The collaboration album is trendy and has been a successful part of the hip hop platform for nearly 20 years. WuTang’s MethodMan and Def Squad’s RedMan collaborated on the BLACKOUT! that was released in 1999.
This year alone, the hip hop industry, had collaboration albums for KIDS SEE GHOSTS (Kanye West and Kid Cudi), The Carters (Beyonce and JayZ), Drip Harder (Lil Baby and Gunna), WRLD on Drugs (Future and JuiceWRLD), and MihTy (Ty Dolla Sign and Jeremih). Each of these albums where successful in their own right; because at the time of release each of these albums were in the top 10 on the Billboard charts.
With that being said, the collaboration album is not going anywhere anytime soon. Emcee Network has developed a list of our dream collaboration albums that would crash the internet.
Drake and Rihanna
Drake and Rihanna are easily the 2 biggest stars of their generations, but they also have a complicated relationship that dates back to the beginning of Drake’s career. Drake and Rihanna’s relationship could possibly create some of the best music of each of their careers. The 6 God and Rih-Rih have worked together to create hit songs such as “What’s My Name”, “Work”, “Too Good”, and “Take Care”. Relationship issues amongst artists creates some of the best music because the experience is organic. Rihanna, being from Barbados, and Drake, with his Caribbean vibes, would definitely bring out the “island tingz” hits for the world. We definitely need Caribbean Drizzy to have a couple of features on Rih-Rih’s rumored reggae album to vibe out to during vacation.
J. Cole and Miguel
Chemistry is a must have for successful joint albums. Not many rappers and singers have the same consistently high rapport on their tracks as J. Cole and Miguel. J. Cole and Miguel first collaborated on Miguel’s debut album with their title track “All I Want is You”. The duo would later create the hit single “Power Trip” on J. Cole’s sophomore album, Born Sinner. Miguel’s latest project, War and Leisure featured J.Cole on the track “Come Through and Chill”. Each of their collaboration tracks have had a different sound, but Cole’s lyrics fused with Miguel’s harmonies creates high quality records. Cole and Miguel have the chill vibes before the party starts.
Meek Mill and Tory Lanez
Meek Mill and Tory Lanez joint album could be a project that is actually released. Tory has alluded to working on a joint project with Meek. Meek and Tory always produce high energy club ready tracks such as “Lord Knows”, “Litty Again”, and “Drip, Drip, Drip.” Tory’s melodies work perfectly with Meek’s high energy on tracks. Meek’s introspective ability and Tory’s storytelling skills are underrated on tracks. The fans need this project for the club, the gym, or just riding through the streets.
Future and The Weeknd
I am not sure if there is a better duo than Future and The Weeknd when it comes to sex, drugs, money, and heartbreak. The melodies that Future and The Weeknd produce over dark production and Atlanta 808 beats creates a new sound in hip hop, RnB, and pop. Future and The Weeknd have made hit joints such such as “Comin’ Out Strong” and “Low Life”. This duo has also had a couple of underrated tracks such as “All I Know” off The Weeknd’s StarBoy album from 2016, and the Mike Will Made-It produced “Drinks on Us” featuring Swae Lee. Future and The Weeknd have the perfect sound to stunt on your ex and piss her off at the same time.
Chance The Rapper and Childish Gambino
Nothing would be better than having a joint tape from the “nice guys” of rap. Chance and Childish AKA Donald Glover are 2 of the best MC’s of this generation and they can go bar for bar with any of their peers. They have also earned the respect of their peers as being extremely talented artists. These 2 artists have already stated that they have a joint project in the works, but until that happens check out their joint tracks “They Don’t Like Me”, “The Worse Guys“, and “Favorite Song”. If any joint album is needed, it is a Chance and Childish project. A Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper joint album will cause artists to to become more creative with collaboration albums.