Lil Yachty, Meek Mill and Kendrick Lamar Are Dropping Before the Year Wraps

Mahlik Campbell

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 22: Lil Yachty performs at the 7th Annual BET Experience at L.A. Live Presented by Coca-Cola at Staples Center on June 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Before 2020 ends, Lil Yachty, Meek Mill, and Kendrick Lamar want to help end things on a high note with a bunch of fresh music. That's according to several tweets, at least.

Alongside the unveiling of the long-delayed video for "Not Regular" featuring Sada Baby, Yachty claimed that "before the year ends," he's releasing a mixtape called 'Michigan Boy Boat,' presumably organizing the numerous tracks he's recorded with artists from the Midwestern state.

In the self-sustaining rap communities of Detroit and especially neighboring Flint, Yachty has emerged as a favorite guest of underground kings like Rio Da Yung OG, YN Jay, KrispyLife Kidd, Louie Ray, and more.

His admiration of Michigan stretches back to early collaborations with Tee Grizzley like "GET MONEY BROS." In June 2019, he mentioned that he was going to put out a 'D to the A' mixtape with a few local rappers from both the D and his native Atlanta.

North of ATL in Philadelphia, Meek Mill let fans know during an #askmeek Q&A on Twitter that his fifth studio album is arriving "this year." He also said that his favorite song at the moment is Lil Durk's "The Voice."

Meek's been relatively quiet on the music side of things, only premiering three singles this year. His most recent album, 'Championships,' debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in Nov. 2018 and is certified platinum.

Yet the most tantalizing hint of all came courtesy of the president of TDE, Terrence "Punch" Henderson. Also responding to fans online, he disclosed that Kendrick is readying some audio to drop "pretty soon."

Asked to clarify how "soon," he simply replied, "soon soon." Hmm.