Top Hip-Hop Collaboration Albums We Wish Would Happen

Posted: August 24, 2011 by eptarheels23 in Music
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With the release of Watch the Throne and everything, it has everyone contemplating all the possibilities of future collaborations in the game. Well after some thought here at the ESP, I have come up with some hip-hop collaborations we wish would happen. I give you the collabo, a made up album title, hopeful production and the possibilty that it ever actually happens. Hopefully this will ignite a spark and we might actually see some of these come to life one day. Also if you have an idea of a collaboration that isn’t of the list, let me know in the comments. So without further adieu check out the Top Hip-Hop Collaboration Albums We Wish Would Happen + vote for which would be the best collaboration below!


Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole – The Future
Possibility: 95%
Production: J. Cole, Willie B, Tae Beast, Sounwave
This is my most anticipated project of all time, after all it does have my two favorite artists ever together on one album. So this was originally going to be a mixtape, but then the two decided that they would turn it into an album and take as long as they wanted in making it. That means don’t expect this to come out anytime this year, but I do actually see this being released one day though. Well if HiiPoWeR and Temptation are any indication of what we are going to get, then we are in for possibly one of the best albums ever.


Nas & Common – Limitless
Possibility: 25%
Production: DJ Premier, Kanye West, Pete Rock, Q-Tip
I’m hoping that Ghetto Dreams inspired these two to make a full project together. While it probably didn’t, just imagine for a second what a whole LP with these two would sound like. There would be no more lazy-mainstream attempts at a hit, but the two emcees going at each other trying to out-conscience one another for a whole album. Mix in classic producers and you will raise your IQ just upon listening to this.


Kanye West & Pusha T – The Onslaught
Possibility: 10%
Production: Kanye West, The Neptunes, Nottz, No I.D.
Ever since Pusha T signed with G.O.O.D. Music, I have dreamed of this album. Just look at the previous songs these two have collaborated on; Runaway, Take On For the Team, So Appalled, Looking For Trouble, Christian Dior Denim Flow, just to name a few. A whole album of original material with these two going back and forth on the mic for a whole LP would be some seriously G.O.O.D. Music.


All City Chess Club – Checkmate
Possibility: 40%
Production: The Neptunes, J. Cole, No I.D., Kanye West
This group has already formed and released one song together in the form of the remix to Lupe Fiasco’s I’m Beamin’. In case you’re not familiar, the group consists of Lupe Fiasco, Asher Roth, B.o.B, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Blu, Diggy, J. Cole & Wale. Now take a second and think about a whole album of that. Nothing more needs to be said.


Kendrick Lamar & Dr. Dre – Speakers On Blast
Possibility: 2%
Production: Dr. Dre
I just dream of the day that Kendrick raps over a Dre beat, but a whole album of it? I get some serious goosebumps. The two have been working closely together recently and Kendrick is supposedly on Detox (which I would be completely shocked if it’s ever released), however I was rather disappointed that there were no Dre beats on Section.80. With that being said, there is no way this album sees the light of day though. Especially at Dr. Dre’s pace of working on albums.


eLZHi & Royce da 5’9″ – Detroit State of Mind
Possibility: 75%
Production: J. Dilla, Black Milk, DJ Premier
These two Detroit emcees are very familiar with each other, eLZHi even mentioned that this project could possibly happen in the future. There is no reason why it couldn’t happen, the two are both incredible lyricist and have top notch flow. I would love to see some beats from the late-great J. Dilla but I wouldn’t mind seeing some Black Milk and Primo production too.


J. Cole & Jay-Z – The King and The Prince
Possibility: 10%
Production: J. Cole, No I.D., Kanye West, Timbaland
You know why this album will never happen? Because I think Jay-Z would be scared to be embarrassed by his protege. Let’s admit it, Hov is on the decline and Cole is rising fast, there’s a point where the two would cross. But if the project did occur, I would be extremely interested to see how the two fared against each other. I’m going to say that J. Cole would actually best Hov in the end, all I hope is that we actually get the chance to listen to this.


The Notorious B.I.G. & Big Pun – Heavyweights
Possibility: 0%
Production: DJ Premier, Havoc, Buckwild, Dr. Dre
Yeah this album is never going to happen, but we can all dream though right? Other than the fact that these two would probably have to get an extra large studio, what would have come out of those studio sessions could have been in the jam dropping variety. Throw in a little Primo and Dre, and you would be looking at an instant classic.


Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent – Three Kings
Possibility: 5%
Production: Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Eminem
These three artists are very familiar with each other and often mentioned in the same category. All three have previous collaborated on three tracks, Crack a Bottle, Encore/Curtains Down and Psycho. All three of those records are favorites of mine and the thought of having a project between all three of them makes me drool. I’ll be honest, my repeat button would probably break.


Mac Miller & Wiz Khalifa – Light Up
Possibility: 50%
Production: ID Labs, Chuck Inglish, Pete Rock, Just Blaze
Even though there has been no word on a project such as this, I would be shocked if not even a mixtape between these two eventually was released. The two close collaborators from Pittsburgh are very good friends and Mac is finally starting to step out from behind Wiz’s shadow. Also with what these two artists love, expect a lot of weed influenced records.


Machine Gun Kelly & Childish Gambino – Young and Reckless
Possibility: 0%
Production: Childish Gambino, Drama Beats
These two have never met, I’m not even sure if they have ever heard of each other. But I dream of this album everyday. Both emcees are in my top ten favorites of all time, so the thought of this is too great to bear. Each arist has another worldly flow, throw in the honesty and emotion from MGK, mixed with witty, clever, one-liners from Gambino and you have an incredible collaboration album.


Big K.R.I.T. & Bun B – Welcome to the South
Possibility: 20%
Production: Big K.R.I.T, David Banner, Drumma Boy, DJ Toomp, Pimp C
We’ll call them the new UGK. The album would bleed dirty south hip-hop at its finest. I would expect K.R.I.T. to handle most of the production on the album, with a few other classic down south producers such as David Banner and Drumma Boy thrown in there. I could also see Bun having a couple Pimp C beats stashed and he brings one or two out for this album. The south needs a revival (from that Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane crap), and this album would certainly do the trick.

Comments
  1. Biqq Pete says:

    i honestly dont even know what to vote for

  2. Alex says:

    Nice list. Lupe Fiasco and Chiddy Bang would be cool also.

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