As expected, May was a slower month of music releases compared to the craziness of March and April. That doesn’t mean the year has finally gone stale. There’s still more to come just in time for the summer.
A$AP Rocky‘s At. Long. Last. A$AP was initially scheduled to drop in May, but it’s now postponed until June 2. None of the singles released have made a dent in the clubs or on Billboard charts. Don’t count A$AP Rocky out, though. He’s been vocal about how much work he’s put into this album. The stakes are higher on this one, and that’s clear from the homage to A$AP Yams on the LP cover. Hip-hop is waiting to see if Rocky can deliver once again and with FKA twigs and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) are slated to appear on the album, a little help to do so doesn’t hurt.
The rest of June is filled with speculative releases; the lack of promo surrounding some of them is justified. One is Lil Durk’s Remember My Name. The Chicago rapper has been signed to Def Jam for a while, but he’s faced constant delays when it comes to releasing his debut LP. Will the slated June 2 release date stick? Perhaps.
There are also two big projects possibly making a June release: Pusha T‘s King Push and Diddy‘s MMM on June 29 and 30 respectively. Fans are expecting good things from King Push after his impressive My Name Is My Name album. MMM is a wild card. Diddy has missed before when it comes to his albums, and he admits he doesn’t write his own rhymes. But he does have the Kanye West-assisted Hitmen behind him for this project. So that helps.
Also, Migos‘ debut studio album is on the way. Has their recent arrest derailed their YRN Tha Album? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Check out other hip-hop and R&B key releases below.
A$AP Rocky, At. Long. Last. A$AP
Lil Durk, Remember My Name
Jason Derulo, Everything Is 4
Jedi Mind Tricks, The Thief And The Fallen
Dom Kennedy, Dom Kennedy
Large Pro, Re:Living
Migos, YRN Tha Album
Skyzoo, Music for My Friends
Trey Songz, Trigga: Reloaded
Pusha T, King Push
Bilal, In Another Life
The Game, The Documentary 2
Vince Staples, Summertime ’06
Rawyals, In the Raw