After releasing 11 solo studio albums, Eminem seems to be taking a break. Slim Shady‘s last album, Music To Be Murdered By, was released in January 2020, meaning, 1045 days have passed since the Rap God dropped full body of work.
Later that year, Eminem did release the deluxe edition of Music To Be Murdered By, feeding his fans with 16 new tracks, with guest appearances from Dr. Dre, Skylar Grey, DJ Premier and Ty Dolla $ign among others.
The album was a commercial success. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 279,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. Subsequently, Eminem became the first artist to have 10 consecutive number-one albums in the US and one of 6 artists to have released at least 10 US number-one albums.
Another hip-hop giant who has not released a studio album for years is Jay-Z, who holds the record for the most number one albums in hip-hop history with 14 of his LPs hitting No. 1 on Billboard 200 charts. Last project Jay dropped was 1975 days ago, when he released “4:44” back in June, 2017.
The album was widely acclaimed by critics, who praised its emotional and personal content. It debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 with 262,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, making it Jay-Z’s 14th album to top the chart. Only The Beatles are ahead with 20 albums.
Lil Wayne is also making his fans thirsty off new music. Last time Weezy came out with full body of work was back in January, 2020 when he dropped Funeral album. The wait will soon probably be over as the legendary rapper has already announced two projects that are coming in near future: the sixth installment of Tha Carter series and third part of I Am Not a Human Being.
Funeral debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with 139,000 album-equivalent units sold, 38,000 of which were pure album sales. It marked Lil Wayne’s fifth US number-one album.
Rappers who haven’t dropped an album in over 1000 days 😳
1975 – Jay Z
1667 – Rae Sremmurd
1646 – ASAP Rocky
1625 – Jay Rock
1576 – Travis Scott
1569 – Nicki Minaj
1534 – 6lack
1310 – ScHoolboy Q
1044 – Eminem
1031 – Lil Wayne
We’re overdue a lot of good music…
— Hip Hop All Day (@HipHopAllDayy) November 26, 2022