens – Red (Maverick)
  • George Strait – Somewhere Down in Texas (MCA Nashville)
  • The String Cheese Incident – One Step Closer (SCI Fidelity)
  • Throwdown – Vendetta (Trustkill)
  • Thunderstone – Tools of Destruction (Nuclear Blast)
  • Tsar – Band-Girls-Money (TVT)
  • Vio-Lence – Eternal Nightmare (Megaforce)
  • Patricia Vonne – Guitars & Castanets (CoraZong)
  • Steve Walsh – Shadowman (33rd Street)
  • John Williams — “War of the Worlds” soundtrack (Decca)
  • World Leader Pretend – Punches (Warner Bros.)

  • Read: “World Leader Pretend: Bluffing Their Way To The Top”
    Buy Now: Punches (Warner Bros.)
  • Ying Yang Twins – U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta) (TVT)

  • Read: “WYing Yang Twins Fly The Flag For The U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta)
    Buy Now: U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta) (TVT)
  • Various artists – Spectral Sound, Vol. 1 (Spectral Sound)
  • Various artists – Wendy Williams Brings the Heat, Vol. 1 (Virgin)
  • Various artists — “Devil’s Rejects” soundtrack (Hip-O)

  • DVD: Chicago/ Earth, Wind & Fire — “Live at the Greek Theatre” (Image)

  • DVD: Low — “In Europe” (Plexifilm)

  • DVD: Bette Midler — “The Divine” (Shout! Factory)

  • DVD: Niacin – “Live in Tokyo” (Eagle Rock)

  • DVD: Lee Ritenour — “Overtime” (Eagle Rock)

  • DVD: Tom Russell – “Hearts on the Line” (HighTone)

  • DVD: Keller Williams — “Sight” (SCI Fidelity)

  • DVD: Various artists — “Eminem Presents the Anger Management Tour”
    (Aftermath/Interscope)

July 5:


  • R. Kelly – TP3 Reloaded (Sony)
  • Sufjan Stevens — Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)
  • Various artists – “Fantastic Four” soundtrack (Wind-Up)

July 12:

July 19: