Only in hip-hop will an album get delayed forever and a day. We've seen it with Tyga; we've seen it with Lil Wayne. OK, maybe those aren't great examples, considering their cases stem from internal issues with someone they thought was on their side. It's too often though when we see a rapper make a claim that they're releasing an album, and it never comes to be.

Still, there are some promising moments that take place between a rapper's announcement and the release of their album. Whether it's ramped-up promo or a radio single, they get the point across that they're on the right path to delivering the goods to their fans. Here are 10 Signs a Rapper Is About to Drop an Album.