New Music Releases – February 2015
January is usually the dry month for music. It wasn't too bad this year, though. Lupe Fiasco dropped a great album and Joey Bada$$ sold a solid 58,000 to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. And don't sleep: Jazmine Sullivan returned strong with a great album, 'Reality Show.'
February is looking like another solid 28 days of music. Barring a surprise Kendrick Lamar or Kanye West release, Big Sean will have the biggest release with 'Dark Sky Paradise. There's been plenty of talk about Sean's improvement over the past few months. '4th Quarter' and his guest spot on Meek Mill's 'B Boy' hinted at his solid rapping ability while 'IDFWU' proved he still has Billboard amicability. 'Dark Sky Paradise,' Sean's comeback album following the disappointing 'Hall of Fame,' drops Feb. 24.
Other anticipated releases from the genre include projects by duos. Chris Brown and Tyga's 'Fan of a Fan 2' -- which caught headlines for its Kriss Kross-inspired cover -- and Ghostface Killah and Canadian jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD 'Sour Soul' are also expected to arrive.
Kid Ink, 'Full Speed'
Smoke DZA, 'Hustler's Catalog'
Lil Snupe, 'R.N.I.C. 2 'Jonesboro''
Sisqo, 'Last Dragon'
Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD, 'Sour Soul'
Estelle, 'True Romance'
Raheem DeVaughn, 'Love Sex Passion'
Trae tha Truth, 'Against Everything'
Big Sean, 'Dark Sky Paradise'
Chris Brown and Tyga, 'Fan of a Fan: The Album'