Everyone loves it when their favorite artist delivers an awesome album because it either catches everyone by surprise or affirms all the expectations that were heaped on to them. What makes it all the more special is that it rarely actually happens. Whether it’s a career derailing debut or a telling slip-up from a rap veteran, disappointing albums come in all shapes and sizes. But rest assured, the more albums you make, the more likely you are to make a dud.
There is one key distinction to make. All bad albums are not disappointing and all disappointing albums are not bad. Sometimes you expect an artist to suck and they do, other times you expect so much that something good isn't good enough.
There are certain things that make an album a letdown. Maybe the album had a star-studded lineup and didn't deliver? Maybe it came after a streak of excellence and just couldn’t compare to recent highlights? Maybe fans thought the artist sold out? No matter the reason, disappointing albums sting. To cope with the pain we associate with our favorite MC’s blunders, we compiled the 15 Most Disappointing Rap Albums of the Last 5 Years.
Written Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin), David Drake (@somanyshrimp), and Max Goldberg (@goopygold)
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