2013 was a great year for hip-hop fans. Pusha T finally released his long-awaited debut album My Name Is My Name and did not disappoint his fans. Kanye West christened himself a deity with Yeezus. J. Cole went back to his roots with his sophomore album Born Sinner and proved that Jay Z and Roc Nation were right in signing him. Drake’s Nothing Was The Same helped solidify him as one of the most versatile rappers in the game.

However, not all albums lived up to the hype or expectations. Lil Wayne’s sequel I Am Not A Human Being 2 was one of Weezy’s worst albums ever and Big Sean’s Hall of Fame paled in comparison to his Kendrick Lamar featured song “Control”-- which didn’t even make it on to his album. While we weren’t expecting much from Nelly, LL Cool J or Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am, their projects were still mediocre at best.