5.1.09

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.

Janurary:
» 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.

February:

» 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

April:
» 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?

2 Comments:

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