#46. Fabolous - Loso's Way 2

Label: Desert Storm/Def Jam
Release Date: Summer
Likelihood Of Release: 70%

The 2009 album Loso's Way saw a more mature Fab expanding on his core strengths—clever wordplay and records aimed at his female audience—to include glimpses of storytelling and more reflective, introspective rhyming. That combination made for the Brooklyn MC's most substantial artistic statement thus far. As of late, his once varied game has transformed back to the punchline-heavy style he's always been known for—particularly on his There Is No Competition mixtape series. This year, we want to see whether Fab pushes the limits on Loso's Way 2 or decides to build on the momentum he's gained by sticking with his bread and butter.