10 Albums Were Waiting For In 2017
WRITTEN BY KARAN TELI
This list, not in order by the way, is of albums that are confirmed or 99.9% likely to release in 2017.
Migos – Culture
Bad and Boujee was bigger than anyone planned. Call Casting and T Shirt showed off Takeoff while Offset showed Bad and Boujee wasn’t a one off. Plus, we already know what Quavo (Shakur) is capable of. Culture is the only one on the list with a confirmed release date; January 27th. Not long left.
SZA – TBA
At one point, it seemed like we would never hear new SZA. She had a twitter rant aimed at TDE and it was thought that her long awaited album was gone. But, the power of social media shows itself again. One simple retweet and now it has almost been confirmed that a new SZA will be heard in 2017. TDE’s lady will finally get her real chance to shine.
Playboi Carti – TBA
2017 has to be the year we finally hear a Carti album or mixtape. His affiliation is the ASAP Mob has kept him musically relevant, even though there’s literally no new music. 20 seconds on the Cozy Tapes is not enough for fans. In interviews from March 2016 Carti said the tape was coming ‘soon’. Almost a year later now; soon has to be SOON.
GOOD Music – Cruel Winter
The GOOD Music family have the sequel of Cruel Summer on deck. Lead single Champions blew the internet up for 2 weeks. But GOOD Music is busy. Kanye, Travis, Pusha and Sean all have other projects to work on, so Cruel Winter might take another backseat until all solo albums are done and then we might finally get it, unsurprisingly, around winter time. It seems like it’s meant to be that way.
Nav x Metro Boomin – TBA
2016 was the breakout year for Canadian / Asian star Nav. Getting the initial 10 seconds of fame on Kylie Jenner’s snapchat to the Beibs in the Trap feature, he came a long way in a few months. The biggest producer in the world right now also co-signed Nav early, co-producing the song ‘Up’ and then announced that he and Nav have their own collaborative album on the way. Savage Mode saw the rise of 21 Savage to heights he probably didn’t imagine and the same can be expected for Nav once this album drops. He also has the backing of OVO and XO, which is always good.
Lorde – TBA
The success of hit single Royals and her album Pure Heroine came out of nowhere. But Lorde did the smart career move, she kept a low and quitter profile and didn’t force new music down people’s throats. She made us wait 4 years until now where we find ourselves asking ‘where has Lorde gone?’ She said she’s been in the studio working on music and should expect an album in 2017, and a good one at that.
ASAP Rocky – TBA
You might not even remember the list that trended on Twitter that called ASAP Rocky overrated, but he remembers. His performance on Cozy Tapes was good, but not great. So we know he saved all his fire material for his solo album, to ‘stunt on us’, as he put it. We’re ready for new music from Lord Flacko.
Kanye West – Turbo Grafx 16
It went from So Help Me God to Swish to Waves to TLOP. So don’t be surprised for the name to change. But with all that’s gone on in the last few months surrounding Kanye West; the robbery of Kim Kardashian, the hospitalisation and meeting with Trump, Yeezus has a lot to talk about. Pete Rock played snippets of sounds that he and Kanye have been working on, so expect something great from Kanye in 2017.
Syd Da Kyd – TBA
Who doesn’t love The Internet? But, it will be interesting to hear how Syd performs without the backing of her band. I’m intrigued to see what route she takes and if her solo music will sound distinctly different from The Internet, but one thing for certain, the girl can sing. So I have no doubt that whatever route she takes, we’ll be in our feels.
Travis Scott & Quavo – TBA
Of all the music that these two will be dropping in 2017, the collaboration album between the two will be the most exciting. Rumours were online before Quavo confirmed on .WAV Radio that the album was actually happening. Based on previous hits like Rodeo standout Oh My Dis Side and one of 2016’s biggest hits in Pick Up The Phone, the two have shown to be incredible music together.