The most anticipated Hip-Hop albums of Summer 2018
One of my favorite summer pastimes have come around yet again, as GOOD Music, TDE and Drake have opened up the summer with more quality bangers. Here's four hip hop albums I'm most looking forward to this summer.
Jay Rock - Redemption
Jay Rock’s newest single Win off his new album Redemption has become a mantra for life. Hearing the chorus go “Win Win Win Win/ Fuck everything else/ Win Win Win Win” always gets my spirit going. There was a lot of mixed reviews regarding Rock’s last album 90059. However the anticipation for his follow-up was built up off the strength of the Black Panther-soundtrack hit, King’s Dead.
TDE is already having a blockbuster year and now it’s time for the label mates to shine.
Schoolboy Q - TBD
Another TDE superstar is gearing up for his third major studio release. Schoolboy Q says his album is done and will drop sometime in 2018. He's also said the production on the album will be more mainstream.
His recent verses on Addicted to Ballin, Code of Honor, X, & Movin Around shows me how much Q has improved as a rapper. Right now he’s on the Championship Tour with the rest of the Top Dawg family celebrating their wins. We'll see what he's got in store for us next go-around.
YG- Stay Dangerous
It wouldn't be summer without an album of ratchet YG anthems!
YG announced Stay Dangerous, the follow-up to 2016's Still Brazy, back in February, and unlike its predecessor, he's linked back up with DJ Mustard, whose presence was missing on the last album. Mustard's production sounds polished on the single Suu Woop, making me anxious for some heat to hold us over this summer.
YG's other single Big Bank is out as well.
Yeah Push gave Aubrey the biggest ass-whooping in hip-hop history... but I'm still hype for Scorpion. When you have the superstar power Drake has, your career can stand to take a few hits.
So far he’s dropped God’s Plan, Nice for What, and I'm Upset to build up anticipation for the June 29 release. Everybody knows that regardless of what happened, Drake is still going to do his numbers and drop his hits (we won’t forget the beatdown though). I'm looking forward to seeing what energy he brings and whether or not he’s going to address a lot of the allegations Push mentioned.