15 Things To Look Forward To In 2014

Lil Boosie

Lil Boosie’s Release From Prison
Projected Release Date: February 16

Boosie’s been in jail since 2009 on drug charges, but now he’s finally set to come home. According to his brother, Boosie has completed a number of classes and programs that will expedite his release, and he’ll be out by February 16 if all goes well. As for the music? Boosie’s apparently written over 600 songs since he’s been locked up, and he’s got a welcoming committee that includes Rick Ross and former collaborators Webbie and Mouse On Tha Track ready to welcome him home and collaborate with him. Boosie Bad Azz might yet get a second chance at this whole music thing.

schoolboy q album release

ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron
Projected Release Date: February 25

We’ve been waiting for this one for so long that it made our 35 Most Anticipated Albums list last year, but now Oxymoron finally has a release date and a handful of poppin’ singles that have whetted the appetites of Q’s legion of fans. Somehow, TDE didn’t release a single project in 2013—Kendrick’s “Control” verse made it almost unnecessary—but that’s poised to change this year, with CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Griffith plotting to drop six albums, one for each member of the team. Easily one of the most anticipated of the year, again.

YG

YG’s Def Jam Debut, My Krazy Life
Projected Release Date: March 18

YG has already had huge success with his “My Hitta” song featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, and the album to back up the single is hot on its heels. With a March release date and features from Drake, Game, and Ty Dolla $ign and executive production from Jeezy, it’s set to be one of the West Coast’s biggest albums in a while.