Christina Lee

When OutKast released its fourth studio album Stankonia, the pioneering duo out of Atlanta, Ga., was not new to this, but they remained true to the hip-hop thing. Released on Halloween 2000, months after the initial Y2K scare that left people terrified of being throttled back into a period of darkness and technological paranoia, Stankonia took full advantage of the new millennium.

"Are things better or worse the second time around? Can we really do anything more than once?" the actor Morgan Freeman asks in 21 Savage and Metro Boomin's new collaborative album, Savage Mode II. Hollywood might shrug at the first question, though it has certainly answered the second loud and clear. Typically Hollywood is guiltier than even hip-hop for cashing in on nostalgia by way of sequels.