We're already looking at one of the best hip-hop years in recent memory, and it doesn't seem likely to slow down anytime soon. November will already bring releases from Kanye West, J.I.D.,Anderson.Paak, 6ix9ine, IDK, Lil Peep, and now, Meek Mill is adding his album into the mix. Previously billed, somewhat tongue-and-cheekily, as Meek's "surprise album," it would appear that the cat has officially lept from the bag. Meek recently stopped by Georgetown University for a conversation with Professor Marc Howard, where he revealed that his album was on track for a November release.

"Album coming out this month," says Meek, to eager applause. It's still unclear when he'll be dropping, but it seems like the 16th, 23rd, and 30th all stand out as viable candidates. Perhaps there will be an element of surprise after all, and Meek will come through from out the blue. Whenever it does arise, one thing is certain: Meek is taking wins in every sense of the word.