The 10 Most Disappointing Hip Hop Albums Of 2011

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The 10 Most Disappointing Hip Hop Albums Of 2011
 

 

2011 was a great year for hip-hop. However, there were quite a few albums that failed to live up to the hype. In some cases, the projects were truly bad. Others simply had an aura of hype surrounding it that the artists could never live up to. We’re not saying that all the albums on this list are particularly bad; we’re saying that they just weren’t what they could and should have been.
Wale – Ambition

Depending on your vantage point, Wale joining the force over at Maybach Music Group was brilliant decision. After disappointing sales of his debut album Attention Deficit the DMV MC made an album with tremendously high ups (“Legendary”) and lower than expected lows (“Miami Nights”). While Ambition wasn’t a total dud, we expected nothing less than what Wale predicted – a classic.


Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV

Many were excited to see what Lil Wayne had up his sleeve following his release from prison. In his absence he kept his presence relevant through previously recorded music, but that wasn’t what the people wanted to hear. No, the latest edition of his Carter series was all that mattered. The anticipation was there, and commercially the response was enormous (who can front on 900,000 copies being sold the first week), but the music failed to deliver. We’re presented with a collection of songs that find Weezy all over the place lyrically. Content wise he’s still rapping about the usual weed, hoes, and money. Which is cool when executed right, but most of the album fails to do that. Sure there a couple bright spots, but what does it say when two of the best tracks don’t even feature Lil Wayne on them? The more Wayne brags that he doesn’t write down his lyrics, the more it starts to sound like it. While he will still maintain his status as one of the more in demand rappers of today, this album fails to do anything for his legacy, especially when we know he’s capable of doing much better.


Lupe Fiasco – Lasers

After hearing Lupe’s first two albums, there are two things his hardcore fans didn’t expect to hear on his third album – a club friendly song with Trey Songz and an overall lack of cohesiveness. They got both from L.A.S.E.R.S. After a two-year delay, fan petitions and a major influence from Atlantic Records, Lupe ended up with his first number one album despite the fact that most consider it to be his worst.


Redman – Reggie

Redman, oh Redman, how did we get here? Yes, this released in December of 2010 (which probably was done purposefully so it wouldn’t make any lists) but it was so, so bad. No Erick Sermon meant that Reggie Noble had a brand new sound to work with. Boy, was it terrible. Some autotune here (“Full Nelson”), a little pop vibe there (“When the Lights Go Off”) and you have Redman’s worst album ever.


Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne

We know what you’re thinking: How does Watch The Throne make both the best albums of 2011 list and the most disappointing albums of 2011 list? Easy. The hype. Yes, Watch The Throne was a very good album, but you have to admit that the bar was set so high for Kanye West and Jay-Z that you expected something truly groundbreaking. What we ended up hearing was a very good hip-hop album. Nothing more, nothing less. We’ve heard better from both artists on their solo endeavors and really wanted this Marvel super hero team up to produce the best album we’ve ever heard. We still enjoy the album, just wanted more.


Mac Miller – Blue Slide Park

It’s hard not to root for Mac Miller. His music has always been a great testament of the young rapper’s character, and shows someone who truly just loves what he does. His reward for his efforts come in the form of an album that debuted at number 1 which is almost unheard of for an independent artist. Unfortunately once you get into the actual product, there’s still much to be desired. Any attempts he made to get out of the “frat rap” stigma came up short, as Blue Slide Park is filled with cheesy pop rap. “Smile Back” is brilliant, but one of the few lone spots on the album. His lack of subject matter and depth was put on full display here, and while Mac gets a lot of love for being genuine, there is far too much room for improvement.


Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers


Let’s be honest. The reason Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers made the Most Disappointing Album list is because he gave away his real album (Kush & OJ) for free and came out with a mediocre follow-up that alienated most of his following by being a prime example of when mainstreaming goes wrong. The album consisted of entirely too much softness and clearly showcased his eagerness to embrace the Top 40 way of life. True, there are a few gems on the project; most notable, “The Race”, in which Wiz reverts back to the same clever, girl-grabbing and “cool-without-trying” style that endeared him to all his fans, but unfortunately there’s just not enough of “The Race” and too much of his highly commercialized second single, “Roll Up”. I don’t know about you but I just want the old Wiz back.


The Cool Kids – When Fish Ride Bicycles

The Cool Kids had a pretty healthy buzz back in 2007 when “Black Mags” dropped but come 2011, that buzz had evaporated thanks to the painfully redundant When Fish Ride Bicycles. The puzzling part of the album was why it felt that the music hadn’t evolved since 2007. The same stale production litters the album as Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish do their best to remind us why they were at the forefront of the hipster rap era. Too bad their fans grew up and grew out of that sound.


Tyler, The Creator – Goblin

It’s hard to deny the movement that was Odd Future this past year. Led by front man Tyler the Creator, the world took a special interest into seeing what the young rising star had up his sleeve. Unfortunately the album is filled with redundant themes based around horror, r*pe, and the occasional gory murder. Yeah it worked for Slim Shady, but even he had to die for Eminem to thrive, and by the time this album finishes you don’t feel like you have any better idea of Tyler than you did before you listened. Not to mention that his lyrical abilities on a technical level are mediocre at best. The use of shock tactics simply for the sake of masking inferior rapping may work for a song or two, but a whole album of it is a waste of time for everybody involved.


Game – The R.E.D. Album

Sometimes you have to wonder what Game’s plan for his rapping career is. Is he trying to release dope and memorable music like The Documentary and Doctor’s Advocate featured, or is he trying to make songs and albums that will sell quickly but not be talked about a few weeks from their release? It would be refreshing if he would return to the former, but fans have to expect that he will continue to follow the path of the later. The R.E.D. Album was a mess of hot for the moment guests, even more overloaded than his prior album offerings. Aside from DJ Premier’s beat on “Born in the Trap”, not much else on this album will be remembered down the road. Until Game realizes that his rapping and good production should be the focus of his albums, his work will continue to be less and less memorable.



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 6 years ago '10        #2
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Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV

Many were excited to see what Lil Wayne had up his sleeve following his release from prison. In his absence he kept his presence relevant through previously recorded music, but that wasn’t what the people wanted to hear. No, the latest edition of his Carter series was all that mattered. The anticipation was there, and commercially the response was enormous (who can front on 900,000 copies being sold the first week), but the music failed to deliver. We’re presented with a collection of songs that find Weezy all over the place lyrically. Content wise he’s still rapping about the usual weed, hoes, and money. Which is cool when executed right, but most of the album fails to do that. Sure there a couple bright spots, but what does it say when two of the best tracks don’t even feature Lil Wayne on them? The more Wayne brags that he doesn’t write down his lyrics, the more it starts to sound like it. While he will still maintain his status as one of the more in demand rappers of today, this album fails to do anything for his legacy, especially when we know he’s capable of doing much better.


Lupe Fiasco – Lasers

After hearing Lupe’s first two albums, there are two things his hardcore fans didn’t expect to hear on his third album – a club friendly song with Trey Songz and an overall lack of cohesiveness. They got both from L.A.S.E.R.S. After a two-year delay, fan petitions and a major influence from Atlantic Records, Lupe ended up with his first number one album despite the fact that most consider it to be his worst.


Redman – Reggie

Redman, oh Redman, how did we get here? Yes, this released in December of 2010 (which probably was done purposefully so it wouldn’t make any lists) but it was so, so bad. No Erick Sermon meant that Reggie Noble had a brand new sound to work with. Boy, was it terrible. Some autotune here (“Full Nelson”), a little pop vibe there (“When the Lights Go Off”) and you have Redman’s worst album ever.

Mac Miller – Blue Slide Park

It’s hard not to root for Mac Miller. His music has always been a great testament of the young rapper’s character, and shows someone who truly just loves what he does. His reward for his efforts come in the form of an album that debuted at number 1 which is almost unheard of for an independent artist. Unfortunately once you get into the actual product, there’s still much to be desired. Any attempts he made to get out of the “frat rap” stigma came up short, as Blue Slide Park is filled with cheesy pop rap. “Smile Back” is brilliant, but one of the few lone spots on the album. His lack of subject matter and depth was put on full display here, and while Mac gets a lot of love for being genuine, there is far too much room for improvement.


Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers


Let’s be honest. The reason Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers made the Most Disappointing Album list is because he gave away his real album (Kush & OJ) for free and came out with a mediocre follow-up that alienated most of his following by being a prime example of when mainstreaming goes wrong. The album consisted of entirely too much softness and clearly showcased his eagerness to embrace the Top 40 way of life. True, there are a few gems on the project; most notable, “The Race”, in which Wiz reverts back to the same clever, girl-grabbing and “cool-without-trying” style that endeared him to all his fans, but unfortunately there’s just not enough of “The Race” and too much of his highly commercialized second single, “Roll Up”. I don’t know about you but I just want the old Wiz back.


The Cool Kids – When Fish Ride Bicycles

The Cool Kids had a pretty healthy buzz back in 2007 when “Black Mags” dropped but come 2011, that buzz had evaporated thanks to the painfully redundant When Fish Ride Bicycles. The puzzling part of the album was why it felt that the music hadn’t evolved since 2007. The same stale production litters the album as Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish do their best to remind us why they were at the forefront of the hipster rap era. Too bad their fans grew up and grew out of that sound.


Game – The R.E.D. Album

Sometimes you have to wonder what Game’s plan for his rapping career is. Is he trying to release dope and memorable music like The Documentary and Doctor’s Advocate featured, or is he trying to make songs and albums that will sell quickly but not be talked about a few weeks from their release? It would be refreshing if he would return to the former, but fans have to expect that he will continue to follow the path of the later. The R.E.D. Album was a mess of hot for the moment guests, even more overloaded than his prior album offerings. Aside from DJ Premier’s beat on “Born in the Trap”, not much else on this album will be remembered down the road. Until Game realizes that his rapping and good production should be the focus of his albums, his work will continue to be less and less memorable.


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 6 years ago '04        #3
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I agree with everything besides Wale Album
 6 years ago '07        #4
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Watch The Throne needs to be removed from this list. Everything else I can agree with. I don't understand WTT gets. The only people that were disappointed had ridiculous expectations or are just haters.

I even agree with Ambition making the list. Yes..it was good. But I expected better..it's arguably better than his first album.
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Where the hell is Radioactive ?
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red album wasnt that bad it had some good songs

it was actually allot better than i expected

and ricky beat > born in the trap beat
 6 years ago '05        #7
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Watch The Throne shouldn't be on here. Idc what kinda explanation was given
 6 years ago '06        #8
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the cool kids dont deserve to be on that list.

that sh*t was cray!
 01-05-2012, 12:52 AM         #9
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The RED album was pretty dope

Not his best, but some great songs on there - maybe 2 or 3 throwaways
 6 years ago '04        #10
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Ambition was dope

WTT was trash
 6 years ago '11        #11
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Finally somebody got a list right. I cosign every inch of every word...
 01-05-2012, 01:09 AM         #12
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Carter IV and rolling papers have no reason to be on this list I'm not even a wiz fan but that cd goes hard roof top one of the best. On the fence about the R.E.D album half that hi was fire h other half blew
 01-05-2012, 01:13 AM         #13
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the only album that should be up there Carter 4, Lasers and Rolling Papers
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 venegasp said:
Carter IV and rolling papers have no reason to be on this list I'm not even a wiz fan but that cd goes hard roof top one of the best. On the fence about the R.E.D album half that hi was fire h other half blew
you would pick the worst albums out of the list to say they dont belong
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 venegasp said:
Carter IV and rolling papers have no reason to be on this list I'm not even a wiz fan but that cd goes hard roof top one of the best





































































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 ballergenetics said:
I don't doubt it for a second...
Since there's nothing wrong with it, it should come as expected...
 01-05-2012, 01:18 AM         #17
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Rollings Papers and Goblin are tied for #

Mac Miller's wasn't disappointing because it was as wack as expected
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 venegasp said:
Carter IV and rolling papers have no reason to be on this list I'm not even a wiz fan but that cd goes hard roof top one of the best. On the fence about the R.E.D album half that hi was fire h other half blew
 01-05-2012, 01:39 AM         #19
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 whothebestmc said:
you would pick the worst albums out of the list to say they dont belong
I ain't saying they classics, just saying there is at least 10 other albums that come to mind before these
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 Retro said:
Finally somebody got a list right. I cosign every inch of every word...
This. But less homo-erotic wording.
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