This year, we’ve seen a lot of our favorite rappers and R&B artists embrace their new roles as mentors, guiding other young, ambitious artists into the spotlight. As 2012 rolls along, we have started to see a lot of these new faces come into that spotlight, and as expected, command the stage.  As we watch and wait for more good music, check out hip-hop’s most anticipated albums of summer 2012.

 

Usher- Looking 4 Myself  (June 12)

Usher- Looking 4 Myself (June 12)

50 Cent- The Lost Tape (July 2)

50 Cent- The Lost Tape (July 2)

Chris Brown- Fortune  (July 3)

Chris Brown- Fortune (July 3)

Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares (August 28)

Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares (August 28)

Curren$y -  The Stoned Immaculate

Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate

Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean

Rick Ross- God Forgives, I Don't

Rick Ross- God Forgives, I Don't

T.I - Trouble Man

T.I - Trouble Man

Willow Smith- Knees and Elbows

For the Kiddies- Willow Smith- Knees and Elbows