20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014

Who: Andre 3000/Outkast

Album Name: Unknown

When: TBD

Andre 3000 has given us two decades of knowledge as one half of OutKast, but he’s never ventured on his own for a full-length release. Word is this will be the year for his debut. If we’re lucky with might even get a new OutKast music. The duo is set to reunite at Coachella this year.

This year marks Outkast’s 20-year anniversary, so it will be great for fans to celebrate the reunion during this special time. And the time could be a lot more special to fans, as it is also rumored that Big Boi and Andre 3000 have been working on a new album as well.

schoolboy-qWho: ScHoolboy Q

Album Name: Oxymoron

When: Feb. 25

ScHoolboy Q will be the first of the Black Hippies to step up to the plate following Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city — a year and a half later. But when we’re talking about a rapper as forward-minded as Quincy Hanley, the wait is forgiven. Though his activity was sporadic, the 27-year-old had a solid 2013, starting with the incantatory “Yay Yay”, continuing with the paleontological rumble of “Collard Greens”, and then capping things with the November sleeper “Man of the Year”. But, according to the increasingly trustworthy Mac Miller, among enthusiastic others who have heard Oxymoron, “It’s better than Kendrick’s album,” so we can expect that another wave of listeners will flock to Q soon.

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