Summer begins June 21.

Thankfully, it looks like a big one for hip-hop. Cue Will Smith.

There are plenty of major names with big projects on the way. Meek Mill is looking to reassert his place after last year's under-performing Dreams and Nightmares. Big Sean is looking to follow up his breakout debut and shake the sophomore slump. And of course Juicy J needs that career comeback crown jewel, an album that will help him transcend the status of a legacy artist.

But keep that summer date (again: June 21) in mind while reading our list of the 21 most anticipated records of summer 2013. A few of this year's biggest records will have already dropped—J. ColeKanye WestMac Miller—by the time the season even begins. 

We dare someone not to find something to look forward to in this list.

Click on to find out about the records that will soundtrack your beach parties, barbecues, and lonely forays on the Internet in summer 2013: It's The Most Anticipated Summer Albums of 2013. Should you be interested in a list that skews a bit less towards hip hop, check out Pepsi's Most Anticipated Summer 2013 Albums.

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