Well, 2014 is finally getting underway in terms of hip-hop album and mixtape releases, with the first two of our 25 Most Anticipated Albums—ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron and Rick Ross’s Mastermind—coming in the past 10 days. And with a slew of new projects on the way, the year is shaping up to be a formidable contender to challenge last year’s epic release schedule that saw new projects from Jay Z, Drake, Kanye West and a whole bunch more.
But there are still plenty of artists who sat out the past fifteen months without an album, mixtape, EP or project in any form. With the year picking up fast, XXL compiled a list of 12 rappers who we haven’t heard from in a while, and who we’d like to hear from again soon. We’ve broken things down step by step, organized by how many days it’s been since their last full mixtape, album or EP hit the streets. Click through the slideshows to check it out.