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The Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

 

Last year was an excellent year if you were a hip hop fan. Records were shattered (Drake), rookies impressed with sensational debuts (Kevin Gates, Noname) and a project of ‘throwaways’ was among the year’s best (Kendrick Lamar). This year is poised to be just as good, if not greater. So here are a few albums slated for this year that we’re most excited for.

 

A$AP Rocky – Untitled

Release date – TBD

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The A$AP Mob ringleader has been relatively quiet musically since releasing his sophomore album AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP in 2015. Aside from appearing on the rap group’s long-awaited Cozy Tapes collaborative project, he elected to focus on his non-musical ventures, including fashion and even acting, though he was spotted in the studio with Lenny Kravitz, Jim Jonsin and several others late last year. Recently, he took to Twitter to address allegations of ‘falling off,’ saying he was going to “level up once again” this year. A week later he released a snippet, and as usual, it’s dripped in swag. Safe to say Rocky is going to bless us once again in 2017.

Juicy J – Rubba Band Business: The Album

Release date – TBD

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2013’s Stay Trippy was one of the year’s most underrated albums. Now, in 2017, Juicy J is finally ready to release the follow up. The former Three 6 Mafia rapper seemingly scrapped his previous album, Pure THC: The Hustle Continues, and decided to turn his lauded Rubba Band Business mixtape series into a full-fledged album. Recently, Juicy took to Instagram to post a sort-of preview to the project, and with names such as Murda Beatz, A$AP Rocky and Scott Storch in tow, you definitely won’t want to miss what the Juiceman’s got planned.

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Travis Scott – Astroworld

Release date – TBD

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Travis Scott has transitioned from G.O.O.D Music producer to hip hop’s new star partly because he keeps dropping material. Having released a project every year since 2013, the multi-talented artist announced last summer that he plans on releasing ANOTHER album, this one titled Astroworld, in 2017. He also divulged plans for a tour, so expect more news about the album once the tour approaches.

Earl Sweatshirt – Untitled

Release date – TBD

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While preferring to stay lowkey publicly, Earl Sweatshirt is always active in the lab. Throwaways and leaks are common if you follow the 22-year-old, and if you search hard enough you’ll find that he hasn’t slowed down following his critically acclaimed 2015 album I Don’t Like Shit I Don’t Go Outside. According to rumors, Sweatshirt is leaning towards going in a more upbeat direction following IDLSIDGO, so expect something different than what you’re used to.

Nicki Minaj – Untitled

Release date – TBD

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With all the talk about Minaj’s off-the-stage life, it’s easy to forget that she’s one of the most successful female rappers of all time. It’s been a little over two years since Minaj’s last album, The Pinkprint, and were most certainly ready for another one. You can always be certain she’ll have a bonafide hit or two on each project, and her status as one of the biggest stars in music means the album will likely feature a who’s who of today top talents.

Kodak Black – Untitled

Release date – TBD

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Fresh out of jail, Kodak Black looks to get back to what he does best: creating music. The 19-year-old’s knack for storytelling as well as crafting bangers is a potent combination, and if he can stay out of trouble, his debut album should be amongst the most anticipated in years.

Migos – C U L T U R E

Release date – January 27

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Migos resurgence back into the mainstream could be credited to memes, but you’d be selling the 3-piece short. While “Bad and Boujee” continues to dominate the radio and social media, the Atlanta trio looks to capitalize by dropping their 2nd album C U L T U R E  later this month. Appearing to ditch their famous triplet flow with the ‘stop-and-go’ flow in the songs already released, will it continue with the rest of the album? We’re going to find out here soon.