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15 Albums We'd Like to Drop in 2015

There's no better feeling than learning that your favorite artist is dropping some new heat for you to listen to. The year 2014 has brought us some quality works of art from some of the greats. Recently Chris Brown, Jhene Aiko and Jeezy have been spearheading the fall line up, but we are still awaiting the season finales like Joey Badass, Vince Staples and Luke James.

Although it would be nice if some of these creatives could make an album every year, but for the sake of the artistry it's probably best that they pace themselves and take their time on each project. Success certainly doesn't happen overnight.With the new year slowly, but surely approaching, we can't help but wonder who will drop their album in 2015. There is definitely speculation of who may put out a project, but nothing has been confirmed. Here's Vixen's choice of albums we'd like to see released  next year.

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Kendrick Lamar

K.Dot blessed us with good kid, m.A.A.d city in 2012 and we've been patiently waiting for more ever since.

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J. Cole

We are definitely hoping for another Cole summer real soon. Although Born Sinner was just last year, Cole fans know that that's still a year too many.

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Rita Ora

Her album was supposed to be released this year, but it was pushed back. We're ready Roc Nation.

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Nas 

We are well aware that Nas will forever be cooking some fire up in the studio. Although his last album was Life is Good in 2012, he can't stay away from hip hop and he has yet to publicly speak about retiring.

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Drake 

October's Very Own won't be having an album of his own this October, but we hope that he's working on one for 2015.

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Rihanna

Of all the news that we've heard of Rihanna, we have yet to hear some news of an album. Perhaps she's developing something right now.

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Kanye West

Although Yeezus has a lot going on with his Adidas collaboration and fatherhood, we'd sure like to hear some 2015 bangers from the iconic rap genius.

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Lil B 

He's always cooking up something strange and new for his fans. The 101-song mixtape was awesome and we can't wait to see what he has in store next.

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Erykah Badu

She's still making music, touring and performing, so it'd be nice if we could hear some of her exclusive stuff. She definitely has an in-house studio, so come back to the mainstream for a little, Ms. Badu!

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Janelle Monae

We were blown away by the eccentricity of Electric Lady in 2013 and we're ready for more from this eclectic beauty.

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The Weeknd

His features have been super dope lately and we're ready for his big bang.

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Frank Ocean

Frank just stirred up controversy and disappeared for a minute. The Channel Orange craze is still happening, however.

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Jay Rock

Pretty much everyone in TDE had a new project, so Jay Rock has to be next.

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Nipsey Hussle

His project Crenshaw—which was a $100 mixtape—was a genius marketing move that got him a lot of attention. Can't wait to see how much he's charging for his next album.

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Teyana Taylor

There is speculation of her album dropping in October and we hope that this is true. If not, we would definitely like to hear it by the new year.

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Whitney Houston's Close Friend Robyn Crawford Details Romantic Relationship In New Memoir

Whitney Houston's personal life has been explored ten times over since her untimely passing in 2012 but one of her closest friends wants to share with the world the Whitney she knew and ultimately fell in love with.

In excerpts to People Wednesday (Nov. 6), Robyn Crawford presents a strong bond between the two in her new memoir, A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston. The singer and Crawford met in their youth while working at a summer camp in East Orange, New Jersey. From there, their friendship blossomed into something more romantic. With homophobia running rampant in the 80s, Crawford says they never looked at labels but enjoyed the experiences they shared together.

“We never talked about labels, like lesbian or gay,” writes Crawford. “We just lived our lives and I hoped it could go on that way forever.”

As their journey continued, Whitney's star began to rise which put allegedly put their romance on ice. “She said we shouldn’t be physical anymore,” writes Crawford. "Because it would make our journey even more difficult. She said if people find out about us, they would use this against us....and back in the ’80s, that’s how it felt. I kept it safe. I found comfort in my silence.”

Whitney's relationship with Crawford was mentioned in the 2018 documentary Whitney. Created by the singer's estate, the film focused on the singer's legacy and didn't include first-hand accounts from Crawford. Family members were weary of their special friendship.

"I’ve never seen them do anything but I know that she was something that I didn’t want my sister to be involved with," Whitney's brother Gary stated in the documentary.

But Crawford is finally ready to tell her own story while "lifting" Houston's legacy.

“I wanted to lift her legacy, give her respect and share the story of who she was before the fame, and in that, to embrace our friendship,” she tells People. "I'd come to the point where I felt the need to stand up for our friendship. And I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent."

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston is expected to hit bookshelves this fall.

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Keke Wyatt Announces That She's Pregnant With Her Tenth Child

Keke Wyatt has news to share that concerns expanding her family tree. On Monday (Oct. 14), the "If Only You Knew" singer revealed that she's pregnant with her tenth child.

"My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy!" she wrote on Instagram. "We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family."

The vocalist continued to state that fans can follow her pregnancy journey on her YouTube series The Keke Show where she gives an intimate look at how she balances her career and motherhood.

 

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My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy! We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family. Stay tuned for the release date & information for my new YouTube Series “The Keke Show” where you will see me balancing Wife, Mommy and Artist!!! Trust me.. it’s never a dull moment with my family. Love ya sugars💋💋💋 photo credit: @keever_west Styled/Designed by: @keever_west Asst: @freddyoart

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In an interview with The Christian Post, Wyatt said she believes she has "an anointing with motherhood" and looks at her children as fuel to keep striving in her career.

"I just don't believe in shutting down. I believe in that's what the Lord had for me," she said. "Babies don't get in the way of careers, we get in the way of careers. If that's what the Lord had for me from the very beginning, there's nothing nobody can do and nobody can say."

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Summer Walker's Debut Album Inspires Drake To Write New Music

Summer Walker's debut album Over It has everyone's heart aflutter, including Drake.

Off the heels of her debut project, the Atlanta songstress shared Drake's admiration for her project Sunday (Oct. 6) which included collaborations from Jhene Aiko, Usher. 6LACK and Bryson Tiller. Drake had a strong reaction to "Fun Girl," a track that speaks to the acoustic aura of her precious project, CLEAR.

Sharing his love with more than a few emojis, the rapper reveals the song inspired him to pen two new songs at the crack of dawn.

 

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So I guess fun girl is his favorite song on the album, mines isss... BODY🥰 what’s yours ?

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Summer and Drake worked together for the remix to her breakout hit, "Girls Need Love." In Billboard's  “You Should Know” series, the singer says the two met via Instagram after he gushed about her visuals to the original track. "He said, 'I saw your video on a bowling alley monitor. Thought it was cool,'" she recalled. She added it was Love Renaissance's Justice Baiden who talked her into asking Drake for the remix. The singer is signed to the label along with Grammy-nominated singer 6LACK.

Things have been looking great for the singer. Her album has topped Spotify and YouTube since it's release Friday and is expected to make a nice debut on Billboard's 200 charts.

Get to know the men behind Love Renaissance in our feature, LVRN's Reebok Collaboration Showcases Atlanta's Influence In Fashion.

 

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