Earlier this week, Eminem announced to great fanfare that his newest album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, is on it's way and will be in stores on November 5. The album will be the seventh (eighth if you include Infinite) studio album of his career and a sequel to Em's groundbreaking classic, 2000's Marshall Mathers LP. While rap sequels are about as common as twitter beef and "Control" responses these days, it is rare to see an album with a thirteen-year gap like the difference between Eminem's LPs are.

XXL has compiled a list of classic rap albums that feature a decade-plus gap between the release of their original and it's sequel.

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (August 1st, 1995)

Sequel: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II  (September 8, 2009)

Gap Between Albums: 14 years

Is The Sequel Any Good?: Yes. Duh.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Onyx - Bacdafucup (March 30, 1993)

Sequel: Bacadafucup Part. II (July 9, 2002)

Gap Between Albums: 9 Years

Is The Sequel Any Good?: Not really.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Method Man & Redman - Blackout (September 28, 1999)

Sequel: Blackout! 2 - (May 19, 2009)

Gap Between Albums: 10 Years

Is The Sequel Any Good?: Sort Of.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fat Joe - Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) (December 4, 2001)

Sequel: Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2) (October 6, 2009)

Gap Between Albums: 8 Years

Is The Sequel Any Good?: There are two tracks in  a row called "Cupcake" and "Ice Cream." Take from that what you will.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prodigy - H.N.I.C. (November 14, 2000)

Sequel: H.N.I.C. 2 (April 22, 2008)

Gap Between Albums: 8 Years

Is The Sequel Any Good?: Yes. If you like conspiracy theories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twista - Adrenaline Rush (June 03, 1997)

Sequel: Adrenaline Rush 2 (September 18, 2007)

Gap Between Albums: 10 Years

Is The Sequel Any Good?: Meh.