2018 Hip-Hop Album Releases: The Ultimate Guide

2018 is going to be a massive year for hip-hop.

BYMitch Findlay
2018 Hip-Hop Album Releases: The Ultimate Guide

We’re officially three quarters deep in of 2018, so it seems only fitting to update this leviathan. It’s certainly been a strong year thus far, with releases from Trouble, Migos, XXXTentacion, Cardi B, J Cole, Youngboy Never Broke Again, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T, Logic, Tory Lanez, Post Malone, and more.

While we originally started the year with few concrete dates, a clearer sense of direction has come to develop. For the most part, we’ve tried our best to keep up with the frequent outpouring of new releases, working to keep this one as timely as possible for ya’ll.  For now, we’ll continue to do our upkeep. Remember, take solace in the fact that “coming soon” always changes.

With such an extensive list, omissions are inevitable. If we missed something, sound off in the comments.



Maxo Kream - Punken

When: January 12th

Kream has already shared the album's producers, which include The Wlderness, Beatboy, Sonny Digital, Ethereal, Honorable C Note, $uicideboy$, Tommy Kruise, Wolfe De Mchls, Teddy Walton, and MexikoDro. You can also check out the tracklist right here.

Dave East - Paranoia 2

When: January 16th

Dave East’s Paranoia tape was undeniably slept on, and one can only hope that it expands on the first chapter. Side note, why is every album a sequel these days? Either way, Dave East’s Paranoia 2 has already landed an album cover, which you can check out over on East’s Instagram.

Berner - The Big Pescado

When: January 16th

Taylor Gang’s Berner will be dropping The Big Pescado shortly, and fans can look forward to appearances from The Game, Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, Devin The Dude, Conway, Fresh, Ty Dolla $, E-40, Too Short, Teefli, Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, Shy Glizzy, & Jeremih. Plus, the project will be produced in full by the comeback kid slash piano murderer Scott Storch.

Migos - Culture 2

When: January 26th 

In late November, Migos’ highly anticipated Culture 2 was aiming for a January release, according to Quality Control’s Coach K and Pee. According to a New York Times feature on the record label, “Migos’s 'Culture 2,' featuring the single “MotorSport,” is due out in January.” However, the article also alludes to Yachty’s Lil Boat 2 dropping in December, and we know that’s been pushed back. Therefore, it stands to reason that Migos’ release date will also shift, though it  wouldn’t be surprising to seem them land a Q1 date.



Justin Timberlake - Man Of The Woods

When: February 2nd

Justin Timberlake recently announced his upcoming album Man Of The Woods, which he described as being his most personal work to date. "This album is really inspired by my son, my wife, my family, but more so than any other album I've ever written, where I'm from," says Justin, in the initial announcement. We already know that JT will be reuniting with Timbaland and Danja, as well as Pharell Williams - suffice it to say, the former N’Sync singer is in capable hands.

Brian (Rich Chigga) - Amen

When: February 2nd

The “Dat Stick” rapper has actually blossomed into a talented artist, and has been steadily releasing singles like “Glow Like Dat” and “See Me.” While Brian announced the release date and album cover, he has yet to reveal a tracklist. Either way, he’s been a pleasant surprise thus far, so it should be interesting to see where Brian goes with his debut. It’s unclear, but the project may include the aforementioned singles, as well as the 21 Savage assisted “Crisis.”

Various Artists - Black Panther: The Album

When: February 9th

While we have yet to recieve a tracklist for this inevitably lit soundtrack, we do have one bit of promising news. The soundtrack for Marvel’s anticipated Black Panther will be curated by TDE and Kendrick Lamar, who makes an appearances on the SZA assisted lead single “All The Stars.” Expect plenty of big names on this one.

Tyga - Kyoto

When: February 16th

Tyga's new project will be dropping on February 16th, and is currently available for pre-order. Kyoto is reported to feature the singles "Temperature" and "Boss Up."

Nipsey Hussle - Victory Lap

When: February 16th

Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap will finally be upon us, with sixteen tracks and the lead off single “Rap N***as,” which you can check out here. The project will drop with Atlantic Records, and many are eagerly awaiting the first West Coast banger of 2018.

Tekashi 6ix9ine - DAY69

When: February 23rd

The controversial rainbow-haired rapper is set to drop off his debut album, and will feature breakout singles "GUMMO" and "KOODA." Look for features from Offset, Tory Lanez, Young Thug, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Fetty Wap.

Nessly - Wildflower

When: February 28th

Nessly is poised to stake his claim with Wildflower, which is being executive produced by the combined talents of TM88 & TakeADaytrip. Features include Ski Mask The Slump God, HoodRich Pablo Juan, Joji, and 24HRS, but this thirteen track project looks to be largely a solitary affair. 



Tech N9ne - Planet

When: March 2nd

Tech N9ne has announced his twentieth studio album Planet, which is set to feature appearances from longtime collaborator Krizz Kaliko, Darrien Safron, Mackenzie Nicole and Joey Cool. The album will include the previously released singles "Tech N9ne (Don't Nobody Want None)," "Levitation" and "We Won't Go Quietly."

Mozzy - Spiritual Conversations EP

When: March 2nd

The recently lean-free rapper has been having an amazing run. After receiving a televised shout-out by Kendrick Lamar at the Grammy Awards, the West Coast rapper secured a spot on the best-selling Black Panther album. He recently announced an upcoming EP called Spiritual Conversations, which will be followed by a full-length album called Gangland Landlord. We don't have a date for that one...yet.

Tory Lanez - Memories Don’t Die

When: March 2nd

The date has officially been set. Tory's upcoming project is set to feature Future, 50 Cent, Nav, Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa and more. Previously released singles "Real Things," "Shooters," "Skrt Skrt," and "B.I.D" are all set to appear. 

Lil Yachty - Lil Boat 2

When: March 9th

The king of the youth recently announced his anticipated sequel will be dropping on March 9th.  He previously teased January, but warned fans he would be taking his time, as he didn’t want us to rush anything. "I just want it to be good," he said. "I don't wanna put out no bullshit. I don't want to put it out and y'all hate it." Except the QC rapper to be looking for a bounce-back after Teenage Emotions caught mixed reviews.

YFN Lucci - Ray Ray From Summer Hill

March: March 9th

Lucci's new album is imminent. We're not sure if the Offset assisted "Boss Life" or the Meek Mill collaboration "Street Kings" will be present and accounted for, but anything is possible. Lucci is officially looking to make a splash this year, so expect some fire from the Atlanta native.

Logic - Bobby Tarantino II

March: March 9th

Logic surprised fans with the announcement of his upcoming mixtape Bobby Tarantino II. With an actual co-sign from Rick & Morty, Logic's anticipated sequel promises a return to "mixtape Logic." As Rick Sanchez so eloquently put it, expect "some fucking titties and throwing stacks on some ass!"

Rich Homie Quan - Rich As In Spirit

When: March 16th

Rich Homie Quan made his triumphant return with Rich As In Spirit. When asked about his album title, Rich explained the personal origin story via Rap-Up: “I had a [cellmate] by the name of Chicken. He was like, ‘I see your name is Rich Homie. What it stand for?’ I didn’t have a meaning, but the first thing he said was, ‘Rich as in spirit.’ It hit my spirit. I felt it, opposed to heard it. I didn’t hear it. I felt it…It stuck with me. I had to name my first album that.”

Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier - PRhyme 2

When: March 16th

With The Book Of Ryan on the horizon, Royce is looking to drop off another round of Premier-laced bangers in PRhyme 2. In November of 2017, Royce confirmed the project was officially done, and while he remained coy about the features, the Detroit rapper was previously spotted in the studio with J. Cole.  Plus, take this with a grain of salt, but Royce previously reached out to Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and The Game on Twitter, inviting them to lyrically spar on the record.

XXXTentacion - ?

When: March 16th

XXXTentacion's first of three reported new albums is ?, which will feature the singles "Sad" and "Changes," as well as fan-favorite "Moonlight." The project will feature appearances from Joey Bada$$, Matt Ox, Travis Barker, and PnB Rock. 

Don Q - Don Talk

When: March 23rd

Don Q's upcoming Don Talk is all set to drop, and will feature the recently released "Trap Phone," featuring Desiigner. Pusha T & Tee Grizzley are also set to make appearances. Murda Beatz, Da Honorable C. Note, Ness, Nick Papz, Rell Ruger, and more are slated to handle production on the nine track tape.  

Trouble - Edgewood

When: March 23rd

On the heels of Drake collaboration "Back To Back," Trouble came through with a brooding take on the Edgewood projects. Backed by the dark minimalism of Mike WiLL-Made It, the project may very well be enough to catapult Trouble into stardom.

Rich The Kid - The World Is Yours

When: March 30th

Rich The Kid has officially confirmed a late March release for his upcoming debut album. The project is set to feature Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Khalid, Jay Critch, Pusha TJeezy and more. Look for singles "New Freezer" and "Plug Walk" to make an appearance. 



Cardi B - Invasion Of Privacy

When: April 6th

Cardi B’s massive 2017 propelled her into one of 2018’s most curious cases. Now, the world is watching, eager to see what she’s cooking up. After dropping “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi,” the former stripper has already proven to be deadly on the mic. Now, all she has to do is keep the fire coming. Last she spoke on it, Cardi told The Breakfast Club she was seven or eight songs deep, but seemed intent on doing it right. There’s no word on any release date, but expect Atlantic to take their time with the rollout. A recent update from Cardi confirms that the album will be released on April 6th.

Flatbush Zombies - Vacation In Hell

When: April 6th

It might seem far away, but the new project from Flatbush Zombies is likely to emerge as one of the year's sleeper hits. Meechy Darko, Erick Arc Elliott and Zombie Juice have already hit us with the project's first official single "Headstone. If you didn't already know, it's fire. Check that out while you wait. 

Lil Xan - Total Xanarchy

When: April 6th

Lil Xan aka Diego will be hitting us with his debut album on April 6th. The young rapper already confirmed some big names on the project, including 2 Chainz, YG, Rae Sremmurd, Chali XCX, and Diplo. He told Hot 97 a bit about the project, stating ""This album is where I feel like I shine with the whole creativity...It's a lot of stuff people haven't heard. It's a very mature sound. I don't think they're going to expect it."

Carnage - Battered Bruised & Bloody

When: April 13th

Carnage's anticipated sophomore project comes on the heels of a collaborative album with Young Thug and a banger with Mac Miller and MadeInTYO. In fact, the Mac and TYO assisted "Learn How To Watch" is set to appear on the project, as is the Lil Pump assisted "i Shyne." Check out the project's appropriately intense cover art right here

J. Cole - K.O.D.

When: April 20th

J. Cole shocked the world when he announced the arrival of K.O.D, which is set to drop on the widely celebrated Stoner's holiday. Appropriately enough, drugs seem to be one of the project's dominant themes, with suggestive cover art and an acronym allegedly standing for "King Overdose," "Kidz On Drugz" and "Kill Our Demonz." It's crazy to think of how J. Cole has quietly solidified himself as one of hip-hop's true superstars, while still maintaining a genuine sense of underground mystique. 

Smoke DZA - Not For Sale

When: April 20th

The first confirmed 4/20 release comes from Smoke DZA, who has officially announced his upcoming album Not For Sale. Be sure to check out the album cover via Instagram. The first single, "The Mood" features Joey Bada$$ - stream that  here

Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys

When: April 27th

Post Malone’s upcoming album has been “coming soon” for what feels like eternity, but with lead single “Rockstar” still continuing to dominate the charts, it’s no wonder they aren’t rushing it. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Posty drop this summer, but you never know. We’ll keep you posted on this one. Confirmed features are set to include Ty Dolla $ign, Nicki Minaj, and John Mayer. Posty recently confirmed the date during his Bud Light Dive Bar show in Nashville.

YoungBoy Never Broke Again - Until Death Call My Name

When: April 27th

While YoungBoy's moniker promotes an optimistic message of fiscal success, his album title is decidedly less cheerful. When asked about the title's foreboding implication, YoungBoy responded with an introspective and hopeful take. "I just want to strive to be the best man I can be,” he said. “I want to spend as much time with my children and family as I can. I want to keep working on all of this music every day. I just want to go as hard as I can until death calls my name.” 



BlocBoy JB - Simi

When: May 4th

BlocBoy JB has officially revealed the J. Cole-esque album cover and release date to his upcoming mixtape Simi. No word on whether it will feature "Look Alive" or "Bad Company," but it's seeming likely. 

Desiigner - LOD

When: May 4th

After a lengthy delay, G.O.O.D Music's Desiigner finally dropped off his long awaited LOD, an abbreviation for "Life Of Desiigner." While not quite the album people may have been expecting, the EP featured production from Ronny J, Mike Dean, and more. 

Rae Sremmurd - Sremmlife 3

When: May 4th

In the Sremm Holiday Tidal Documentary, producer Mike WiLL Made-It teased “we haven't even heard the best of Sremm.” Suffice it to say, chapter 3 should be the most ambitious Rae Sremmurd project yet. In fact, it's set to be a triple album, featuring Swae Lee's Swaecation and Jxmtroduction.  

Royce Da 5’9” - Book Of Ryan

When: May 4th

Royce Da 5’9” originally planned on dropping Layers follow-up The Book Of Ryan much earlier, but he opted to delay the release for reasons undisclosed. Back in March of 2016, he revealed the project was “basically done,” and claimed it would be even more personal than Layers; for an album containing the autobiographical “Tabernacle,” that’s saying something. Now, Royce has led off the album with the J Cole assisted "Boblo Boat," confirming that the project is set to drop on May 4th.

Styles P - G-Host

When: May 4th

Styles P, The Ghost, aka Holiday Styles, aka Pinero is back with his new album G-Host. Fans of the Lox legend should expect nothing less than "raw unapologetic hip-hop that is bound to hit you in the gut make your head nod hard and your face scrunch up."

Ace Hood - Trust The Process: Undefeated 

When: May 11th

Ace Hood surprised fans by announcing the arrival of his new album Trust The Process: Undefeated. As far as sonic direction, the title track promises a triumphant vibe from the Florida rapper.

Ski Mask The Slump God - Beware The Book Of Eli

When: May 11th

It's been a tumultuous ride, complete with leaks and dropped features from Offset, Timbaland, and Busta Rhymes. While Ski Mask's rollout was seemingly botched from the start, at least fans can take solace - it's finally coming.

Tee Grizzley - Activated

When: May 11

Tee Grizzley has confirmed that his new studio album is set to drop on May 11, and will likely feature the single "Don't Even Trip" with Moneybagg Yo. While features have yet to be confirmed, it wouldn't be surprising to see Bloodas collaborator Lil Durk pop up in some capacity. 

Nav - Reckless

When: May 19th

The XO rapper has promised to deliver his Perfect Timing followup in style, tapping Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, and Travis Scott for the adventure.

Lil Baby - Harder Than Ever

When: May 19th

QC signee Lil Baby made an impression with the Drake assisted "Yes Indeed," and his debut album is certainly an impressive affair. Peep it now, featuring appearances from Gunna, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Uzi Vert, and more.

A$AP Rocky - Testing

When: May 25th

A$AP Rocky has been teasing his triumphant return to the solo album game for a minute now. In an interview with GQ, Rocky opened up about the sonic direction, stating “"My new album is really about testing new sounds. People are scared to test new sounds.... I prefer to experiment and have my crowd grow with me and to reach new crowds. I don't just rap—I actually make music."  It wouldn't be surprising to see A$AP Rocky following in the footsteps of his homeboy Tyler, The Creator, opting for a more experimental, melodic project.

Pusha T - Daytona

When: May 25th

The date has officially been confirmed by Kanye West himself, who is also set to produce the entire project. If that isn’t enough reason to get hyped, Pusha has already proclaimed it to be the “album of 2018.” Pusha also promises "Heavy raps, production by Kanye West from top to bottom.. He will pick all of my beats. I'll rap to all of the beats, song's done. Then, he will listen to it and say, "Hey, I can do all of these beats better.”



Kanye West - Ye

When: June 1st

We don't have a name, but we officially have a date. We've known he was hard at work in the mountains of Wyoming, and has been rumored to be collaborating with Migos, Kid Cudi, and Plain Pat. Mike Dean has also been a confirmed contributor, though it’s unclear whether he’s producing, engineering, or both. Either way, Kanye releases are always special, and the man has yet to fail us yet. Mark this down as one of our most anticipated, and check out everything we know about the project here.

Kids See Ghost (Kanye West & Kid Cudi) - Kids See Ghost 

When: June 8th

It's official. Not much to say here, other than hell yes.


Ne-Yo - Good Man

When: June 8th

The upcoming project from RnB's hopelessly romantic man of integrity officially has a release date. Look for features from PARTYNEXTDOOR, Eric Bellinger, Stefflon Don, and more. Peep the full tracklist here.

Wifisfuneral - Ethernet

When: June 8th

With his YBN Nahmir assisted "Juveniles" amassing success, Wifi's upcoming album seems poised to give the rapper his biggest look yet. While the project has undergone a series of delay, it has officially landed a June 8th release.

Jay Rock - Redemption

When: June 15th

Jay Rock's "Redemption" will soon be upon us, complete with singles "King's Dead" and "Win." While details are still lacking, there have been snippets of a Tee Grizzley collaboration. Suffice it to say, releases from ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock should help solidify TDE another excellent year.

Nas - Nasir

When: June 15th

Another one confirmed by the ever-generous Yeezy. The idea of a Nas album produced entirely by Kanye West should be enough to cause hype. Who knows, are we about to hear one of Nas' best albums to date? 


A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie - The International Artist

When: June 22nd

A Boogie recently announced his The Bigger Artist followup, creating a loose narrative of sorts. Expect The International Artist to pick up where its predecessor left off, and be sure to check out our digital cover story with A Boogie.

Teyana Taylor - KTSE

When: June 22nd

The G.O.O.D Music songstress will be dropping at the end of June, as confirmed by label head Kanye West. Stay tuned for more details.

Drake - Scorpion

When: June 29th

Drake has been busy working on his More Life follow-up for a minute, spending all-nighters in the studio with 40, linking up with Murda Beatz, Pi’erre Bourne and more. There are all kinds of directions the Six God might go, but no matter where he goes, his music will be eagerly devoured by his legion of loyal Stans. The six God recently shared the album title, Scorpion, as well as the singles "God's Plan," "Nice For What," and most recently "I'm Upset." Check out everything we know about the project here.



Future & Zaytoven - Beast Mode II

When: July 6th

A surprise through and through, the Atlanta duo slid through with the anticipated Beast Mode sequel. After narrowing the sequence down from one hundred potential tracks, Fewtch and Zay ultimately settled on nine soulful bangers. 

Lil Xan - Heartbreak Soldiers

When: July 8th

Following a rough couple of months, it would appear that Lil Xan is ready to bounce back with his second album of the year. Bringing out Lil Skies and $teven Cannon for the assist, Xan opts to handle the bulk of the eight track project all by his lonesome. 

Chief Keef - Mansion Musick

When: July 13

Chief Keef recently announced the arrival of a surprise album titled Mansion Musick, which features a lone appearance from Playboi Carti. While it's difficult to guess what direction he may take, songs titles like "Belieber" signal an interesting creative turn. 

Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers II

When: July 13

On 4/20, Wiz Khalifa MMA kicked his way out of a smoke cloud to announce the official release date for Rolling Papers. July 13 is the fateful day, so be sure to call up the plug in accordance. As of now, there's much we don't know about the project. Keep a watchful eye out for details as they emerge.

The Internet - Hive Mind

When: July 20th

The LA band has officially come through with a date for their fourth album Hive Mind, which is set to arrive on July 20th. In an interview with Zane Lowe, the group reveal the title "represents them all thinking as one unit."

Denzel Curry - TA13OO

When: July 25-27th

Broken up into three acts, Denzel Curry's Taboo album will feature singles "Clout Cobain," "Sumo Zumo," and more. J.I.D. Twelve'len, Goldlink, Zillakami, JPEGMAFIA, and more.

G-Herbo & Southside - Swervo

When: July 27th

G-Herbo and Southside have joined forces to deliver Swervo upon us. It won't be a solo affair, however. Swervo will feature guest appearances from Young ThugChief Keef, Juice WRLD, Southside & 21 Savage. Peep the tracklist here

Jazz Cartier - Fleuerver

When: July 27th

Set to drop on July 27th, the project will feature sixteen tracks, with production handled by KTOE, WondaGurl, Cuebeatz, Lantz, DZL, Krinny and more. Peep the mysterious album cover right here



Mac Miller - Swimming

When: August 3rd

Mac Miller slid through with the announcement of his latest album Swimming, a thirteen track effort, led off with the single "What's The Use."

Travis Scott - Astroworld

When: August 3rd

We can finally move this one out of "The TBD Zone," as Travis Scott's Astroworld officially has a release date. With heavy involvement from Mike Dean and a guest appearance from Sheck Wes, Astroworld may very well be Travis' most meticulous effort thus far. Peep the trailer here, and take a second to appreciate how dope August 3rd will be really be. 

YG - Stay Dangerous

When: August 3rd

YG's upcoming album officially has a date. With features from A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Quavo, and more, the Young Gangsta is looking to put the late summer on lock.

Young Nudy - Slime Ball 3

When: August 8th 

21 Savage's cousin comes through with his anticipated Slime Ball 3, which looks to pick up where the hazy soundscapes of Nudy Land left off. Check out the debut single, "Do That," produced by Pi'erre Bourne now.

Trippie Redd - Life's A Trip

When: August 10th

After much deliberation, Trippie Redd has finally come forth with his upcoming album Life's A Trip. Backed by a hella hallucinogenic album cover and guest appearances from Young Thug, Scott Storch, Travis Scott, and more, Trippie's upcoming debut should put go a long way in putting the melodic rapper on the map. 

Nicki Minaj - Queen

When: August 10th

It's official. Nicki Minaj's upcoming album Queen has been pushed back from its original June release date, led by the singles "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun-Li." Now, the project is set to drop off on August 10th.

Young Thug - Slime Language

When: August 17th

August 17th has been confirmed. We've already received a possible tracklist, which seems to feature the names of all possible guest contributors; if that's the case, expect appearances from Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, Jacquees, and more.

E-40 - The Gift Of Gab

When: August 24th

OUUU, get ready for some new E-40 to ghost-ride the whip to. Expect plenty of memorable vernacular on the appropriately titled The Gift Of Gab. This will mark 40's second drop of the year, following Connected & Respected with B-Legit.

Eminem - Kamikaze

When: August 31

Eminem broke previous patterns by dropping off a surprise album called Kamikaze, which featured production from Ronny J, Eminem, IllaDaProducer, Mike Will Made It, Luis Resto and more.



6LACK - East Atlanta Love Letter

When: September 14th

Led by the single nonchalant, the talented 6lack will be dropping off his sophomore project mid-September. 

Young Dolph - Role Model 

When: September 21st

Young Dolph is all set to drop off a new album, featuring Snoop Dogg, Offset, Kash Doll and more.

Logic - YSIV

When: September 28th

Bobby broke the news via freestyle, foreshadowing a more hip-hop centered release from the rapper. With single "Everybody Dies" already circulating, expect big things from the prolific emcee.

Brockhampton -  Iridescence

While we have yet to receive a concrete date, Brockhampton have officially confirmed their upcoming album will be released in September. This marks the first since the departure of Ameer Vann. 



Quavo - Quavo Huncho

When: October 12th

The first of the Migos solo albums has landed. Quavo Huncho features guest appearances from 21 Savage, Cardi B, Lil Baby, Takeoff, Offset, and more.

Lil Yachty - Nuthin 2 Prove

When: October 19th

The boat is about to set sail yet again. Following in the footsteps of Lil Boat 2, Yachty seems ready to bring it back to his roots this time around.

Mick Jenkins - Pieces Of A Man 

When: October 26th

The new project from Chicago lyricist Mick Jenkins is on the way, slated for a late October release. Thank God For The Waters.

Tory Lanez - Love Me Now

When: October 26th

Tory Lanez has officially landed on a date for his Memories Don't Die follow-up, marking his second release of the year. Look for Love Me Now to round out your Halloween parties. 

Ty Dolla $ign & Jeremih - MihTy

When: October 26th

The RnB Thugs have come forth to join forces. After much deliberation, Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign's MihTy lands a late October release date.



Action Bronson - White Bronco

When: November 1st

Bronsolino is back, and he's officially free of any record label obligations. Check out his new album, complete with original Action Bronson artwork. 

Moneybagg Yo - Reset

When: November 2nd

Moneybagg Yo's ready to release his debut album Reset, featuring YG, "trap J. Cole" and more.

Swizz Beatz - Poison

When: November 2nd 

The legendary producer is set to come through with a new compilation album (executive produced by J. Cole), with appearances from Styles P, Jadakiss, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Young Thugg, Giggs, & more.

Takeoff - The Last Rocket

When: November 2nd

It's official. The long-awaited Takeoff solo album is slated to arrive early November, with featured production from DJ Durel. 

Vince Staples - FM!

When: November 2nd

Vince Staples & Kenny Beats have come through with a welcome dose of West Coast heat. Enjoyable, concise, and potent, FM! is likely to pick up where Big Fish Theory left off.

Cupcakke - Eden

When: November 9th

Cupcakke is about to bring us another dose of bawdy, X-rated fun with her upcoming album Eden.


When: November 9th

While we'll have to wait until 2019 for the next IDK solo album, the Maryland-ass rapper and seven of the homies are teaming up to deliver IDK & Friends.

Lil Peep - Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 2

When: November 9th

Rest in peace Lil Peep. The late rapper's posthumous effort continues where the original chapter left off, led by singles "Runaway" and "Cry Alone."

Tee Grizzley - Still My Moment

When: November 9th

Tee Grizzley has recently revealed the tracklist to his upcoming Still My Moment, which features Offset, Chance The Rapper, Quavo, Tay Keith, and more.

The Underachievers - After The Rain

When: November 9th

AKTHESAVIOR and Issa Gold are back with another dose of Beast Coast lyricism. Expect the duo to pick up where last year's slept on Renaissance left off.

Trippie Redd - A Love Letter To You 3

When: November 9th

Trippie Redd is doing this one for "Topanga." Can he win her heart, and ours?

Anderson .Paak - Oxnard

When: November 16th

Anderson .Paak's Aftermath debut has officially landed a release date. We've already heard singles "Bubblin" and "Tint," and .Paak has already teased heavy involvement from Dr. Dre. 

The Diplomats - Diplomatic Ties

When: November 22nd

Dipset ain't done yet. The legendary collective have united for another go-around, bringing Heatmakerz back into the fold. Look for this one on (American) Thanksgiving. 

6ix9ine - Dummy Boy

When: November 23rd

Rainbow incarnate has announced his upcoming album, which he vows will continue his trend of making hits. Scott Storch and Tory Lanez have been confirmed, and will likely be joined by other yet-unannounced guests.

Kanye West - Yandhi

When: November 23rd

Kanye's second of the year has been in the works for a minute. With features from Nicki Minaj, 6ix9ine, XXXTentacion, Kid Cudi, and more, the project will likely be another experimental and star-studded affair. The album is set to drop on Black Friday, and will assuredly draw inspiration from Ye's trip to Africa.

J.I.D - DiCaprio 2

When: November 26th

Dreamville's J.I.D. is about to set the world ablaze with his upcoming album, Dicaprio 2. With singles "151 Rum" and "Off Deez" already setting a striking tone, imagine what the remainder will be like? Expect features from Method Man, Mac Miller, and more. 

Meek Mill - Championships

When: November 30th

Meek Mill has officially announced Championships, set to drop on November 30th. Though details are scarce, we know Meek has been in the studio with Cardi B, J. Cole, and Ed Sheeran. As of now, only Cardi's presence has been confirmed.

Shady Records - Bodied Soundtrack

When: November ?

Frequent Eminem collaborator IllaDaProducer confirmed that the Bodied soundtrack is set to drop on the second of the month, with rumored contributions from Dr. Dre, Eminem, Anderson .Paak, Boogie, and more.



Gucci Mane - Evil Genius

When: December 7th

Gucci Mane may not have had as much of a prolific run as last year, but Guwop is still about to hold it down with Evil Genius. The album is set to feature Offset, Quavo, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, and more. 

Ice Cube - Everythangs Corrupt

When: December 7th

Donald Trump has gone into hiding. Why? Ice Cube has returned.

XXXTentacion - Skins

When: December 7th

The late XXXTentacion's new album Skins is set to arrive on December 7th, with a confirmed feature from Kanye West. It's not clear what a collaboration between them might have sounded like during X's life, but it will be interesting to see where the upcoming track goes. 

21 Savage - I Am I Was

When: December 21st

21 Savage is set to return, with many fans anticipating the Issa followup. While we know relatively little about the project, it stands to reason that 21 is looking at his biggest drop to date. Stay tuned for more details.

2018 Album Releases

2018 Hip-Hop Album Releases: The Ultimate Guide
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<b>Feature Editor</b> <!--BR--> Mitch Findlay is a writer and hip-hop journalist based in Montreal. Resident old head by default. Enjoys writing Original Content about music, albums, lyrics, and rap history. His favorite memories include interviewing J.I.D and EarthGang at the "Revenge Of The Dreamers 3" studio sessions in Atlanta and receiving a phone call from Dr. Dre. In his spare time he makes horror movies.