Mase Double Up (1999)
DEBUT HYPE: Mase's 1997 debut Harlem World coupled can't miss samples with underrated lyrical ability and million dollar smile.
SOPHOMORE SLUMP: By the time the flacid Double Up was released in 1999, Mase had announced his retirement from rap and single-handedly killed the album's buzz himself.
WORST SONG: "Blood Is Thicker"