If an MC has made it to his sixth studio album, that alone shows off the magnitude and longevity of their career. With many veterans reaching this mark after decades of dedication to the game, there are a few that have accomplished this standing in a much shorter time frame. With the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z, and Rick Ross—who celebrated his sixth solo release last week with Mastermind, which debuted at No. 1 yesterday—XXL decided to dig a little deeper into the matter, taking a microscopic look at three of the industry’s most celebrated MCs at their sixth album.
Letting the facts speak for themselves and running down the highlights of Kanye West, Eminem, and Rick Ross’ careers by the the time they released their 6th solo LP, XXL found that the results are closer than you’d expect. Check out the three by the numbers as they go head-to-head at the releases of Mastermind, Yeezus and The Blueprint. —Miranda Johnson (@Randa_Writes)