Albums

Rappers haven’t released albums in a while, we’re still waiting

Hip-hop releases are coming at lightning speed these days, but there’s still room to build anticipation for long-awaited albums. Good things take time. While many artists feel the need to keep up and keep their name, there’s a whole slew of famous rappers who haven’t released an album in years. In most cases, this doesn’t negatively affect them, because once a rapper has built a core fan base, it comes with the freedom to release new music at their own pace. From ScHoolboy Q to Cardi B and more, there are quite a few notable rappers who haven’t released albums in a while and we’re still waiting. Most of the artists here don’t have release dates for their next project or even album titles, but the demand is still there.

Kendrick Lamar recently dropped himself from this list when he announced the release date for his next album, Mr. Morale and The Big Stepperswhich is slated for release on May 13. Until this effort, he hasn’t released an album since 2017. SLIM., a triple platinum offering that made K-Dot a superstar. Since then, very few songs have been released. This only increased the expectation for his next album, which had already been growing since SLIM.it is Hit. He kept people waiting for five years, but it won’t stop Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers to easily be this year’s biggest rap release so far.

While some artists are finally providing an update on album titles and release dates after a long wait, there are others who have offered far less information on their next move. JID hasn’t released an album since 2018 DiCaprio 2, but let it be known that he had a new project in the works for a while. Last January, he came out with the single “Surround Sound” featuring 21 Savage and Baby Tate. However, there is still no release date as to when to expect his new album. Nicki Minaj is in a similar position, except she now has three singles: the Lil Baby-assisted cuts “Do We Have A Problem?” and “Bussin”, plus “We Go Up” with Fivio Foreign. There’s no title or release date yet, but it looks like an album is on the way.

Check out the gallery below to see more rappers, including A$AP Rocky, who haven’t let new projects fly in years, but people are looking forward to them.

These rappers haven’t released an album in a while and we’re still waiting