Wiz Khalifa– O.N.I.F.C. – Sept. 18
Heading into his 2nd album, Wiz Montra is overshadowed by the life of luxury. His album title (Only N**** in First Class) was inspired from Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Guest so far include 2 Chainz, Curren$y, Cam’ron, Pharrell, and The Weeknd while production involved in the album include 1500 or Nothin, Benny Blanco, Cardo, Stargate, and Will.i.am. “Work Hard, Play Hard(Remix)”, which is rumored to feature Lil Wayne and Drake, has the Pittburgh native back once again in the pressure cooker. Will this album be better than Rolling Papers is the Question.
G.O.O.D. Music- Cruel Summer-Sept.18
Backed by the smash single “Mercy” ft. Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Pusha T & Kanye West & “New God Flow” ft. Pusha T. The G.O.O.D. Music roster is infused with word play for days. Kanye and the crew have recorded the entire album from hotel rooms, staying away from emails to ensure there are no leaks. This album will not fall below great expectations.
Kendrick Lamar-Good Kid in a Mad City-Oct. 2
One third of the Black Hippy Movement (Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul), Kendrick disperses originality, hipster lyrics and the ability to grasp your attention for a whole song. His Summer jam “The Recipe” ft. Dr. Dre and his first single “Swimming Pools(Drank)” gives the Compton MC one of the years anticipated releases. First Dr. Dre brought us Snoop, Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game and now Kendrick Lamar.
Lil Wayne- I Am Not A Human Being II-October
Prepping the release of Dedication 4, the pint sized New Orleans MC spent this year being featured on hit songs such as DJ Khaled’s “Take it to the Head”, Keyshia Cole’s “Enough of No Love”, Birdman’s “Born Stunna”, French Montana’s “Pop That” and Trey Songz “Hail Mary”. His hit single “My Homies Still” ft. Big Sean tells his martian flow, but on the other hand, his album title is self explanatory. Tunechi!
A$AP Rocky- LongLiveA$AP-November
Touring all spring and summer, “Pretty Flacko” will release his debut album LONGLIVEA$AP this November. He released his lead single “Goldie” in May. He’s clocked the studio time with Drake, Swizz Beats, Pharrell, and Jim Jonsin. A$ap style is different from other hip hop artists, his audience ranges from all races so the Harlem flyboy will have no problem selling records.
50 Cent- Street King Immortal- November
Now a days it seems like 50 cent has his hands tied in everything but music. He signed a 10 picture movie deal with Lionsgate, started his boxing promotional company named TMT(The Money Team), and he is funding the World Food Program, which includes feeding a billion kids in Africa. As far as music, he released his first single “New Day” featuring Dr. Dre & songbird Alicia Keys. Not bad for a single, but lets see if his rapping days have surpassed him.
French Montana- Excuse my French – November
The definition of Mafioso Rap. The South Broynx MC has one of the biggest buzz in hip hop. Not only is he signed to Bad Boy records, he named Rick Ross the executive producer for his debut. French gets the party live, 808 blasting and ladies popping their A$$. Excuse my French.
T.I.- Trouble Man-TBD
T.I. has been quietly recording his eighth album. The T-Minus produced “Go get it” has the fans excited about hearing new music from the rubberband man. Jumping on records from MMG, DJ Drama, Izzy Azalea, and DJ Khaled. The second season of his VH1 show “The Family Hustle” will premier next month.
Meek Mill- Dreams & NightmaresOctober
After releasing the critically acclaimed Dream Chasers 2, touring with Drake over the summer, and having one of the biggest hip hop singles on radio (Amen), It’s time for Meek Mill to drop his debut.