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What To Expect In 2012: Albums/Mixtapes

January 9, 2012 · Posted in news · 74 Comments 

We’re already in 2012, and I still haven’t listened to all of the mixtapes that came out on 11-1-11. Last year was filled with lots of music for almost everyone’s tastes. My favorite part of the year was when The Throne just dropped their album on us, and everybody was listening to Watch The Throne at the same time. That was cray! Hopefully they follow up with a part 2. We had major albums from just about every big rapper in the game: Bad Meets Evil, Tha Carter IV, Cole World, The RED Album, Section.80, Goblin, Take Care, Rolling Papers, Finally Famous, Camp, Self Made Vol. 1, All 6’s and 7’s, TM 103, The Dreamer/ The Believer, Ambition, and undun. Damn, what a year! Seems like everybody was dropping albums except Dr. Dre. 2011 was a solid year for music, let’s see what 2012 brings.

The 1st big album scheduled to drop in 2012 is Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t. Tracks like “All The Money In The World” from Teflon Don have me looking forward to Ross’ forthcoming album. This tape he just dropped hyped me up even more. Rich Forever was just a tiny sneak peek in my opinion. GFID will be Ross’ ticket into #1 rapper debates.

While we’re on the Ross subject, his collaborative project with Drake titled YOLO is going to crash the internet for good. Bloggers all over better gear up for this monster release. Queue the Drake is soft critics…..now.

We’ve also heard of a Watch The Throne Part 2 happening, and possible solo albums from both Kanye and Jay-Z. It sounds to good to be true, especially if Kanye is also working on a G.O.O.D. Music album, and DONDA. 3 quality albums in 1 year is nearly impossible, we’ll see if Kanye can pull it off. After all, he is a genius, right?

Another project I’m looking forward to is Kendrick’s follow up to Section.80. He hasn’t given out a name or time frame, but I don’t think he’ll go a whole year without dropping some sort of mixtape or album. IF IF we’re lucky, we might get that Kendrick Lamar-J.Cole project.

Tip and Jeezy are also working on a collaborative project of their own. The streets are going to be riding to this project for a long time.

Aside from working with Jeezy on a mixtape, T.I. is set to make his return with Trouble Man. This after nearly serving a year in federal prison for a probation violation. Telling from F#ck Da City Up, Trap Muzik T.I. is back!

An album I’m not looking forward to is Wayne’s alleged Rebirth II. Personally, Rebirth was ok, and Wayne was simply trying to tap into a different audience, but it was all a waste of time. Mack says we’ll have a part 2? You’re killin’ me. Now I Am Not A Human Being II, I’ll listen to. I feel that maybe Wayne is under too much pressure with Tha Carter series that he’s forcing hits. Although C4 was successful, it failed to deliver any monster hits like “Lollipop”, or “A Milli”. I wish he would come up with different album names too; just making sequels to albums is getting redundant. I’ll take IANAHB 2, but a Rebirth 2? I might have to bring out the YKM for that.

Slaughterhouse will also come through with their Shady Records debut in 2012. Eminem will probably make a feature on the album alongside Yelawolf. Slaughterhouse’s project will undoubtedly be making “The Top 10 Albums of 2012″ lists in December.

Seems like Jay Electronica is taking forever with Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn), but be patient. 2012 will probably be the year. Greatness takes patience.

A lot of good collabo albums are coming this year. I talked about some of them above. That Drake-Ross YOLO tape is going to be hot for sure, but there’s few combos in Hip-Hop better than OutKast, and Nas & Dj Premier. Having Nas and Premo back in the lab seems more probable at this moment, but I’m optimistic that L.A. Reid will do something and bring OutKast to Epic.

Hip-Hop isn’t dead you fools. It’s beautiful right now. Sure there’s lots of wackness, and things I’d like to change, but the same thing was probably going on in ’96. It’s just that the internet gives you more exposure to all the lames in the game. This year is going to be nothing short of great for Hip-Hop. Especially if DONDA becomes a reality. You know, because it’s going to change our lives and all. Good luck ‘Ye! Just try to give us a solo album, and WTT 2, that’ll make my year.

What albums are you looking forward to in 2012?

Written by @QuezKHH, like me on facebook.

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74 Responses to “What To Expect In 2012: Albums/Mixtapes”

  1. Austin on January 9th, 2012 2:55 am

    Hopsin’s new album, forget what its called :/

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    Rampage Reply:

    @Austin, yeah that shit gonna be cray! loved his album RAW!

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    r_rios Reply:

    @Austin, knock madness ?

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  2. MMACro on January 9th, 2012 3:00 am

    I’m waiting for DMX-Redemption Of The Beast :)

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    WhiteBoyyB Reply:

    @MMACro,
    Hell yeahh .. The Dog is back

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  3. Parkerkillz on January 9th, 2012 3:00 am

    YOLO;

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  4. jaykay on January 9th, 2012 3:01 am

    What about food and liqour 2 man??

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  5. Jopa on January 9th, 2012 3:03 am

    I’m looking forward to Em’s Tha 118 and Slaughter’s album.

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  6. RS on January 9th, 2012 3:10 am

    The Slaughterhouse project is going to kill everyone.

    #TeamShady

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    MosDef Reply:

    @RS, Lyrically there fucking monsters!! nobody fucking with them lyrically. The illest had me pumped.

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  7. Michael on January 9th, 2012 3:14 am

    just post just got me hyped ! cant wait for wtt2 and yolo !

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  8. The Key on January 9th, 2012 3:18 am

    Detox godammit, Am I the only one still believing in it ?

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    RiggsDaBoiWonder Reply:

    @The Key, I have faith.

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    Treach Reply:

    @The Key, its coming like he said he will flood the streets

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    Treach Reply:

    Tyler the Creator,pusha t, nipsey hussle. shady aftermath going to take over as well,dat dpgc album produced by dre tooo

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  9. RiggsDaBoiWonder on January 9th, 2012 3:44 am

    I cant wait for outkast, slaughterhouse, yolo, Trouble man, and anything bigsean and cole are doing. and my nigga kendrick better come out wit something. and his boy Schoolboy Q is dropping this saturday. HnC. GOOD music album, anything jay or Ye does. im so hyped. 2011 and 2012 is the best years in hip hop in a LONG time.

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    Mattyice Reply:

    @RiggsDaBoiWonder, I feel that we on the same boat bro

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  10. illadelph_meek mill on January 9th, 2012 3:45 am

    YOLO will hopefully be straight fire for some reason drake always goes harder than usual when ross is on the track.. now imagine 15-20 tracks of it

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    Royal Swagness Reply:

    @illadelph_meek mill, Drake doesn’t go harder, Ross spits simple ass bars about $ all the time, that what Drake spits sounds better. No competition on the track.

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    nechelle Reply:

    @Royal Swagness, thats exactly why i cant stand rick ross

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  11. Lightsout_22 on January 9th, 2012 3:47 am

    Forgot About Meek Mill !!

    Heard He Coming Out With His Debut Album 2012

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    illadelph_meek mill Reply:

    And his mixtapes dreamchasers 2 and flamerz 4@Lightsout_22,

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  12. TurkSemzz on January 9th, 2012 4:23 am

    You also forgot J. Cole said hes trying to prep an album for around June. Drake has stated he already started listening to beats and writing the day after Take Care came out.

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  13. Nicko on January 9th, 2012 4:46 am

    U forgot about tyga’s careless world?

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    jeff rodriquez Reply:

    get the fuck outta here, i cant stand that nigga

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  14. TheKid on January 9th, 2012 4:54 am

    i dont know if you saw that, but you used an photoshop picture for the picture representing kanye. it’s kanye’s picture but with jay-z’s mouth and nose. it’s not important but just wanted to let you know,

    and i like what you’re doing with the site men, i mean… your personal thing that ‘ 1hears 1 verse’ – ‘ you killing me'” etc… i love them all, you should so some more often. keep up

    back then it wasnt like that, now i really love it.

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    Quez Reply:

    Yea I call that pic KanJay, lol. Thanks for the support!!!! new 1v1h coming soon.

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    MosDef Reply:

    @Quez, how about that Crooked Freestyle lyrics???

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  15. Royal Swagness on January 9th, 2012 5:36 am

    KillerHipHop, how dare you guys forget to mention Lil Wayne’s jeggings going to drop a mixtape & go on a solo tour.

    They the one’s who wrote ghost write on no ceilings and dedication mixtape series.

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  16. M@ on January 9th, 2012 5:41 am

    Cole world sophomore album!! YOLO is gonna be killer, not a Rick Ross fan but I’ll give him a shot

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  17. SrGangsta on January 9th, 2012 5:54 am

    and the 50 cent’s fifth studio album?? fuck u

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    Your mom Reply:

    @SrGangsta, Drop those last two words wangsta, nobody listens to 50 anyway

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  18. Treach on January 9th, 2012 5:58 am

    Meek mill big krit

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  19. Treach on January 9th, 2012 5:59 am

    Meek mill,big krit, the WEST COAST will be back as well,RubberBandMan back

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  20. Gio on January 9th, 2012 6:31 am

    Meek Mill, B.o.Bs Strange Clouds album, and TI and B.o.Bs collaborate album The Man And the Martian

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  21. Dajoker on January 9th, 2012 6:31 am

    U said god forgives I dont was the first majer album but what about careless world???

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  22. Antoine Gibson on January 9th, 2012 6:37 am

    #1 on my list is Kendrick Lamar’s project. The best rapper alive to me. And it will be called “Good Kid In A Mad City” or “Bad” City. Im PRETTY sure! Either way, can’t wait. #HiiiPoWeR

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    Hip-Hop Reply:

    “The best rapper alive” is a big statement, but Kendrick too is #1 on my list for sure! Really hope that collab with J.Cole comes out this year too but i doubt it.

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  23. JGao on January 9th, 2012 6:52 am

    I’m excited for whatever Kanye and Jay-Z each put it, be it solos, WTT2, or GOOD Music album. Also, can’t forget about that legendary reunion of BLACK STAR and their potential album.

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  24. kidjaysus on January 9th, 2012 6:53 am

    Nipsey Hussle gonna take over the westcoast, The Marathon Continues!

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  25. MosDef on January 9th, 2012 7:15 am

    NaS new album, Schoolboy Q new mixtape coming out next week, Shady 2.0, K.dot new album, Jay Elec too. curious to see Good music album. Lupes F&L2. Dope shit coming out this year im excited for. Pretty sure i forgot awhole bunch of other shit. Yo my underground heads whats good this year?? Reks with production from statik new album coming this year?? Hopefully some new Blu i heard?? Raekwon new album??

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    Poz Reply:

    Feel you on the Reks…I hope he is dropping an album or mixtape and speaking of Shady 2.0, disappointed Joe isn’t dropping Feature Presentation the line up was looking good

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  26. Armando on January 9th, 2012 7:35 am

    I just can’t wait what j cole, MMG, Drake are going to release this year….. And YOLO is going to go hard since every song that Rick Ross and drake come out becomes a good ass song

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  27. bankssk on January 9th, 2012 8:17 am

    i think JAY is gonna be too busy spending time with his baby to be putting out records

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  28. Areeb Shahjahan on January 9th, 2012 8:48 am

    Nigga when is DETOX coming far out!!!!

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  29. Chi Simpson!!! on January 9th, 2012 9:24 am

    lol Am I the only one who thought Rick Ross Rich Forever Mixtapes wasnt all that great…?

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    MosDef Reply:

    @Chi Simpson!!!, shit sucked ass lol

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    Chi Simpson!!! Reply:

    @MosDef, ahahaha MOST DEF! WE MEET AGAIN EH? Its about time your ass agree with me kmsl but yea dude i think ross coulda did better maybe he saving his self for god forgives, i dont

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    MosDef Reply:

    @Chi Simpson!!!, haha Yo Oj Simpson!!! I thought ross had a good ear for beats and production but that mixtape just had wack repetitive beats you would expect from him as usual. NaS and Drakes(okay) verses saved that mixtape. GFID im not really looking forward to, i mean what else can we expect from ross aside from his usual lyrics. ill give it a shot tho. lol And its about time you said something smart!! haha

    Chi Simpson!!! Reply:

    @Chi Simpson!!!, ahahaha ooohhhhh so nas and DRAKE saved the mixtape huh lmfao ahahahaha!!! but yea i agree with u 100%! It was so repetitive and thats the exact word i was looking for! I just think GFID is just gunna have some good ass beats to bob ur head too! Hopefully he puts down some good lyrics like the song “all the money in the world”!

  30. tnas11 on January 9th, 2012 10:31 am

    Can’t wait for Trouble Man, he recorded 70 tracks for it and he’s still gonna record 15 more for it, of course that Dr. Dre collabo is from the new tracks!! The King is back!! And his 2 collabo albums with B.o.B and Young & Jeezy!! And B.o.B’s Strange Clouds..

    I would be excited for any new Wayne shit but birdman said after they release other YMCMB albums they’ll be back for Wayne.. So by the time YMCMB keep delaying tyga, bow wow and others album it’ll be 2013 for Wayne??!! Fuck this shit..

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  31. Deion on January 9th, 2012 10:48 am

    I’m still waiting on Detox lol

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  32. tnas11 on January 9th, 2012 10:55 am

    T.I. Trouble Man
    B.o.B Strange Clouds
    Kanye West Jay-Z WTT 2 (or kanyes solo album)
    GOOD Music Collabo Album
    Drake .. Take Care was a great album.. But we need the hard drake with a lil rnb
    J. Cole .. Cole World was fucking sick
    Rick Ross God Forgives I Don’t
    Self Made 2
    Meek mill
    Eminem album? Other than slaughterhouse
    Bow Wow Underrated is gonna be good..
    Tyga
    Im waiting dor Big Sean’s too.. Finally famous was great! :D
    I’m wondering if wiz gonna release something cuz he just released the soundtrack not more than a month ago?!

    OH YOU FORGOT LUDAVERSAL! The name itself is amazing hope it’s nothing like battle of the sexes.. Everyone is sleeping on him though?!! C’mon luda is classic

    I would be waiting for Kendrick lamars album but after I heard hiipower I said section 80 was gonna be a classic but I was couldnt listen through his album.. Just not my style even though a lot of people love it.. But Ive been waiting for that JCole and Kendrick mixtape ever since I’ve heard temptation they murdered that shit!! I need a CDQ version!! I would like to see Kendrick on beats like that for his album!!

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  33. QUEENSSKEEMS on January 9th, 2012 11:19 am

    JUELZ SANTANA REGEAM ERA? ..CORMEGA NEED A NEW ALBUM,

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  34. CP3 on January 9th, 2012 12:46 pm

    YOU FORGOT LUDAVERSAL

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  35. Jules on January 9th, 2012 1:39 pm

    #1’s on my list are k.dot and – sure it’s no Rap – WZRD, cudder and dot da genius.
    That shit gonna be fire!

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  36. 2 on January 9th, 2012 2:21 pm

    Just try to give us a solo album

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  37. wowzer on January 9th, 2012 2:23 pm

    Jay & kanye .wayne sucks

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  38. jebaklesny on January 9th, 2012 3:50 pm

    what about Xzibit? he’s also dropping an album called NAPALM.

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  39. GIMI on January 9th, 2012 4:19 pm

    you forgot
    Tyga – Careless World
    Bow wow – Underrated

    people dont expect much from them, but they are gonna be good

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  40. Britt. on January 9th, 2012 4:20 pm

    Tyler The Creator- Wolf….Can’t Wait For That Too Drop In The Spring.

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  41. Travis on January 9th, 2012 9:16 pm

    What about Wiz’s new album O.N.I.F.C.? I know that Rolling Papers wasn’t all that great but hopefully he can find a way to surprise us with this one.

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  42. Mark on January 9th, 2012 11:31 pm

    DMX , Kendrick Lamar, Big Krit and Slaughterhouse

    What about Joe Budden, heard he had a solo project coming up? Lyrically Joey is unmatched

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    Co Reply:

    @Mark, Joey is that dude. He’s not coming out with feature presentation anymore. There are talks of a MM5 but I don’t think it’ll happen.

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  43. jules on January 9th, 2012 11:31 pm

    #1 Kendrick Lamar – J Cole

    For Sure you forgot – even if its no rap – that Kid Cudi ft. Dot da Genius Project WZRD !
    Looking forwad to this – not even 3 weeks left

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  44. jeff rodriquez on January 11th, 2012 12:10 am

    A$AP!!!!

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  45. SoIcey on January 11th, 2012 1:16 am

    Surprised F&L2 wasn’t mentioned or Big K.R.I.T.

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  46. BMonet on January 11th, 2012 1:21 am

    Everyone still sleeping on Fab. Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power supposed to drop. Even tho TiNC3 wasn’t that hot, Fab will have a solid release.

    I’m def looking forward to that Slaughterhouse EP. If the rumors are true about Joey dropping a solo it will be the best lyrical album of the year.

    God Forgives I Don’t is the biggest album name for 2012 so far and is dropping mad early. We always get tons of heat around summer and Christmas so should be a good year for both Hip Hop & Rap…

    The Weeknd should be looking for his debut EP soon, right? 3 SOLID mixtapes in one yr is unheard of.

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  47. Chazzy on January 22nd, 2012 10:46 am

    SLAUGHTERHOUSE!!!! ALL DAY. Looking forward to Nas’ album and book. Jeezy’s and Ti’s collab album. Anything Jay & Ye do. Anything 50 does & DMX As for R&B Somthin Soulful mixtape by Jake & Papa, Cocaine 80s, Maxwell (hopefully)..

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  48. Ramsey on February 2nd, 2012 11:50 pm

    Cannot believe how little hype there is for Nas’ 2012 album. Dude has been fire on every feature he’s touched lately! He been rappin hungry.. its cause he needs to make money again, Kelis child support makin him poor.. forreal though, dude deserves some respect

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  49. Yeezyfan on March 9th, 2012 2:26 am

    Come on anybody looking forward to Kid Cudi – Man on the moon 3? WTT 2 would be killer WTT was already a classic album. Looking forward to a Kanye solo album, I hope Jay Z is reawakened by watch the throne and gets a solo album together.

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  50. gerard on March 15th, 2012 12:35 am

    man yall should listen to z-ro. one of the best artist that aint in it for fame just for the money. real lyrics and the boy got substance you can get can get an over dose from listening to it. z-ro the crooked.

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  51. Success Malefa on April 6th, 2012 7:32 pm

    TYLER THE CREATOR?

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  52. Brennan on April 19th, 2012 12:44 am

    Man, I can’t believe you forgot my nigga Big Sean, Finally Famous was off the chain. So fucking pumped for everything dealing with GOOD music, Kendrick, Jcole, Lupe, and then fuck every other wack ass rapper.

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