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This Week's Rapper: Roosh Williams
This Week's Subject(s): Rap's most anticipated albums
Ask A Rapper: Young Jeezy, one of Rocks Off's favorite rappers, finally - FINALLY - has a release date for his album. This is excellent, we'd say; very exciting. So the question, then: What are rap's most anticipated albums right now? If you feel like there just aren't enough to get excited about - not a fan of Drake? - then feel free to make a few up that you'd just like to hear.
Roosh Williams: In no order:
Yela is the heir to Shady's throne, so I think his major-label debut should be a big deal. He's rumored to have some big but unexpected features, so if he does it right then it could be an impactful album for hip-hop.
I haven't heard much of Jeezy lately, but he used to be a superstar and has an army of people waiting for his next release. His album is also rumored to have some awesome features (I've heard possibly Andre3000 and Eminem, among others). Trappin' hasn't been "in" for a minute, so I think it'll be interesting to see how well he does, and what the response is from his fans.
Drake, Take Care
As a figure, Drake is the future of hip-hop. He's really honed in on his sound as of late, so it'll be interesting to see what his sophomore album sounds like. This, without a doubt, has to be one of the most anticipated albums of 2011.
Tech N9ne, Welcome to Strangeland
Tech has been in the game for a long-ass time, but it seems like he's been getting a lot of mainstream shine lately. I've heard plenty about him over the years, but have admittedly not listened to much of his music. Given his cult-like following and high level of respect from his rap peers, I feel like this could be a huge release. I'm try'na hop on the bandwagon.
Mac Miller, Blue Slide Park
This isn't my personal opinion speaking; numbers simply don't lie. The kid has over a million followers on Twitter and fans wherever he goes. Factually speaking, in regards to sheer numbers, this is one of the most anticipated albums of the year.
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