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My most anticipated albums of 2013
This is my list. Feel free to add input, recommendations, etc.
10) Childish Gambino — 2nd Solo Studio LP
Don’t hate me, but I have yet to listen to Royalty despite downloading it. I liked his Camp project and thought he has a lot of potential as a pop-crossover artist with songs like “Heartbeat”. Not so sure how that will pan out, though.
9) J. Cole/Kendrick Lamar — Collaborative LP
This would be the GOAT collaborative project to me. These two, in my opinion, are the best of the new school. With both of their lyricism and Cole’s production, it has a chance to be classic.
8) Big Sean — Hall of Fame
Big Sean’s Finally Famous album had a lot of success on the charts with the up-tempo singles. The G.O.O.D. Music artist had memorable verses on the Cruel Summer crew project and he was included on the album’s two biggest songs, “Mercy” and “Clique”. His mixtape, Detroit, was one of the best mixtapes of 2012. Sean’s newest single, “Guap”, shows the same old Sean at what he does best. Hall of Fame looks promising.
7) Pusha T — My Name is My Name
The former Clipse emcee hailing from Virginia has arguably had one of the best years in hip hop in 2012. Almost every song/verse I heard from him was excellent. He was also apart of Cruel Summer’s best track, “New God Flow”, featuring G.O.O.D. Music bossman Kanye West. After releasing “Pain”, Push’s debut solo album looks to be a breakout album of the year. He’s a veteran but look out for a new household name, Pusha T.
6) Tyler, the Creator — Wolf
The hipster’s favorite emcee, Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator, has been turning heads ever since he came into the public eye. His latest project, The OF Tape, Vol. 2 with his group came out this year and I enjoyed it. His deep voice and off the wall lyrics always have a way of captivating his audience that makes you want to listen. Could be the unexpected album of the year.
5) Common — 10th Solo Studio Album
The Dreamer/The Believer was my favorite hip hop release of 2011. Although it wasn’t a success on the hip hop singles chart with club tracks, it displayed the beautiful production of No I.D. combined with the lyrical genius that is Common. Common has been busy the last couple of years with his acting career taking off, but I still see him making classic albums. The G.O.O.D. Music member definitely has the means to make one, let’s just see if he can live up to the hype come September.
4) KiD CuDi — Indicud
After KiD CuDi promised via Twitter that this would be the greatest album of all time, the world has slowly been awaiting it’s release. Some argue that Cudi’s best project was his mixtape A Kid Named Cudi, claiming his style has changed tremendously since then. His last work was a collaborative experimental rock album with producer Dot Da Genius titled WZRD. It definitely shocked the hip hop world considering it had no cursing and no rapping-just singing. (He also played guitar) We’ll see if his promise holds up.
3) Kanye West — 6th Solo Studio Album
Not many hip hop fans aren’t Kanye fans. His last full-length solo effort earned him a Grammy and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down any time soon. The leader of G.O.O.D. Music was all over the radio this summer with singles from Cruel Summer like “Clique” and “Mercy”. We will soon see if his newest relationship with Kim Kardashian and apparent baby on the way will effect his art.
2) J. Cole — Born Sinner
What can I say about J. Cole, he’s my favorite of the new school of “The Hip Hop Renaissance”. His last project was his debut studio album, Cole World: The Sidelined Story and it had a great mix of serious, true feeling songs mixed with radio hits. After signing to Roc Nation he released two mixtapes, The Warm Up & Friday Night Lights, both to critical acclaim. “Miss America” is the first single from the album and it provides social commentary from Cole that I really wanted to hear.
1) Drake — 3rd Solo Studio Album
Drake-Hip hop’s favorite successful artist they love to take shots at. His style has yet to be stopped no matter what you want to say about him. The YMCMB artist has been on a tear in 2012 with guest verses on records such as “Stay Schemin” and “Amen”. After having arguably the best tour in all of hip hop of last year, I look for Drake to put out another huge album that could possibly sell one million in a week. His unique sound should keep him at the top for awhile.
Deltron 3030 Event II
Not Eminem’s next solo? I’m not really stanning [even though I kind of am], but after Recovery, I want Em to release some decent shit (hopefully something good). His work lately has been amazing (Welcome to: Our House[especially the Our House verse], Shady 2.0 Cypher, My Life verse, etc.)
These two, in my opinion, are the best of the new school. With both of their lyricism
J.Cole, lyricist? lol. .
I’m not hating the guy but he sure writes a lot of crap. I think I’ll leave that here.
What about Raekwon or Ghostface man? I’m hella exited for those albums.
@Halfisch Have you heard Cole’s mixtapes? They are extremely lyrical and 10x better then anything on his album. If you haven’t heard them yet download them.
J.Cole actually was a great lyricist but he’s had to dumb himself down for the mainstream. Back in 010, if you go up to a casul and tell them about J.Cole, they would look at you in disgust, Now, J.Cole is everyone’s favorite rapper
1a) Rick Ross — Untitled 6th Studio Album
Ross is my favorite rapper (yeah, bite me & downvote me all you want it won’t change anything) and GFID is my favorite album ever. I wanna see how he follows it up. Can’t wait for this, but I don’t think it will actually drop in 2013 because of so many MMG releases that must be done (Wale, Stalley, DJ Scream, Gunplay, etc).
1b) Gunplay — Medellin
I’ve always loved Gunplay. He’s my 2nd fav rapper and the most underrated rapper out right now imo. He killed the Power Circle verse, and Kendrick on his own track on “Cartoon & Cereal”. He really blew up in 2012, and I love how he’s handled his debut album because nowadays, cuz people’s debut album aren’t really their debut. Ex — LongLiveASAP is Rocky’s commericial debut, but his real debut was LiveLoveASAP. All of Gunplay’s mixtapes feature 2-3 really good new songs and 10 remixes/freestyles, so I can’t WAIT to hear what a full solo Gunplay album would sound like. If I was a rapper, I’d handle my debut album the same way Gunplay is. For the record, I don’t think this’ll drop in 2013 because it’ll be hard for Def Jam to promote an album for a rapper who’s on house arrest, but still, I can’t wait for this album.
2) Kanye West — Untitled 6th Studio Album
MBDTF is one of my favorite albums ever. I can’t wait to see how he follows that up, adding in the Kardashian relationship & now his upcoming fatherhood.
3) Jay-Z — Untitled 12th Studio Album
Idk if this’ll come out in 2013, but any Jay-Z album will have enormous hype nowadays, because he has transcended rap.
4) The Throne — Watch The Throne II
WTT wasn’t a classic, but it was iconic. I’d love to hear a sequel of a collaborative album of two of the best rappers alive (and all-time).
5) Wale — I Ain’t Perfect
I love Wale, and Ambition was dope to me. Folarin was a nice appetizer to what should be another good album.
6) MMG — Selfmade 3
I love MMG (bite me).
The rest in no order:
Drake — 3rd studio album
I don’t like Drake but I can’t hate, Take Care was fire. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t the least bit anticipating this.
Pusha T — My Name Is My Name
Pusha’s really grown on me, I can’t wait to hear his solo debut. Blocka was one of my fav tracks of 2012 (even if it won’t be on the album).
50 Cent — Street King Immortal
GRODT is one of my favorite albums ever, and SKI has sounded like the best album 50 will drop since his debut.
Future — Future Hendrix
Future is the best good garbage rapper (he truly does suck but I can’t front his music bangs) out there. He’s grown on me lately.
French Montana — Excuse My French
French Montana is another good garbage rapper. But Ross will be executive producing this joint, and any album executive produced by Ross bangs.
GOOD Music — Cruel Winter
Cruel Summer was decent (albeit disappointing), but I’d still look forward to a sequel.
Stalley is dropping an album in 2013
Looking foward to Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Pink Slime (with Pharrell Williams), and ‘92 Til Infinity (with DJ Jazzy Jeff). Shit this year gonna be good
@TheGift — If so, then add him to my list. He’s my 3rd fav member in MMG.
Yeah, I listened to his mixtapes. Quickly though and never went back to listen to those again since nothing really caught my attention, whether it’s his voice, beats or his lyrics.
II think pt 2 of Food and Liquor 2 will be good. i feel like people have given up on lupe.
Whatever, I’m a stan. I can’t wait for Eminem’s album.