2019 in hip hop music

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This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 2019.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • On February 3, 21 Savage was arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for having an expired visa and was revealed to be a United Kingdom national.[6]
  • On February 9, English rapper Cadet was killed in a car accident.
  • On February 12, Mystikal was released from prison on $3 million bond.
  • On February 13, YNW Melly turned himself in to authorities and was charged with the double murder of rappers and childhood friends YNW Sak and YNW Juvy.[7]
  • On February 13, 21 Savage was released from ICE custody on bond.
  • On February 28, BlocBoy JB was arrested for drug and weapons charges.[8]

Released albums[edit]

January[edit]

Day Artist(s) Album Record label(s) Entering chart position
2 8Ball & MJG Classic Pimpin Push Management[9]
3 Conway the Machine Eif 2: Eat What U Kill Griselda Records[10]
11 Comethazine Bawskee 2 Alamo Records
Watsky Complaint Steel Wool Media
Wifisfuneral and Robb Banks Conn3ct3d Alamo
15 Falz Moral Instruction Bahd Guys Records
18 Blockhead Free Sweatpants Backwoodz Studioz
Boondox Liquor, Lies and Legacy Majik Ninja Entertainment[11]
Future The Wizrd Epic Records, Freebandz[12]
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
Gorilla Voltage Gods & Claws Majik Ninja Entertainment[11]
Malibu Ken (Aesop Rock & Tobacco) Malibu Ken Rhymesayers Entertainment[13]
  • Debuted at No. 176 on the Billboard 200
YNW Melly We All Shine Self-released[14]
  • Debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200
23 Members Only Members Only, Vol. 4 Bad Vibes Forever, Empire[15]
  • Debuted at No. 23 on the Billboard 200
25 Boogie Everythings for Sale Shady Records, Interscope[16]
  • Debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard 200
Boston George & Diego Boston George & Diego YJ Music, Def Jam[17]
Dendemann Da Nich Für! Vertigo, Paroli Beats[18]
DJ Kay Slay Hip Hop Frontline Streetsweepers, Empire[19]
Dreezy Big Dreez Interscope[20]
Jay Prince Wonder DRMCLB Records, Cosa Nostra Music
Sada Baby Bartier Bounty Asylum Worldwide

February[edit]

Day Artist(s) Album Record label(s) Entering chart position
1 G Herbo Still Swervin Machine Entertainment Group[21]
  • Debuted at No. 41 on the Billboard 200
People Under the Stairs Sincerely, the P Piecelock 70[22]
The Legion Three the Bronx Way Legion Records[23]
8 AJ Tracey AJ Tracey Self-released[24]
Boston George & Slim Thug Big Bad Boston and the Boss Hogg Life
Demrick No Wasting Time DEM[25]
Mars & Young Swizz The Hangover Mad Insanity Records, Empire[26]
Sean Price & Small Professor 86 Witness Ruck Down, Duck Down, Coalmine Records
Wiz Khalifa & Currensy 2009 Jet Life Recordings, Taylor Gang
  • Debuted at No. 35 on the Billboard 200
11 ASAP Ant Addie Pitino Self-released
13 Berner & Mozzy Slimey Individualz Bern One Ent, Mozzy Records, Empire[27]
14 Slim Thug Suga Daddy Slim: On tha Prowl Hogg Life[28]
15 Czarface & Ghostface Killah Czarface Meets Ghostface Silver Age[29]
Insane Clown Posse Fearless Fred Fury Psychopathic Records[30]
  • Debuted at No. 44 on the Billboard 200
Papoose Underrated Honorable Records, Empire
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal Suffer On Run for Cover Records[31]
22 Giggs Big Bad... No BS, Island Records[32]
Gorilla Zoe I Am Atlanta 4ever Hood Figga[33]
Gunna Drip or Drown 2 YSL Records[34]
  • Debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200
Higher Brothers Five Stars 88rising Records
Lil Pump Harverd Dropout Tha Lights Global, Warner Bros.[35]
  • Debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200
Night Lovell Goodnight Lovell SCPP[36]
Offset Father of 4 Quality Control Music, Motown[37]
  • Debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200
Smif-N-Wessun The All Duck Down Records[38]
The Dirtball Skull Hollow Throttle House Inc[39]
27 T-Pain 1Up Cinematic Music Group[40]
  • Debuted at No. 115 on the Billboard 200

March[edit]

Day Artist(s) Album Record label(s) Entering chart position
1 2 Chainz Rap or Go to the League Def Jam Recordings[41]
  • Debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200
Blu & Oh No A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Nature Sounds[42]
Eto & DJ Muggs Hell's Roof Soul Assassins[43]
Lil Skies Shelby Atlantic Records[44]
  • Debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200
Little Simz Grey Area Age 101 Music[45]
Myka 9 & Adriatic In Motion Automatic Records[46]
Rick Rock Rick Rock Beats Southwest Federation Records
8 Dave Psychodrama Dave, Neighbourhood Recordings[47]
Juice Wrld Death Race for Love Grade A Productions, Interscope[48]
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
14 Nav Brown Boy XO[49]
15 Chief Keef & Zaytoven GloToven Glo Gang, RBC Records[50]
Dizzy Wright Nobody Cares, Work Harder Dizzy Wright, Empire[51]
Scarlxrd Infinity Lxrd Records, Island[52]
Suigeneris Suinami Devilgear Records, Empire

Upcoming releases[edit]

March[edit]

Day Artist(s) Album Record label(s)
22 Nav Bad Habits XO, Republic Records[53]
Rich The Kid The World Is Yours 2 Interscope, Rich Forever Music[54]
Scottie Spitten S​.​C​.​O​.​T​.​T​.​I​.​E. Rappers I Know[55]
29 Boosie Badazz Badazz 3.5 Lil Boosie Music[56]
Quelle Chris Guns Mello Music Group
Yelawolf Trunk Muzik 3 Slumerican, Shady Records, Interscope[57]
TBA Compton's Most Wanted Gangsta Bizzness Blue Stamp Music[58]

April[edit]

Day Artist(s) Album Record label(s)
12 Anderson .Paak Ventura Aftermath Entertainment[59]
Madchild Demons Battle Axe[60]
Pete Rock Return of the SP1200 Tru Soul Records[61]
19 Tech N9ne N9NA Strange Music, RBC, INgrooves[62]
26 Alla Xul Elu Church of Xul Majik Ninja Entertainment[63]
Twiztid Generation Nightmare Majik Ninja Entertainment[64]
TBA Dreamville Records Revenge of the Dreamers III Dreamville, Interscope[65]

May[edit]

Day Artist(s) Album Record label(s)
3 DJ Khaled Father of Asahd We the Best Music, Epic[66]
10 Diamond D The Diam Piece 2 [67]

July[edit]

Day Artist(s) Album Record label(s)
17 Chance the Rapper TBA Self-released[68]

TBA[edit]

Highest-charting singles[edit]

Hip hop singles from any year which charted in the 2019 Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100[90]
Song Artist Project Peak position
"Sunflower" Post Malone and Swae Lee Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 1
"Please Me" Cardi B and Bruno Mars TBA 3
"Middle Child" J. Cole TBA 4
"Wow." Post Malone TBA 7
"Thotiana" Blueface Famous Cryp 9
"A Lot" 21 Savage featuring J. Cole I Am > I Was 12
"Money" Cardi B Invasion of Privacy 13
"Murder on My Mind" YNW Melly I Am You 14
"Leave Me Alone" Flipp Dinero TBA 20
"Robbery" Juice Wrld Death Race for Love 27
"Twerk" City Girls featuring Cardi B Girl Code 29
"Look Back at It" A Boogie wit da Hoodie Hoodie SZN 32
"Swervin" A Boogie wit da Hoodie featuring 6ix9ine Hoodie SZN 38
"Keanu Reeves" Logic TBA
"I" Lil Skies Shelby 39
"Backin' It Up" Pardison Fontaine featuring Cardi B TBA 40
"Envy Me" Calboy TBA
"Pure Water" DJ Mustard and Migos TBA

Highest first-week consumption[edit]

List of albums with the highest first-week consumption (sales + streaming + track equivalent), as of February 2019 in the United States
Number Album Artist 1st-week consumption 1st-week position Refs
1 Death Race for Love Juice Wrld 165,000 1 [91]
2 The Wizrd Future 125,000 1 [92]
3 Drip or Drown 2 Gunna 90,000 3 [93]
4 Father of 4 Offset 89,000 4 [93]
5 Rap or Go to the League 2 Chainz 65,000 4 [94]
6 Shelby Lil Skies 54,000 5 [94]
7 Harverd Dropout Lil Pump 48,000 7 [93]

Highest critically reviewed albums (Metacritic)[edit]

Number Artist Album Average score Number of reviews Reference
1 Dave Psychodrama 97 6 reviews [95]
2 Little Simz Grey Area 90 10 reviews [96]
3 2 Chainz Rap or Go to the League 83 6 reviews [97]
4 Boogie Everythings for Sale 82 6 reviews [98]
5 AJ Tracey AJ Tracey 81 9 reviews [99]
6 Giggs Big Bad... 81 5 reviews [100]
7 Czarface & Ghostface Killah Czarface Meets Ghostface 79 4 reviews [101]
8 Malibu Ken Malibu Ken 76 6 reviews [102]
9 Gunna Drip or Drown 2 76 6 reviews [103]
10 Offset Father of 4 74 7 reviews [104]

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