SD’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011 #1: Chino XL – The Ricanstruction

SD’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011 #1: Chino XL – The Ricanstruction

Can I start off by saying I hate this guy. The illest Puerto Rican spitter to hit a microphone has some of the laziest tendencies I’ve ever seen.  No release date since he announced the album has been honored. The hold up? Well, nobody besides Chino knows (and best believe when he hits the town, I’m finding out why). He announced back in October that the project would see the light of day in February. No single so he’s either going for the element of surprise or not dropping at all. Just so you understand how much I want this album to… continue reading

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SD’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011: Joe Budden – The Great Escape

SD’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011: Joe Budden – The Great Escape

I didn’t forget about Mouse or his delayed work of art. No more Amalgam Digital contract binding him (I believe). The follow up to “Padded Room” and “Escape Route” and it’s going to be hard to top those two. Leave the Mood Muzik series alone now since four was pretty much here today and in my recycle bin the next. Nobody knows how Joey will plot his escape nor who will help him or even when he’ll finally do so. We’re watching him closely though.

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SD’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011 #3: Lloyd – King Of Hearts

SD’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011 #3: Lloyd – King Of Hearts

These R&B artists are all the same. Similar to Marsha, Lloyd has dropped two singles (“Lay It Down” and “Get It In” Ft. 50 Cent) and both were big hits. So, Lloyd and his sole producer, Polow Da Don, have hyped up the project with videos and even an unexpected remix. Then, push it back from it’s original February 14 to March 22. The young Goldie has promised greatness and it’s hard to argue after two incredible singles. But, damn, can we get the album?

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SD’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011 #4: Marsha Ambrosius – Late Nights & Early Mornings

SD’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011 #4: Marsha Ambrosius – Late Nights & Early Mornings

Marsha took the R&B scene by storm when she dropped “Hope She Cheats.” The experimental single spawned an amazing remix with Fabolous and Maino. Then, “Far Away,” the second single (or first depending on Marsha’s outlook) came out late November. We’re almost two months removed and another missed date (January 4) late. Ms. Ambrosius better be delivering the best R&B album from a woman in 2011 the way she’s got me fiending for Late Nights & Early Mornings. February 22 is the next said date but will the album finally be due?

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SD’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011 #5: Crooked I – Million Dollar Story

SD’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011 #5: Crooked I – Million Dollar Story

Since 2007, I’ve been up on Crooked’s music (first HHW, I was right there on Hip Hop Game listening) and he’s yet to release an actual album. A bunch of mixtapes, freestyles, features, EPs and more have propelled him into being one of the illest MCs on the West. So, it’s 2011 and Slaughterhouse is plotting a takeover on the individual scene. “Villain” has been in constant rotation and has me wondering what’s next? March 22 is when we’ll finally see Million Dollar Story. Pre-order it now.

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SD’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011 #6: Killer Mike – Pl3dge

SD’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011 #6: Killer Mike – Pl3dge

Mike Bigga, Killer Mike. Whatever. “Ready, Set, Go” had the buzz going. Pl3dge is long overdue. It’s been forever since we got a project from Killa Kill from the Ville. His music is always entertaining and real so it’s interesting to see what he plans to spit about this time around. I told him it’s time for a sequel to “That’s Life.” Recently wrapping up some work with Young Jeezy, Pl3dge has a tentative release sometime in March.

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