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.

Toki Wright & Big Cats - Pangaea Cover

Toki Wright & Big Cats - Pangaea

Over the course of their extensive collaborative work, Minneapolis-based emcee Toki Wright and local producer Big Cats have created an inventive new sound that is rapidly gaining acclaim. After a year and a half of recording,... More
Expected Release: September 23
Prohaize - African Born, American Raised Cover

Prohaize - African Born, American Raised

A native of Ghana, Prohaize spent most of his first decade of life in the tiny village of Abiriw, before leaving for the United States at the age of nine. That dual heritage endowed him with a unique perspective on life, art... More
Expected Release: September 23
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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: September 24
Jennifer Hudson - JHUD Cover

Jennifer Hudson - JHUD

More than three years after unleashing the Gold-certified I Remember Me, soul songstress and American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson is nearly ready to step back into the spotlight with semi-self titled follow-up JHUD. The... More
Expected Release: September 24
Prince - Art Official Age Cover

Prince - Art Official Age

More than three-and-a-half decades into his career in the game, Prince remains a titan of pop music. Later this month, the Purple One will add to his illustrious legacy with his first solo album in four years. Directly... More
Expected Release: September 30
Madchild - Switched On EP Cover

Madchild - Switched On EP

When Madchild gets Switched On, there's no turning him off. But what hip-hop head would want to stop a lyrical powerhouse like the Vancouver mainstay once he'd gotten started? For a taste of the Swollen Members emcee's... More
Expected Release: September 30
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
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
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
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
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
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: October 28
Hoodie Allen - People Keep Talking Cover

Hoodie Allen - People Keep Talking

Since first hitting the scene in the late 2000s, Hoodie Allen has grown into one of the most-discussed indie buzzmakers in the game. With his forthcoming studio debut, the Plainview, New York native will ensure that People... More
Expected Release: October 28

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