Six Highly Anticipated Dancehall/ Reggae Albums We Know (or Think) Will Drop in 2023

As 2023 unfolds, dancehall and reggae music fans worldwide are on tenterhooks, eagerly awaiting some of the most anticipated album drops. This year promises an eclectic mix of music from some of the genre’s most influential voices, with excitement already at a fever pitch. Here’s a look at six of the most highly anticipated albums due to hit your speakers this year.

  1. Beenie Man – Simma (Release Date: August 31, 2023)

The ‘King of the Dancehall’ Beenie Man, is set to release his 17th studio album, ‘Simma’. This much-awaited album is a fusion of dancehall, reggae, afrobeats, and drill music. The project not only stands as a testament to Beenie Man’s versatility but is also a celebration of his indomitable spirit and relentless creativity.

  1. Popcaan – Untitled (Release Date: TBA)

After dropping ‘Great Is He’, Popcaan is keeping fans on their toes with the promise of another album in 2023. Although details are scarce, the buzz for Popcaan’s upcoming untitled album is palpable.

  1. Buju Banton – Born for Greatness (Release Date: September 8, 2023)

Reggae/Dancehall legend, Buju Banton, has tantalized fans with glimpses into his 13th studio album, ‘Born For Greatness’. Scheduled for release in September, this album promises a dynamic blend of solo ventures and collaborations, hinting at another landmark record in Buju’s illustrious career.

  1. Bounty Killer – King of Kingston (Release Date: TBA)

Bounty Killer has kept fans in suspense with his much-anticipated album, ‘King of Kingston’. Although the release date remains a closely guarded secret, this album promises to remind fans of authentic hardcore international dancehall sounds. It features some of the most iconic dancehall, reggae, and hip hop legends, cementing its status as a must-watch release.

  1. Masicka – Untitled (Release Date: TBA)

Masicka’s upcoming, yet-to-be-titled album, promises to be a game-changer for the artist, coming under the esteemed Def Jam Records. Masicka has assured fans that this new album will far surpass his previous offering, ‘438’, stoking anticipation further.

  1. Teejay – I Am Chippy (Release Date: End of August, 2023)

Rounding off this list is the Uptop Boss, Teejay, ready to hit the charts with his EP ‘I am Chippy’. This project is promised to be filled with collaborations with dancehall heavyweights and will be distributed by Warner Music, marking a significant milestone in Teejay’s career.

In conclusion, 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year for fans of dancehall and reggae music. From Beenie Man’s exploration of new genres in ‘Simma’ to the anticipation of fresh offerings from Popcaan and Masicka, there is plenty to look forward to. Let the anticipation build as we await these hot releases to hit the airwaves and DSP !