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.

Eminem & Shady Records - Shady XV Cover

Eminem & Shady Records - Shady XV

In late 1999, Eminem and his manager, Paul Rosenberg, launched Shady Records. Initially, it was just an avenue for the former to get D12's music onto store shelves but, 15 years and 15 albums later (not counting Em's solo... More
Expected Release: November 24
Pitbull - Globalization Cover

Pitbull - Globalization

Since hitting the scene in the early 2000s, Pitbull has accumulated a fanbase as fervent as it is widely-dispersed, truly earning the nickname "Mr. Worldwide." In other words, his career is a monument to Globalization. On... More
Expected Release: November 24
Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions Cover

Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions

There's nothing like a trip overseas to get the creative juices flowing. Just ask Mary J. Blige, who recently hopped across the Atlantic to work with some of the UK's best and brightest on what would eventually become her... More
Expected Release: December 2
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: December 9
PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9”) - PRhyme Cover

PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9”) - PRhyme

In September, an ambiguous video showcasing DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9" visiting composer and producer Adrian Younge’s record store was leaked, and in it, a small clip of what sounded like a new collaborative record was... More
Expected Release: December 9


Over the past several years, Christian "JMSN Berishaj has quickly established himself as one of the most creative and promising emerging voices in contemporary R&B, beginning with 2012 debut full-length †Priscilla† and... More
Expected Release: December 9
Ghostface Killah - 36 Seasons Cover

Ghostface Killah - 36 Seasons

Just in time for holiday shopping, Ghostface Killah has announced the album that will be on every hip-hop head's wish list. The Wu Tang veteran's 11th solo set in total, and the follow-up to last year's acclaimed Twelve... More
Expected Release: December 9
Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint Cover

Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint

In 2001, Jay Z drew up The Blueprint for a decade of hip-hop to come on his seminal sixth studio album. Nicki Minaj is hoping to cause the same sort of seismic shift in the musical landscape with her junior set,The... More
Expected Release: December 15
Outasight - Chasing a Ghost Cover

Outasight - Chasing a Ghost

In 2012, NYC native and perennial DJBooth fave Outasight made his debut as a major-label artist with freshman set Nights Like These. Though the artist has since parted ways with Warner Bros., he plans to do it just as big on... More
Expected Release: March 31

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