Slideshow: theGrio's most anticipated albums of 2012

african kings

Now that 2011 is behind us, it’s time to focus on the music which is sure to be bumping in our headphones in 2012. In this tumultuous political year, R&B and rap fans will find comfort in the chilled out sounds of Frank Ocean, the hard-driving beats of DMX and the silky vocals of Estelle — just to name a few.