Now that 2016 is over, it’s time to look ahead to what 2017 has to offer in terms of new music releases. Several artists have already made announcements that they are planning to drop some major heat in the new year.

Big acts like Big Sean, Kehlani, Drake and Migos are ready to make noise early in 2017. There are expected to be new releases from Fat Joe & Remy Ma who turned it all the way up in 2016. Rap veteran Too $hort is still pimping the game with his new project. Rhyme-spitters Lupe Fiasco and DeJ Loaf will finally drop their long-awaited albums. You can also expect new projects from R&B songbirds SZA and Jhene Aiko. Finally, Wale will bring a little sunshine with his fifth album.

So without further ado, The Boombox presents an early rundown of early 2017 album releases you can expect from your favorite artists in the gallery above.

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