There’s no doubt that 2013 will leave a major mark on hip-hop’s timeline, with veterans Eminem, Jay Z and Kanye West all dropping albums that were pitted up against releases from their successors like Drake, J. Cole and Big Sean, but there’s still plenty to look out for as we start a new year. Take a look at our most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2014.
“I think my next album is going to be eight songs. It’s just reducing down the amount of information that you need,” he said during an Art Basel panel in Miami. — NA.
“With the album, thank God, I’ve experienced so much in the last year and a half that there is so much for me to talk about and I know my fans are going to be excited about it,” she told MTV News in November. Nicki proved once that she’s a “Monster” with a verse that went down in rap history, and a whole album’s worth of ferocious rhymes is certainly in the realm of possibility. — N.A.
“All I’ma say is, it’s gonna be a motion picture, it’s gonna be a theatrical-worthy title,” he added. “I’m thinking something like Trap Champion, Paperwork, but whatever it is the subtitle will be The Motion Picture.” — N.A.