The hip-hop community has been waiting for Eminem to officially return to his pen and paper ever since his jaw-dropping Donald Trump freestyle last year. On August 31, the veteran rapper ended the wait by dropping his latest album, Kamikaze. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and became the ninth #1 album of his career.
Lil Kim is the queen bee of hip-hop, and she doesn't want you to forget it! Donning a mesh and crystal bodysuit in her newest music video for "Nasty One," the queen has not lost her stride. The OG rapper released the song on July 11, which is also her birthday. The single is off the first album she's released in about 10 years. The anticipated album is slated to release in November of this year.
The OG of the OGs, Snoop Dogg, released an unexpected album on March 16 of this year, Bible of Love. Debuting at #1 on the US Gospel Album chart, the album is Snoop's 16th studio album and first gospel album. Snoop Dogg is no stranger to staying busy. Along with his hit VH1 show with Martha Stewart, Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, he is also releasing a cookbook in October and starring in his own Broadway musical, Snoopsical. This veteran rapper has never left the game and is in it to stay.
LOX member Styles P is a true OG in the rap game. Recently the rapper releaseed his ninth studio album, G-Host, on May 4, marking it Styles' first solo project in three years. We salute rappers like Styles P who stay true to their craft and never miss a beat. Not only is he an OG rapper, he's also a vegan and owns a couple of juice bars in NYC!
If you know about hip-hop, you know about Nas. Arguably one of the best rappers of all time, the OG finally released an album this year after much anticipation. Nasir is the rapper's 11th studio album and was released on June 15, 2018. The album is a follow up to Nas' Life Is Good album, which dropped in 2012. The seven-song EP was executive produced by Kanye West.