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The Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019


2019 ought to be a fantastic 12 months for music.

2019 is right here, which implies we now have an entire 365 363 new days to be blessed with recent music. 2018 was wonderful when it got here to releases. We bought albums from Nas, Kanye West, Drake, , & Jay-Z, Eminem, , Nipsey Hussle, Lil Wayne, — and that hardly scratches the floor of the mainstream. It felt like legends and rookies all got here out the gate swinging, giving followers countless new music to stream. You would suppose that with so many releases dropping in 2018, 2019 can be a slower 12 months for brand new tunes because the business recoups. Nope, not within the streaming period. We dug by means of all of the speculated and scheduled releases to convey you a listing of probably the most anticipated albums of 2019, though certainly it isn’t a whole listing. 

Kendrick Lamar orchestrated the Black Panther soundtrack, however the King of the West Coast did not ship a solo venture in 2018. His TDE crony was anticipated to drop an album in 2018, however the loss of life of Mac Miller triggered him to delay the venture. Childish Gambino is presumed to launch his remaining album in 2019, whereas is slated to the touch down along with her first album in three years. Even rappers who did dominate 2018, equivalent to Post Malone and Kanye West, are predicted to return by means of with new warmth within the new 12 months. From up-and-comer Blueface to the unbiased sensation Chance the Rapper, right here is our listing of probably the most anticipated albums of 2019.

GOOD Job, You Found Me was a bit of artwork that earned Valee reward from across the business. The G.O.O.D. Music representer promised followers that he had  to launch earlier than the 12 months’s finish, however right here we’re, in 2019 and never a peep. The gifted up-and-comer got here by means of with  lately, which has many speculating that the one got here from a type of proposed tasks. Is Valee season across the nook? We hope so.

Opting to  doesn’t at all times work, however  discovered a approach to make his experimental rhythmic musings the discuss of the West Coast. After receiving co-signs from , , J.I.D., , amongst others, Blueface is formally one of the crucial mentioned  up-and-comers in hip-hop currently– that is whether or not or not you prefer it, and whether or not or not you agree. With help from rappers who’re thought of the highest lyricists within the sport, we are able to solely surmise that Blueface’s debut album might be full of options. Then once more, it’s potential that the School Yard Crip will go the alternative route, and follow giving followers extra of his energetic and distinctive fashion dolo. Either approach, we’re curious what the album will convey, and we’ll undoubtedly be checking for it.

Smino triggered a stir on social media in November when he answered a fan’s query merely wit merely the 12 months “2019.” The fan had requested Smino on his Instagram story if he, Noname, and Saba would workforce as much as convey the world a much-needed joint album. He might have simply ignored this query, however as an alternative, he dropped the brand new 12 months as his reply. If Smino, Noname, and Saba collaborate for a whole venture, we might very effectively get an “Album of the Year” contender– we’ve seen the fruits of their particular person labor previously, and every was superb.

of confirmed on his Instagram that the group can be dropping a brand new album in 2019. and El-P have been onerous at work trying to high their final effort, which might be no simple feat. “I feel i look cool in and when the time comes there might be snippets and goodies referring to the creation of our subsequent document (dropping in 2019),” El-P wrote on an Instagram publish that highlights his progress and future plans. “We thanks upfront on your endurance,” he continued. “I can say with out a trace of doubt that it will likely be definitely worth the wait.” We imagine it.

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a month ago i quit smoking. a few months before that i got married. a few months before that i scored a film. a few months before that i got off tour. now i am in full RTJ4 mode and it felt like a decent time to start fresh on this app. don’t panic. before you even realize it there will be hundreds of brand new photos of me that i think i look cool in and when the time comes there will be snippets and goodies relating to the creation of our next record (dropping in 2019). i want to thank you all for an amazing year. being in run the jewels has changed my life in more ways than i can explain and i can’t wait to continue this shit. we have really big things in store and we are taking our time making them all so we thank you in advance for your patience. i can say without a hint of doubt that it will be worth the wait. have a safe and sane holiday. ❤️

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has been teasing followers with MirrorLand, and though we anticipated it to land this 12 months it by no means surfaced. Opting to good their venture, EarthGang gave followers a single, , earlier than disappearing again into the lab to concoct their album. It’s potential that the Dreamville artists determined to offer J.I.D his time to shine earlier than touching down with their very own piece of artwork. Now that Jiddy Jid has blessed us, EarthGang can push out MirrorLand for 2019, and so they’ve already begun planting the seeds with 

Although dropped one of many hottest albums of 2018 on the finish of the 12 months, he’s nonetheless planning on unleashing two extra tasks in 2019. While at ComplexCon, Staples revealed that he’s sitting on 4 albums value of fabric in the mean time. After confirming together with his supervisor that he was good to enter additional particulars, Staples claimed that one album would drop in January and the opposite would contact down in June. The different two albums value of music will stay within the vault until Staples decides in any other case. With FM! nonetheless recent in our playlists, we actually weren’t anticipating the West Coast representer to drop such a bombshell, however we’re most undoubtedly right here to eat it.

Solange pushed her extremely anticipated album again, however the particulars surrounding the brand new venture are murky at finest. The observe as much as the sensational A Seat At The Table was first scheduled to drop within the Fall of 2018. Solange described her upcoming venture as extra “fluid and extra sensual” than her final effort, which was far more emotional and indignant. Unlike different artists, who at the very least give followers a warning that their venture is getting pushed again, Solange’s album merely by no means appeared. Hopefully, we’ll get her newest venture in early 2019, however a launch date is pure hypothesis at this level.

launched probably the most profitable venture of his profession in 2018, however, he stays unsatisfied– maybe as any artist ought to. Posty took to Twitter on the finish of November to announce that he wish to drop a brand new venture earlier than the 12 months ends. “Trying to place out a brand new physique of labor earlier than the tip of the 12 months however everyone knows how that goes want me luck ok,” he tweeted. While he did come by means of with a brand new single,  Posty’s “physique of labor” by no means materialized. Speculation has led many to imagine that the venture will contact down someday early in 2019, however nobody is aware of for positive when Post will resolve to launch it. Will he be going the shock launch route this time round?

is seemingly misplaced in limbo. This is one other venture that was slated to drop in 2018 however by no means surfaced. Uzi goes by means of drama together with his document label, which is a priority for us. Historically, when rappers get tied up in legalities over their contract and attempt to depart a label, oftentimes, the album they had been engaged on will get shelved. Be cautious what sort of contract you signal, children! Although Vert retains promising that the album will drop, it feels as if the state of affairs could also be out of his fingers at this point– or else he is actually dedicated to the ‘teasing’ stage of his album roll out, for the lengthy haul. 

launched a career-changing album with CTRL in 2017. During a time when albums depart our ears simply as shortly as they arrive, it is saying one thing that CTRL continues to be an album we carry on repeat over a 12 months later. It was so dope, the truth is, that we did not thoughts how the singer mainly launched zero new music in 2018. However, we will not let the slide once more in 2019. The singer revealed in September 2018 that she did have a brand new physique of labor completed– a follow-up in her letter sequence, . She’s additionally previewed a brand new track on Instagram lately, however in addition to for these crumbs, we have no strong info on when or what to anticipate from a brand new SZA album. So, we’ll simply maintain ready.

– Rose Lilah

 The member was slated to finish the solo launch pyramid from the trifecta but it surely hasn’t appeared. Now we perceive pending divorce has been looming, and has been utilizing all of his power to get again. Still, we’ve watched artists endure by means of drama on this scale or worse (sadly) previously whereas nonetheless releasing music. famously stated in an interview, “There was one level the place you may even say I used to be a bit insensitive. [Banks’] father handed away and I used to be like, ‘All proper, he handed away, however you may’t simply go residence and keep residence.’ He went residence and simply stayed on the home. Ask Kanye, his mom handed away whereas his document was at a peak level. If he didn’t go on tour, he wouldn’t be the Kanye you already know proper now. He labored his approach by means of that state of affairs; the world doesn’t cease.” He’s proper, you already know. Where’s the album, Offset?

was slated to drop his observe as much as Blank Face this 12 months, however the loss of life of prompted him to push the discharge date again. “With my nigga gone proper now, I simply do not feel proper placing out an album,” he again in September. “As y’all can inform, I am not my actual self proper now. I should not even be right here proper now.” ScHoolboy’s position because the de facto quantity two rapper in has launched him into an area the place followers are overly looking forward to his subsequent album– and his newest did nothing to quell the anticiaption. “I’ma return, and I’ma determine once I’ma put this fucking album out, as a result of y’all are going to get this album,” he continued. “I promise that. I am simply not able to stroll into the radio station and the very first thing they ask me is ‘So Mac Miller’…”

simply doesn’t cease working. It wasn’t like he had a gradual 2018 by any means, however Future Hendrix is again within the studio. “I am impressed man, I am so impressed,” Future on his Instagram Story in November. “I bought inspiration from all over the place. This ’bout to be my biggest album of all time. It’s gon’ be considered one of my finest albums.” That’s a daring declare Future. With such a storied catalog, what might the ATLien presumably put collectively that can high the bangers of the previous? Whatever Future is engaged on, he has our full consideration.

Musically, 2018 was a silent 12 months for . We’ve been with out a new RiRi venture since 2016’s Anti, which has been tough, particularly in case you’re a. member of RRi’s Navy. Rihanna has been spending her time launching an empire, constructing her model, disseminating her trend traces, and taking up the world on a enterprise stage. While that’s wonderful and all, we’d like new music, too. Rihanna had the nation going insane when she responded to a fan on Twitter who requested her when her subsequent album would drop. RiRi merely answered “2019,” which implies we ought to be getting a brand new single sooner slightly than later.

Joyner Lucas has established himself as one to look at within the New Year, a notion solely bolstered by a) an co-sign, and b) a lyrical joust with . We’ve already obtained affirmation that ADHD was within the manufacturing levels, and “I Love” revealed a possible glimpse on the venture’s sonic route; up to date manufacturing bolstered by a technician’s prowess. Though we now have but to obtain any additional info surrounding Joyner’s upcoming venture, we are able to anticipate one more collaboration with Eminem, by which the pair don their respective storyteller’s hats. Given all the pieces he’s completed since (508) 507-2209, the highlight is trying further brilliant proper now; can Joyner reside as much as the hype he’s set for himself?

– Mitch Findlay

got here by means of in 2016 with Coloring Book, which ushered in a brand new age for him. The younger Chicago rapper earned himself Grammys, acclaim, and business success abruptly. Almost three years later, we’re nonetheless ready on the follow-up. Chance did drop a handful of singles in 2018, but it surely was his tease of a collaboration with that actually grabbed the world’s consideration. Whether it’s Chance’s solo album, or his venture with Kanye, we’re prepared for brand new music.

What can we are saying about . In 2018, West’s psychological well being grew to become the subject of debate, and this previous week proved to be one other occasion the place the rapper’s stability was referred to as into query. On the plus aspect, we do have  to look ahead to, because of Kanye’s newest twitter musings.

After West dropped ye in 2018, he introduced a second venture entitled Yandhi. The venture by no means surfaced however West’s rants proceed to. Everyone thought his rants had been a publicity stunt to assist promote his upcoming album however right here we’re, and nonetheless no album. promised us it will seem on the finish of the 12 months, but it surely seems like 2019 would be the 12 months of Yandhi.

launched into what was billed as  in 2018. He additionally signed a brand new document deal on the high of the 12 months, giving followers hope they might obtain a brand new album ASAP. While ‘Bino did drop off the Summer Pack EP, a full-length venture from the multi-talented artist is extremely anticipated. During his most up-to-date tour, Gambino unleashed two new songs. Both are rumored to seem on no matter album he’s engaged on, which might be his remaining venture (!). Hopefully, we’ll get ‘Bino’s masterpiece (yeah, we’re calling it) quickly.

The West Coast’s prophet will rise once more. The web went wild when a publish appeared to trace that  Polydor Records, which is affiliated with Interscope and distributes albums in Europe, posted an commercial on Instagram that has since been scrubbed from the web. It lists upcoming albums for 2019, and Kendrick’s title appeared alongside the Black Eyed Peas, , and . BEP simply dropped an album, in order that makes the publish appear questionable. On the opposite hand, ScHoolboy Q is slated to drop in 2019, so possibly there’s fact to the advert. Fans have been ready for a observe as much as Ok.Dot’s DAMN., which turned hip-hop tradition on its head and solidified Kendrick as a GOAT.

What albums are you trying ahead to probably the most within the new 12 months? Let us know within the feedback.

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