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Summer 2018 has big things in store for rap

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Travis Scott performs in 2017

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Many notable artists will be releasing projects this summer to fans anxious for music to fulfill their summer time itch.

First and foremost, Drake will be releasing his album “Scorpion” sometime in June. This marks Drake’s first full album release since he released “More Life” in March of 2017. However, he has not been idle since then, releasing an EP “Scary hours” with hit song “God’s Plan” and singles “Nice for what?”. He has also been featured on tracks like “Yes indeed” and “Look alive”. Finally, many speculate the album’s title “Scorpion” is a reference to Drake’s astrological sign, Scorpio. Scorpion is sure to be full of hit songs and music perfect for the summer of 2018.

Drake is not the only artist releasing new music this summer. Kanye West has also been working on a project. Kanye took to Twitter to announce his work.

“My album is 7 songs,” tweeted Kanye. “June 1st.”

While the same day announcing a second project with an artist he frequently collaborates with.

“Me and Cudi album June 8th,” tweeted Kanye. “It’s called Kids See Ghosts. That’s the name of our group.”

Kanye has been in Wyoming working on a project off and on for the past year, and fans finally know a release date for the work. Kanye’s recluse is reminiscent of when he escaped to Hawaii while crafting “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”. Artists such as Travis Scott, Nas, and Kid Cudi have also been spotted in Wyoming, which gives a hint to possible features on the Album. Kanye’s untitled album will be his first full album release since February 2016’s “The Life of Pablo”. And his release with Kid Cudi will be Cudi’s first full album release since his 2016 album “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’”. Kanye’s new music releases are sure to be interesting in light of recent controversy.

Finally, there are a few other artists sure to release new music this summer. Travis Scott is expected to release “Astroworld”, YG with “Stay Dangerous” and Nicki Minaj with “Queen”. All of these anticipated albums along with recent releases such as ‘Testing’ by A$AP Rocky and “Daytona” by Pusha T, is sure to provide a summer with an endless supply of music.

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Jack Fehrs, Feature Editor
Jack Fehrs is the feature editor this year for Statesman. When he isn’t in the office, Jack spends his time playing golf and spending time with friends. This year he plans on keeping the kids in line and trying to spend more time on stories and less on listening to Migos and Gucci with Ver....
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