With summer several weeks away, most of the nation will be gearing up for family outings, celebrations and relaxation. The summer is never complete without songs that can provide the sound track for the season.

Artists like Chris Brown, T.I., Kanye West and Usher will keep the summer blazing hot with new releases.

Here are the 10 most anticipated rap and R&B albums of the summer.

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