Ask any hip-hop head in the local scene, and they'll tell you each January that this year will be the one when St. Louis is put back on the music map. Yet 2014 came and went with a whimper, aside from the events in Ferguson where our communities gained national buzz for something other than our artists.
Fast forward to April, and some of the year's most anticipated new releases have yet to come. Will 2015 be our year? Here are five upcoming hip-hop releases that have a chance of making some noise.