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.

Ace Cosgrove - UsVsRobots Cover

Ace Cosgrove - UsVsRobots

Ace Cosgrove will come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners his latest street release, the UsVsRobots LP, on Tuesday, September 30. The Maryland representative explains the project's concept as follows: "The message... More
Expected Release: September 30
Cam’ron - 1st of the Month Vol. 4 EP Cover

Cam’ron - 1st of the Month Vol. 4 EP

Come the 1st of the Month, y'all know what that means. Payday, for one thing—but also another highly-anticipated installment in Cam'ron's ongoing EP series. Coming on the heels of August's reader-acclaimed third entry,... More
Expected Release: October 1
Bishop Nehru x DOOM - NehruvianDOOM Cover

Bishop Nehru x DOOM - NehruvianDOOM

Seventeen-year-old East Coast buzzmaker Bishop Nehru and enigmatic rap vet DOOM may hail from different generations, but they share a taste for dusty, sampled beats and intricate lyricism. Thus, it shouldn't come as too much... More
Expected Release: October 6
Tinashe - Aquarius Cover

Tinashe - Aquarius

According to astrologers, those born under the sign of Aquarius are clever, inventive, original and independent—all, coincidentally, traits that make for a talented recording artist. Soon, rising R&B songstress Tinashe will... More
Expected Release: October 7
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Eric Biddines - planetcoffeebean 2 (Deluxe) Cover

Eric Biddines - planetcoffeebean 2 (Deluxe)

Released in 2010, Eric Biddines's sophomore studio album saw him hopping on a spaceship to planetcoffeebean, a place that happened to share its name with the South Floridian recording artist's independent label. Four years... More
Expected Release: October 7
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Kings Dead - Utopia Cover

Kings Dead - Utopia

Everyone has his or her own ideas about the nature of the ideal society but, if you're browsing The DJBooth, you'll probably agree that it involves plenty of dope beats, rhymes and hooks. With their latest project under their... More
Expected Release: October 7
Diamond District - March on Washington Cover

Diamond District - March on Washington

In 2009, DMV-based hip-hop artists Oddisee, yU and Uptown XO came together to create In the Ruff, their studio debut as supergroup Diamond District. Now, five years later, the collaborators are finally ready to pick up where... More
Expected Release: October 14
Game - Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf Cover

Game - Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf

If you follow the Chinese zodiac, 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Game must be using a different calendar, though; according to the West Coast heavyweight's next studio album, we're living in the Year of the Wolf. Blood... More
Expected Release: October 14
Logic - Under Pressure Cover

Logic - Under Pressure

It would be fair to say that, as one of the most buzzed-about emerging emcees in the game, Logic is Under Pressure. But the Maryland-repping emcee has, thus far, proven as resilient as solid diamond. Now, he's approaching his... More
Expected Release: October 21
T.I. - Paperwork: The Motion Picture Cover

T.I. - Paperwork: The Motion Picture

In 2008, T.I. and his sixth studio album, Paper Trail, were dominating the hip-hop game. Though life threw Clifford Harris a few curveballs (to put it lightly) in the intervening years, the Grand Hustle ringleader is ready to... More
Expected Release: October 21
Theophilus London - VIBES Cover

Theophilus London - VIBES

Though Theophilus London's released a mixtape (Rose Island Vol 1.) and an EP (Lover's Holiday II) since dropping debut full-length Timez Are Weird These Days back in 2011, listeners addicted to the Brooklyn phenom's sensual... More
Expected Release: October 27
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V Cover

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V

Since breaking through with his third solo album, Tha Carter, in 2004, former Hot Boy Lil Wayne has climbed to the highest echelons of the rap game, and turned Young Money into a hip-hop empire. After a decade of domination,... More
Expected Release: October 28
Run the Jewels - RTJ2 Cover

Run the Jewels - RTJ2

Fresh off a summer of festival performances and Canadian headlining dates, Run The Jewels, the hip-hop dream team of El-P and Killer Mike, is getting ready to unleash the highly-anticipated sequel to its 2013 debut album.... More
Expected Release: October 28
Ras Kass & Apollo Brown - Blasphemy Cover

Ras Kass & Apollo Brown - Blasphemy

Detroit-based purveyor of boom-bap Apollo Brown is teaming up with veteran West Coast emcee Ras Kass for a collaborative project entitled Blasphemy. Scheduled for release via Mello Music Group on Tuesday, October 28, the... More
Expected Release: October 28
Black Milk - If There’s a Hell Below Cover

Black Milk - If There’s a Hell Below

Few artists are as adept at depicting the shadowy realities of inner-city life as Black Milk, and the Motown rapper/producer's fifth solo set promises to be one of his most harrowing and powerful musical documents to date.... More
Expected Release: October 28

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