This summer is featuring a lot of heavy hitters releasing from a variety different amount of genres spanning from pop, rap, alternative, and J pop being released. A few artists in particular i think most are waiting on are names such as Drake, J Cole, Travis Scott, Bruno Mars, and Billie Eilish.
Drake- ‘Certified Lover Boy’
Drake, a nowadays household name known in the industry for making catchy hits such as ‘One Dance’ or ‘Hotline Bling’ Though its only been a year since his last full album named ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ in May of 2020, with tracks such as ‘Chicago Freestyle’ and ‘Pain 1993’ hopes are very high for this album since it has already been delayed a few times before but Drake has confirmed ‘Certified Lover Boy’ will be released in mid 2021.
J Cole- ‘The Off-Season’
Jermaine Lemarr Cole, a North Carolina native is dropping his final album titled ‘The Off-Season’. J Cole’s last full drop ‘KOD’ was in April of 2018, since then Cole has released a EP named ‘Lewis Street’. Since this is Cole’s final album before his retirement and fans are expecting a great album like his past works such as ‘2014 Forest Hill Drive’ and ‘KOD’. J Cole has been in the rap game since 2011 when he dropped his debut album ‘Cole World’, in his 10 years of his career all his albums have gone platinum which is a testament to the high expectations of fans
Travis Scott- ‘Utopia’
Travis Scott or the “Fornite guy” or “Mcdonald’s burger guy” is known for many great tracks and albums he has made in the past. From tracks such as ‘Highest in the room’, ‘Sicko Mode’, ‘The Scotts’ and albums such as ‘Astroworld’, ‘Jackboys’, and ‘Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight’. Most recently Travis Scott released a remix of his hit song ‘Goosebumps’ with HVME, the song has recently received good reviews since its release. For ‘Utopia’ there are supposed to be features from Young Thug, M.I.A. Future, Don Toliver, Roddy Ricch, and other many possible featured artists.
Trippie Redd- “Trip At Knight”
Trippie Redd has the most streamed track on Soundcloud with XXXTentacion. Trippie Redd is also known for his unique style of rapping on tracks such as “Dark Night Dummo,” “Blastoff,” and “All I Know” has given him a solidified spot in the rap industry. His last album that came out was titled “Pegasus,” and the deluxe version that came out was titled “Neon Shark vs Pegasus” and featured artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, Blackbear, and Scarlxrd. The next album he plans to release less than a year after the release of his rock themed deluxe edition of “Pegasus” will be titled “Trip At Knight.”
Nipsey Hussle- Posthumous Album
Emarias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, tragically died on March 31, 2019, at 33 years of age. Before Nipsey’s tragic death, he only had a sole studio album out titled “Victory Lap.” He reportedly had two more albums planned out before his passing. Nipsey Hussle’s “Victory Lap” went platinum.