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As exemplified both by quality and quantity, 2018 has been a monumental year for rap fans. And we still have two months left to go.
With new music consistently being released every week, several artists aren't interested in waiting for the new year to release their latest works. To be specific; Gucci Mane, Offset, 21 Savage and Lil Baby have each confirmed the release dates for their respective projects.
First, Guwop took to Instagram to share a handwritten tracklist for his upcoming Evil Genius project, revealing it will feature guest appearances from Bruno Mars, Kodak Black, Quavo, Kevin Gates, Lil Skies and more. He also confirmed via Twitter it will be released — in his words — on "Decemburr 7th." The previously announced effort will mark the Atlanta rapper's lone project of 2018, a noticeable shift from his exceptionally busy 2017. Last year, Gucci dropped DropTopWop, Mr. Davis, and El Gato: The Human Glacier.
Fuck it I’m dropping #EvilGenius Decemburr 7th!!💰💰💰💰💰💰— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) November 6, 2018
Next, Offset confirmed he'll be following in the footsteps of his Migos brethren. As announced on Twitter, he is set to drop his debut as a solo artist on Dec. 14.
Offset's entry will join the likes of Takeoff and Quavo, who both released solo projects this year. Last month, Quavo kicked off the releases, sharing his Quavo Huncho project. This past week, it was Takeoff's turn. His debut, The Last Rocket, also garnered his first solo entry on the Billboard Hot 100 ("Last Memory.")
12-14-18— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) November 6, 2018
Additionally, 21 Savage confirmed that his currently untitled third album will be arriving on Dec. 7. Details surrounding the forthcoming album are relatively sparse except for the rapper confirming that he already turned in his latest project in.
21 Savage has been receiving much praise for his involvement on Metro Boomin's new album, Not All Heroes Wear Capes, with many fans lauding the project as being what we can anticipate from the followup to 2017's Issa Album.
12-7-18— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) November 5, 2018
Finally — for now at least — Lil Baby also confirmed he's also not finished with 2018 just yet.
Taking to Instagram, the fast-rising star announced that his followup to his debut Harder Than Ever will be arriving on Nov. 30. Along with the announcement, he also shared a snippet of an unreleased song.
Yup, 2018 is definitely going to be one for the history books. Mark your calendars.