Several anticipated projects premiered over the course of the last seven days. Look below to check out all of the freshly released albums, mixtapes, EPs and projects of the week.

Q4 is nearing its end and with it comes the highly anticipated release of Deadstar 2, Smokepurpp's debut studio album. Unlike the first installment, which was released as a commercial mixtape, the second-coming is several steps ahead of its predecessor. The Alamo Records rapper, who recenlty participated in our Mean Comments series, has been teasing the follow-up for nearly a year, leaving his fans restless at times for its arrival. Ahead of Deadstar 2's arrival, Purpp dropped trap bangers like the Lil Skies collab "Dirty Dirty," "Audi 2," "Stevie" and "What I Please" with Denzel Curry.

Purpp's fellow Alamo labelmate Lil Durk and his Only The Family label also unleash the Family Over Everything compilation this week. The 16-track project features artists signed to Durk's OTF label like Memo600 and Booka600, while some bigger names like G Herbo, Polo G and Lil Tjay also appear on the LP. Street tales and reality-driven rhymes are replete across tracks such as "Brazy Krazy," "Career Day" and "Fake Love."

Brit-bred rapper Stormzy returns with his second studio album, Heavy Is the Head, his first complete LP since 2017's Gang Signs & Prayer. The album includes singles like thumping "Crown" and the driving banger "Own It," which features Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy. Other features on the record include H.E.R., Headie One and Yebba.

The most recent releases in hip-hop can be found below. Check out the new projects from Smokepurpp, Warhol.ss, Lil Durk and OTF The Family, Mulatto, Stormzy, Teejayx6 and more.

  • Deadstar 2

    Smokepurpp
    Alamo Records
  • Family Over Everything

    Lil Durk and OTF The Label
    Alamo (Interscope Records)
  • Heavy Is the Head

    Stormzy
    Hashtag Merky Music / Atlantic Records

     

  • The South Got Something to Say (Deluxe Album)

    Pouya
    POUYA

     

  • M.I.A.

    Warhol.ss
    Warhol.SS / Empire

     

  • Hit the Latto

    Mulatto
    Pittstop Ent / Streamcut
  • Acquired Taste Vol. 1

    Scarlxrd
    A Lxrd Records / Island Records Release

     

  • Almost Normal

    Lil Poppa
    Rule #1 / Interscope Records

     

  • Gravitas

    KXNG Crooked & Bronze Nazareth
    Holy Toledo Productions

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  • Black Air Force Activity 1

    Teejayx6
    TF Entertainment
  • City Morgue Vol. 2: As Good as Dead Vol. 2

    City Morgue
    Hikari-ULTRA, Inc. / Republic Records

     

  • HIStory

    YFN Lucci
    Think It's A Game / Warner Records
  • Chimera Act

    Azizi Gibson
    Prehistoric
  • Free Nationals

    Free Nationals
    OBE, LLC / EMPIRE

     

  • Hood Life Krisis Vol. 2

    J.I.
    G Starr Ent.

     

  • Christmas in Decatur

    Jacquees
    Cash Money Records
  • Vintage Horns

    Termanology
    ST. Records

     

  • Whenever

    Atmosphere
    Rhymesayers Entertainment
  • Natia The God - LP

    Natia
    POW Recordings
  • Mr. Enjoy Da Money

    KnowKnow
    88rising Records / 12Tone Music
  • Coma

    Rich Homie Quan
    RAIS
  • White Christmas 7

    Troy Ave
    BSB Records

     

  • In Case I Die First

    Chynna
    Twin