#32. BoB - Strange Clouds

Label: Grand Hustle/Rebel Rock/Atlantic
Release Date: March 13
Likelihood Of Release: 80%

Much like Kid Cudi before him, B.O.B. has made a career of going against the grain. At times, the Atlanta rapper makes music that's more pop with hip-hop influence than it is pure rap—but he manages to pull it all off without ever sounding forced. He's as talented a musician as we have in hip-hop, and we expect Strange Clouds to be perfect for this generation of music fans, who have grown up listening to all types of music and championing risk takers.