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Hip-Hop Proteges

The protégé has always been a privileged position Hip-Hop. With one word, an artist at the top of his game can place all eyes on an artist and declare him next in line to the carry on a tradition of fame, fortune and artistic excellence. Sweet work if you can get it, right?

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Unfortunately, when it comes to the rap world, most protégés have had big issues living up to expectations. Whether it’s folding to the pressure, a lack of talent, a lack of patience or a lack of follow through from the big homie, very few legacy’s ever see the highest highs promised by the protégé title.

We here at TUD decided to take a gander at a few Big Homie/protégés on the scene and grade a group who had the most to gain based on who really captured the brass ring and who basically went bust.

Passing The Torch: The Best & Worst Hip-Hop Protégés  was originally published on

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