5. Ace Hood – Already making a name for himself in hip hop. YMCMB’s Ace Hood continues to crank out chart topping hits and songs fans love to hear in the club. Look for Ace Hood’s album TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS expected to be released July 16.
4. Karlos Farrar – Karlos Farrar is keeping the R&B flow going. The rising R&B crooner is set to release his debut album THE SOUNDS OF LOVE this September. With each project Karlos gets better, recently Karlos signed with new management and now Mr Farrar is continuing work on his debut album. Look for THE SOUNDS OF LOVE on iTunes this September.
3. J. Cole – On the heels of Kanye West, J. Cole is set to release his sophomore album BORN SINNER this Tuesday (June 18.). That’s the same day as Kanye West’s YEEZUS but many hip hop fans are anticipating J.Cole’s album as well. Many of whom are saying they will purchase both J.Cole and Kanye West latest efforts. Look for J.Cole’s upcoming album BORN SINNER available worldwide tomorrow (June 18.)
2. Robin Thicke – Robin Thicke recently announced the release of his next album BLURRED LINES. The soulful/R&B star has already seen success with his latest single BLURRED LINES as it hears up radio waves. Now, Robin is looking to capitalize with his upcoming album BLURRED LINES. For his album’s lead single Robin recruited king of the south rapper T.I and super producer Pharrell. As the trio brought a flavor of R&B that that is rarely seen. BLURRED LINES the album available worldwide July 30th.
1. Jay-Z – With the official announcement occurring during the NBA Finals this past Sunday. It is clear no one does it like Jay-Z, Jay-Z does write his own rules. There had already been talk of a new Jay-Z album with photos of Jay with Drake and Raewkon in separate studio sessions. Also, in Hov’s recent commercial with Samsung fans saw a glimpse of the hip hop icon in the studio with producer greats Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and Pharrell. The MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL will definitely be a must have this summer when it is released July 4th for Samsung Galaxy users and three days later worldwide.
– Kelly J Newson