The Source Names "The 30 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014"

posted Tuesday January 14 ,2014 at 04:30PM CST | 128 comments

The Source Names

Kendrick Lamar and Andre 3000's forthcoming albums are the Top 2 most anticipated albums in The Source's "The 30 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014."

The Source has named its “The 30 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014.” 

Kendrick Lamar’s second major-label album is the #1 album on The Source’s list. "As the success of his debut album continues to skyrocket almost 16 months after its release, fans as well as media personalities are getting antsy wondering what does Kendrick have coming up next,” The Source’s article says. "In various interviews last year, Kendrick has denied that he was working on a new project, but he revealed in his GQ 'Rapper of The Year' cover story that he would enter the studio in January, immediately following theYeezus tour.”

Drake recently said that Kendrick Lamar's debut album, 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d city, was particularly noteworthy. "The last great concept album was [Kendrick Lamar’s]good kid, m.A.A.d city—still obviously true to his life but very conceptual," the Toronto rapper said. "Very specific stories that need to be told. I always say hats off to that album. That album’s incredible, what an undertaking." 

A solo album from OutKast member Andre 3000 is #2 on The Source’s list. “When he does rap, it’s an event,” the story says. "An Andre 3000 guest verse has become as rare as a Jay Electronica single, and the quality-over-quantity certainly works here…Andre 3000 has carefully and meticulously chosen the artists and albums on which he bestows his talent, and the dividends have never not paid off.”

The Source’s list of “The 30 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014” is as follows.

30. Isaiah Rashad’s Cilvia

29. Wiz Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood

28. Action Bronson

27. Big K.R.I.T.’s Cadillactica

26. Q-Tip’s The Last Zulu

25. Game

24. Jay Rock

23. YG's My Krazy Life

22. A$AP Mob’s Lords

21. Jeezy

20. Ab-Soul

19. Meek Mill

18. Lupe Fiasco’s Tetsuo & Youth

17. Killer Mike & El-P’s Run The Jewels 2

16. T.I.’s Paperwork: The Motion Picture

15. Chris Brown’s X

14. Common’s Nobody Smiling

13. Mac Miller & Pharrell’s Pink Slime

12. ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron

11. Rick Ross’s Mastermind

10. Future’s Honest

9. Chance The Rapper

8. Frank Ocean

7. Pharrell

6. Nas

5. Pusha T/Clipse’s King Push/As God As My Witness.

4. Nicki Minaj

3. Kanye West

2. Andre 3000

1. Kendrick Lamar

RELATED: Drake Calls Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" The Last Great Concept Album

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  • kpas
    how is Lil Wayne's Carter V not on the list
  • avdains
    i am looking forward to 50 cent's album. he should be on the list. and game should not be on it. he was great but now his voice is gone. he doesn't sound good anymore.
  • Anonymous
    TDE killing the game.
  • Anonymous
    Imma take Jeezy n Meek. You can have the rest of the weak ass niggas
  • Bregg
    Why are the people commenting on here always sound bitter and ignorant. This is the list for the most anticipated albums, people need to chill. I think this list is perfect, the old school teacher's pets might not agree.
  • Anonymous
    aint nobody checking for nicki! unless you're a 14 yr old white girl that practices twerking in the mirror.
  • Anonymous
    What a loser mag. Picking Kendrick for #1 lol
    • Anonymous
      who else's album is more anticipated from that list? be honest with yourself.... theres no drake, em, jay-z or macklemore and kanyes last album was trash so kendrick is basically the most popular rapper left in 2014.
    • chick
      i disagree with both of you. most anticipated album is duh kendrick no doubt. & jays album was cool kanyes album i loved. drake & macklemore irrelevant to me, i dont care much for radio trash.
  • LOLZ
    Hip Hop DX most anticipated albums Nicki Minaj and (screech)aka Meek Mill . ROFL
      hahaha screech
  • S.P
    Nicki Minaj is number *4 and Nas is number of 6 ... Hip hop dx is really becoming a joke of a site !!!!
    • anon
      i second that
  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
      we were anticipating that album back in 2010 but its not coming so we moved on. if that lazy rappers wants to put something out before he turns 50 there might be a few people left who are still waiting for it
  • Spit Real
    LOVESTORY ... nothing will be the same for real now
  • Azup
    Man, everybody is sleeping on Busta. His next album E.L.E 2 is going to shake the Earth.
  • Its loaded
  • Anonymous
    chef RAEKWON F.I.L.A. how iz this not on the list
  • Anonymous
    WU-TANG CLAN!!!!!!
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  • Anonymous
    ice cube should be here, horrible article
  • joeypc
    Nicki miniaj? Nah, 3/4 of her album will be pop hits, guarantee it.
  • Anonymous
    All Black Hippie coming out with albums but not Black Hippie itself.
  • Anonymous
    Neither will probably happen, but Jada's solo [might happen] and the LOX record [doubt it].
  • Anonymous
    I didnt know nicki minaj was still relevant...i didnt know she was ever relevant...
    • forbes
      minaj made 30+ mil last year, thats not just hip hop relevant, that's mainstream america relevant
    • Anonymous
      almost none of that money came from hip-hop thats american idol and k-mart clothing money
  • Yu-Uh Yeah
    RITTZ BITCH! this is all you need to know
  • Anonymous
    LOL at #4 & #10