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The Most Anticipated Albums of Summer 2013

12. Joey Bada$$, Summer Knights

Release Date: TBA
Label: Cinematic Music Group
Producers: Statik Selektah, Chuck Strangers
Guests: TBA
Singles: "Word Is Bond"

Fans have been waiting for an official follow-up to 1999 for a year now. Sure, there was PEEP: The aPROcalypse, but that was a crew effort. There have been tracks here and there, from the DJ Premier-produced "Unorthodox" to "Wendy N Becky," his collaboration with Chance The Rapper. But a full project will offer fans the opportunity to see how Joey has matured as an artist in the wake of the death of his friend Capital Steez or his "beef" with Lil B. Initially planned as an EP release to set up his album B4.Da.$$, Summer Knights has become a full-length release of its own. The first track, "Word Is Bond," is our taste of what's to come. —Dharmic X

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