XXL picks albums by 50 Cent, Common, G-Unit, Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar on this list.
XXL has published a list titled "The 25 Most Anticipated Albums For The Rest Of 2014."
50 Cent makes the list with Street King Immortal. The effort, set to be released in September, is slated to be the rapper's second album this year, following Animal Ambition.
"50 surprised everybody by announcing that Animal Ambition would be an album, and then released every record on the project before it even came out and still debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200," XXL says. "He’s been absolutely everywhere in the past few months, and with a G-Unit album set to be on the way in November, he doesn’t look to be going anywhere any time soon. As for what that means for Street King Immortal, it’s hard to tell, but if he can produce more gems like 'Hold On' and 'Pilot,' Fif might really be all the way back."
Beyond the 50 Cent album, XXL also lists Action Bronson's Mr. Wonderful, G-Unit's upcoming album which does not have a name, Kendrick Lamar's sophomore effort which also doesn't have a title and Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V.
Common's Nobody's Smiling also makes the list, a project the rapper recently discussed.
"That's why I'm making Nobody's Smiling," Com said during a recent interview. "That's why it's not just the music, but the movement of the fact that I'm not happy. I'm from Chicago. I'm not happy we losing people... people getting shot over things that ain't even necessary. I can't even act like I know every situation, why it happens, but some of it... it's become part of... a way of life. People don't value life as much as we can, as much as we should. When I hear about people dying it's just like man, what do I have to do to change it. There's people out in the field right now doing grassroots movements that work everyday towards stopping violence in Chicago and all around the country but I'm like, 'This is where I'm from, I've been blessed enough to chase my dream, go after my dream and I want to provide the same for people where I come from."
To view the full list, visit XXL.