Nas once claimed, "Props is a true thug's wife." While it's true that many rappers never get the props they truly deserve—which is why we had to pen a list of The 50 Most Slept-On Rappers of All Time—some rappers earn their recognition down the line.

This either happens because MCs simply start making even better music and turn their careers around, someone influential makes an impassioned case for them, or enough time passes for their music to be properly appreciated.

After ranking the most slept-on rappers, we took a look back at the hip-hop artists whose catalogs were once slept-on, but aren't anymore. Here they are, in no particular order.

Written by Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin) and Benjamin Chesna (@bmched)

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