By: Ciara Pinkney
A hot summer is underway as many Hip Hop and R&B artists prepare to release their highly anticipated albums.
We all know new music sets the mood for summertime and with these big names set to deliver new content, it will be hotter than ever.
There have been huge album releases in the first half of 2019 and according to the drop dates we have in store, that was just the beginning. Fans have stormed social mediums with predictions and entertainers have provided dates and cover art to follow.
As many hints, clues and even suspicion have been placed on Instagram and Twitter, the anticipation heightens for projects from major artists with notable discographies, including: J Cole, Kanye West, The Game, Danny Brown, Chance The Rapper, BIG K.R.I.T., Joyner Lucas and Wiz Khalifa just to name a few.
Some artists have decided to lessen the suspense and let us know the vibes.
Get your AirPods ready, these are the dates we have so far:
Trina – The One, set to release June 21, 2019
DJ Mustard – Perfect Ten, set to release June 28, 2019
Big K.R.I.T. – K.R.I.T IZ HERE, set to release July 12, 2019
E-40 – Practice Makes Paper, set to release July 26, 2019
Chris Brown – Indigo, set to release June 28, 2019
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Bandana, set to release June 28, 2019
Elle Varner – Ellevation, set to release July 12, 2019
Birdman and Juvenile – Just Another Gangsta, set to release July 12, 2019
Soulja Boy – Untitled, set to release July 28, 2019
Chance The Rapper – Owbum, set to release July 2019
The Game hints at the release of his last and final album titled Born 2 Rap while Nas intrigues fans as he posts a photo on his Instagram feed holding a Lost Tapes ll cassette.
J Cole and all other artists under Dreamville change their Twitter profiles to the color scheme of Revenge of Dreamers, giving fans hope that Revenge of Dreamers 3 will also release this summer.
Other musicians such as Mary J Blige, known as the Queen of Hip Hop and Soul, is expected to release My Life ll [Act 2], Kanye West and Cihi the Prynce have a new project set to drop while Kanye West’s loyal fans are yearning for Yandhi.
Jeezy “The Snowman” is set to give us snow in the summer with his forthcoming album: Thug Motivation 104.
Wale also with his forthcoming album an Untitled piece of art, is also projected to release this summer.
Needless to say, summer is in full effect—keep your eyes and ears open.