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Top 5 Reasons Fabolous’ ‘The Young OG Project’ is a Must Have Album

There’s no denying Fabolous‘ talent.  He’s come a long way from DJ Clue’s “The Professional” mixtape to “Loso’s Way.”

Besides the obvious, here are the top 5 reasons why you should buy Fabolous’ new album “The Young OG Project.”

1. He really is an OG in the hip hop industry: What new fans of the Brooklyn rapper may not know is that he’s been out for a long time. Fab made his debut in 1998 with his first song, “If They Want It“on DJ Clue’s “The Professional” mixtape.

2. He’s a lyrical genius: From clothing labels to street activity, Fabolous’ lyrics ALWAYS make sense. Every bar he spits you can expect nothing but pure excellence.

3. Fab manages to stay relevant: Even though it’s been a while since he’s come out with an album, Fabolous still manages to drop hit singles from mixtapes. He certainly knowns how to keep himself relevant and his lyrics reflect that.

On Nov. 20, the “Cuffin Season” rapper celebrated his birthday with a ’90s themed party where everyone from Mase to Lil’ Kim attended. His party was so inspirational that Lil’ Kim and Remy Ma even put their longtime beef to rest.

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Lil’ Kim and Remy Ma put their beef to rest at Fabolous’ birthday party on Nov. 20, 2014.

4. “The Young OG Project” will contain ’90s beats: For the hip hop enthusiasts that have witness the growth of the industry in the ’90s, “The Young OG Project” will be a special treat.

Fab told MTV, “I was introduced to hip hop in the ’80s but the ’90s is when it flourished and you saw different people, different styles and different regions emerge – it was a very diverse and versatile time and that’s another reason why it sticks to me.”

5. Because it’s Fab, what more should we say?

J. Cole’s New Album ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ to be Released on Dec. 9 [Watch]

It’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from North Carolina rapper J. Cole.

Billboard reported that J. Cole’s new album “2014 Forest Hills Drive” is set to be released on Dec. 9, 2014.

The “She Knows” rapper announced the news on Facebook:

“What up? My New Album is finished. It’s called 2014 Forest Hills Drive and it’s very special to me. It’s available everywhere on 12/9. This time I’m releasing no singles, just the album. See you in 3 weeks. Thank you for the love and support.”

Don’t expect to hear a single on the radio; Cole made an announcement on his new album’s site:

“My new album is called 2014 Forest Hills Drive. I’m not dropping any singles. I want you to hear the album straight through, front to back. The only way to hear the album before it’s release is to enter for your chance to be invited to my house,2014 Forest Hills Drive Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303. There are very limited spots. Good luck.”

“And please take your shoes off before you walk in my crib!!!”

– Cole

The “Crooked Smile” rapper also released a trailer for his new album:

Can’t wait for “2014 Forest Hills Drive” to be released? Pre-order it now on itunes!

Wu-Tang Clan’s New Album: ‘A Better Tomorrow’

When you think of hip hop, the veteran group Wu-Tang Clan has to come to mind. It’s been seven years since we’ve heard from them, but even longer since the height of their fame.

The Wu-Tang Clan’s new album, “A Better Tomorrow,” is set to release on Dec. 2, 2014. This is truly a breath of fresh air for the hip hop industry and is much needed.

Group member and producer RZA collaborated with Boombotix for a limited-edition version of the Clan’s new album and will be available on portable speaker platform.

RZA spoke to Billboard about the group’s new project:

“It’s a record to me that merges the way music was made in the classic essence, in an analog way. As well as merging what’s going down the digital way. All the entire 10 Clan members are on it. All the [living] members, which is a beautiful thing.”

One track in particular that resonates with ’90s hip hop is “Ruckus In B Minor,” which features an opening line from the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

Are you looking forward to the release of the Wu-Tang Clan’s new album?