10 Most Anticipated Rap Albums of 2017 for Southpawers



10. Slaughterhouse – “Glass House”

It has been 6 years since Slaughterhouse got signed to Shady Records and they only released one album. In 2015, Joell Ortiz told to HipHopDX:  “Everything is smooth. We got announcements coming soon. Our album is done. When you guys get it? That remains to be seen. But it’s ready to rock and roll. We are planning for this year.” But the album has never seen a light. Let’s don’t lose hope and look forward for them to release it in 2017.


9.   D12 – N/A

In 2015, D12 released 14 tracks mixtape “Devil’s Night.” The tape was dope, but fans were still disappointed cause the lack of Eminem. Em only did an intro, even worse, it was an acapella freestyle. But, in 2016, Swifty McVay released the video where he says that new D12 albums is coming and Eminem is also involved. More likely it won’t be released in 2017 but still, there is hope.


8. Swifty McVay – “Grey Blood LP”

Swifty McVay’s Grey Blood LP will be available for purchase on February 3, 2017. The album features Kxng Crooked, Denaun Porter, Bizarre, Slum Village and more. We can’t wait to hear it!


7. Royce Da 5’9″ – “Book of Ryan”

Book of Ryan is the name of the upcoming album by Royce da 5’9″ that he announced in early 2016. It will be his seventh studio album and is scheduled for release in 2017. Discussing the album in a HotNewHipHop interview, Royce has stated that the album will be a very personal one.


6. Jon Connor – “Vehicle City”

Jon Connor is currently signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. In 2015 he was featured on Dr. Dre’s album Compton as well as The Game’s album The Documentary 2. Connor also did Vehicle City freestyle on Dr Dre’s “The Pharmacy” show. Connor did a mixtape called Best In The World: The People’s Rapper LP where he raps on Eminem most popular beats in every song. He has been teasing us new music in 2016, pictures with him and Dre being in the studio. It will more likely be released in 2017.


5. Dr. Dre – N/A

Let’s be honest. Detox will never be released but Dr Dre premiered lots of new music on his Pharmacy Show in 2015 and 2016. There are lots of things coming out, regarding to Dre, in 2017. HBO will release the 4-part-documentary about Dre and we might get new soundtrack music. He, reportedly, is working on a soundtrack album for Vital Signs TV series. In early 2016, Rolling Stone magazine also reported that Dre is releasing the second CD of Straight Outta Compton , called Straight Outta Compton: Original Motion Picture Score, which includes a song called “Detroit.” There is also a lot of talks about the world tour with Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar. Let’s hope Dr. Dre got something big for us in 2017.


4. Yelawolf – “Trial by Fire”

YelaWolf has already released two singles of Trial By Fire: “Shadows” and “Daylight.” In 2016, YelaWolf said that 15 tracks album is coming out in the early of 2017 with the music video for all the songs. We can’t wait to hear Trial by Fire.


3. Royce Da 5’9″ & Dj Premier – “PRhyme 2”

In 2014, Royce and Dj Preemo released joint album PRhyme. PRhyme received universal acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 84, which indicates “universal acclaim”, based on 5 reviews. The album debuted at number 59 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 13,547 copies in the United States. Royce Da 5’9″ has recently been previewing some songs off PRhyme 2 on his official Instagram page and his rhymes are on top. PRhyme, truly, is the definition of true hip-hop. Let’s do it Nickel!


2. Bad Meets Evil – N/A

In 2016, Royce Da 5’9″ answered the questions on YouTube live session, where he said: “I 100% want to do another Bad Meets Evil album… When we first did the very first shit back in ’98, we were just around each other and was nothing going on those couple of days we just recorded some shit because we wanted to stay sharp and we ended coming up with something that we felt was cool. Which is exactly what what happened when we did Bad Meets Evil EP a few years back. I went to Eminem with a couple of songs that I had for my solo shit, I asked him to get on some shit and we ended up with 6-7 songs. That’s what happened you can’t let MCs sit around. It might happen, who knows.” C’mon Em! Please do it!


1. Eminem – N/A

“Don’t worry I’m working on an album!” Eminem tweeted back in October. The song he released with that tweet, the seven-plus-minute, mostly acapella “Campaign Speech,” met mixed reviews, but it showed Em could still rap his ass off, and could still shock and offend listeners. The stakes are high for Em to shake off the rust and deliver on this album—he’s several years and dozens of songs removed from his untouchable early 2000s peak. But as long as it includes at least one jaw-dropping “Rap God” standout moment, his legacy will be just fine.” says Alex Gale.   So, yeah. Eminem is number one on our most anticipated albums of 2017.