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2017 left us in a heap of great music and history being made by the likes of Cardi B, as it has been called, “The Year of Cardi B” but can she keep it going. So far it seems she has with another hit single, “Bartier Cardi” released right before the new year and it’s slowly climbing up the charts.

Which makes us wonder what are the most anticipated albums of 2018?

According to Forbes Magazine, here’s a list of six Hip Hop albums we should be looking forward to this coming year.

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Starting off with Iggy Azalea, now if you remember at the top of last year, the Australian rapper was supposed to release her sophomore album in 2016 but was pushed back to 2017 but after failed single after single; i.e.; “Mo Bounce,” “Switch,” and “Team,” her record label put the album on the shelf. After having some beef with her label, which Iggy hasn’t been shy about, the blonde bombshell announced that she’s working on some new music set to drop this month. She also has an entirely new album called Surviving The Summer set to drop at some point later this year.

Iggy Azalea- “Team”


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Next up is Rae Sremmurd, the rap duo had a #1 hit with their single, “Black Beatles”  which set off a craze mannequin  challenge, from their sophomore effort that amassed their popularity over the year couple of years. The two announced they were working on solo projects but recently revealed they actually planning on releasing SremmLife 3 at some point this year. A single has already been released from the project called “Perplexing Pegasus,”so it seems the two are in perfect position for their third album in the first half of 2018.

Rae Sremmurd- “Black Beatles”


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After dropping 3 singles back to back, we all thought Nicki Minaj‘s fourth album would be dropping at any time in 2017 but after countless features with the Migos, Lil’ Uzi Vert and many others with no full album in sight. The Queens, NY rapper’s last album dropped in 2014. So we are to wonder, when is that next album going to drop. We got our eyes on you Nicki.

Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne- “No Frauds”


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Drake has been pretty quiet on the music front. As one of the biggest artists right now, that’s pretty huge. But we also know that Drake likes to work in silence and for all we know he could be working on his latest album, playlist, etc. to drop later on this year. The Toronto rapper who has dropped a project every year since 2009 deserves a break but I think it’s time for Drake to grace us with his musical presence in 2018.

Drake- “Started From The Bottom”


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The Migos have certainly had a wild year since their #1 hit “Bad And Boujee” hit the charts and all three members have been successful solo because of it. Their sophomore project, Culture debut in early 2017 and hit the Billboard 200. The trio is tapped to do the same with their third album, Culture 2 when it drops in 2018. And with hits like, “Motorsport” featuring Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, it seems the trap group is poised to take over 2018 also.


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It has been the year of Cardi B, with her first three singles hitting the Billboard charts, this Bronx native has already made history. Cardi B took over the rap game with her hugely successful single, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” as well as being featured on a slew of others, the raptress debut album seems to be the most anticipated album of the year. Will it make her career or will it break her? Only time will tell.

Cardi B- “Bodak Yellow”

So let us know what album are looking forward to the most? Comment below.

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