#8. Nas, Lost Tapes Vol. 2
Release date: N/A
Like you, we read Nas' now-infamous letter to Def Jam executives about how they refuse to release The Lost Tapes 2 and figured we wouldn't be hearing the album any time soon. But that doesn't mean there isn't a glimmer of hope and plenty of interest. For one, the original Lost Tapes is crucial to the Nas catalog, so we're all ears to a sequel. More importantly, after a series of bad business moves, L.A. Reid (whom we suspected was the main target of Nas' tirade) may very well be out of a job soon, and someone more Nas-friendly could conceivably replace him. Plus, since the album consists of older, unreleased material, it's not like Nas has to finish recording new songs. So even if it's not likely, it's possible this album could happen. We've got our fingers crossed.