There's no time better than the first time and that's especially true in hip-hop. Attempting to duplicate a moment or an achievement when it comes to music to somehow bolster it can never compare to experiencing the sounds or feelings at that very first moment.

Creating a masterpiece that is well received by the public is a difficult task in itself, but to make the conscious decision to intentionally set out to make another project in a similar vein takes a certain gall. There are an innumerable amount of instances in the world of entertainment and the arts of creatives who have pushed the envelope and decided to make a sequel to a great work, but when the conversation comes to music, hip-hop is the genre that's most known for revisiting its classics.

While the trend initially started with compilations helmed by producers, like Marley Marl's In Control series, but as time went on, rappers would begin to pick up on the movement as well. Notable acts like Jay Z, Lil Wayne, B.G., De La Soul, The Game, and a host of others would go on to make sequels or continuations of their classic records throughout the years, to much success. But while those sequels would come in a relatively short span of time and were released sequentially in their discographies, there are other follow-ups by artists that would come further down the line and be more sporadic in nature.

When Capone-N-Noreaga dropped their debut collabo album, The War Report, in 1997, who knew it would take the duo 13 years after the release to come with a sequel. For Scarface, eight years passed before he dropped the follow-up to 1998's My Homies. Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP debuted in 2000 but it would be 13 years until part two arrived.

We've highlighted more than a few occurrences when a rapper decided to retread and finish business years later. And for others, they've announced a sequel but the project still hasn't come to fruition. So how do the follow-ups stack up against the originals that were released? You be the judge. Check out Sequels to Classic Rap Albums That Took Years to Arrive.

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