A new month means new album and mixtape releases. The month of August or AWGEST was spearheaded by three A$AP Mob projects, beginning with A$AP Twelvyy’s debut album ’12’, A$AP Ferg’s ‘Still Striving’, and the collective’s ‘Cozy Tapes, Vol. 2: Too Cozy’.
Dave East also dropped some heat with his ‘Paranoia: A True Story’ EP, while Lil Uzi Vert finally gave fans what they wanted with his ‘LUV Is Rage 2’ album. Uzi’s album has toppled the charts selling over 120,000-copies in its first week.
September is looking to be pretty busy with Gucci Mane, Macklemore, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, The Cool Kids, Wyclef Jean, and others gearing up to give the music world their latest offering. Others expected to release an album, but have yet to make it official are Fabolous, Jhene Aiko, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and dvsn.
Take a look at new projects dropping this month and expect this list to be updated throughout, as additional projects get announced.
SYD – ‘ALWAYS NEVER HOME’ (9/8)
Breaking out with The Internet, Syd is looking to continue her solo career with the follow-up to her debut album, ‘Fin’, which she dropped in February. Having already shared the first single off her forthcoming ‘Always Never Home’ EP, the songstress will release the project on September 8th.
GUCCI MANE – ‘MR. DAVIS’ (9/15)
Since being released from prison in May of last year, Gucci Mane has had an incredible output and is on a historic stretch. GuWop has released two albums in ‘Everybody Looking’ and ‘The Return of East Atlanta Santa’, while also dropping three mixtapes in ‘First Day Out Tha Feds’, ‘Woptober’, and ‘Drop Top Wop’. Staying true to his hard-working mantra, Gucci will drop ‘Mr. Davis’ on August 15th.
WYCLEF JEAN – ‘CARNIVAL III: THE FALL AND RISE OF A REFUGEE’ (9/15)
The number 1 Haitian, Wyclef Jean probably never has to make another song, as his legacy in the record books is already solidified with a strong catalog. Doing it for the love, Wyclef will release his first full-length album in eight years, ‘Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee’ on September 15th. The release will coincide with the 20th anniversary of his classic debut album, ‘The Carnival’.
THE COOL KIDS – ‘SPECIAL EDITION GRAND MASTER DELUXE’ (9/15)
After deading rumors of a new album, Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish also known as The Cool Kids are ready to regroup with what may be their final album, ‘Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe’. It’s the group’s first release since 2011’s ‘When Fish Ride Bicycles’. Last week the group shared the first single “9:15 PM” featuring Jeremih.
HUSTLE GANG – ‘WE WANT SMOKE’ (9/15)
T.I.’s Hustle Gang label has been plotting on dropping a collaborative project for a while now and on September 15th they finally will with their ‘We Want Smoke’ compilation. T.I. along with B.o.B, Young Dro, Trae the Truth, Toyko Jetz, Brandon Rossi, GFMBRYYCE, Young Booke, Translee and London Jae will all be featured on the project.
MACKLEMORE – ‘GEMINI’ (9/22)
Without the help of his longtime running mate, Ryan Lewis, Macklemore will release his solo offering, ‘Gemini’ on September 22nd. Led by the singles “Marmalade” featuring Lil Yachty and “Glorious” featuring Skylar Grey, Mack’s new album will include features on 15 of the 16 tracks.
LECRAE – ‘ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER’ (9/22)
Lecrae is pushing his Christian agenda with one a very introspective outlook and conscience stance on every song. On his song “Blessings” featuring Ty Dolla $ign the Houston rapper gives a preview of what to expect on his forthcoming ‘All Things Work Together’ album. Along with Ty, the album will also include contributions from Tori Kelly, Aha Gazelle, 1K Phew, Verse Simmonds, Kierra Sheard and Jawan Harris.
G HERBO – ‘HUMBLE BEAST’ (9/22)
Chicago rapper, G Herbo recently-released his new Lil Uzi Vert-assisted single, “Everything,” ahead of his forthcoming project, ‘Humble Beast’. The LP has been long-awaited and on September 22nd, Herbo will finally give fans what they’ve been anxiously awaiting.
A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE – ‘THE BIGGER ARTIST’ (9/29)
Being one of the most-promising up-and-coming New York artist, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie has been moving heads with his unique sound. One of this year’s XXL Freshman of the Year, A Boog is ready to release his debut album. The MC will end the month by releasing his freshman offering, ‘The Bigger Artist’ on September 29th.
FABOLOUS – ‘SUMMERTIME SHOOTOUT 3’ (TBA)
Fabolous’ ‘Summertime Shootout’ mixtape series is arguably one of the Street Fam rapper’s best. The series has created reasonable hype, with Fab continuously coming through with swift, hard-hitting, repeatable tracks. In a recent Instagram post Fab teased the third installment writing, “#SummertimeShootout3OnTheWay.” Stay tuned for further details as they unfold.
JHENE AIKO – ‘TRIP 17’ (TBA)
Jhene Aiko enthusiasts have a reason to celebrate with the songstress announcing her forthcoming sophomore album, ‘Trip 17’. The announcement was made in the September/October 2017 issue of Playboy, where she shared her intentions to release the album. While describing the upcoming album, Jhene said she’s taking listeners on a trip and compared the album to a map.
PARTYNEXTDOOR – ‘CLUB ATLANTIS’ (TBA)
PND has released a total of six new singles in the last two weeks. That should tell you the OVO crooner is testing sounds out as he puts the finishing touches on his next album, ‘Club Atlantis’.
DVSN – ‘THE MORNING AFTER’ (TBA)
It’s no surprise OVO signees, dvsn have an album on the way. Their forthcoming sophomore offering is coming sooner than many expect. The group comprised of Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85 took things a step further by sharing a cinematic video teaser of their upcoming ‘Morning After’ album.