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.

Sam Lachow - Huckleberry Cover

Sam Lachow - Huckleberry

Expected Release: August 1

Originally published in the 1880s, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn became one of the undisputed classics of American literature despite numerous attempts over the years to ban it. Sam Lachow's Huckleberry LP... Read More

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Cam’ron - 1st of the Month Vol. 2 Cover

Cam’ron - 1st of the Month Vol. 2

Expected Release: August 1

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 July's reader-acclaimed inaugural entry,... Read More

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Ces Cru - Codename: Ego Stripper Cover

Ces Cru - Codename: Ego Stripper

Expected Release: August 5

Kansas City duo Ces Cru is slated to release its Codename: Ego Stripper LP on August 5, via Strange Music. The follow-up to 2013 debut Constant Energy Struggles, Ubiquitous and Godemis's second album with the powerhouse... Read More

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Dilated Peoples - Directors of Photography Cover

Dilated Peoples - Directors of Photography

Expected Release: August 12

They have released four acclaimed albums, toured extensively and enjoyed sustained success as solo artists. Now, after an eight-year hiatus, Dilated Peoples returns with Directors of Photography, their debut album under the... Read More

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Mick Jenkins - The Water Cover

Mick Jenkins - The Water

Expected Release: August 12

Fresh off his signing to Cinematic Music Group, Chi-Town buzzmaker Mick Jenkins is preparing to kick off the latest phase of his career with the release of highly-anticipated album The Water[s]. The DJBooth "Top Prospect"'s... Read More

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DJ Mustard - 10 Summers Cover

DJ Mustard - 10 Summers

Expected Release: August 12

Over the course of the 2010s, ratchet heavyweight DJ Mustard has established himself as one of the most in-demand producers in the music game. Now, the Los Angeles native is preparing to take his career to the next level with... Read More

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Statik Selektah - What Goes Around Cover

Statik Selektah - What Goes Around

Expected Release: August 19

Believers in karma say that What Goes Around comes around. If they're right, hip-hop fans must have been pretty damn good recently, because they're getting rewarded with a brand new album from Statik Selektah. The Boston... Read More

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Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood Cover

Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood

Expected Release: August 19

Back in 2012, on his second major-label album, Wiz Khalifa told the world that he was the "Only N**ga in First Class." Two years later, the Taylor Gang ringleader has touched down at his destination: Blacc Hollywood.... Read More

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K. Sparks - Vintage Art Cover

K. Sparks - Vintage Art

Expected Release: September 2

Over the course of his long and illustrious career as a Booth fave, K. Sparks has showcased a strong affinity for the old-school, both in his lyrical focus and in his choice of beats. So it's not entirely inappropriate that,... Read More

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OnCue - Angry Young Man Cover

OnCue - Angry Young Man

Expected Release: September 3

OnCue is mad as hell, and he's not gonna take it anymore! Which is a damn good thing for hip-hop heads, because all that pent-up frustration has inspired the Connecticut rhymesayer to create new digital full-length Angry... Read More

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Bishop Nehru x DOOM - NehruvianDOOM Cover

Bishop Nehru x DOOM - NehruvianDOOM

Expected Release: September 23

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... Read More

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