Upcoming Hip Hop Albums & Mixtapes


DJBooth editors select the best and most noteworthy upcoming hip hop albums and mixtapes for you to preview. Release dates are subject to change.

Shabaam Sahdeeq - Keepers of the Lost Art Cover

Shabaam Sahdeeq - Keepers of the Lost Art

Expected Release: April 21

In anticipation of the project's retail release on Tuesday, April 21, Brooklyn veteran Shabaam Sahdeeq will be offering up his Keepers of the Lost Art LP for free, full streaming exclusively in The DJBooth. His fifth... Read More

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D.O. - Down Home Cover

D.O. - Down Home

Expected Release: April 22

In conjunction with the project's release to iTunes on Tuesday, April 22, Toronto rhymesayer D.O. (Defy the Odds) will be offering up his Down Home LP for free, full streaming exclusively in The DJBooth. The album packs 10... Read More

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Asher Roth - Retrohash

Expected Release: April 22

If you know Asher Roth only as the rapper who had his day in the sun with I Love College, prepare for a surprise. With sophomore full-length RetroHash, the (long overdue) follow-up to 2009's Asleep in the Bread Aisle, the... Read More

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Jesse Boykins III - Love Apparatus Cover

Jesse Boykins III - Love Apparatus

Expected Release: April 22

Jesse Boykins III, a Chicago-born R&B singer and producer, has come quite a long way since his first DJBooth appearance, a feature for solo single "Pantyhose," in October of 2008. Over the past five plus years the indie... Read More

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Curtessy - Different World EP: Technically Speaking Cover

Curtessy - Different World EP: Technically Speaking

Expected Release: April 22

South Central rhymesayer Curtessy will come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners his solo debut, the Different World EP: Technically Speaking, on Tuesday, April 22. The eight track project packs eight original jams... Read More

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Iggy Azalea - The New Classic Cover

Iggy Azalea - The New Classic

Expected Release: April 22

April 22, 2014, a date that will go down in hip-hop history—at least, if Iggy Azalea has anything to do with it. That, of course, is when the Australian-born, ATL-based emcee will be unleashing her Island Def Jam debut... Read More

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Connor Evans - So Cal Soul Cover

Connor Evans - So Cal Soul

Expected Release: April 28

A buzzmaking rapper and producer hailing from Coachella Valley, California, Connor Evans is preparing to bring listeners everywhere a little bit of that So Cal Soul, in the form of a new digital full-length. This street... Read More

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Blitz the Ambassador - Afropolitan Dreams Cover

Blitz the Ambassador - Afropolitan Dreams

Expected Release: April 29

Blitz the Ambassador, the globetrotting emcee who became a Booth fave on the strength of 2009 debut full-length Stereotype, will soon take a break from his world travels to unleash a brand new LP, Afropolitan Dreams. The... Read More

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Tech N9ne - Strangeulation Cover

Tech N9ne - Strangeulation

Expected Release: May 6

In addition to one of the most head-spinning flows in the industry, Tech N9ne boasts an illustrious list of signees and connects. In May, the Strange Music capo will bust out his rolodex once again to bring listeners his... Read More

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IAMSU! - Sincerely Yours Cover

IAMSU! - Sincerely Yours

Expected Release: May 13

Since the start of the 2010s, Golden State rapper IAMSU! has been going hard on the mixtape tip. Summer 2013's Kilt II is just the most recent of eight street albums he has unleashed to date. Now, he's getting ready to... Read More

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Blu - Good to Be Home Cover

Blu - Good to Be Home

Expected Release: May 20

Blu's musical hustle has taken him all over the globe, but he'll always have a special place in his heart for the region where he came up. On his next album, dropping in May via Nature Sounds, the rapper and producer lets... Read More

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Deniro Farrar - Rebirth Cover

Deniro Farrar - Rebirth

Expected Release: May 20

In 2013, Deniro Farrar had his most exciting year to date, dropping two acclaimed mixtapes (The Patriarch and The Patriarch II) and capping things off by inking a joint contract with Vice Records and Warner Bros. Now, the... Read More

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50 Cent - Animal Ambition Cover

50 Cent - Animal Ambition

Expected Release: June 3

After four albums under the Shady/Aftermath/Interscope banner, 50 Cent has parted ways with his longtime label home. But don't get it twisted; the split doesn't mark an ending for the artist born Curtis Jackson, but a new... Read More

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Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour Cover

Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Expected Release: June 17

Over the course of 2013 and early 2014, UK crooner Sam Smith has been building anticipation for the release of his major-label debut album with stunning singles like "Lay Me Down" and "Money on My Mind." Now, the project's... Read More

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