10 Artists Who’ll Never Come Back

By: 09.07.10  •  164 Comments

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The recent rally behind Lauryn Hill after her East Coast Rock The Bells stop will soon die down once fans remember the harsh truth — we lost Lauryn long years ago. Miseducation… Lauryn dropped out and even though she may make reappearances on stage & record, she will never be our Lauryn. She was the songbird & rapstress who took us to a place where a femcee could dominate, combining substance with skills unrivaled to capture the attention of all.

But she’s not the only luminary who’ll never return to the limelight’s full focus. She, Dr. Dre and Rakim could easily form the holy trinity of wasted talent. The producer, rapper & singer who all have classics under their belts, but will never return to prominence. They are not alone though and here are a few artists who will never reclaim the spotlight, no matter how they may try.

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6. Ma$e — Ha! Ma$e! This friggin’ guy. Is he a preacher or a rapper who murders people? Actually, he’s neither. He’s an idiot. The second this completely un-Bad Boy tried to act like he was too good for the lifestyle that made him successful, then tried to come back to open arms is the second he forfeited any prior fans he may have had. Resentment, much? Yes.

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8. Dr. Dre — If you think Detox is still coming out, we at TSS have wonderful Idaho beachfront property to sell you. Face it. Detox is never happening. Oh, it had a chance until the Internet diarrhea dumped over that chicken scratch “Under Pressure” song that sounded like Banana Republic house music. Did we crush your dreams, here? Sorry. We take it back. Detox is coming out. Right after your dad comes back from the trip to the store for cigarettes and milk that he took when you were seven.

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