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

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ALBUM TITLE: My Krazy Life
LABEL: Def Jam
ALBUM #: 1
DATE: March 18
BEATS: DJ Mustard
FEATURES: Drake, Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign
FIRST SINGLE: “My Nigga” featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan
FYI: After inking a deal with Jeezy in early 2013, YG is gearing up to release his debut studio album, My Krazy Life, on Def Jam. Originally set to be released in 2010—following the buzz of his Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Toot It and Boot It”—the LA rapper chose to hold off on his first major label project, even changing the former title I’m From Bompton.
MOVIN’ ON UP: “It’s not nothing that we haven’t been doing—we’re making the style of L.A. rap relevant, ’cause a lot of rappers wasn’t doing it no more,” says DJ Mustard about the YG album. “So a lot of shit you hear right now is a lot of shit that’s been taken from us.”
SALES PITCH: ”Our pitch to everybody is just showing where it really comes from, how it really sounds,” Mustard says. “Because at the end of the day we created our own lane, and it’s made L.A. big and a lot of people in L.A. do the same shit. We’re just showing everybody that we’re the ones that started this shit, and this is how it should sound, and this is the sound of the West Coast for the next couple summers.”

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ALBUM TITLE: Paperwork: The Motion Picture
LABEL: Columbia
ALBUM #: 9
BEATS: Pharrell, DJ Toomp, Keno, Sham
FEATURES: Justin Timberlake, Jeezy, Busta Rhymes, B.o.B, maybe Doe B
FYI: Originally titled Troubleman II: He Who Wears The CrownTip renamed the album after an influx of new ideas took the direction away from making a followup to his 2012 Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head album. With Pharrell signing on as executive producer, this new project will have a more cinematic feel, he says.
MOVIN’ ON UP: “It’s really documenting a day in the life of someone living a lifestyle that everybody ain’t familiar with,” Tip says about the album. “It’s giving people a safe way to venture out into a lifestyle that’s not very safe for them to do physically.”
SALES PITCH: The Kang has emphasized that the album will have a movie-like quality, and is shaping up to be almost a concept album of sorts. “You get to live vicariously through myself and other characters as they present themselves and their dilemmas throughout the course of this album,” he says.

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ARTIST: Action Bronson
LABEL: Atlantic
ALBUM #: 1
FYI: Bronson has been extremely successful on the mixtape circuit, linking up with Alchemist, Harry Fraud and Party Supplies for complete projects. Whether he continues that trend of having one producer helm his entire debut is up in the air, but one thing is certain—it’s sure to contain some next-level imagery, as per usual for Bronson. And with his extensive history of collaborating with tons of artists on their projects—from Mac Miller to Chance The Rapper to Curren$y and more—it will be interesting to see what tack he takes on his own project.
MOVIN’ ON UP: “If you are already a fan of me, you are gonna expect off the wall, next level to the maximum of what I’ve already done on steroids,” Bronson says. “If you don’t know me, you are gonna laugh, you are gonna cry, you are gonna hate me, you are gonna think I am a piece of shit. You are gonna wanna be with me. You are gonna want to fight for me. Then you’ll slice a fucking bitch’s face for me.”
SALES PITCH: “I’m on some next level shit,” Bronson says. “No one is doing anything that I am doing. If you have a taste for the not basic structure like normal things should be, then I’m your guy.”

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  • 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


      • 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.

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  • 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.


    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.

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  • 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.