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The Most Anticipated Rap Albums Of 2021

January 22, 2021 1.5k votes 169 voters 2.1k views19 items

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From Drake’s awaited project Certified Lover Boy to Cardi B's second studio album, the most anticipated rap albums of 2021 features comebacks, debut albums, and collaboration projects. Which new hip hop album releases are you most looking forward to this year? Other rap albums coming out in 2021 include new music from Kanye West, Rihanna, Travis Scott, J. Cole, and Post Malone.

Vote up the upcoming rap albums you’re most excited to hear in 2021.

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    Travis Scott first teased his upcoming album Utopia in the summer of 2020 on his social media accounts. The rapper then teased the album again towards the end of 2020 in handwritten notes he sent out to radio DJs thanking them for their support and signing off with “See you guys in 2021 in Utopia”. Travis Scott’s single “Franchise” is thought to be a possible single on the project, along with a collaboration with Roddy Rich who also teased the album 

    • Artist: Travis Scott
    • Release Date: 2021
    • Label: Epic, Cactus Jack
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    Kanye West was supposed to release Donda: With Child on July 24, 2020, but the album named after his late mother has yet to drop. West released the album cover art and track list in July on social media, which appears to have features from Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, Common, and more. When asked when the album can be expected, Kanye’s friend and rapper Consequence said, “That’s a Kanye decision.” Hopefully for fans, that decision will be a 2021 release.

    • Artist: Kanye West
    • Release Date: TBA
    • Label: GOOD Music, Def Jam
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    J.Cole teased the release of his new album The Fall Off while headlining a Las Vegas festival in 2019.  It was then revealed in July 2020 that the album was delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. Rumors of the project’s late 2020 release buzzed around the internet in December 2020 before getting shut down by media outlet DJ Booth who claims to have spoken with the rapper’s label tweeting, “J. Cole is NOT releasing an album this evening, or anything this month.” Looks like fans will have to hold out hope for 2021.

    • Artist: J. Cole
    • Release Date: TBA
    • Label: Dreamville
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    Drake’s sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, is set to be released at the top of 2021 in January. The rapper made the announcement in October on social media with a short teaser video creatively highlighting visuals of past album covers.  So far, Drake has released one single off the project, Grammy nominated “Laugh Now Cry Later”.

    • Artist: Drake
    • Release Date: January 2021
    • Label: OVO Sound, Republic Records
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