Best Sophomore Rap Albums of All-Time

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A lot of people love to laud artists for dropping dope debut albums. That shouldn’t be frowned upon at all. But, what about those artists crack through that proverbial ceiling and deliver a great sophomore album. While a lot of artists have fell victim to the sophomore curse, these artists were able to burst through and dropped monumental projects of their own.

Kanye West during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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Here are the Best Sophomore Albums of All-Time

Drake – Take Care

Drake at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Opens In San Francisco

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Drake’s initial release performed admirably, but his sophomore attempt at critical acclaim was a success with Take Care. He cradled us with a slew of bangers including “Take Care” “Crew Love” and “Make You Proud.”

The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death 


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Biggie’s first album Ready to Die is a certified classic, but let’s not deny the fact that Life After Death is an equally potent project.