A quick look at several rappers who are nearing their forties.
Rap is traditionally a young man’s sport. Generally speaking, the ‘greatest albums of all time’ were put out by youngsters. As rappers age, their albums usually become duller than the early work they’re best known for. Almost every rapper has fallen victim to this trend.
That isn’t to say older, more seasoned rappers haven’t released awesome music. Ghostface Killah is still on his grind; a Nas verse is almost always bringing the heat; Snoop Dogg‘s Bush was a stylistic risk that came out pretty awesome. Rappers can definitely continue to put up big numbers past their prime, as evident from the aforementioned and others.
With that said, we’re taking a look at the rappers who will go over the hill in 2016. Do they have what it takes to put out music like they once did? We’ll leave that up for debate in the comment section.