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The New Wave

Upcoming Albums

Here are the most hyped albums that are dropping soon in 2018.

Astroworld

Travis Scott
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This is a highly anticipated album, which was first mentioned about a year ago in an interview. Ever since then fans have been waiting for an official release date, but that has not been announced yet. It is expected to be released sometimes between the beginning of June- end of August.

Expected Release Date: Summer 2018(TBA)

Kanye West

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After being quite for quite the while, Kanye West recently announced the release date for two albums he will be releasing in June, on Twitter. He has released a few singles recently, but his most recent album was in 2016, called. "The Life of Pablo".

Expected Release Date: June 1st

Kids See Ghost

Kanye West and Kid Cudi
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There have been a lot of tweets back and forth at each other between Kanye West and Kid Cudi, and people were quite surprised when Kanye West announced the release date of a collaborative album between supposed enemies. People are very excited to see what they can produce, and to assure that they aren't in a bad situation in their friendship. People will be hoping for a future follow up collaboration between the two rappers.

Expected Release Date: June 8th

The International Artist

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
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This will be A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's third album after "Artist" and "The Bigger Artist". He has been featured on many famous rappers tracks such as, 6ix9ine, and Kodak Black. He has released many singles sinced his most recent album of last year, and people have been waiting for this album, with high expectations.

Expected Release Date: June 22nd

Scorpion

Drake
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Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits. Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI.

Expected Release Date: June 2018 (TBA)

Rap Or Go To The League

2 Chainz
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2Chainz has been known for a while and is known as kind of a senior in the "rap game". This will be his 13th album and is quite highlt aticipated by his fans. He has been very active in his career, keeping a streak of at least one album per year, for about 9 years now and it seems as if he will keep the streak until the end of his career.

Expected Release Date: TBA

Puppy

Brockhampton
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This is a collective of middle aged males who make a lot of music and are recently gaining a lot of attention and popularity. There is a bit of attention around there upcoming, and they are getting more attention after firing one of their members because of sexual assauly allegations.

Lets be honest though.... Who did it better?????

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Expected Release Date: TBA

Released Albums

Here are some of the most popular albums that have been released recently in 2018.
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There have been a lot of albums that have been released today and I included the most famous ones in a spotify playlist which will be linked below.

I was not able to collect all the albums and not give a full review of all of them.

Released Singles

Playlist of most listened to released singles.

Many singles have been released by various artists this year such as, Lil skies, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky and Rae Sremmurd. Most of these singles are tasters for an upcoming album such as Rae Sremmurds singles as well as A$AP Rocky's. A few of the singles on this playlist were released as recent as of last night, and this week. Enjoy the playlist.

Up And Coming Artists

Here are some of the artists that I have am predicting are going to "blow up" or gain a lot of attention and popularity in the near future. Here is the spotify playlist I created with all of the artists whom I believe are up next.

There are many different social media platforms that have been created and used recently, which has created an easy way for rappers to make a name for themselves. These platforms include, Soundcloud, Spotify, Instagram, Twitter. The most famous one for artists coming up, is Soundcloud. Soundcloud is a website and an app where anyone can upload any type of music they want without having to pay or anything. This creates an easy way to start getting some fans and a name for yourself. People slowly start to get money, and they gain more interest in making more music, and they gain more followers and fans. And so forth, they gain a lot of popularity and move to bigger music platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.

Juice WRLD

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Jared Higgins, also known as "Juice WRLD" was born on December 2nd 1998, he hails from a small town in Illinois called Calumet Park, with a population of 7,787 people. He started with music at an early age, writing music and singing a lot. After releasing his first album on May 24th 2018, he gained a lot of fans and attention. He had released a few singles before such as "All Girls Are The Same" with 26 million plays on spotify, and "Lucid Dreams" also with 26 million plays on Spotify. He currently has 6 milliion monthly listeners and the number is increasing by every day. He recently signed for the Record Label Interscope on March 13th, 2018.

Watch his music video for "All Girls Are The Same" here:

Flatbush Zombies

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Flatbush Zombies is an American hip hop group from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York City, formed in 2010. They consist of Meechy Darko, Arick Arc Elliott and Zombie Juice. They have been releasing a lot of music and recently released their 2nd album together, but have released a lot of singles in between the two and not all of thei music is available of spotify. Their most famous song is bounce, with a total of 28million plays on Spotify at the moment. They currently have about 2.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

They have been growing and gaining popularity rapidly and are coming to Prague on october 11th so if you want to go, I suggest to get your tickets now before they're sold out.

Saba

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23 year old, Tahj Malik Chandler, also known as Saba was born on July 17, 1994 in Chicago Illinois. He recently released his first album called Care For Me which gained him a lot of attention and popularity and gained lots of monthly listeners. He is currently at 1.125 million monthly listeners.

Go listen to his debut album, I highly recommend it.