It felt like there was a notable album drop every week of summer ‘18, and while the fall season doesn’t necessarily have a ton of projects lined up, there are some major releases in the works. From Chance the Rapper to Lil Uzi Vert to Noname, these are the artists whose new projects we’re most looking forward to in the final months of the year.
Lil Pump, 'Harverd Dropout'
It's been a year since Lil Pump released his self-titled debut, and word was Harverd Dropout was set to drop on Aug. 17, but Pump "lost" the album. Building on the success of singles like "Esskeetit" and "Drug Addicts," Harverd Dropout, now set for a Sept. 14 release, is also rumored to feature collabs with Offset, Swae Lee, and the late XXXTentacion. —khal
Noname, 'Room 25'
Lil Uzi Vert, 'Eternal Atake'
Lil Uzi Vert hasn’t released too much material since Luv Is Rage 2 dropped back in August 2017, but that will change soon, when the Philly rapper comes through with Eternal Atake. He’s teased the project with a number of song previews over the last few months, and while it’s unclear if the aforementioned snippets will make it onto the final product in full form, Vert has established himself as a reliable act who knows how to deliver on commercial and critical levels. —Edwin Ortiz
Chance the Rapper
The hype around Chance the Rapper’s follow-up to Coloring Book is justified; not only is his 2016 project arguably his best yet, but it earned the Chicago representative a handful of Grammys, including Best Rap Album. Chance offered up a taste of what he’s been working on in July with a four-song pack, and it feels like his next solo full-length is not too far off, with a seven-song collaborative project with Kanye West also on the horizon. —Edwin Ortiz
Ski Mask the Slump God
Ski Mask the Slump God’s spring was marred by a false start. The South Florida rapper—who is indebted sonically to SoundCloud and spiritually to artists like Busta Rhymes—released the much-anticipated Beware the Book of Eli on the free platform, only for his management to have it removed swiftly. While the tape did eventually see an official drop, it was missing three songs that appeared on the leaked version. Now, though, Ski is readying a new project. Its title is unknown, but it’s set to include 16 tracks and, per the rapper, come out in October. Here’s hoping this release goes more smoothly than the Eli rollout. —Lucas Wisenthal
Anderson .Paak, 'Oxnard Ventura'
Gucci Mane, 'Evil Genius'
After dropping three projects in 2017, Gucci Mane might be showing signs of slowing down; his 13th album, Evil Genius, would be his first full-length of 2018. Gucci's been working on this project—which he told Billboard he wants to be one of his "best projects ever"—as well as the Glacier Boyz tape with Lil Yachty and Migos, so all of that sauce might be taking some time to marinate. Hopefully the East Atlanta Santa drops both projects off before the end of 2018. —khal