In the heat of summer it’s often easy to overlook all of the great records that come out. 2012 has already been good to us offering projects like Big K.R.I.T‘s
Live From The Underground, Nas’ Life Is Good, Currensy‘s The Stoned Immaculate, Ab-Soul‘s Control SystemWaka Flocka‘s Triple F Life & Kid Ink‘s Up & Away, in addition to the plethora of mixtapes that are always being released. In this article, I would like to outline some of the most promising albums on the horizon and perhaps decipher what we can expect from these future releases.

Hit the jump to check out the list.

7. Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

Release Date: July 31st, 2012

The top cheese at Maybach Music Group, Rick Ross is currently promoting the release of his fifth studio album God Forgives, I Don’t which he originally announced while on The Breakfast Club back in January. The first single to drop from this project hit the internet to mixed reviews on May 15th, “Touch’n You” featuring Usher, but was quickly followed up by the Meek Mill assisted track “So Sophisticated” a week later. Earlier this month Rozay unleashed a third single the G5 produced “Hold Me Back“. Check out the entire tracklist for the project below which features production from the likes of Harry Fraud, Jake One, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Pharrell Williams & others. Pre-orders are available now.