Even though there were many incredible hip-hop projects released throughout the year, there’s also been some terrible ones. As a result, we’ve listed the top 5 worst hip-hop albums of 2018. Artists such as Pusha T, Travis Scott, J. Cole, and Jay Rock were a handful of artists that had one of their best years yet. Although, some artists weren’t as fortunate. Check out our list covering the top 5 worst hip-hop albums below.
The Top 5 Worst Hip-Hop Albums Of 2018
5. Lil Yachty – Nuthin’ 2 Prove
After this release, Lil Yachty has a lot to prove moving into 2019. While many were hopeful that this release would expand the boundaries of his artistry, it did just the opposite. Many criticized Nuthin’ 2 Prove as being stale, repetitive, and low quality. He’s known to drop high volumes of music at one time, and maybe after this release, he’ll focus on more of the quality rather than the quantity.
4. XXXtentacion – SKINS
While his album, ?, effectively displayed his unique diversity by floating around many different genres, his album, SKINS, had a much different result. Following his tragic passing earlier this year, SKINS was meant as a goodbye to his fans. Although, the album lacked heavily in structure and cohesiveness throughout.
3. Lil Xan – Total Xanarchy
There was a lot of hype around Lil Xan’s debut album Total Xanarchy, but after the release, the project failed miserably. The biggest fallout was seen with his lyrics. Many of his lines suffered from not having enough substance and depth especially in the scope of appearing in a full project. Though controversial at times, his poorly executed lyrics paired with a low bar of execution ultimately brought down this project fast.
2. Tory Lanez – Memories Don’t Die
For several years there’s been a lot of conversation about whether or not Tory Lanez deserves a top spot in the world of hip-hop. With the release of Memories Don’t Die, things, unfortunately, moved in the wrong direction as the album was highly unoriginal and dry. Many criticize this album as being too similar to his previous work, as there were many expectations for him to level up his sound in a big way.
1. 6ix9ine – Dummy Boy
Many would agree that 6ix9ine had one of the worst projects of the year with Dummy Boy. On many of the tracks, his vocal presence was very little to nonexistent. Because of this, the success of the song more times than not leaned on the features that he had on the tracks. Even though he had huge names such as Nicki Minaj and Kanye West, the extra help didn’t push his album to the top. As a result Dummy Boy proves to be a very forgetful album as a whole.