On Monday, Lupe Fiasco announced that he and Pharrell will be releasing an album together soon. Fantastic news for fans…but all it did was remind us of that now-forgotten Child Rebel Soldiers album that never manifested. The talent-stocked supergroup – composed of Kanye, Skateboard P and Lupe – was “a gold mine waiting to happen” but sadly never brought forth more than a track or two.
However, they’re not the first set of rappers to sell fans big dreams only fans high and dry, waiting with high hopes for potentially good projects that never made it past the idea stage. With that in mind, here are a dozen we wondered about once upon a time but assume we’ll never get to hear.