Here Is The Status Of The 25 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

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2014 comes with a lot of long-awaited projects and artists finally fulfilling promises—Nipsey Hu$$le, ScHoolboy Q, 50 Cent and YG are a few whose albums are finally slated for this year—as well as a number of heavyweights—Rick Ross, Juicy J, Raekwon and T.I.—getting back on their grind. But what, exactly, can we expect from these LPs? That’s the question on everybody’s minds. And while some details have trickled out for each project, we don’t even have a single tracklist to pore over and dream about.

But just because we have to wait for the actual music doesn’t mean we can’t go right to the source to find out as much information as we can about some of the hottest projects slated for the year. With respect to a couple major records that seem to be on the shelf—Wu-Tang’s A Better Tomorrow, an OutKast reunion album, Detox—we dove into a couple of the albums that we’re buzzing about the most over at XXL headquarters, asking some of the principal players involved for their take on what’s to come.

We’ve seen the lists. We’ve felt the buzz. But we wanted to hear from the artists, managers and producers themselves. XXL presents an in-depth look at our 25 most anticipated albums for 2014. Can’t stop, won’t stop. Dan Rys, Eric Diep, Emmanuel C.M., Miranda Johnson and Sowmya Krishnamurthy

ScHoolboy Q – Common | Joey Bada$$ – Nipsey Hu$$le | Killer Mike – Asher Roth | YG – Action Bronson

Logic – Raekwon | Wiz Khalifa – Meek Mill | Lil Wayne – Nicki Minaj | 50 Cent – Kanye West

  • pretty ridic

    lupe fiasco- tetsuo and youth

  • ayy lmao

    Am I truly supposed to take this seriously when Asher Roth, Juicy J and Rick Ross are on this list

    • Dublyoo

      Asher Roth is much better than Juicy and Rick. He’s really not a bad rapper, he makes some good stuff now, not that corny overdone ‘white college kid that loves to party’ that he used to do.

  • Jordan

    What about Detox?

    • LoKi 303

      Lol that shit ain’t ever droppin

  • kaden

    its not kendricks 2nd album its his 3rd…

    • Matt

      How could anyone down vote this? Section.80 is an amazing album. HiiiiPower and A.D.H.D. are two of his top 5 songs easily. Stop overlooking it!

    • 13thlegend

      overly dedicated was a mixtape

      • U stupid

        Irrelevant

      • Sca

        Section .80.. GKMC..

    • Eric Diep

      Second on a major label.

      • Matt Cosgrove

        So what? Does that mean that “The Heist” wasn’t Macklemore’s first album or that Mac Miller doesn’t already have 2 albums?

  • RealSpit

    It’s a weird thing .. By not having Love Story on here, you make the entire list irrelevant to me .. But then again that’s the point .. What makes Love Story the special album that it is is the exact fact that it’s ignored by these lists

    • Eric Diep

      Box Chevy V was a good teaser. He really needs to redeem himself on this album.

      • HipHopHead999

        “He really needs to redeem himself on this album.”

        As if Radioactive was really THAT bad. Anyway “Love Story” is guaranteed to be better than YG’s album; should have put Yela in his spot at least.

  • Tyler Durden

    TDE 2014… Fuck the rest !!!

    • jake tipple

      Wtf no missing so many great artists who affected 2013

  • Chris

    Y’all missing the biggest album of all.. IAMSU! “Sincerely Yours”

    • RaF

      HBK Gang !

  • zee

    no Wale – “Album About Nothing” ?

  • トラップの神々TRAP GODS

    yall niggas is doomed to fail yet you still calling this mockery hiphop aint no gunplay aint no clipse aint no azealia banks aint no asap mob aint no dominique young unique aint no rat king aint no earlwolf just a bunch of fucking losers and wannabes mocking hip hop talking about NO lying about how rich they are THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YALL AINT NONE THAT SHIT HOT ON THAT LIST. NOT EVEN KANYE WACK ASS CRYING ABOUT HE GOT ROBBED FOR 13 million ALL THOSE ALBUMS ghost writer welfare XXL kill yourself

    • O C

      Nigga azealia banks is trash

    • Dublyoo

      I really hope you’re joking.

  • Guest

    FUCK MEEK MILL ALBUM!!!!

  • brunobaccinc

    Novi Novak – “Hibernation’s Over II”… this one is gonna be epic!!! Awesome, Novi Novak is a legend

  • Guest

    WTF is “RAPPITY-RAP” about his bars. XXL is ignorant sometimes.

  • http://DMVLIFE.com DMVLIFE.com

    WTF is “RAPPITY-RAP” about Logic’s bars. XXL is ignorant sometimes.

  • infamousmatte

    VMG!! Rattpack for life!

  • Akash Reddy

    VMG > TDE

    • Victor

      I hope this is satire.

  • bobby soxer

    Logic.

  • icon kain

    what the hell the pic don’t come up

  • Tyrome

    50 Cent, T.I, and Kanye are gonna come with some heat. As well as Pusha T, Kendrick, Schoolboy Q. Wiz is gonna come through with some shit to party too as well. 2014 will be dope for HipHop

  • dustin

    Army of the Pharoahs – In Death reborn ? part 1 & 2 both come out this year.. might wanna put some hype on it.