It's getting hot in herre, so lay down all your dough ... and then you too can bump all these new summer releases.
First up, Nelly's Nellyville. The follow-up to Country Grammar finds the St. Lunatic, with the help of producer Jay E, espousing the power of Pimp Juice and imploring us to take off our clothes.
Someone else who must have gotten into the stash of the Juice is Will Smith, who is releasing Born to Reign just one week before his summer blockbuster "Men in Black 2" hits theaters. The album features the hit "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)," which also gets airtime in the movie.
Veracity abounds as Truth Hurts gives us Truthfully Speaking and Cormega offers True Meaning to the mix. Vida Blue, the new project from Phish's Page McConnell, release their self-titled debut album, while rock and roll vets Sonic Youth release Murray Street, their first record in two years.
Perhaps the most puzzling release this week is comedian Steve Harvey's Sign of Things to Come, a collection of his favorite hip-hop and R&B songs which brings a whole new meaning to "Rub the stump."
Alpha Blondy - Merci (Shanachie) Ash - Free All Angels (Kinetic) Asia - Anthologia: 20th Anniversary: Geffen Years 1982 - 90 (Geffen) Astrobotnia - Part 1 (EFA-CAR) Atjazz - Labresults (Prime/ Shelter) B Rich - 80 Dimes (Atlantic) Baby Face Assassins - Ruby Red Eye (Activate) Broken Bones - Bonecrusher (Relapse) Brooklyn Bounce - Restart (Radikal) Ray Brown - Some of My Best Friends Are ... Guitarists (Telarc Jazz) Burning Inside - The Eve of the Entities (Crash) Butthole Surfers - Humpty Dumpty LSD (Latino Bugger Veil) Cirrus - Counterfeit (Moonshine) Marc Copley - Limited Lifetime Guarantee (RCA) Craw - Bodies for Strontium 90 (Hydra Head) David J - Guitar Man (Heyday) Deadly Venoms - Still Standing (Rocks the World) Deep Banana Blackout - Release the Grease Live (DCN) Deep Purple - Millennium Collection: 20th Century Masters (Mercury) DJ Yousef - Mixer Presents: Next School (DMC) The Domino Kings - The Back of Your Mind (Slewfoot) Dream Evil - Dragon Slayer (Century Media) D.S.P - In the Red (Ninja Tune) Entwine - Time of Despair (Century Media) Epidemic - Epidemic (Elektra) Fatboy Slim - Live on Brighton Beach (Southern Fried/ Ministry of Sound) Read about it ... Fatboy Slim Turns Beach Party Into Album, Possibly Tour Freestylers - Pressure Point (Mammoth) Eyra Gail - Eyra Gail (Twenty-Four Seven) Vincent Gallo - Recordings of Music for Film (Warp) Genaside 2 - Return of the Redline Evangelist (Copasetik) Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez - Presents ... Disco Heat (Urban Theory) Go Go Market - Hotel San Jose (Innerstate) Greenwheel - Soma Holiday (Island) Halford - Crucible (Sanctuary) Steve Harvey - Sign of Things to Come (MCA) Juliana Hatfield - Gold Stars 1992 - 2002 (Zoe) Helloween - Dark Ride (Nuclear Blast) Her Sanity - Xclusive (Motown) Home Grown - Kings of Pop (Drive-Thru/ MCA) Bruce Hornsby - Big Swing Face (RCA) Kosma - Early Works (Infracom) Glenn Kotche - Introducing Glenn Kotche (Locust) Arto Lindsay - Invoke (Righteous Babe) Manifesto Jukebox - Remedy (BYO) Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane (Octone) Mr. Lif - Emergency Rations (Def Jux) Heather Myles - Sweet Talk & Good Lies (Rounder) Neurotica - Neurotica (Koch) Nickelback - Curb (Roadrunner) Nonpoint - Development (MCA) Orange Goblin - Coup De Grace (The Music Cartel) Orbital - Back to Mine (DMC) Original Sinners - Original Sinners (Nitro) Jeffrey Osborne - Millennium Collection: 20th Century Masters (A&M) Ozzy Osbourne - Live at the Budokan (Epic) Read about it ... Osbournes Wreak Havoc On Japan In Budokan DVD Extras Ozma - Double Donkey Disc (Kung Fu) Psychic TV - Origin of the Species Vol. 3 (Invisible) Randy - Cheater (Hopeless) Reel Big Fish - Cheer Up! (Jive) Rollins Band - The Only Way to Know for Sure (Sanctuary) Rosey - Dirty Child (Island) Read about it ... Rosey: From Dealmaker To Songmaker Joe Satriani - Strange Beautiful Music (Epic) Seven Nations - And Now It's Come to This (Razor & Tie) Shedaisy - Knock on the Sky (Lyric Street) Skeleton Key - Obtainium (Ipecac) Slum Village - Dirty District (Sequence) Will Smith - Born to Reign (Columbia) Read about it ... Will Smith Drops Samples For Guitars On Born To Reign Sonic Youth - Murray Street (Geffen) Stereo - Rewind + Record (Fueled by Ramen) Geoff Tate - Geoff Tate (Sanctuary) Terminal Sound System - RH-8SB (Release) Terror 2000 - Faster Disaster (Nuclear Blast) Tricky - A Ruff Guide to Tricky (Island) Truth Hurts - Truthfully Speaking (Geffen) Read about it ... Truth Hurts: Battling Bubble Gum With Dr. Dre Union Underground - Live ... One Nation Underground (Columbia) Various artists - Café Electronica (Water Music) Various artists - Carte Blanche Vol. 3 (Astralwerks) Various artists - Global Dance Mix (Thump) Various artists - Global Psychedelic Trance Vol. 8 (EFA-CAR) Various artists - Hit Dance Party (Logic) Various artists - Hopelessly Devoted to You (Hopeless) Various artists - Miracle Hits (Medalist Ent.) Various artists - Punk-O-Rama Vol. 7 (Epitaph) Various artists - "The Road to Perdition" soundtrack (Decca) Various artists - Sample This, Too! (BYO) Various artists - "Sunshine State" soundtrack (Roadrunner) Various artists - This Is Ultimate Dance (J) Various artists - Ultra Dance Vol. 2 (Ultra) Vida Blue - Vida Blue (Elektra) Wayne Warner - Wayne Warner (B-Venterous) Kenny Wayne - 88th & Jump Street (Electro-Fi) Steve Wynn - Fluorescent (Innerstate) Aerosmith - O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits (Columbia) Read about it ... Aerosmith Talk 'Girls Of Summer,' Hits Disc, DVD Reissues Cypress Hill - Stash (Columbia) Nas - From Illmatic to Stillmatic: The Remixes (Columbia) Jerzee Monét - Love & War (DreamWorks) Jessica Simpson - This Is the Remix (Columbia) Various artists - "Men in Black 2" soundtrack (Sony) Various artists - So So Def Presents: Definition of a Remix (So So Def/ Columbia) Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way (Warner Bros.) Read about it ... Red Hot Chili Peppers Relax, Let The Magik Flow On New LP Silverchair - Diorama (Atlantic) Lil' Romeo - Game Time (Universal/No Limit) Swizz Beatz - G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories (DreamWorks) The Vines - Highly Evolved (Capitol) Read about it ... The Vines Branch Out On Highly Evolved Tour Public Enemy - Revolverlution (Slam Jamz) Read about it ... Public Enemy Leading A Revolverlution With Interactive LP Trust Company - The Lonely Position of Neutral (Interscope) Lamya - Learning From Falling (J) Read about it ... You Hear It First: Lamya Various artists - "Topdog/Underdog" soundtrack (MCA) Read about it ... Jay-Z, DMX, Wu-Tang, Mos Def Bone Up 'Topdog/Underdog' LP