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Dr. Dre's 'Detox' isn't the only Hip-Hip album that never left the studio, here are some of the most anticipated unreleased Hip-Hop albums that never were.
J. Cole revealed to Capital XTRA a couple of years ago that he was planning to hit the studio with Kendrick and both have since confirmed they have a number of songs set aside. Will we ever get to hear them? Picture: Getty
In April 2015, Frank Ocean posted this photo on his blog, confirming new music was on the way. He used the hashtags #BoysDontCry and #July2015, and so we all waited. But July came and went... And still, there was no Frank Ocean album.
After waiting close enough to 20 years for Dr Dre's 'Detox' album - possibly, one of the most highly anticipated albums of all time, Dre confirmed that the album would never surface. "The record, it just wasn’t good," he said. "I mean seriously, I worked my ass off on it, but I didn’t think I did a good enough job." Couldn't we be the judges of that, Dre? Picture: Getty
Drizzy pushed back his R&B project in 2011 to focus on his second album 'Take Care' and its never seen the light of day. Picture: PA
With both rappers signed to Death Row Records, they collaborated on an unlikely album called 'Too Tight'. However the label never released the project and M.C. Hammer ended up leaving after Tupac's death. Picture: Getty
Despite lots of collaborations and strong rumours of an album, Lil Wayne and T-Pain never completed the project. Picture: Getty Images
After teaming up as CRS in 2007, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Lupe Fiasco expressed their interest in completing a full-length album, but have since focused on individual projects.
Kanye began recording songs for the album in 2010 but decided against his long-running college theme and recorded 'My Dark Twisted Fantasy' instead.
A follow-up to Outkast's successful 'Speakerboxx/The Love Below' album was reportedly in the works before the duo decided to take a musical hiatus. Picture: PA
In 1999, Wyclef promised a new Fugees album saying that his heart was with the trio. However after rumours of bad blood between himself, Lauryn Hill and Pras, they decided to focus on individual projects. Picture: PA
Kid Cudi's second album was intended to be more rap-focused. However as his musical interests changed, so did the direction of the project.
Before her death in 2002, Left Eye was working hard on her second solo album 'N.I.N.A'. She had just signed a deal with Death Row Records and was set to feature a number of songs with Ray J. However the album remains unfinished. Picture: Getty
YMCMB label boss Birdman had announced the album, however after Kanye West and Jay Z combined for 'Watch The Throne', Drake said they didn't want to look like competition. Picture: Getty
The album seemed a strong possibility in 1996/7. However after Biggie was murdered, the album couldn't be completed and members of their crew such as Diddy, Lil Cease, Charli Baltimore and Lane Rivera pursued separate projects.
Andre confirmed he was working on a solo album in 2012, saying that he was inspired by his recent collaborations with new artists. He told GQ that he wanted to 'get back to having fun' on the LP, however the project is yet to surface.
The idea for a joint album was proposed when both artists left NWA in the early 90s. The pair allegedly began recording songs featuring Snoop Dogg and DOC. However after a feud between Dre and DOC, the former stopping working on the project, leaving it unfinished.
Following a number of successful collaborations such as 'Lord Knows' and 'Made Men', the idea was announced in November 2011. However since then, both artists have been preoccupied with a variety of solo projects.
DJ Premier reportedly wanted to be part of Nas' impressive 'Life Is Good' album in 2012. However after realising that it wouldn't fit into Nas' plans, they announced that they would be working on a joint album sometime in 2012.