Rap-Up’s 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2012

10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2012

In 2011, music fans witnessed the reign of Nicki Minaj, the rule of hip-hop kings Jay-Z and Kanye West, and the rise of rap’s wildest crew, Odd Future. With 11 months to go in the new year, Rap-Up.com shines a spotlight on this year’s most anticipated hip-hop and R&B releases.

Chris Brown is ready to reignite the clubs with Fortune, T.I. is cooking up more Trouble on his first album since prison, Nicki Minaj is unleashing her feisty alter ego Roman Zolanski on her sophomore set, and Kanye West has everyone on the edge of their seat waiting for the G.O.O.D. Music album.

From the return of veterans Nas, 50 Cent, and Missy Elliott to the great expectations of freshman Frank Ocean, here are 10 albums that are bound to make noise this year.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown – Fortune

Chris Brown has been blacklisted by some, hated by many, and criticized by others, but at the end of the day, there’s no denying his talent. While he’s nominated three times at this year’s Grammys, the R&B crooner is gearing up for his fifth album, Fortune. The project has already spawned the scintillating single “Strip” featuring Kevin McCall and the dance floor-ready follow-up “Turn Up the Music.” With a collaboration with Nas and possible assists from Wiz Khalifa and will.i.am, Fortune is shaping up to be another winner for Breezy.

T.I.

T.I. – Trouble Man

From joining America’s sweetheart Taylor Swift on stage to landing a VH1 reality show (“T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle”) once he ended a prison bid last year, there’s always something to look forward to when it comes to T.I. This year, he’ll deliver his eighth studio album Trouble Man, which comes 11 years after his debut, I’m Serious. Fans got a taste of what’s to come with his recent mixtape F*ck Da City Up, featuring collaborations with Dr. Dre, Young Jeezy, Pusha T, and B.o.B. Details remain scarce on who will join the guest list for Trouble Man, but count on a cameo from Trey Songz, who cut a “club anthem” with Tip and Rico Love.

Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott – Block Party

It’s been seven years since Missy Elliott released her last album The Cookbook, but she’s finally ready to return. The trailblazing femcee, who revealed a battle with Graves’ disease in 2011, is crafting her seventh effort, tentatively titled Block Party. Expect production from Timbaland and more funky and tripped-out beats reminiscent of her previous efforts Under Construction and Miss E… So Addictive. Though a release date has yet to be announced, early listeners including Ciara, Keri Hilson, and Busta Rhymes have praised the new material. Missy popped up on the remix to Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” and the rapper’s cameo in J. Cole’s “Nobody’s Perfect” video may just put her back where she belongs.

Kanye West, Mr Hudson, Kid Cudi, and Pusha T

G.O.O.D. Music – TBD

Back in October, Kanye West sent Twitter into a frenzy when he revealed that his G.O.O.D. Music family would be dropping an album in the spring. While there was little else to go on except the under-140-character message, that was all Yeezy’s followers needed to start the countdown. Big Sean, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Pusha T, and Common are likely to appear on the compilation, but the boss has kept mum on details. R&B songbird Marsha Ambrosius recently revealed that not only did she travel to London to record with West, but so did Frank Ocean and Mannie Fresh. Hit-Boy and Mr Hudson are also stepping in to take the project from G.O.O.D. to great.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

The Trinidad-born, Queens-bred MC unveiled a surprising twist when she dropped the title of her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, last year. Not only would it be landing on Valentine’s Day, it would also feature her alter ego Roman Zolanski in a starring role. Like many hip-hop releases, the due date has since changed to April 3, but that hasn’t stopped the Best New Artist nominee from working around the clock after she delivered the buzz track “Roman in Moscow.” She recently debuted the Hype Williams-directed visuals for “Stupid Hoe,” and will perform a new song at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Get ready for Roman’s invasion.

Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean – TBD

Frank Ocean has not let down listeners since he catapulted to fame last year. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter, who has written for Beyoncé and been called upon by Kanye West and Jay-Z to Watch the Throne, is this generation’s Al Green. The lyrics he pens are heartfelt, more than memorable, and work in most any setting. How’s that for versatility? As an Odd Future affiliate, he possesses the same bold qualities as his Golf Wang brethren, but without the foolery and antics of leader Tyler, the Creator. Critics hailed his stellar debut, Nostalgia, Ultra, and the New Orleans native is wasting no time readying the much-anticipated follow-up. He showcased new material including the Mary J. Blige-sampled “Super Rich Kids” during his brief solo tour last year, and is crafting more “sonic goodies.” Expect Ocean to make big waves this year.

50 Cent

50 Cent – TBD

The G-Unit rapper has been involved in a public battle with Interscope Records, taking to Twitter to bash his label home for providing lackluster support of his new music and even blaming them for leaking his single “Girls Go Wild” featuring Jeremih. He’s since apologized for the outbursts and is moving forward with plans to release his fifth album and possibly another one right after it. To get the buzz building, Fif dropped The Big 10 mixtape in December, an effort full of street-centric tracks reminiscent of his early career. The videos have been watched by millions, reasserting his status as a hip-hop powerhouse. One record that may make the album is the DJ Felli Fel-produced “Lighters” featuring Chris Brown. “It’s probably going to be the biggest record I’ve ever done,” teased the Los Angeles DJ.

Nas

Nas – TBD

Eighteen years after a rapper from Queens by the name of Nasty Nas made his debut, he stills remains one of the most respected lyricists in the game. Now 38 years old, Nas is set to deliver his 10th album on Def Jam this year. Anxious fans have been waiting since 2008 for fresh solo material, the last being his untitled album. A four-year wait may be discouraging, but Nas has kept his name relevant by collaborating with Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Common, and Mary J. Blige. God’s son returned to his roots in the video for “Nasty,” which was shot in the Queensbridge projects where he grew up. The Salaam Remi production reminded listeners of the realness of his rhymes, set over a classic boom-bap beat. If it’s any indication of what’s in store, hip-hop heads will not be disappointed.

Brandy

Brandy – TBD

A Grammy winner with five albums under her belt, it was only a matter of time before veteran vocalist Brandy found her way into a new record deal. Her sixth album, due this May on RCA/Chameleon Records, promises classic R&B with a contemporary twist. She has parted ways with longtime collaborator Rodney Jerkins, who helmed 2008’s Human, and called on today’s top hitmakers including Rico Love, Hit-Boy, Frank Ocean, Chris Brown, Bangladesh, and Tha Bizness. “I wanted to take this opportunity to really try to bring R&B back,” said one of her collaborators Sean Garrett. Kicking off the project is the Rico Love-produced “It All Belongs to Me,” a duet with Monica, which arrives 14 years after “The Boy Is Mine” topped the charts. That plus an assist from Drake may be just what Brandy needs to reclaim her glory days.

Rick Ross

Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

Miami rap kingpin Rick Ross never leaves his fans without music for long. After releasing his fourth album, Teflon Don, in 2010, he dropped a collaborative LP, Self Made, Vol. 1, with his Maybach Music Group signees Wale and Meek Mill. Then there were countless remixes and joint tracks with some of hip-hop’s elite players like Lil Wayne and Drake, and finally the announcement that he was indeed debuting a fifth project, God Forgives, I Don’t. Initially scheduled for release in December, he pushed the album to this year, but not before showing off the Nicki-Minaj assisted “You the Boss” and the Just Blaze-produced “I Love My Bitches.” His new mixtape Rich Forever, which has spawned the Drake-assisted “Stay Schemin’,” dropped at the top of the year featuring everyone from Nas to Kelly Rowland. After a recent studio session in Miami with the legendary Dr. Dre, you can bet on 2012 being the year of the Bawse.



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195 Comments

  1. mumi

    ok..

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    QueenBeeFanatic Reply:

    @mumi, Weeknd, Tyga and Lil’ Kim should be on this list. Also why is Rick Ross there?

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    KMart Reply:

    @QueenBeeFanatic, & where my bitch mariah?! Lool ;P

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    REAL Reply:

    @KMart, aint nobody checkin fo Lil Kim, Tyga, or the Weeknd…Mariah is definitely highly regarded…

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    Rap_Fan Reply:

    @KMart, Ludacris and Busta Rhymes ?????????????????????????

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    Joyams Reply:

    @QueenBeeFanatic, because rick ross has been putting out good albums on a regular basis since 2006. And he’s one of the biggest rapper right now. that’s why.

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    ATT Reply:

    @QueenBeeFanatic, …..Lil Kim ain’t releasing shit.

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @ATT, Oop! Lol, I’m still wondering why Rap-up is throwing shade. Everyone else has promo pics, and Nicki Minaj has a bad screenshot from Stupid Hoe.

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    Rap_Fan Reply:

    @QueenBeeFanatic, Ludacris and Busta Rhymes ?????????????????????????

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    Rap_Fan Reply:

    @mumi, Ludacris and Busta Rhymes ?????????????????????????

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  2. MeloRockstarr

    Miss-ay!!!!!!!

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    dexlovesrih Reply:

    @MeloRockstarr, def lookin out for chris,missy,brandy,frank and even nicki

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  3. kevinim_shady

    uhhhm and where’s obie trice …..

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    haha Reply:

    @kevinim_shady, uhhhm, are you for real? obie trice!! haha. thanks for the laugh.

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  4. tee

    chris,missy,t.i, and brandy are the only ones i care about

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  5. Haters Are Like Crickets They Make Noises But You Never See Them And When You Approach Them They Keep Quiet

    Brandy & Missy! period. The rest can go smoke rocks for all i care.!

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  6. Drb

    …….

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  7. Sudden Realization

    No Weeknd? Wow Rap-Up.

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    G20 Reply:

    @Sudden Realization, Exactly what I’m thinking

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    Shade Reply:

    @Sudden Realization, No one said anything about a The Weeknd album so why would it be on the list?

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  8. KiKi

    Brandy…Missy… That is all..

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    Mike Reply:

    @KiKi, D’ANGELO!!!!!!!!

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  9. KiKi

    P.S. I love both those pictures of Brandy and Missy!

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  10. craig

    Y’all forgot Ameriie’s new album “Cymatika, Vol. 1″! Ameriie >>>>>>> that list!

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    callmeahaterbut.! Reply:

    @craig, Lol boy sit Ameri(i) r u serious
    Lmfao

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    craig Reply:

    @callmeahaterbut.!,

    yeah bitch I’m serious as my 10inch joy in my pants! Ameriie >>>>>>>>>>> Beyonce, other sluts!

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @craig, Who is Amerie? Didn’t she flop like 101 times, wow/

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  11. Jaymalls

    I guarantee G.O.O.D. The album is going 10x better that everything on this except that Rick Ross album!
    Missy shit ain’t coming out this year, so that don’t count!
    If Nicki’s 2 singles were any indication… Her album is going 2 b hot do do!!!
    Chris last album was mehhh, and a lot of the stuff on his new album were recorded for FAME! #fact
    Every1 else on this list only gets 3 characters …

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @Jaymalls, Rick Ross sucks he talks about the same thing for 100 years.

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    BLAZE Reply:

    @Jaymalls, Have many seats cause Missy is coming out his year the album is done an getting hela praise from her peers she’s just waiting for the samples to clear. LMAO

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    JustSaying Reply:

    @Jaymalls,
    LMAO rumors are that Missy Elliott will drop in February.. so you see that seat… at the end of the welfare line?… it got your name on it!
    Bitch u BEEN a fan!

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    Haters Stay Pressed!! Reply:

    @Jaymalls, You don’t know what the hell you’re talking about!! Fitst off if F.A.M.E was ‘mehh’ then it wouldn’t have gotten a Grammy nomination!!! F.A.M.E is the second best selling r&b album after Beyonce’s ’4′!

    Second, Chris has been in the studio for MONTHS working in new material for Fortune. He’s worked with Nas, Will.I.Am, Wiz Khalifa & more! So all the material for Fortune was NOT recorded back when F.A.M.E!

    So sit down somewhere with you #Facts because you don’t know shit!!

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  12. [email protected]

    Wow, this Line Up..)dk

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  13. callmeahaterbut.!

    Yaaay for Brandy, Missy & Frank Ocean.
    I don’t think NOBODYS CHECKING for 50
    Anymore :( Nicki need to let Kim be &
    put out a hot record big difference from
    Her last album:( Chris Brown I really
    Dont think this album of his will do well
    Like FAME the songs r just blaaah + he
    Is going to poppish bring back the Poppin
    Chris Brown music. the rest of these ppl
    R NON MOTHERFUCKING FACTORS.

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    Haters Stay Pressed!! Reply:

    @callmeahaterbut.!, Shut the hell up bitch! Fortune will do well!!! He’s only released 2 damn songs from this album soo far! ‘Strip’ is his urban single & it’s doing great on urban radio & is top ten on the r&b charts! ‘TUTM’ is getting a GREAT response since its been released & has already been added to major radio stations!!! It is the ONLY pop single he has released this far so WTF do mean he’s going ‘too pop’?! Majority of the songs that have leaked for Fortune are r&b dumbass! You haven’t even heard the album & you are judging it already! Sit the fuck down somewhere!!

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  14. Fanny

    U completely forgot JoJo’s Jumping Trains. We’ll see her album will be the best album of 2012!!! U also forgot CASSIE!!!! The Queens

    my top 10

    1. JoJo – Jumping Trains
    2. Cassie – TBD
    3. Christina Aguilera – TBD
    4. Missy Elliott – Block Party
    5. Stacie Orrico – TBD
    6. Leona Lewis – Glassheart
    7. Cheryl Cole – TBD
    8. Ashlee Simpson – TBD
    9. Pia Toscanp – TBD
    10. Delta Goodrem – TBA

    GIRLPOWER 2012!!!!

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    callmeahaterbut.! Reply:

    @Fanny, Cassie booboo now sit lol girl
    Aint nobody checking for her but UUUUU
    sorry.

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    Fanny Reply:

    @callmeahaterbut.!, I know a lot of people who want cassie’s new lp ;)

    Cassie Cassie gogogo

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Fanny, I’ll be buying Cassie’s new album if she releases it. I loved her debut and Ryan Leslie killed it on the production.

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    Fanny Reply:

    @Kyle, Yeah thanks ;) I also loved her debut ♥ amazing record. The album definitely come this year. 100%!! No push-backs :D

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    Phoenix Wright Reply:

    @callmeahaterbut.!, I’m checking for Cassie, now you got two ppl checking for her so you should pull a chair up too =P

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  15. Fanny

    11. Brandy – TBD ;)

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  16. Craz4rmSA

    What about ne-yo??

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  17. THE MALEZ

    NO MONICA????

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  18. Princess Ciara

    Ciara should have been up here! She’s been trending every week almost on twitter! She’s going to Slay in 2012! I aint worried bout it!!
    She’s been the underdog for a minute but truth be told, she’s coming back Strong! #BeleeDat
    Hater’s will Deal! Shout out to Ciara!

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    Will Reply:

    @Princess Ciara, Thats what yall said with her last album and Fantasy Ride but they both Flopped. Ciara is done her next album wont move records either. it will be a flop.

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    Drake&CiaraFan Reply:

    @Will, Did you not read her letter about label problems #nuffsaid

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    Princess Ciara Reply:

    @Will,

    thank you @Drake&CiaraFan!! Yall act like she just did it to herself but truth is Her Record label didnt stand behind her and push her albums. Ciara will do good this year. She’s in LA REID’s Hands, he knows what’s best for her. CSquad will deff be out buying the stores out when her CD drops. Aint that right CSQUAD? Right! So Haterz will deal.

    SN to all the Rihanna Fans/Stans… why are yall so pressed about ciara if she’s irrelevant, clearly she got yall feeling some type of way. Its funny too because we got Ciara a #1 album where’s Rihanna’s??? Ill wait. *Crickets*

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  19. LOL

    Lil Kim

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  20. Audrey Hepburn

    Only interested in what Frank Ocean, Brandy, and Nas will release…. and maybe Missy too. :)

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  21. Brandon

    Brandy, Missy, Frank Ocean N ROSS

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    mistwalker Reply:

    @Brandon, id put john legend in my list any day before brandy shes been inconsistent

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  22. @SupraNickMusic

    I’ll go with..

    Frank Ocean
    Nas
    Rick Ross

    And that New Prolific Minds album!! Cheaaa

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  23. 3rdto

    Ya’ll can sleep all u want and disagree till it drops….. But I have a real strong feeling Diggy’s album is about to be dope

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  24. Nick

    I’m surprised you guys didn’t mention Azealia Banks on here the way you guys keep talking about her. She’s my #3 Most anticipated, and where is Madonna’s? And Iggy Azalia? Damn lol

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  25. Stre3t Danc@

    FORTUNE is definitely the most anticipated album!! It’s gonna slay lives!

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  26. IkiHav

    M.I.A.’s 4TH album!

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  27. Cudder

    chris brownie,please,stop support him.
    this men is a fake

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    and Reply:

    @Cudder, Before hating on CB, you really need to read over your comment, spelling, grammer,come on now!

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    Stre3t Danc@ Reply:

    @Cudder, haha that comes from an uneducated mofo, huh? gtfo!

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  28. keri fan

    WAITING FOR KERI HILSON’S 3RD ALBUM AND BRANDY MONICA TAMIA JAZMINE SULLIVAN LAURYN HILL FANTASIA AND USHER

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  29. Matt Fridrich

    Excited for everyone of them. Missy Elliot is back!

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  30. uche

    and where is slaughter house ?

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  31. RUS

    U CAN TELL THIS WAS DONE BY RAP-UP..SOME OF THESE ALBUMS FOLK AINT CHECKN FOR.

    -AINT NOBODY BEEN CHECKN FOR 50 CENT SINCE HIS FIRST ALBUM
    - I LOVE MISSY, BUT HER ALBUM AINT ANTICIPATED
    - BRANDY…REALLY?
    - FRANK OCEAN?…UH OK MAYBE BUT DOUBTFUL
    EVERYBODY ELSE IS UNDERSTANDABLE. BUT U GOTTA PUT LUDACRIS UP THERE AND BUSTA B4 ANY OF THOSE CLOWNS I NAMED

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    BLAZE Reply:

    @RUS, Missy an Brandy are very Anticipated you must not be on twitter.

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    RUS Reply:

    @BLAZE, PAAH MISSY I GOT FAITH IN…BUT BRANDY….EH CANT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME SHE WAS ON POINT SINCE “THE BOY IS MINE” IN ’98

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    JustSaying Reply:

    @RUS,
    You must be like 15 if you think Missy is not anticipated!
    Is understandable.. the last time she dropped something you was like 9! LMAO
    Please.. some of us are tired of Nicki and her bubble gum raps! #MissyElliott2012

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    RUS Reply:

    @JustSaying,

    IM 26 I KNO ALL ABOUT MISSY TRUST ME! I LOVE HER TOO IM JUST SAYN UNTIL SHE GET HER BUZZ BACK SHES NOT ALL THAT ANTICIPATED YET.

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    @KingKhalilME_ Reply:

    @RUS, your life should end… Missy is anticipating…. we talent! not talentless… creativeness not wtfness

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    T Reply:

    @RUS, Your retard. If you saying nobody checking for 50. His Big 10 mixtape is one of 2011′s biggest mixtapes. A video off the mixtape did over 3 million views in 2 days. Come on man. Missy Eliot is probably the dopiest MC Chick of all time. I’m not only questioning your age, but also I am questioning your ears for talent.

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  32. Will

    WHERE IS LUDAVERSAL ?

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  33. Rill

    Nice list but a few are missing personally Ameriie, Jojo, and A. Banks, and now M.I.A.
    But def on the look for Nas, Brandy, Frank O., and Missy

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  34. Harry UK

    What about ciara

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  35. Nikki

    LIL KIM, YOU ARE ON MY LIST!!!!

    HOW CAN YOU MAKE A TOP 10 LIST FOR 2012 AND NOT INCLUDE LIL KIM?

    RAPUP, YOU ARE OFF BASE FOR THAT!!!

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    Tamar Reply:

    @Nikki, Lil Kim making a album????

    Where’s Trina tho

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  36. ThebomB

    Missy,CiCi,T.I…..got my eyes on u!#bringit

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  37. Triniti

    The only two albums I’m anticipating are Trouble Man and J. Cole’s sophomore release….

    And I really don’t understand what’s so amazing about Frank Ocean.

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    Haters Stay Pressed!! Reply:

    @Triniti, Thank you!!! Frank Ocean is so overrated!!! He can barely sing & his music all sounds like he recorded it when he was on an acid trip!! It all sounds the same. I like the work he’s done with other artist but his own material is blah! He should stick to song writing & producing. That’s where he will see most of his success. No one is checking for his album like that.

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  38. Kyle

    That would be awesome if we got a new Missy album this year because it’s been so damn long. I’m not really hyping any rap releases this year except Nas and Busta Rhymes. They’ve been my two favorite rappers for years. I’m ready for all the great R&B releases this year: Estelle- “All of Me,” Melanie Fiona- “The MF Life,” Monica- “New Life,” Brandy, Ciara, John Legend, Dawn Richard, and the list goes on & on. REAL R&B is making a comeback.

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  39. Oibaf

    Looking foward to Frank Ocean.

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  40. GermanyLov

    Chris brown and Missy <3

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  41. dr

    BRANDY BRANDY BRANDYYYY!!!! MISSY MISSY MISSYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. Face The Facts

    Missys album is gonna slay all these albums and as for Nicki Minaj we already know that album is going to be pure trash ill wipe my ass with the cd booklet and feed it to Nicki stans bwahahahaa.

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    BLAZE Reply:

    @Face The Facts, Yassssss hahahahaha now thats funny MEAddicts are real die hard fans/stans

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    JustSaying Reply:

    @Face The Facts,
    LMAO… Didnt Nicki say.. “I dare one of you rap bitches to come out?” and then her songs flopped… and then Missy came out and slayed!

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    ATT Reply:

    @JustSaying, None of Nicki’s singles have flopped and Missy hasn’t dropped anything in 2012.

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    JustSaying Reply:

    @ATT,
    Uh boo boo… Did Stupid Hos and Roman In Moscow had any success in the charts? No. Massive attack…. Thats called a flop. Did you not see the dislike bar on Stupid Hoes video? Thats not people “hating” thats people being truthful.
    Its January 2012.. when Missy drops youll know and you will deal!

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  43. Breeze

    Ummmm hows about Jojo- Jumping Trains, it’s been a minute and MAD people r waiting for her to own 2012!

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  44. trippen67

    LUDAVERSAL & only one rida + busta rhymes!!

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  45. BLAZE

    Ok im checking for Missy Elliott @MissyElliott an Brandy @4everBrandy Frank Ocean @Frank_Ocean Chris Brown @ChrisBrown G.O.O.D Lil Kim @LilKim an Monica @MonicaBrown an they all will SLAY YOUR LIVES THIS YEAR. O an Timbaland too @Timbaland

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  46. :o

    My baby Breezyyyyyy!!! <3

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  47. yuppitsme69

    Missy Brandy Ciara and Chris!!

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  48. theone

    Why is Ashanti not up her

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  49. newly

    OH YES MISS ASHANTI SHOULD BE THE FIRST NAME

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  50. *_*

    christina aguilera!!!

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  51. Fanny

    Is it not 10 most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2012? Nas, 50 Cent, Missy, T.I., etc etc very hip-hop!!

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  52. Pucci

    I think you ppl need to understand that ppl have different opinions on things… The album list is RAP-UPs OPINION, this shouldn’t change your own. I’m not a big fan of the list & I do believe rap-up left some ppl out, however I don’t think its cause for a STAN war over something as little as non-negative opinion. smh

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    Phoenix Wright Reply:

    @Pucci, PREACH PUCCI PREACH!!

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  53. Sean

    I’m stunned that all of y’all forgot to include D’Angelo. We’ve been waiting for new material for more than a decade.

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  54. JustSaying

    Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott,
    Thats ALLLLLLLLLLL im waiting for dammit!

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  55. Darko

    @KillBill92, only common niggas go hard for beyonce

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  56. Rozaay

    i cant wait for Chris Brown fortune , Nicki Minaj Pink friday roman reloaded, and frank ocean and G.O.O.D Music!!! ooh yees and TIP!! also Nas!!

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  57. joey

    when missy drops… shit is really going to hit the fan. no doubt music is going to change all over again with her at the forefront.

    Block Party BABY!!!

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    BLAZE Reply:

    @joey, BTW its not called Block Party anymore

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  58. cece

    Ashanti’s album

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  59. A Realist

    Excited for Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliott, Chris Brown, and Mariah Carey!

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  60. Sarah

    This list is all internet hyped things. Who anticipates people who releases every year?

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  61. Sarah

    My list includes none of these people. Mariah, Alicia Keys, Mateo, John Legend, Emeli Sande, Luke James, and maybe Monica are the albums I’m anticipating.

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  62. IKARYSS

    M.I.A. RYE RYE SANTIGOLD BLAQSTARR

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  63. Get Money B!tch

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH!! Rap up ain’t even thinking about Lil’Kim’s never coming flop album. LMMFAOoooo!!

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  64. fuchsjfcb

    Bieber should be on here too.

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  65. cooleyhigh

    G.O.O.D music album, Rick Ross God forgives…, Nas’ album, hopefully a solo Jay-Z album are all i care about this year, and maybe nicki, but her singles suck so far…

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  66. Brina

    Why Ashanti not on the list??????

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  67. Deya

    can’t wait Nas-TBD

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  68. LadiiJ88

    Besides Missy Elliot, T.I, Chris Brown & Brandy, the other artists shouldn’t even be on this list…Rap Up, u guys need to regroup asap!!!!

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  69. J

    Really? Brandy? Chris Brown? and no love for Lupe Fiasco or the Lupe/Pharrell collabo?

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  70. music heals

    Nasir Olu Dara Jones!

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  71. Lauryn B

    Nas and Missy.. the rest i don’t care

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  72. Deya

    can’t wait for Nas’s album.

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  73. Jay

    I missed Nas.

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  74. NAS

    OMG! I can’t wait for Nas’s album. It will be dope .

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  75. CJK

    Where lil kim at ?…btw Nas and Missy all the way..

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  76. Kayla

    Brandy and Missy !! can’t wait

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  77. Dia-monz

    I think g.o.o.d music album is gonna be as ill as watch the throne with the flow of kanye ,pusha t and so on and the hooks of john legend and marsha.seriously dudes that compilation is just gonna be off the hook and also for miguel sophomore album, brandy,Missy, french montana, diggy, breezy,busta, dj khaled-kiss the ring,meek mill, john legend,frank ocean, nicki and so on.BUT NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO G.O.O.D MUSIC

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  78. Dia-monz

    I think g.o.o.d music album is gonna be as ill as watch the throne with the flow of kanye ,pusha t and so on and the hooks of john legend and marsha.seriously dudes that compilation is just gonna be off the hook and also for miguel sophomore album, brandy,Missy, french montana, diggy, breezy,busta, dj khaled-kiss the ring,meek mill,madonna’s MNDA, john legend,frank ocean, nicki and so on.BUT NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO G.O.O.D MUSIC

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  79. CHILE BOO!

    Missy, Lil’ Kim, Dawn Richard and The Weeknd YESSS!

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  80. Qstubb

    Im just waiting on LeToya Luckett. Yall better quit sleepin on her!!!!!!

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  81. A RihYoncé Stan

    This was a pretty decent list, but RapUp only really listed what’s hot on urban charts.

    Just add JoJo – JUMPING TRAINS to the list and it’ll be good!

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  82. CBE

    LOL! seriously rap up! chris at 10.. but dont matter coz he has the most dedicated fans ever!

    his album is one of the most anticipated and I’m not even a minaj fan but her and chris gonna make the most impact out of these so called “anticipated albums”

    FORTUNE CBE LEGGO!!!

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    Rap-Up Reply:

    This list is not in any particular order. That’s why we didn’t number it.

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    KC Reply:

    @CBE, chris brown stans always looking to start some shit. ya’ll got a problem with everything.

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    someone Reply:

    @CBE, Please, don’t give people anymore reason to hate on him, there are alot of people out there that hate he is still in the game, don’t make something out of nothing. I’m a huge Chris Brown fan and I’m not starting trouble, trouble comes when something is posted on Rap Up about him, that’s when the trouble comes, and all the hateful comments. Anyways, looking forward to ALL the albums to drop!

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  83. Holby

    Looking forward to frank oceans album and Chris breezy Fortune.

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  84. mitcholos

    Terrible… I Can Only Agree With=
    50 Cent+ G.O.O.D Music+ Frank Ocean

    But Seriously-
    Where The Hell Is SLAUGHTERHOUSE ?!

    Come On Now-
    SmH

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  85. @Hugo_pg

    And JoJo Jumping Trains???

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  86. Flip

    Where is Nelly?:oHis album is gonna be the BEST OF 2012!

    YOU”ll SEE

    GO Nelly!!!!

    DERRTY ENT! WE ARE WHAT WE GOT!

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    DerrtyMC Reply:

    @Flip, UC-Me!

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    JustSaying Reply:

    @Flip, NELLY.. IS THAT YOU?

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  87. Steve

    I’m her for Nicki, Chris, Frank Ocean, and Rick Ross. They all make phenomenal music.

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  88. me

    Can’t wait for Missy, Brandy & 50 cent!

    Looking forward to Chris, Nicki and T.I.

    Anyway, I will listen to all of these artists. Except for Rick Ross.

    Can’t wait for Madonna and maybe Jojo too.

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    T Reply:

    @me, lmao. Ross is wack

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  89. SHELLLZZZZZZ!

    why isnt tyga here? he’s the only one with a hit song -_- chris brown aint doin sh*t & nicki minaj aint doin it big -_-

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  90. Zack

    tyga? cudi?

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  91. danny

    brandy thats it

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  92. Da Fox'z Don

    OK Rap-Up.com just made a BIG MISTAKE!!! This is the REAL LIST!!! (In no order and over 10)

    Ashanti – TBD
    Brandy – TBD
    Chris Brown – Fortune
    Ciara – TBD
    Lil’ Kim – TBD
    Missy Elliott – Block Party
    Monica – TBD
    Nas – TBD
    Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
    SWV – I Missed Us
    T.I. – Trouble Man
    Tweet – TBD

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    Da Fox'z Don Reply:

    forget to add 50 Cent & Busta Rhymes

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    Neon Reply:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Rihanna came out w/ another album or re-release.

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    Billy Bob Reply:

    @Da Fox’z Don, Lmao I can’t believe u listed Tweet!!! Is she still alive???

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  93. drizzl3

    Brandy!!

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  94. Rap_Fan

    Ludacris and Busta Rhymes ?????????????????????????

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  95. The Real B(randy)

    BRANDY!!!! @4everbrandy

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  96. RDK

    nicki minaj all the way,but when i am at the store i,ll see what else i can pick up,i like songs from everyone up there..so like i said ill see how it go,s.

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  97. boogs

    The Queen and The King – Brandy and Nas >>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  98. jtaz

    can’t wait 4 Ciara, Chris n Missy, but the only one i’m really excited about has to be Brandy

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  99. Da Fox'z Don

    they forget to add SWV – “I Missed Us”

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  100. DerrtyMC

    Ummm…Nelly?

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  101. nyfan1

    Can’t wait for the Missy and Nas albums. Brandy is one of my fav vocalist from the 90′s but haven’t really liked her recent material,but if her 1st single is good then I’ll probably purchase the album.

    Although not on the list looking forward to SWV’s album.

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  102. Jay

    Man, I’m soooo ready for CB’s album!!! I’m buying that one on the drop date! Turn Up the Music has to drop on itunes NOW!!!

    I’m SOOO pumped for Brandy’s new album!!! I don’t even need to hear a single I know it’s gonna be fire!!! And she and Monica are about to kill with their new song!! Yeah man!

    And I really wanna hear what new sounds Missy has. It’s been a minute. Definitely look forward to T.I. too.

    I already know that Brandy and Chris Brown’s albums are gonna be my favorites of the year. Can’t wait!!! :)

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  103. Batman

    @RUS, it doesn’t matter missy Elliott has done a lot in the past she’s a good rapper and still is I think her album is highly anticipated.

    My list:
    1. JoJo Jumping Trains
    2. Ciara TBD
    3. Missy Elliott Block Party
    4. Ludacris Ludaversal
    5. Tyga Careless World
    6. Honey Cocaine (if her album comes out this year)
    7. Frank Ocean TBD

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  104. nicegirl

    I’m looking forward to Chris Brown, Missy Elliot, GOOD Music album, Frank Ocean, Nas, Brandy and Rick Ross. Also not on the list that I am anticipating is Alicia Keys, Jay Z solo and maybe Watch The Throne sequel. Also Usher, Monica, Solange and Ashanti.

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  105. Jon L

    WTF? Chris brown dammit idk how he has tricked the media into thinking hes a rapper he’s a pop singer F-ck him. The Best Album on here is G.O.O.D. Music comp. Album so many talented artists on one record that will be good, Also im very much intrested to see how TIs album turns out. And I hope the legendary Nas can put out a good album I becamed disapointed and worried when I found out hes associated w/ soulja boy and signed to him.

    & IDK Why HOV aka Jay-Z is not on here

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    Haters Stay Pressed!! Reply:

    @Jon L, What the hell is wrong with you?!? What the hell did that even have to so with anything?! He hasn’t tried to convince anyone that’s he’s a rapper you dumbass! Chris is doing HIM & he hasn’t even released anything where he’s rappin this year!! Fortune is gonna be a r&b album mixed with pop! He ha never claimed this was gonna be a rap album!

    FYI: For some one who isn’t a rapper he sure did get 2 Grammy nominations at the Grammys this year!! Stay mad!!

    Sit your hating ass down somewhere!

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  106. Jon L

    They should replace niki minaj with slaughterhouse album, real hip hop fans will definately vouch for me on that one at least

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  107. @JUICEloveONIKA

    Love Nic’s!

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  108. bijan

    I’m excited for Cassie too

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  109. Shadeed Rice

    I’m looking forward to the following artists albums this year:

    1. Dawn Richard – “GoldenHeart”

    2. Brandy – “TBA”

    3. Nicki Minaj – “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”

    4. Shontelle – “TBA”

    5. Chris Brown – “Fortune”

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  110. JLOVE?R

    where is Cassie!?

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  111. Zach

    Damn…. WZRD, Cudder album, Nas.Com not on the list? SMH….

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  112. DaTruthshallsetufree

    Brandy baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!4everbrandy..

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  113. Jg

    Chardonnay AKA bRANDY 2012!!!!!!!!!!!

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  114. GolfWang

    G.O.O.D!! but where’s odd futures album? and isn’t nicki’s album just gonna be a lil kim diss record?

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  115. Wow

    WTF, no Akon?

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  116. Motivation

    My List
    1. Ciara
    2. Chris Brown
    3. Cassie
    also wait for Missy, Brandy & X-tina.

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  117. Farkil

    this are the albums
    Nas Good Life
    Jadakiss Top 5 Dead Or Alive
    T.I. Trouble Man
    Fabolous Loso Ways Rise To The Power
    Bow Wow Underrated
    Nelly
    50 Cent
    Ludacris Ludaversal
    Busta Rhymes
    Fat Joe
    Miss Elliot

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  118. Hugh

    Exited for most of these.

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  119. Syaheeran

    JOJO?!?! HOW CAN YOU MISS HER. :O

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  120. RealMusic

    @Get Money B!tch, You did tho! -.- #Fail

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  121. RealMusic

    RapUp did leave a lotta people out. I’m really looking forward to Missy’s, Chris, and Frank Ocean. Nas and Busta’s albums.

    People who should have been on this list:
    Ciara
    Lil Kim
    Ameriie
    Eve
    Tyler, The Creator
    Kid Cudi
    Day26
    JoJo.
    The-Dream
    Electrik Red
    Ashanti.
    I don’t think RapUp should have did the “Top 10″. But it is their opinion so I understand.

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  122. Chrissy

    Can’t wait for 50 Cent new album

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  123. T

    Honestly I’m trying to hear 50 Cent new album. I mean who wouldn’t want to hear that after the release of the “Big 10″ mixtape in December. He always deliver. Big fan of fif!

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  124. Mkhululi

    Come oneeee, where’s L’ Boogie now? Will the real Lauryn Hill stand UP?

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  125. pia

    Where is Rihanna? lol Anyway congrats to Missy,Nicki,Brandy & Chris Brown. It’s about time we will hear music from different artists. 2012 belongs to them

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  126. Cindy

    I see the Navy is on her hating because their so call Queen is not mentioned. Goodddddddddd

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  127. GooGle_ME

    T.I. All day

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  128. Mike

    No WZRD wtf

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  129. Taysty_

    No one cares about brandy anymore. Kid Cudi’s album is way anticipated.

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  130. BLAZE

    O just to add im lookin forward to Nas,Busta,Eve,Brandy.Missy,Kim,Frank Ocean,Chris,Monica,Timbaland,R.Kelly,JoJo,The Weeknd,G.O.O.D Music,Jay-Z,John Legend

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  131. KINGGGGGG

    T.I. !!!!!! Can’t wait for his album!

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  132. Fez

    Rosssay

    Dont forget KID CUDI – MOTM3 (man on the moon 3), and WZRD

    TYGA – Careless World

    but the best is G.O.O.D. Music… or MOTM 3

    T.I. HELLS YEAHHHHH

    ROZZZAY- Impressed me with Rich Forever, God forgives I don’t should be great

    50 Cent – fell off, but is gonna come back watch it.

    Nas- I thought he was dead

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  134. yung2fly

    these are some good artists who are coming out this year..but missy elliott is the most talanted out of all the others..if she has her mojo back..missy will fuck this game up..cant wait for her new album..the queen is baq ladies and gents!!!!!

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  135. The38Caliber

    Where’s DMX’s album ‘Undisputed’ It is one of the most anticipated albums of 2012, and everybody knows that DMX is better than Rick Ross or Frank Ocean. So you guys should include DMX’s album in this list.

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  136. dj dinox

    T.I. Trouble man is the best rapper album of 2012 Grand hustle

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  137. JustinMj

    The Queen Of Belting
    The Queen Of Whistles
    The Queen Of High Notes

    #MCSummer2012

    Mariah Carey
    AKA
    Slayriah.!

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  138. #Je5usPiece

    Watta bout The Game – Jesus Piece………
    that should be no.1

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