Now that we are more than halfway through the first quarter of 2024, we are starting to get some quality hip hop albums, as well as announcements for upcoming releases. More artists are preparing upcoming albums, along with tour dates and festival appearances. Nowadays, we never know who is gearing up to drop as artists often surprise release their albums with no prior announcements. Anticipations for new albums are high in the hip hop world, with many rappers being overdue for dropping new releases. 

Looking ahead to the rest of the year, there are several long-awaited hip hop albums that are highly anticipated by passionate fans. Today, we are looking at seven hip hop albums fans are dying to be released in 2024. These selections include projects that have been teased for a long time, with some confirmed titles and others to be announced. Take a look at the list below.

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A$AP Rocky – Don’t Be Dumb

It is hard to believe that it has been almost six years since A$AP Rocky’s last album. Since TESTING, he spent time in Swedish prison, launched his own brand of whiskey, modeled for various brands, and fathered two children with Rihanna. Aside from his personal life, business ventures, and legal troubles, Rocky has been teasing a new album for a while. Originally announced back in 2019 as All Smiles, the title has been updated to Don’t Be Dumb as of 2022. Though the album has not yet materialized, A$AP Rocky has steadily fed his fanbase with new music. 

Tracks like “Babushka Boi,” “D.M.B,” “Sh*ttin’ Me,” “Same Problems,” and “Riot (Rowdy Pipe’n)” have helped build excitement for the album over the years. Additionally, Rocky has also worked with Nas, Swedish House Mafia, Westside Gunn, Kid Cudi, and many more between releases. Along with loose singles and various collaborations, Rocky has teased new unreleased material at his live shows, including a song with Skepta and a track supposedly titled “Taylor Swift.” A$AP Rocky’s musical output and plethora of unreleased material has fans dying for a new album. Hopefully, the six year wait will end in 2024.

Clipse – TBD

Pusha T ended his latest album, 2022’s It’s Almost Dry with a very blatant hint about rejoining Clipse with his brother, Malice. “The past ten years, screamin’, ‘Uno’ then side step back into the duo,” he raps on “I Pray For You.” Delivering a stellar guest verse, Malice displays that his skills have not wavered since his last solo album. “I Pray For You” was not the first Clipse reunion. Pusha T and Malice previously teamed up on Kanye West’s faith-driven “Use This Gospel.” They also teamed up for the Neptunes-produced “Punch Bowl” from Nigo’s 2022 compilation. Malice notably returned to his old moniker, signifying the reunion between brothers. 

Clipse have not released an album since 2009’s Til the Casket Drops. Recently, the duo has been actively promoting their reunion. They have performed as a duo, appeared together at fashion shows, and conducted interviews about their next steps. “That would be awesome,” Pusha T told Noah Callahan-Bever when asked about the possibility of a Clipse album in 2024. While there has been no official announcement, their activity as a duo suggests that there might be a new album on the way. 

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J. Cole – The Fall Off

J. Cole has been teasing The Fall Off since titling his KOD outro track “1985” as the “Intro to ‘The Fall Off.’” His supposed final album concludes an elaborate timeline that included guest features, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, 2021’s The Off-Season, and an unknown project called It’s A Boy. J. Cole continued to reference The Fall Off during his epic feature run of 2023. He specifically addressed its status on collaborations with Summer Walker and Drake. It looks like The Fall Off will arrive sooner than we think as Cole recently confirmed the album is near completion and shared a snippet of a new song. As each guest feature and glimpse of new music continues to build excitement for J. Cole’s next release, The Fall Off has become one of 2024’s most anticipated hip hop albums.

Jay Rock

With Top Dawg Entertainment revealing its busy release schedule, many of its premier artists are slated to drop new music. Jay Rock’s next project is one of 2024’s most anticipated hip hop albums. He has not released an album since 2018’s Redemption, with the six year gap being the longest gap between projects. Last year, Rock told Bootleg Kev to expect “no skips,” setting the bar quite high for his next album. Luckily, the latest singles that Jay Rock has shared are quite promising, signifying that he will deliver on his highly anticipated next album.

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Rapsody

Since the release of Eve back in 2019, Rapsody has remained relatively quiet on the music front. Throughout the past five years, she has contributed occasional guest verses to projects from Reason, Busta Rhymes, and T.I. She also released “12 Problems” for Roc Nation’s Reprise compilation in 2020. Rapsody has acknowledged the absence of new music, using fan tweets for the rollout of her next album. “#WheresTheAlbum?” and “#RapIsBack,” she tagged in her photos of promotional billboards in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fans are clearly eager for a new Rapsody album in 2024, for which she appears to be gearing up. The release of her latest single, “Asteroids” suggests that it will arrive sooner than later.

Run The Jewels – RTJ5

While promoting his Grammy Award-winning album, Michael, Killer Mike provided an update on the next Run The Jewels project. In an interview with High Times, he said, “The album is literally two days away. I have to go in tonight and change two lines on a song. I’m just waiting for some drums from No I.D. and we’re done.” Last year, Killer Mike and El-P celebrated the tenth anniversary of their first album as Run The Jewels, performing four shows in four cities that correspond to each of their studio albums. Following the “RTJX” show run and Killer Mike’s sweep at this year’s Grammys, fans will hopefully not have to wait too long for RTJ5.

Stove God Cooks

Stove God Cooks’s debut album, Reasonable Drought shook the underground scene upon its release in 2020. The Roc Marciano-produced project introduced fans to his melodic and humorous rap style. Unfortunately, he has yet to release a follow-up. Stove God Cooks has capitalized on the success of his debut and contributed guest features to some of the biggest underground releases in recent times. The Syracuse rapper’s second full-length project is one of hip hop’s most anticipated albums. Cooks’s latest Conductor WIlliams-produced single, “Melo Chip and a Brick,” hopefully signifies that it will finally drop in 2024, satisfying his rapidly-growing fanbase.

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