Remedy:
The Top 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2007

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10 Cassidy

ALBUM TITLE: To be determined
LABEL: Full Surface/J
ALBUM #: 3
QUARTER: Second
BEGAN RECORDING: Spring 2006
BEATS: Swizz Beatz, Neo the Matrix, Hi-Tek, Nottz, Rockwilder, Bink
FEATURES: John Legend, Marsha Ambrosius
FIRST SINGLE: TBD

FYI: In March 2006, Cassidy was released from prison after serving eight months for involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. Then in October, a near-fatal car crash left Cassidy hospitalized in critical condition with a fractured skull. “He’s doing very well,” says Full Surface Records’ Swizz Beatz on behalf of his recuperating artist. “His face healed tremendously. [After the accident], he wasn’t breathing on his own. His accident was worse than Kanye’s.”

STREETS WANNA KNOW: Have Cassidy’s life trials changed him as an artist? “It don’t sound like the old Cassidy,” says Swizz. “His voice changed to where you can feel him through the music more… The album has a lot of substance to it—we’re coming with songs like ‘Leaning on the Lord’s Side.’”

SALES PITCH: “It’s an album with real-life experiences,” says Swizz. “He’s not rapping about everything to capitalize off it, but it’s for people that didn’t really know. The whole album, though, isn’t going to be about jail and the car accident. He’s one of the best battle rappers, and lyrically, he’s challenging everyone in the industry.”

9 Papoose

ALBUM TITLE: The Nacirema Dream
LABEL: Streetsweepers/Jive
ALBUM #: 1
QUARTER: First
BEGAN RECORDING: 2006
BEATS: Scott Storch, Pharrell, Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, DJ Premier, HeatMakerz, DJ Kay Slay, Focus, E-Dubs
FEATURES: Jim Jones, Busta Rhymes, Bun B, Chamillionaire, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Jadakiss
FIRST SINGLE: TBD

FYI: After making his name with a string of street releases, Papoose signed a reported $1.5 million deal with Jive Records in 2006. Now he’s focused on helping the Big Apple get its national shine back. “I grew up in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn,” says the 29-year-old MC. “One of the most negative neighborhoods in the world. But not everything in this world is negative. I drop jewels for the world.”

STREETS WANNA KNOW: Can Papoose make a successful transition from mixtapes to albums? “If you observe my work patterns and what I put out so far,” he says, “you’ll see that I’m not just some ‘mixtape thing.’ My mixtapes are actually structured like albums. I feel like I took mixtapes to another level.”

SALES PITCH: “I aimed for the bull’s-eye on this one. If a person is sick, my album is medicine. If a person is hungry, my album is food. My album is freedom for a person that’s incarcerated.”

8 Fabolous

ALBUM TITLE: From Nothin’ to Something
LABEL: Desert Storm/Street Family/Def Jam
ALBUM #: 4
QUARTER: First
BEGAN RECORDING: June ’06
BEATS: Timbaland, Just Blaze, Jazze Pha, Rodney Jerkins, The Runners, Polow Da Don, Ne-Yo
FEATURES: Junior Reid, Cassidy, Lil Wayne,
Ne-Yo, Paul Cain, Red Café, Joe Budden
FIRST SINGLE: TBD

FYI: Breaking from his R&Bish formula for a street-centered single like “Breathe,” Fab had his last album, 2004’s Real Talk, be his first not to go platinum. Ditching Atlantic in ’06 for a new deal with Def Jam, the Brooklyn MC is ready to get his groove back. “I wanna make that connection with people,” he says. “I definitely wanna just go back to making hits.”

STREETS WANNA KNOW: How much of an influence will Hov have on the project? “Jay-Z gave me his creative input,” says Fab. “He’s a big artist and has put out a lot of well-rounded albums.”

SALES PITCH: “If you want to hear some good hip-hop that you can vibe to, you can cry to, you can get with your girl to, you can ride in the jeeps with niggas to—it’s good music all around. I just made sure that I made songs for different moods and that it worked collectively.”

7 Lil Jon

ALBUM TITLE: Crunk Rock
LABEL: BME/TVT
ALBUM #: 5
QUARTER: Second
BEGAN RECORDING: Summer 2006
BEATS: Artist, Rob Cavallo (Green Day), Marcos Curiel (P.O.D.), and (tentatively) Timbaland, Nitti, Rick Rubin, Good Charlotte, Jonathan Davis (Korn)
FEATURES: Ciara, Lil Scrappy, E-40, Too $hort, Yung Joc, Nate Dogg, Lil Wayne, Three 6 Mafia, Chris Rock
FIRST SINGLE: TBD

FYI: In 2005, Lil Jon got into a public beef with his label, TVT Records, over unpaid royalties. After getting his paper and parting ways with his partners the East Side Boyz, the super producer is returning with an album heavy on rap-rock fusion. But stepping outside genre lines isn’t such a big deal to Jon. “I scream and holler, but I’m not a rapper,” he says. “I’m the guy that gets the party started.”

STREETS WANNA KNOW: Is Crunk Rock a sell-out move? “Nah,” says Jon. “I don’t wanna stray. But I gotta reach the White frat kid that might not listen to hip-hop and the fan in the ghetto. It’s just something new and different.”

SALES PITCH: “With the low point for record sales and all kinds of mess in hip-hop, I’m bringing freshness and newness. Every time people go to the store I’ve got good product. Two and a half million people bought the last album. I done done it twice. “That’s enough said.”

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6 Raekwon

ALBUM TITLE: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II
LABEL: Icewater/Aftermath
ALBUM #: 4
QUARTER: TBD
BEGAN RECORDING: Summer 2005
BEATS: Dr. Dre, RZA, Scram Jones, J Dilla
FEATURES: Wu-Tang Clan
FIRST SINGLE: TBD

FYI: After months of speculation, the Wu-Tang Chef officially signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records last year. For the official sequel to his 1995 classic, the veteran artist is taking the slow-and-steady approach. “I already know what the first one stands on,” says Rae, “so I’m not going to rush into something that I feel ain’t gon’ stand next to where it need to be standing.”

STREETS WANNA KNOW: Can a veteran MC still appeal to today’s younger generation? “Always remember, I’m the Chef. I’m going to give plates of whatever that’s up-to-date,” he says. “But this album right here is only built for cuban linx niggas. My album ain’t for everybody. I don’t recommend this album for no kids under muthafuckin’ 20. ’Cause under 20, you ain’t gon’ understand me and I ain’t gon’ understand you!”

SALES PITCH: “I’m a living legend. I’m a real nigga that lived it and knows what he’s talking about. If you look at Cuban Linx, you look at a nigga that took his time and made some shit that a lot of niggas bit off of. And it’s all good, ’cause I’m a Martin Luther King baby. Word up.”

5 Three 6 Mafia

ALBUM TITLE: The Last 2 Walk
LABEL: Columbia/Sony BMG
ALBUM #: 8
QUARTER: First
BEGAN RECORDING: Late 2006
BEATS: Artist
FEATURES: Chamillionaire, Lyfe Jennings, 8Ball & MJG, Spanish Fly, Al Kapone, Project Pat
FIRST SINGLE: “Doe Boy Fresh”

FYI: After last year’s Oscar win for Hustle & Flow’s “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” Memphis’ “most known unknowns” are now even more known (and less unknown). Rather than softening their sound for a mainstream audience, though, DJ Paul and Juicy J decided to stay fly. “Every time you have a big success, you gotta slow down on the partying,” says Juicy J. “Just try to stick to your work because that’s what got us the success. We might drink a cocktail here and there, but we live and sleep in the studio. It’s all about working. You gotta stay focused.”

STREETS WANNA KNOW: What happened to Crunchy Black, and will his absence affect their sound? “Crunchy left the group ’cause he wanted to go solo,” says J. “Me and Paul wrote all the music. We produced all our music ourselves, so it won’t affect us on that end.”

SALES PITCH: “We never know what our albums are going to do, we just hope and pray for the best,” says J. “We been around so long that we’d be popping champagne over a gold album. We just keep it gutter and try to keep making good music.”

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Read the rest of the list in XXL’s March 2007 issue (#89)

  • Port_o_Prince

    ……. I’M LOOKIN FORWWARD TO THAT UGK DOUBLE LP THATS WASSUP I KNOW THAT IS GOT TO BE 1 OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED…THEN U GOT 50 THATS GONNA DROP….THEN THA CARTER 3

  • Atl’s own

    man who wrote dis shit!

    ain’t nobody South of NY (which is more or less da entire country) gone be checkin’ for 10,9,8 or 6!

    and if jon make a rock album we ain’t fuckin wit him either!

    and i personly don’t fuck wit 3-6 other then dey bangin singles!

  • thechi2000

    Damn chicago can’t get no love??? Twista gettin ready to drop… These all east coast niggas except lil john.

  • thechi2000

    and 3-6 mafia

  • scuba

    they forgot wu tang reunion album

  • THAT_BOY_NOAH

    I READ THE MAG…THEY SHOULD HAVE PUT PAUL WALL BEFORE CHAMMILLIONAIRE AND TOOK YOUNG BUCK OUT….BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT ELLIOT WILSON SWANGS ON 50′S NUTS SO THEY HAD TO PUT AFFLIATE…OH YEAH WHAT ABOUT UGK???

  • >>>>>>>>ROC

    THIS THE TOP 4 THATS IN THE MAGAZINE

    4.CHAMILLIONIARE-THE ULTIMATE VICTORY
    3.YOUNG BUCK-BUCK THE WORLD
    2.T.I-T.I VS. T.I.P
    1.LIL WAYNE-THE CARTER 3

    THIS LIST IS BULLSHIT……

    NO SAIGON….NO DR DRE…NO KANYE WEST….NO LUPE FIASCO….I THINK NAS COMIN WITH ANOTHER ONE…..BUT HOW THE FUCK YOU GONNA HAVE LIL JON AND FUCKIN THREE SIX MAFIA IN THERE…THATS SOME BULLSHIT

  • THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

    I HAVENT READ THE ISSUE BUT DETOX HAS TO BE #1

    DRE SHOULD SAVE THE BEATS HE’S GONNA GIVE RAEKWON AND KEEP EM 4 DETOX OR G.A.G.E OR BISHOP LAMONT OR JOELL ORTIZ -HE NEEDS TO STOP GIVING BEATS TO JAY-Z TOO!!

  • http://afrosamurai.com RZA Presents Afro Samurai Soundtrack……. Jan 30th

    Some of them are right like 3 or 4 albums and the rest shoudn’t be here lik e: Lil Jon, Cassidy

  • THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

    CASSIDY???? AINT NO ONE FEELING CASSIDY MAN.
    #1 HAS TO BE DETOX BY DRE
    HES NEEDS TO STOP GIVING BEATS TO JAY-Z AND RAEKWON AND JUST KEEP EM FOR DETOX, G.A.G.E, BISHOP LAMONT ,JOELL ORTIZ AND FIFTY.
    P.S FIFTYS ALBUM REALLY NEEDS TO BE PURE DOPE WITH ALOT OF DRE OR IT COULD SPELL THE END OF THE G-UNIT EMPIRE.

  • Young Carter

    Well my numba one album of the year is mos def Tha Carter 3…hands down

  • LBDII

    1.T.I.
    2.Wu-Tang Clan.
    3.Lil Wayne.
    4.Common.
    5.Eminem.
    6.Raekwon.
    7.UGK.
    8.Cassidy.
    9.Tru Life.
    10.Pappose.

  • The Notorious C.O.R.E.Y

    WHERE IN THE FUCK IS FOXY BROWNS NEW SHIT MAN???? I’M GETTING TIRED OF FUKKIN WAITIN!!! SHE NEED TO DROP A DOUBLE CD FULL OF STREET BANGERS AND HERE ARE THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE THAT SHOULD BE ON HER NEW ALBUM, LAURYN HILL,NAS&JAY Z,9TH WONDER & DJ PREMIER,MARY J BLIGE,YOUNG JEEZY,THROW JANET JACKSON ON FOR A RADIO HIT AND BAM A BONAFIDE CLASSIC COCKSUCKAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/likeimdoinitfortv AJones From the Eastside

    saigon,50 cent,t.i,lil wayne….and doctor dre are the rest

  • J.R.O.

    Damn, I didn’t even know Rae was on Aftermath… Yeah boy!

  • derfla the hus’la

    Hip-Hop most anticipated o7

    27. El P – I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead
    New York producer El-Producto will drop his second full length in March 2007. Visit El-P’s ISWYD blog for updates on the album’s progress.

    26. Young Buck – Buck the World
    Previously slated for December, Buck’s sophomore LP will now arrive in February.

    25. Eve – Here I Am
    Just when you thought female rappers were going into extinction, Eve quits her self-titled TV sitcom to reunite with rap. Here I Am promises collaborations with The Neptunes, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and Dr. Dre.

    24. Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter III
    Birdman jr. returns with his sixth solo album, Tha Carter III The album is slated for release next spring, just enough time for fans to put the Baby-kissing incident behind them.

    23. Timbaland – Shock Value
    Timbaland takes a break from bringing sexy back to create tunes with Elton John, She Wants Revenge, The Hives, Fall Out Boy and Bjork. Let’s just hope he saved all the good beats for himself.

    22. UGK – Underground Kingz
    Underground Kingz marks UGK’s return as a collective, following Bun B and Pimp C’s respective success as solo artists.

    21. Papoose – The Nacirema Dream
    No, it’s not the rucksack-looking child-carrier. This Papoose is a revered wordsmith from Brooklyn, who likes to slaughter alphabets for fun. The Nacirema Dream (Nacirema spells American backwards) drops in March 2007.

    20. Devin the Dude – Waitin’ to Inhale
    Despite having collaborated with heavyweights like Snoop, Scarface, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and Nas, Devin the Dude is still one hit away from commercial success. Waitin’ to Inhale, which drops on March 13th, features Lil’ Wayne, Bun B, and the Odd Squad.

    19. LL Cool J – Todd Smith 2: Back to Cool
    Back to Cool is the follow-up to the self-titled Todd Smith. This time, LL hooks up with fellow Queens rapper 50 Cent, who will oversee production on Back to Cool.

    18. Ghostface & MF Doom – Swift & Changeable
    This oft-delayed collabo finds Ghost flexing his lyrical muscles over MF Doom’s soulsonic playground.

    17. Saigon – The Greatest Story Never Told
    Sai Giddy’s debut album has been in the works for about four years, but he swears it’ll be in stores before the millennium runs out.

    16. Sean Price – Jesus Price Superstar
    You can probably tell from his Passion of Price DVD and the forthcoming Jesus Price Superstar that Sean Price has a knack for sacrilegious titles. Expect some holy music from Price this January.

    15. Chamillionaire – Ultimate Victory
    Rumor has it that Dr. Dre, Kanye West, and The Runners produced some tracks on Ultimate Victory. Now there’s an album worth checking for.

    14. Little Brother – The Getback
    Assuming they don’t get kicked off Atlantic by summer, North Carolina’s most visible hip-hop group will attempt to add another masterwork to their catalog. Fans’ desire to see LB beak out of their comfort zone forced Phonte and Big Pooh to collaborate with outside producers like Illmind, Nottz, and Alchemist on The Getback

    13. Talib Kweli & Madlib – The Liberation
    If “Funny Money” is anything to go by then Liberation will probably be a winner among Okayplayers. The best part is that Kwe-Lib plan to hand the album to fans for FREE.

    12. Lupe Fiasco – The Cool
    Lupe’s highly celebrated debut Food & Liquor featured only one guest emcee. The Cool promises even fewer rappers and more Pink Floyd.

    11. 50 Cent – Before I Self Destruct
    The tentative release date for Fiddy’s awesomely-titled third entry is March 20th, so expect Mr. Ferrari to jump-start a feud or two between January and February. The scary part is that 50 has vowed to reveal a ‘sensitive thug’ side of his image this time.

    10. Pharoahe Monch – Desire
    Led by the soulful single “Push,” Desire is Monch’s first album in eight years. The title track was produced by Alchemist.

    09. Eminem – TBA
    Em has orchestrated two sub-par albums in the last two years or so. Usually, that means a potential “comeback” is in place.

    08. Redman – Red Gone Wild
    Red Gone Wild is expected to arrive in March 2007, according to a message on Red’s official website, Funkdoc.com. The first single will be produced by Timbaland.

    07. Rakim – The Seventh Seal
    When we caught up with Rakim back in September, he swore The Seventh Seal will be in stores the first quarter of 2007. Mark your calendars.

    06. Talib Kweli – Ear Drum
    Led by the K-1-produced single, “Listen!!!,” Ear Drum vows to be Kweli’s most alluring effort in years. Norah Jones, UGK, and Musiq are on board for the project.

    05. Joe Budden – The Growth
    Budden once threatened to slice his wrist if The Growth didn’t make it to the stores by October 2006. Jay-Z swears Budden’s album isn’t finished. Someone’s definitely lying. Regardless, Joey has managed to keep his buzz alive by unleashing lyrics of fury on mixtape after mixtape, like the outstanding Mood Muzik 2 that had the ‘Net going nuts for months.

    04. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II
    Now signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint, The Chef is ready to drop the sequel to his 1995 masterpiece Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.

    03. Common – Finding Forever
    Following up an excellent album is typically a thorny task. Comm’s last album, BE, was lauded by critics around the world, not to mention the various accolades he bagged afterwards (including four Grammy nominations). With Kanye West steering the production wheel once again, Forever, shows glimpses of another solid entry by Chicago’s finest.

    02. Kanye West – Graduation
    Speaking of Mr. West, now that he’s conquered sophomore jinx by following up his College Dropout masterpiece with the equally opulent Late Registration, will third time be the charm? Let’s just hope his reputation for generous self-appraisal doesn’t precede his, um, Graduation.

    01. Dr. Dre – Detox
    Put it this way: Dr. Dre will dictate the hip-hop soundscape of 2007 (see No. 26, 25, 15, 11, 9, and 4), so he’ll have very little time left to devote to Detox. Regardless, one quick glance at the Doc’s history and you’re almost bought on the fact that Detox will hit shelves sometime in ’07–Dre only releases an album every seven years. Especially now

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  • GAMA AKA THA BLACK HULK

    Man y’all got this shit backwards where’s saigon? Cassidy album is way more anticipated than young bucks or even lil Waynes but it’s politics no matter who we feel should be there it’s about the most talked about artist and who can make the magazine money it’s a lot of bull shit how is lil john before fabolous? It’s all good tho I still love y’all keep it gangsta I hope Tru life come in and kill lil Wayne.

  • EReal

    Their list sucks.
    I cant wait to see how many of their “most anticipated” are actually anticipated. lol.

    1 hunned.

  • 50 cent is gay

    Dre, Bone Thugs, Redman, Raekwon, Common, Bone Thugs, Bone Thugs, Bone Thugs, Ghostface and MF DOOM

  • http://www.myspace.com/cavaianihiphop brewcityitalian

    the list derfla the hus’la posted is definatly more accurate.

    just take out all the wack southern emcees like anerexic lil wayne. if he is the best emcee as he says he is then hip hop is in a world of trouble. by the ways that new song he and fat joe got is straight fuckin garbage ! rather heara bitch with long nails claw a chalkboard up then hear that snapperhead. only nice emcees doin the southern style right now is Scarface,Luda and UGK !!

    i hate crunk and Hyphy. especially hyphy

    fuck that wack ass music

  • http://360.yahoo.com/deshawn772004 Anton aka Ranga 22

    Derfla… who da fuck gon read all that shit. Detox is da only anticipated album coming… period. The rest? Ya’ll just gon buy or not when they come out.

  • BE

    This list is the worst ever…can i get Lupe? Common? Mr. West? Dre?(even though we may not be so sure..but he said September himself..so damn) Little Brother?…again..this list is wack.

  • J.J

    WHHHHHHHHHAT,Y’ALL FORGOT ABOUT JA.HE COMING HARD SO EXPECT IT.GO CHECK OUT THE NEW SINGLE .ITTTS MURRRRRRRDA

  • http://yahoo.com diegodime2

    that new liljohn gon go hard!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngpound J-Burna

    the nigga who wrote this shit is trippin str8 up… i got respect for the south but what happen to dre, timbo,common… 3 6 over pappoose what the fuck is these rappers paying this nigga to write that shit… but n-e way the list is pure garbage…. YOU WANNA HEAR SOME REAL MUSIC CHECK MY MYSPACE OUT MYSPACE.COM/YOUNGPOUND

  • “The Hardest Out”

    im so sick of all u fuckin dirty south fans thinking that them south tracks r hot… yall r disrespecting the industry wit your crappy chopped and screwed hooks plus the south rappers have the lyricism of a 5 year old. i stay reppin that east coast. u wanna hear some real shit peep that nigga pap

  • james white

    I hope you got deez on yo list too.
    1.Detox
    2.I need Mine(lil flip)
    3.The Carter 3
    4.Before I Self Destruct(fifty cent)
    5.Screamin 4 Vengeance(c murder)
    6.Return Of The Bad Guy(beanie sigel)
    7.PunisHER(remy ma)
    8.Muddy Waters 2
    9.Ridin’ High
    10.Buck Tha World

  • http://www.myspace.com/gnome91 G-nome

    real good i ccant wai check me out at http://www.myspce.com/gnome91 add me

  • Daniel

    man they always forget the best ones im talkin bout BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY. how come their cd aint in the list people be waitin for a tight Bone cd for awhile now & 2007 is their year

  • http://www.insanemacbeth.com Insane Macbeth

    looking forward to “ONLY BUILT FOR CUBAN LINX N*GGAS II”. i want to do beats on that sh*t!

    http://www.insanemacbeth.com
    http://www.myspace.com/officialinsanemacbeth

  • dewoz

    CHAMILLIONAIRE – ULTIMATE VICTORY

    CHAMILLITARY MAAAYYYNNNN!!!!!!!
    Mixtape Messiah pt 2 was off tha chain… UV will b good!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/anti07 ANTI

    Wuts poppin Everyone Check out the New single Keith murray Feat ANTI the song is called Red Light Green Light.. Kay slay is puttin it in rotation on his show startin thursday night (12@am-2am) check out more ANTI Exclusive records At http://www.myspace.com/anti07
    Lets get it poppin

  • wilski

    Did I pick up XXL or Teen bop magazine? If this is the top ten that’s going to “remedy” hip hop in 2007…I’ll be waiting for nas’s next album “The Eulogy”….Hip Hop
    R.I.P. Cassidy, Raekwon, T.I., and Lil’ Wayne may be some medicine, but they ain’t enough to bring hip hop back to life. It’d be like your man who got in a car accident but is retarded now. Yeah, he’s livin’ but it ain’t the same. The other jokers on the list I am not checking for. I don’t drink pee because there ain’t no water around. Jesus Trevino Alarcon, Matt Barone, Hillary Crosley, Thomas Golianpoulos, and Brian Miller…Your medical license has been revoked! Elliot, fire these jokers and hire A.L. Dre!

  • THE GAME

    HEY NIGGERS AND BITCHES GO COP MY NEW ALBUM BEFORE I MAKE YA’LL SUCK MY DICK N MAKE U EAT MY SHIT

    HOLLER AT YA BOY

  • Windsor

    HALF THESE ALBUMS WILL BE PUSHED BACK.. GUARANTEED

  • http://Yahoo.com Edward

    I don’t know why you put that cassidy on the 10 most anticipated albums.His stupid ass cant rap.When was the last time his ass sold record? He need to just retire.He’s one of the worst rappers ever along with K-Fed.

  • B602

    UGK double album HOTTEST sh*t out this decade go cop it April 3rd

  • glock

    fuck cassidy no one feels his shit 3-6 will be shit what about warren g’s g-funk classics!! and dogg pounds dogg chit this list is fucked.. kanye? hes POO im glad bucks is there that will be heat, and 50′s will be off the hook!! wat about the g-unit album!!!! this list is so shit

  • CVP ALL DAY

    cant wait for that new cassidy shit..its gonna be fire!

  • Tha South

    Fuck all of you South Haters. Lil Wayne will outflow any rapper. Three Six been droppin hits. Fuck all tha haters.

  • D

    Fuck what u heard dat nigga Cassidy iz the nicest nigga out there.

  • The Truth

    Yall lil niggas don’t know shit this list is cool cassidy should damn near be higher up that nigga got flow and i want to know how his point of view of life is gonna reflect his rap, and Young Buck is to high he ain’t even the best outta G unit, Kanye shoulda got some love though, Overall decent list, but they got it on the dot with number 1, weezy f baby best rapper alive

  • Gkid12345

    1.50 cent before i self destruct
    2.young buck buck the world
    3.papoose- nacirema dream
    4.Eminem
    5.detox

  • ollyf9

    where is detox?
    fugees?

    im not so sure that eminem will drop another album in 07.

    here’s my top ten:
    1.dr.dre-detox
    2.kanye west-graduation
    3.common-finding forever
    4.raekwon-only built for cuban linx 2
    5.fugees-reconciliation
    6.ll cool j-todd smith part 2
    7.lil wayne-tha carter 3
    8.t.i.-t.i. vs. tip
    9.redman-
    10.papoose-the nacirema dream

  • Mafia4Life

    stop hating triple six, you stupid bitches, you dont know shit about shit.

  • Mafia4Life

    the south is right, lil wayne and tre six are definately tight

  • MEGA??

    Where’s Cormega: The Inevitable! Last album was independent album of the year!

  • http://www.myspaec.com/emanamedevol GAMA AKA THA BLACK HULK – killa

    screw you, I wish I cud have been next to you when you wrote that shitty comment, fuck you nigga!!

  • Owen

    who the fuck is anticipatin lil jon and why lil is that high im anticipatin the detox,ultimate victory,and 50 cents album dont forget bone thugs are comin back

  • espking11

    who da fuck on dey comment put joe budden lol i thought dat nigga died or some shit what was his last hit pump it up on nba 2003 dat nigga funny

  • http://myspace.com/1fame1 xXF-aimXx

    i aggree wit 10,8,6….why? cause im a straight up eastcoast nigga I guess…. and dem niggiz iz raw especially CASS AND REAKWON. ya niggiz need to stop all that the souf is takin ova shit, cause yall aint takin over shit but the souf. cause yall never had a style yall had to choose between WEST or EAST most chose east depending on which side of the souf they were at but now yall have ur own style and ya niggiz decide dat all u gon play on YOUR radio stations the same way dat all we play up here is eastcoast on our radio stations so take tha southern takeover shit eleswere.

  • sjl9492

    i no yall gone disagree but dis what i’m lookin out fo

    1.)da last 2 walk – three 6 mafia
    2.)bottoms up – obie trice
    3.)buck the world – young buck
    4.)lil wyte
    5.)the ambition – d12
    6.)hated on mostly – crime mob
    7.)before i self destruct – 50 cent
    8.)eminem – mental release
    9.)locked & loaded – g-unit
    10.)ultimate victory – chamillionaire
    11.)tha carter 3 – lil wayne
    12.)t.i. vs t.i.p. – t.i.

  • http://nba.com Jake $Teed

    Herez tha real top 5
    1. Detox (Dr.Dre)
    2. Strength & Loyalty (Bone Thugs)
    3. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II
    4. 8 Diagrams (Wu-Tang Clan)
    5. Dogg Chit (THA Dogg Pound)

    Message on tha old school tip

  • Deron

    That new Eminem cd is gonna be the best of the year

  • YOUNG STUNNA

    man ya’ll got shitty taste in music like ghostface & rakewon albums wtf…heres a real list:
    1.carter 3
    2.juelz,cam, or jr writer album
    3.detox(if it comes out)

  • TROY AKA ABRUPT

    AYO I FEEL ITS GONNA BE A BIG YEAR FOR MY BOYS CAS, PAP, AND FAB.

  • TROUBLESOME

    people always forget about the dem “Bone boyz” WATCH MY NIGGAS DO THE DAM THANG THEY WIT INTERSCOPE NOW
    THEN THEY MIGHT GO ON TOUR WIT DR. DRE

  • Disslecksik Bichiz

    these are my top 10 most anticipated

    1.Detox {Dr. Dre)
    2.TBA (Eminem)
    3.Strength and Loyalty (Bone Thugs)
    4.Underground Kingz (UGK)/Before I Self Destruct (50 Cent)
    5.Ear Drum (Talib Kweli)
    6.Da Last 2 Walk (Three 6 Mafia)
    7.Ridin High (8ball & MJG)/Buck the World (Young Buck)
    8.The Ultimate Victory (Chamillionaire)/The Nacirema Dream (Papoose)
    9.Theater of Mind (Ludacris)
    10.T.I. vs. TIP (T.I.)/Hell Freezes Over (Busta Rhymes)

    i just wanna see the top 4, they are probly 50 Cent, Eminem, Dre, and Bone Thugs

  • Disslecksik Bichiz

    ok i already made 1, but i did 2 CDs tied 4 1 number, and im adding some more albums, The Ambition (D12), Bottoms Up (Obie Trice), The Games CD due this year (unknown title), the carter 3, and Eminems CD is mental release, i forgot

  • Will

    this is why hip hop is dead, ya’ll checking for lil jon, i like chamillionaire & 36 Mafia but come on top ten… ya’ll most have forgot Dudes like
    Common – Finding Forever
    Kanye West – Graduation
    Beanie Sigel – Return Of The Bad Guy Dr. Dre – Detox
    Lupe Fiasco – The Cool
    Curtis “Interscope” Jackson – Before I Self Destruct
    Rakim – The Seventh Seal
    Joe Budden, Little Brother…. Etc.

    XXL who the hell put up this new list, it must be them crackers from jive Or Something

  • AKAY; DA PITBULL

    yo how can u hate buck and 3 6 mafia..dey are 2 sikk man..i agree redman, wu tang, dre twista should all be der..also prodigy and mobb deep are droppin a new album..dey bangin aswell..mobb deep r classic..stop hatin on g-unit mofos…

  • you already know

    cassidy’s got a sick flow and fuck anyone who dosent think so. Joe budden is da shit and I am wating for dat new album.

  • Rest In Piss

    this list is pretty much bullshit, some albums are aight to be on here but come on, lil’ wayne, three 6 mafia and t.i.??? here’s the real list:
    1. dr. dre – detox
    2. bone thugs – strength & loyalty
    3. young buck – buck the world
    4. papoose – nacirema dream
    5. chamillionaire – ultimate victory
    6. 50 cent – before i self destruct
    7. busta rhymes – before hell freezes over
    8. eminem – untitled (really comin’ out in 07?)
    9. fabolous – from nothin’ to somethin’
    10. tha dogg pound – dogg chit

  • http://xxl.com JAY ARSON

    1. juelz santana- born to loose, built to win (the reagan era)
    2. cam’ron- killa season 2 (shade of black)
    3. fabolous- from nothing to something
    4. lil wayne- the carter 3
    5. chamillionare- the ulitmate victory
    6. hell rell- welcome to hell
    7. saigon- the greatest story never told
    8. papoose- the nacirema dream
    9. kanye west- graduation
    10. jr writer- write away

  • http://Yahoo Univesal

    Heres my list
    5 eminem
    4 dr dre
    3 g unit
    2 k west
    1 50

  • Backwood

    FACK DAT LIST MAN

  • Backwood

    FUCK DAT LIST

  • http://gh.com umm

    um 1. dre 2.em(lets hope shady comes back hard)3. 50 cent 4. chamillionaire 5.Kanye West

  • papabob

    yo ollyf9 detox be hittin yo hood in september. dre goin’ ta be hittin on every street, in every hood, all you east coast bitches beware. good lookin’, I’m out

  • AREN

    FUCK YEA… DETOX BITCHES…. EM MIGHT COME HARD… I ACTUALLY LIKED THE RE-UP… AND ID LIKE TO HEAR MORE FROM STAT QUO!

    THIS MAGAZINE IS FOR BITCHES

  • http://www.myspace.com/hustleupboi Ya Boi Dee
  • skittles

    yall forgot about my man jae hood when this shit drops hip hop will get back on track no more wack artists like jibbs an young jock them niggas be corney ass fuck

    1> jae hood
    2> cassidy
    3> dre
    4> eminem
    5> chamillionaire

  • thecoolguy

    ok ok people, this is what the list shoulda looked like

    1.papoose
    2.t.i
    3.lil wayne
    4.cassidy
    5.juelz santana
    6.curtis jackson (this is the most anticipated not the best albums of the year)
    7.3 6 mafia
    8.bone thugs and harmony
    9.raekwon
    10.lil jon

  • thecoolguy

    and is it just me or does derfla have too much time on his hands

  • http://gmanbigpimpinhotmail.com G

    The reason Detox isnt #1 is because XXL didnt have enough information on it. Buck’s shit is gon be fire tho

  • MARIO

    RAEKWON IS WASHED UP. THEY ONLY ONE THAT KEEPS WU ALIVE IS GHOST

  • http://yahoo.com Double D. W

    1. Weezy F. Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://roamidicksfillmore.com Face

    The bay area can’t get no love? No love for Yukmouth, C-Bo, JT, or Keak The Sneak? Don’t sleep on the hyphy movement yall!! Its coming!!

  • http://xxl.com Young Gutta Aka paper boy(Long live da king) MW

    CASSIDY IS 10! Da FuCK…More like 3 or 4…Anyways dats my nigga…

  • spongeCorey

    ok this list it wack here it is

    10.Redman

    Red Gone Wild has been anticipated for a while…. I think it will be decent

    9.Chamillionaire
    Hip-hop future?
    well see

    8.T.I

    T.I is like fish you have to have a certin taste to like him

    7.Young Buck

    Buck can deliver….G-unit
    has not been so hot latley though

    6.Lupe Fiasco
    In a few years he will be known as one of the greats…..thats a promise

    5.Papoose
    He is currentley the best lyrcisist out he will be known as a great too

    4.Kanye West
    Hate him or love him he has skills on both producing and rapping

    3.50 Cent
    RIGHT NOW (not in history) he is the most popular artist out (mabey second to em)no boubt he will do good

    2.Eminem
    A living legend you cant talk about rap with out saying his name…i bet when it comes out it will sell more than any other cd and win album of the year

    1.Dr.Dre
    Detox in my opinion is the most anticipated album EVER….Dre is the best producer in rap history, he can hold his own rapping….and the guest features will be all the biggest names in rap (eminem,50 cent…I dont even have to say any more)no doubt #1

    *will be good but not top-10-good*

    Obie trice

    The dudes a diamond in the rough

    lil jon

    it will be bad…but you could dance to every song atleast

    Three 6 mafia

    Hmm… I dont know

    G-Unit

    I think G-unit fans will like it
    but sadley it will most likley flop unless they get some tight ass features….

    Lil Wayne

    Right now hes hot
    but in a year or 2 he wont be anything but a fall-off
    he will try to hard to make his album amazing….than he will just ruin it

    if i forgot any thing….sorry

    but this is how i feel

  • spongeCorey

    DAMN! scratch that ^– take off T.I and put BIG PROOF his album will be off the chain
    a great MC too bad it ended like that…

  • Meefa

    Where da heck is Juelz Santana’s new ALBUM(SSSSSSSSSSSS). Dipset comin’ atcha

  • romello6130

    that THREE 6 MAFIA album gonna be bangin…MAFIA FOE LIFE HOE!!!!…

    http://www.myspace.com/romello6130

  • Young Stunna

    1.carter 3 – lil wayne
    2.born 2 lose , built 2 win – juelz santana
    3.before i self destruct – 50 cent
    4.Detox – Dr.gay
    5.TBA – CAM’RON
    These are the only 5 albums people should be lookin for fuck the rest aside for the TBA eminem album.

  • lake

    aight my list not by best but by most anticipated

    10. chamillionaire- dont get me wrong i like most southern rap but this is one of the dudes who i think could be a legend and be above the rest
    9. lil wayne- def the best lyricist in the game but idk if the making out wit baby pics will affect his sales
    8. t.i- always making money but idk his verses on the make it rain, we fly high and 1 blood remixes werent that hot so idk if hes still as good
    7. eminem-well if he can write about st other than his daughter in his last lp i mighta made him higher but since proof died i think hell hav st to write about
    6. juelz-hes the best rapper reppin ny right now, he has lyrics, swag and heart and he gets love from north and south
    5. curtis- he sucks but i guess people are anticipating the return of the snitch so i put him up here
    4. cassidy- man, fresh outta jail cant wait too see what his album would b like
    3. papoose- futue legend, truly anticipated and i dont think anyone could replace pac, but if any1 can change the rap the way he did, its pap
    2. kanye- dudes reestablishin his buz on wouldnt get far and better than ive ever been so i think it might b hot
    1. dre- self explanatory

  • lake

    corrections and additions

    25.eve
    24.fabolous
    23.busta rhymes
    22.ghostface
    21.common
    20.talib kweli
    19.saigon
    18.lil kim
    17.lil jon
    16.cam’ron
    15.redman
    14.raekwon
    13.young buck
    12.3 6 mafia
    11.lil wayne
    10.chamillionaire
    9.juelz santana
    8.bone thugs n harmony
    7.t.i
    6.eminem
    5.curtis
    4.cassidy
    3.papoose
    2.kanye
    1.dr. dre

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=7288 UofL48

    what about bone thugs no1 is talkin bout them that albums gonna be tight but it aint gettin no attention

  • drc from the arkitekts glebe, sydney

    UOFL48, thats because noone in the world thinks bone thugs are good apart from you so you can go and have gay homo group sex with them while they sing you pretty songs have fun.

  • SOUTHSOWN

    1.DR.DRE – DETOX
    2.PAPOOSE – NACIREMA DREAM
    3.LIL’WAYNE – CARTER 3
    4.T.I. – T.I. VS. TIP
    5.SAIGON – THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD
    6.FABOLOUS – FROM NOTHIN TO SOMETHIN
    7.REDMAN – RED GON WILD
    8.YOUNG BUCK – BUCK THE WORLD
    9.KANYE WEST – THE GRADUATION
    10.BEANIE SIGEL – RETURN OF THE BAD GUY
    FOR MY BONUS
    11.BONE THUGS – STRENGTH & LOYALTY
    12.JUELZ SANTANA -BORN 2 LOSE,BUILT 2 WIN

  • P.I.M.P.

    2007
    1. Dr.Dre – Detox
    2. Bishop Lamont – The Reformation
    3. Stat Quo – Statlanta
    4. Eminem – ??
    5. Raekwon – Only Built 4 A Cuban Linx II
    6. 50 Cent – Before I Self Destruct

    2008
    1. The D.O.C. – Voice Through Hot Vessels

    THE D.O.C. 4EVA

  • John

    Em is da bomb, that will be hot as hell, and dre’s detox will be tight too, to bad we had to wait so damn long for it! Shady/Aftermath is da shiiiiiit!!!!!!

  • nick

    whoever doesnt have Dr. Dre on the top of their list dont know hip hop

  • Caleb

    In terms of the WORLD’S most anticipated rap albums i’d say it all comes down to the heavy weights no questions:

    5.Kanye West(debatable as a heavy weight)
    4.D12
    3.50 cent
    2.Eminem
    1.Dre

  • 3RD WARD TX

    WEST,COMMON,LIL WAYNE,SIGEL(BACK ON THE BLOCK!!!!)UGK,T.I.P.,HARLEM-FIVE-O (U KNOW WHO!!!,A.K.A. I’M TELLIN!!!),JUELZ&WAYNE,RAEKWON(ONLY BUILT FOR DRE HANDS!!!)& LUPE OR MF-DOOM. U CAN KEEP THE REST. IN PARTICALLY, ANYBODY RAPPIN TALKING BOUT WHAT WE GOT DOWN HERE IN HOUSTON!!!YA’LL THE REASON THAT SYRUP IS SO HIGH. LIKE YA’LL GETTING PAID THAT GOOD BY RECORD COMPANIES TO SNITCH THE HOOD “PERSONAL INFORMATION OR SOURCE OF INCOME 30$ FOR 1.OZ DAMN!!!R.I.P. D.J. SCREW!!! 3RD WARD TX!!!LONG LIVE THE TRUX???

  • 3RD WARD TX

    OH, I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT DRE’ THAT NIGGA AIN’T COMMING OUT NO TIME SOON IT’S ALREADY APRIL. I HAVE TWO DIFFERENT COPIES OF DETOX NOW. BEEN HAD THEM FOR A LONG TIME NOW, SO GET ON YA HUSTLE AND FIND A COPY BUT NOT GOING TO BE OF BEST QUALITY. WHEN DRE(I MEAN ANDRE 3000!SUCKAZ!)COMING OUT WITH AN ALBUM HE’S RAPPIN AGAIN SO HE WOULD BE IN THE TOP TEN IF HE WAS COMMING OUT ANY YEAR TELL ME I’M LYING. POST COMMENTS RIGHT HERE @XXL SUCKAZ!!! R.I.P. D.J.SCREW!!!LONG LIVE THE TRUX!!!

  • Matt

    ma list

    10 Untimte Victory – Chamillionair

    I think this album will be good since his last one was and looking at some of the featured guests it looks lke this album shouold be iight

    9 Curtis s.s.k. – 50 cent

    i always liked 50 but i really think hes losing it hopefully he brings it back on this ablum

    8 ti vs tip – T.I.

    Most of his shit is good and with him working with eminem should really get the populary of dis album out there and making it good

    7 Graduation – Kanye West

    with da sucess of his last 2 albums, dis one oughta be da shit

    6 Locked and Loaded – Gunit

    i think that wen al of gunit is rappin together there hot bu recently there solo shit aint that great bu i think if they did anothter grouped album it would be hot

    5 Statlanta – StatQuo

    His shit was ill on the re-up like “by my side”, dis album oughta be bangin

    4 Narcirema Dream – Papoose

    hes got some hot songs and his vocab is ill dis album ought to be sick

    3 Untitled – d12

    they were always ma faviort like groupe and with proof passin and shit they ought to be bringin it they all got mad skill n shit

    2 Untitled – eminem
    em is ma faviorte rappa n for him 2 put out anotha record after all he went through must be hard and im real siked for this one.

    1 detox- dr. dre

    ems next album would prob be ma numba 1 album bu ive been watin for detox for to long, its time dre finished it he been talkin bout it since 2001 came out FINISH DAT SHIT DRE!!

    all these albums r juss the ones that im waitn to come out if i waas doin wat i thought the most anticipated albums werre it wuld be a completly different list

  • Mark

    My list, in no order-

    Raekwon
    Dr. Dre
    Rakim
    Wu-Tang
    Bone Thugs
    UGK
    Saigon
    Papoose
    Common
    Lupe Fiasco
    Kanye West
    Cassidy
    T.I.
    Talib Kweli
    Ghostface
    Cormega

    Who the fuck anticipates Lil’ Jon, or 3 6?
    That shit is weak. And Joe Budden? Joe Budden sucks. And one of ya can’t wait for Ja Rule. Ja Rule has the same old whack ass shit every time he is out.

  • emmanual

    man that’s a cool list

  • Biggie D

    Take out T.I. and the rest of the south and that’d be a good list. The south is just Club/Dance beats with bad lyrics.

    Doesn’t everybody know Hip-hop started in NYC?

  • chauncey

    my list is:

    10.fabolous
    9.50 cent
    8.lil jon
    7. cassidy
    6.t.i
    5.lupe fiasco
    4.kanye west
    3.d-12
    2.Three-six mafia
    1.BONE THUGS N HARMONY

  • NJ Rock

    okay in my opinion, these are some of the biggest albums dropppin this year

    15. Bishop Lamont – The Reformation
    this is supposedly the next GRODT debut, unlikely but if it is…

    14. Young Buck – Buck the World
    im goin from a list i previously made, it would be higher if i was going by quality instead of anticipation, crazy ass shit here

    13. LL Cool J – Exit 13
    A master rhymer, spits like hot fire ha, should be great, listen to “Bump This” that shits crazy

    12. Busta Rhymes – Before Hell Freezes Over
    Crazy ass motherfucka, this shit should be great cuz hes tyin closer to Aftermath em n fif

    11. Papoose – The Nacirema Dream
    hes an amazing lyricist who really can rhyme anything, A-Z (Ha) this is a street album no doubt

    10. Lil Jon – Crunk Rock
    though lyrically untalented, hes fun to listen to, club album

    9. Proof Time Will Tell
    RIP proof, he has a crazy flow and with the right beats, this shit will fly

    8. D12 – TBA
    they are the best rap group of the 21st century, i love their music and theyr really funny

    7. TI – TI vs TIP
    TI is really one of those relaxed spitters who probably has a couch in his studio (ha) but seein that hes collaboratin with em, this is surefire

    6. DMX – TBA
    DMX is eternal, my favorite hardcore rapper alive, he can rap like people can breathe, as long as theirs still stuff to breathe/rap about

    5. Camron – TBA
    wouldv been #4 but due to his nature, i kno hell ruin his LP with 50 cent disses, still lookin forward, though if not for the hot 97 dispute, wouldv loved it

    4. Chamillionaire – Ultimate Victory
    he is actual one of the best southern rappers, i loven his flow, hes just talented, this should be good

    3. 50 Cent – Curtis
    despite the giant numbers in haters, he still is amazing, hoping he comes out with some really good songs, not this straight to the bank and amusement park crap

    2. Eminem – TBA
    this is the best living rapper (of the year 07 cuz nas + hov beat him) expectations are high for this album

    1. Dr Dre – Detox
    no doubt going to set some sort of record somehow wether it does amazing on the charts or sets a new era in rap like his other albums, finally the doc is comin, haha at last

  • http://xxlmag.com billy johnson

    listen cassidy is the best out there he got the sickest flow around if u hear this niggas mixtapes and shit u wud know hes the best…just wait till his shit drops yall will see whos is the best….p.s. what the fuck is chamillionaire doin on this list that motha fucka sucks!

  • http://www.DaDebbRecords.de.tl King Thug

    the list i choose

    5.50 Cent
    4.Eminem
    3.Three 6 Mafie
    2.Dr Dre
    1.Ludacris

  • The Realist

    thiz is wat i think the top 3 should b:

    3. 50 cent – Curtis iz a different type of album, buh it iz highly anticipated. In my opinion, there iz a chance that 50 will finally flop! Buh doesn really matter for him, hez a smart business man; made $400 mil with hiz investment in the drink.

    2. Dr Dre – Detox iz gon b da shit. Dre’s been saving the best beats all this time and now hez gon prove he iz the best beat maker once and for all.

    1. Lil Wayne – Carter III !!!!!!!! OMG !!! IM BUYIN 20 OF THOSE !!!!!. Im a big fan of Lil Wayne. Hez gonna go 239479283472490825x platinum xD

  • Pellez

    All of yall are fuckin clowns, Cassidy is goin to be crack, Raekwon crack, Papoose crack, Fabolous crack, and oyea Jada’s comming omg, this is what hiphop needs to cut out all this bubble gum bullshit, p.s Weezy has a ghost writer

  • JB

    Did Yall Forget About RAKIM ? the greatest MC Ever If it Wasn’t For Paid In Full All Those Rappers On The List Probly Wouldn’t Be On There

    *NJ ROCK* If You Relly think EM Is The Greatestrapper ever try listing to Albums Like The 18th Letter Paid In Full Follow the Leader Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em Don’t Sweat the Technique

    you will Relize Rakims New Album The Seventh Seal Is The Most Anticipated hip hop ALBUM oF 2007

  • smiles

    Albums coming out 2007 which I want to get.

    Michael Jackson – Untitled
    Whitney Houston – Forever
    Wu Tang – 8 Chambers
    Raekwon – Only Built for Cuban Linx II
    Duran Duran – Red Carpet Massacre
    Prince – Planet Earth
    50 Cent – Curtis
    Mya – Liberation
    Chris Brown – Exclusive
    will.i.am – Songs About Girls
    Black Eyed Peas – From the Roots to the Fruits
    Usher – Untitled
    LaToya Jackson – Startin’ Over

  • http://www.myglobaloutlet.com Severe

    COMMON- FINDING FOREVER

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  • ganJoe

    Man, WTF!!!! Where’s WU-TANG with 8 DIAGRAMS! Shit y’all dont kno shit if ya don’t kno Wu-Tang. Weezy is a sad replacement for the greatest rapper compared to any fucker in Wu-Tang (even Cappadonna and U-God are better). Hip-Hop is on it’s death bed, and it’s gonna take old-school artists like dre (detox) and wu-tang (8 diagrams, Cuban Linx 2), and maybe some new blood like Lupe to save it.

  • Tainted Drifter

    LMAO. Gay ass Three Six Mafia album placed above Raekwon. Also, look at the other CRAP ranked with it…Fabolous?! Cassidy?! Lil Jon?! All trash! Howbout IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE?!

  • DJ Digger

    Seriously, this is the worst list I have ever seen. Nas was right.

    Hip-Hop is Dead.

    I’m from Texas, and I can admit that Houston gives out garbage (except UGK, Scarface, Geto Boys). The South did kill Hip-Hop.

    You got Common dropping next week, Wu-Tang coming with 8 Diagrams, Rakim, Kanye, Raekwon, Kweli came with EarDrum, Immortal Tech alledgedly dropping Revolutionary Vol. 3 and the Middle Passage…and they have Lil Jon, Papoose, Cassidy, 3 6 Mafia, TI, Chamillionaire, Young Buck, Lil Wayne. This was the worst list I’ve ever seen. XXL has gone the way of The Source. They are the scourge of Hip-Hop.

  • BAM

    WHO THE FUCK IS MIDDLE PASSAGE?IMMORTAL TECH?AND RAKIMS NOT RELEVANT.HIS FAN BASE IS NOT BIG ENOUGH TO BE AN INTICIPATED ALBUM.WU TANG? THEY ARE DONE.GET WIT THE MODERN DAY ERA OF HIP HOP.ITS NOT DEAD BUT IT LIVES IN THE SOUTH BABY.RESPECT IT OR LEAVE IT ALONE.MAN NIGGAZ KILL ME WIT THAT SHIT.WE BEEN LISTENIN TO LIL JON,TRIPLE SIX,AND ALL THAT SOUTH SHIT FOR YEARS,IT AINT OUR FAULT THE REST OF AMERICA FINALLY STARTED LIKING IT TOO.BASICALLY THE 90′S TYPE NEW YORK MUSIC IS DEAD.LET IT GO.I USED TO LOVE WU TANG,JAY Z,NAS,MOBB DEEP,BLACK MOON,ETC.BUT ITS OVER.LET THE NEW BREED GET IT.ONE

  • J-Pegs aka Peg-Leg

    Come on… Wu-Tang and Rakim are anticipated too, just not as much. Also Immortal Technique is an indie rapper, so he kind of does not count. Plus, the albums that dropped so far on this list are dope. (i.e. Ultimate Victory, Buck the World, T.I. vs. T.I.P.) I’m from NY and I’ll be the first to say that the south got some hot lyricists, especially Weezy (btw, Tha Carter 3 got pushed back to Feb. 08 and The Leak is coming in its place.) It’s just the wack ones that aren’t helping the game.

    Now here are my top 5 for next year:

    5. 2 Trill (Bun B)
    4. Before I Self Destruct (50 Cent)
    3. King Mathers (Eminem)
    2. Tha Carter III (Lil Wayne)
    1. Detox (Dr. Dre)

  • The Truth

    Well what a joke this list ended up being. The only albums I’m even sure were released were T.I. and Chamillionaire.

  • Sebaz

    This list was a joke…..
    should have been
    1. Dr.Dre
    2. Eminem
    3. Lil Wayne
    4. Kanye West
    5. Lupe Fiasco
    50 cd was garbage…his career is over

  • J-Pegs aka Peg-Leg

    They said that 50′s, Eminem’s, and Dre’s albums are highly anticipated but couldn’t qualify because they weren’t sure if the albums were even going to be released this year.

    P.S. 50 has Before I Self Destruct which he says is harder than his last album and will be the best album of the time it is released.

  • AkA tej

    Most expected Album

    Ludacris Theather of the mind

  • AkA tej

    Most expected Album

    Ludacris Theather of the mind