2009 was a big year for music, but 2010 promises to be even bigger. New releases include Eminem, Drake, Blink-182, Katy Perry and Dr. Dre. Here are the top ten most anticipated albums of 2010:
- Eminem-“Relapse 2”-March
- Lil Wayne-“Tha Carter IV”-February
- Dr. Dre-“Detox”-TBA
- Blink-182-TBA- Feb.-March.
- Drake-“Thank Me Later”- February
- Beyonce-TBA-Middle of 2010
- Katy Perry-TBA-Later in 2010
- Outkast– TBA- Later in 2010
- Arcade Fire– TBA- May 2010
TBA= To Be Announced.
Other notable stars dropping albums this year: The Game, M.I.A., Amy Whinehouse, Radiohead, Gorillaz, Gucci Mane, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Anthrax, Kid Cudi.
Artists to Watch For 2010:
Gucci Mane-Mane’s first album, the “State Vs. Radric Davis,” got good reviews, especially for a debut album. What is even more impressive is the fact that he released the album from jail. His next album is expected to be more lyrically advanced. Paired with his southern, laconic flow, Gucci Mane could break out this year.
Drake-If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve probably heard of Drake. This rap sensation is Lil Wayne’s prodigy and is responsible for the smash hits “Successful” and “Best I Ever Had,” both off his wildly popular mixtape, “So Far Gone.” His first album should destroy the pop charts. As seen in Drake’s collaboration song, “Forever,” he shows that he can compete with some of the best in the industry, out-dueling the likes of Kanye West and Lil Wayne.
Kid Cudi-If you’ve heard of Drake you probably have also heard of Kid Cudi, the almost-emo rapper who is responsible for the hits “Day n’ Night” and “Make Her Say.” His next album, “Cudder,” due this year, could be a huge hit.
Immortal Technique: Few kids in MKA know about this Peruvian rapper. But the ones who do, count him as one of the finest in the game. He’s one of the best underground rappers out there. His deep, dark raps are filled with political messages and he delivers them with an intense furious flow that is matched by few rappers. The only reason you haven’t heard of him is that he refuses to sign with a major label company because he thinks they profit off of the music more than the musicians do. Check out “Revolutionary“ Vol. 1 and 2 on iTunes. Listen to the underground hit “Dance With The Devil,” and you will definitely be impressed.