Most Anticipated Hip Hop/RnB Albums Of 2009

MTV compiled a list of the top albums that will be dropping in 2009, here are the Hip Hop/RnB albums. I'm really looking forward to Joe Budden's new album (not on list), and Eminem's the most. Quite a year for big Hip Hop names.

» The-Dream, Love vs. Money — The in-demand songwriter comes back with a sophomore album with help from Lil Jon on "Let Me See the Booty."

» Kid Sister, Dream Date
— The upstart Chicago rapper known for her "Pro Nails" will finally drop her debut, featuring production from Pharrell Williams.

» Bobby Valentino, Rebirth
— The singer's third studio album is an introspective meditation on relationships ... and sex.


» Bow Wow, New Jack City 2 — Six albums in, Bow Wow has already set up this latest with the Soulja Boy collabo "Marco Polo."

» Mos Def, The Ecstatic
— Expect songs produced by Madlib and Chad Hugo, and collabos with Slick Rick and pal Talib Kweli.

» Busta Rhymes, Back on My BS
— Label drama behind him, Busta returns with songs produced by Pharrell and the late J Dilla and featuring Kardinal Offishall, Common, T.I., Lil Wayne and Akon.

» 50 Cent, Before I Self Destruct
— Frequently delayed, 50's fourth album will come with a movie of the same title written, produced, directed and starring Curtis himself.

» Missy Elliott, Block Party
— Speaking of long-awaited, Missy finally unwraps her latest, with expected assists from Timbaland, Pharrell and T-Pain.

» Erykah Badu, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)
— After busting into many critics' top lists for 2008 with the urban confusion first episode, Ms. Badu comes back with the more spiritually focused sequel

» Flo Rida, R.O.O.T.S.
— How will the Grammy-nominated "Low" Rida follow up his first album? With songs produced by some of the same dudes who helped him on his debut.

Spring and beyond:
» Andre 3000, TBA — The movie-loving half of Outkast has said he's working on his solo album pretty much ... solo.

» Beastie Boys, TBA
— After an all-instrumental affair, the pioneering New York rap trio are slated to return to the mic.

» Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.
— Described as a musical "diary," the latest from the hip-hop group will reportedly be a constantly evolving project that is frequently updated.

» Dr. Dre, Detox
— The doc's swan song has been cooking for more than five years, but the concept album is reportedly on for 2009.

» Eminem, Relapse
— Speaking of comebacks, Slim Shady is prepping one after almost five years out of the game, with Dre reportedly helping out on most of the album.

» Jay-Z, The Blueprint 3
— The totally not retired former music mogul will offer up a Kanye West co-produced disc as part of his final release on Def Jam.

» Prince, MPLSOUND, Lotus Flower, Elixir
— The Purple One has plans to release a trio of albums this year, with the first one reportedly evoking his "Purple Rain" salad days.

» R. Kelly, 12 Play: Fourth Quarter
— The first release since the singer's acquittal on child pornography charges is slated to feature songs such as "Hair Braider" and "Skin."

» Lupe Fiasco, LupE.N.D.
— How does a three-disc final effort sound to you?

Thoughts? any album you think they left out?


bf3ars said...

i'm waiting on the charles hamilton album as well as joe budden and bow wow....

K-TO said...

yea CH will get huge in 09, i think interscope is fully behind him