1. 1. Nas dropped his illest album "Illmatic" at 21 years old. "Illmatic" is one of the most influential hip-hop albums of all time.
2. 2. Jay-Z's "Reasonable Doubt" is undoubtedly a classic, but Jay didn't debut his talents until he was 26 years old.
3. 3. Lil Wayne was 17 years old when he dropped his debut album "The Block Is Hot," but it wasn't until he dropped "Tha Carter II" at 24 did he begin to receive buzz as a rap contender.
4. 4. Drake got his start as a child actor, but rapping was where his heart was. At 19 he dropped his first mixtape, but it wasn't until he released his mixtape "So Far Gone" at 23 when he started to blow.
5. 5. Eminem released his very first album "Infinite" at 25 years old, but "The Slim Shady LP" was what put him on the map at 27.
6. 6. Mobb Deep dropped their first classic at the young age of 21. "The Infamous" is most infamous for being Mobb Deep's most notable album to date.
7. 7. Hip-Hop duo Outkast released their first single "Player's Ball" at 17 years old, and eventually released their debut album "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" at 19.
8. 8. Hip-Hop collective Wu-Tang Clan dropped their debut album "Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" most of the guys were in their early 20s.
9. 9. Lauryn Hill dropped one of the best albums in 1998 "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill," and surprisingly she was only 23 years old.
10. 10. Tupac Shakur released his first album "2pacalypse Now" at the tender age of 20, and dropped "Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z." at 22.
11. 11. Big Pun put Latino rappers on the map with his "Capital Punishment" album in 1998, which was eventually nominated for a Grammy. Big Pun was 27 when he reached this level of success.
12. 12. Kanye West was 18 years old when he started producing tracks for Foxy Brown and Jermaine Dupri, but he got his big break producing with Rocafella at 23. It wasn't until 27 when he dropped his debut album "College Dropout."
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