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5 brand-new hip-hop albums you need to hear

J. Cole, Post Malone, and more!
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This is a massive day of new hip-hop releases.

Between J. Cole, Post Malone, The-Dream, and more, we have some delayed, and some surprises -- but they all dropped today.

Clear your playlists, here's a sampling of what you have to hear:

J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only
The heavily hyped new J. Cole, with a title that's a love letter to his daughter.

Ab-Soul - D.W.T.W.
The sudden surprise release from Ab-Soul caps off a great year for T.D.E.

Tech N9ne - The Storm
Kansas City indie-rap icon Tech N9ne's latest features everyone from Logic to Boyz II Men to Gary Clark Jr. to KoRN's Jonathan Davis.

Post Malone - Stoney
Surprise! This finally came out, and made it before the end of the year cutoff, which might me you owe somebody five bucks.

The-Dream - Love You to Death
A surprise buried in other surprises, the long-awaited new release from The-Dream dropped today. While it may just be an EP, it sure is great to hear The-Dream again! An ideal chaser to the density of today's releases.

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