Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans!!!
In this post I will mention the most anticipated Rap and R&B albums of 2019!!! It is purely subjective so some projects that I might mention might not be on your list, but that is okay. Feel free to comment below or follow me on social media @7octoberz and let me know which projects you are looking forward to see drop this year!
First I will list my top rap albums that I am most excited to see drop. Then I will list my top R&B albums. Also I will share my list of Rap and R&B artists that I believe will rule 2019! Finally I will cover singles that have dropped in the last few weeks of January.
This year just started and we are starting to see that trend again of artists beginning to drop new singles, projects or begin recording in the 1st quarter.
As mentioned in my other post, with the era of streaming and people’s attention span being so short, artists seem to drop projects or singles back to back to remain relevant. This has worked for some artists, but not all. Some artists are better at taking their time with their craft to release a great body of work. Other artists have a formula or great team where they can drop songs/albums back to back and still produce amazing projects! With that being said, I am excited to see what the hip hop culture has to offer this year!!!
Most Anticipated Rap Albums for 2019:
There is more albums that might be announced later in the year, but for now this is my list!
- Canibus – Full Spectrum Dominance 3 – Dropped Jan 11
- WS Boogie – Everything’s for Sale – Jan 25
- Childish Gambino – Don’t know if it will be a rap album or another soul/funk/r&b album. He also hasn’t given us a release date or name.
- A-F-R-O – TBD
- Schoolboy Q -TBD
- Q-Tip – The Last Zulu -TBD
- Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Bandana if it’s ever released, but I will keep waiting! lol -TBD
- Immortal Technique -TBD – been waiting too long, but I know it will be worth it!
- Black Star – TBD
- Joyner Lucas – ADHD – TBD
- Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 4 – TBD
- Big Sean – TBD
- Joey Badass -TBD
- Pro Era Album – TBD
- Czarface and Ghostface Killah – Feb 15
- Saba, Smino & Noname – possible collabo album?
- R.A. the Rugged Man – Drops in April
- Earthgang – Mirrorland -TBD
- Cyhi the Prynce – Black Histori Project 3 – Feb 2019
- The Underachievers – Lords of Flatbush 3 – TBD
- Griselda crew will be dropping projects once again! They are bringing back that gritty/gutter street rap back!
Most Anticipated R&B Albums for 2019:
- SZA -TBD
- The Weeknd – Chapter 6 – TBD
- Chris Brown – Indigo -TBD
- Kehlani – TBD since she dropped a single their might be an album in the works!
January singles of 2019 so far:
- Noname – Song 31: Noname is bringing a new sound to the rap game. Her sound is a mix of storytelling and spoken word. Also her choice for beats is unique love the live instrumentation and jazzy vibe. I am excited to see her grow this year. Really diggin that she is creating a new lane for spoken word rap and that is also representing for the ladies!
- Chris Brown – Undecided: The choreography to the music video is amazing! The song and music video show how MJ had and has played a huge influence in Chris’ music specifically in this song. It sonically sounds like a melody MJ would have chosen. Also the music video is like a movie similar to how MJ’s music videos were so elaborate. Chris Brown is one of the few artists who still cares enough to have dope visuals that tell a story.
- Benny Blanco ft Calvin Harris & Miguel – I Found You/Nilda’s Story: Miguel’s vocals are always on point def one of my fav R&B artists that has been consistent. He is versatile and it shows it even in this song his voice shines and its a vibe!
- WS Boogie – Silent Ride: I’m glad I got put onto WS Boogie about a year ago. His music videos are dope with unique concepts. His music is so melodic and catchy. You can hear his songs just once, memorize his lyrics and instantly have them playing in your head. He has a formula that works. His mixtapes are amazing! I can’t wait for his debut album!
- Halsey ft. Juice Wrld -Without Me RMX: Didn’t see this collabo coming. I am a fan of Halsey because she has a unique voice, poetic lyrics and her sound is a mix of pop and rap. Juice Wrld is one of the new generation of rappers that I like due to his melody selection and the kid can rap too! Seen his freestyles and he has a lot of potential and talent. This song is good, but I’m not gonna lie I like the original better. But it is awesome to see two artists I like from different genres collab.
- Kehlani ft Ty Dolla Sign: Nights like this: Loving this song the lyrics are simple, but melodic. As always Ty Dolla provides a dope feature as always.
- Pharaohe Monch – Yayo – Pharaohe is back!! Hope this means a new album?!
- Canibus ft. Pyrit – Pen Game – Canibus always bringing that dope lyricism! I will be reviewing his album that just dropped on Jan 11th!
- More than That – Lauren Jauregui
- Deadass- Kemba
- I’m Alright – R.Lum.R & Brasstracks
2019 Predictions of Rap and R&B artists that will be killing the game!
- YBN Cordae – Should be dropping an album soon too this year!
- Joyner Lucas
- WS Boogie
- Freddie Gibbs
- J. Cole and his Dreamville crew (dropping Dreamville compilation album “Revenge of the Dreamers” and his solo album)
- Brent Faiyaz (one of my favorite new R&B artist out right now)
- DVSN (best R&B duo out right now in my opinion. The duo is composed of Producer Nineteen85 and Singer Daniel Daley. Saw them live last year and they were amazing!! Daniel can sang!! They need more recognition. Their album, “Morning After” that dropped in 2017 has been my fav R&B project that has dropped in the last few years. They will be at Coachella this year so I believe people are gonna see their potential and finally blow up like they deserve!
- Daniel Caeser
- Griselda Crew (Conway/Westside Gunn and Benny the Butcher)
- Denzel Curry
- Big K.R.I.T
Honorable Mentions of artists that will get more recognition in 2019:
- Phony Ppl
- Terrace Martin
- Summer Walker
- 070 Shake
I am probably forgetting some other artists. There are so many dope new artists that have a lot of potential and talent. As well as OG’s in the game that still have stayed relevant due to their skills and being able to reinvent themselves to not only please their loyal fans, but even the younger generation!
Don’t think I forgot about my Horror fans! I will be dropping another post of my most anticipated horror movies to be released this year so stay tuned!!!