Alternative hip hop collective Brockhampton (often stylised as BROCKHAMPTON) have a devoted legion of fans who, for years, have been awaiting another album from the group. In a surprise announcement, the group’s frontman, Kevin Abstract, has announced that the collective will be releasing an album this year. However, he has also confirmed that this will be the collective’s last album.
Earlier this year, the collective revealed that 2022 would be their last active year as a collective but fans weren’t sure whether they were set to tour, release an EP or other. The group’s final body of work will be their seventh full-length studio album. Quite a high number for a modern-day collective and is certainly more than their peers, such as Odd Future and A$AP Mobb.
Earlier this year, the collective revealed that they were working on the soundtrack of the latest film of the Despicable Me movie franchise, Minions: The Rise Of Gru, for which they recorded a cover of Kool and The Gang’s ‘Hollywood Swinging’.
Following the group’s appearance on the soundtrack, fans also got a new solo single from the Brockhampton rapper Merlyn Wood entitled ‘GREEN LIGHT’. The rapper has since released another single, ‘One Of Us’.
Abstract, taking to Twitter earlier this month, told fans, “BROCKHAMPTON ALBUM BEFORE YEAR IS OVER F*CK I AM EXCITED THANK U FOR BEING PATIENT.” He revealed that the album would be titled ‘No Cap’, and shared the project’s cover art. However, fans were not impressed with the artwork. However, the group are known for sharing what they say are official names and artwork, only for them to be utterly different upon release.
Insisting that this was the collective’s last album, in a since-deleted tweet, Abstract wrote, “Band is over. We broke up. But we will be releasing the final album before the year is over. And you do not want to miss it. It’s incredible. Also – thank you for tuning in and this nice message. Appreciate it. Big love!”
You can view the Brockhampton frontman’s tweet below.