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Double Up: 15 Rappers Who Released 2 Albums In The Same Year [PHOTOS]


Old Man Ebro recently tried to convey to Wale the value of having a weighty catalog opposed to having a career that was just flash-in-the pan. Wale, who is going on to make his fourth album sometime next year, will be one of the few MCs who came up in the digital age with an actual discography.

That type of build-up only comes with time and dedication–or does it? What if you actually flooded the market with multiple albums in one year?

The premise for numerous projects from one artist in the mixtape circuit isn’t uncommon at all. But studio albums take planning and precision and paper money. (Unless, your name is Beyoncé Knowles.)

Since Talib Kweli is set to release his second album of 2013, Hip-Hop Wired looks at 15 rappers who released two albums in the same year.

It may not be the best angle for MCs to put their best foot forward musically and creatively, but y’all know the saying. You can’t knock the hustle.

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  • ibramblebush

    I don’t know why people always dissing I am & Nastradamus. There were some jewels on both of those albums.

    if anything Streets Disciples was the one true wack album Nas ever made.

  • Morgan

    People hate on it cause they heard the OG I Am bootleg. Then they got half and half over two albums instead. And didn’t get some of the better songs until Lost Tapes dropped.

    I feel I should mention LMNO for this article. In 2010 he dropped 10 albums (LMNO – Push That Work, – Fonk Garden, – Next In Line, & Kev Brown – Selective Hearing Pt 2, & Theory Hazit – Determined To Fly, – Tripping On This Journey, & DJ Babu – No Apologies, & 2Mex & KeyKool – Blessing In Disguise, – LMNO Is Dead) getting a different producer for 9 out of 10 of the albums and putting out a video for each album.