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The year might be quickly passing us by, but be excited because there are still huge releases from the likes of Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and Eminem to look forward to before 2014's over.
Three years after its initial release date, 50 Cent will finally be giving fans 'Street King Immortal', his second album of the year, on 13th November. Information on what will feature on the album is still all a little low-key, but 50 confirmed that all previous singles confirmed for it have been scrapped, and Eminem will make an appearance.
Mary J Blige has teamed up with some of the UK's biggest musical talent to record 'The London Sessions' - an album recorded entirely in London studios over a three week period. Big names you can find on the album include Sam Smith, Emile Sande, Dsiclosure and Naughty Boy. Out on 2nd December, it's one for the Christmas list.
Eminem recently announced that he'll be releasing a hip-hop compilation album that will feature various Shady Records signees. The album marks the 15th anniversary of the release of 'The Slim Shady LP' back in 1999. Expect one disc to features greatest hits from the artists while the other premieres new material from them and their label's founder.
We've already heard 'Anaconda' and 'Pills N Potions', of the rest of the album Nicki says we can expect more rap and no features.
Going head to head with the same album release date as 50 Cent is his once-friend, now-enemy, The Game. His latest album 'Year Of The Wolf', originally titled 'Blood Money La Familia' also drops on 16th September, and he's been quoted as saying it will "be another number 1 album". Picture: Instagram
The singer says he is going back to his roots on the new album; "I had a little stint with the dance music and all of that, which I had a good time with - and I love the audience, I love them for accepting me doing it - but I had to go home on this one," he explained to Billboard. "Had to take it back to my roots... not to say that there won't be one, maybe two songs on there that the dance crowd can get into".
Lil' Wayne's long awaited album will be here on 28th October, with two features from Drake on 'Grindin' and 'Believe Me' already out there. Back in June the Young Money rapper announced that it would not be the only album he would release this year. "I'm dropping two albums. You dig?" he said in his Weezy Wednesday series, giving the reason; "either The Carter V going to be 93 songs or we've got to figure this out". Let's see what happens with that.
Kanye West and Chris Brown will be jumping on their Young Money signee friend's fourth studio album when it is released in mid-November. "The tempo is going to be faster. It's going to hit you harder" Tyga warned of the album, saying he refers to it as "nighttime music" and said it's not made with radio in mind but will be "straight rap".
'Aquarius', released on 7th October, will be US singer Tinashe's debut album. The singer blew the music world away this summer when she dropped the DJ Mustard produced hit '2 On', and has recently premiered the album's second single 'Pretend', featuring A$AP Rocky.
Jennifer Hudson will be dropping the follow-up to her 2011 album 'Remember Me' on 23rd September. 'JHUD' has already spawned the T.I assisted single 'I Can't Describe' and will include tracks 'Dangerous', 'He Ain't Goin' Nowhere' and 'Walk It Out'.
He teamed up with Iggy Azalea for the already-released single 'No Mediocre', and the features on T.I's forthcoming ninth studio album don't end there. He's got Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Problem and more on board, with production from Pharrell, DJ Mustard and B.o.B. T.I has said that he plans on channeling his inner Tupac Shakur on the album, so that gives everyone something to look forward to.
She's been on the music scene for years and fans already have tons of mixtape tracks and guest features to hit play on, but finally this month Jhené will drop her debut studio album titled 'Souled Out'. The album is out now and, unlike her previous feature-heavy songs, has only three guest features on it. Recommended to anyone that likes some soul in their ears.
Breezy's highly anticipated sixth studio album has been pushed back several times but finally it gets an official release date of 16th September. If other songs on the album live up to its lead track 'Loyal', it will certainly be worth the wait. And with features from Kendrick Lamar, R Kelly, Trey Songz and Usher (and that's not even everyone) you can bet it does.