And of course Kanye... 10 years in and he's still riding a peak that never ended.
I guess 808's was considered a "hiccup" in that peak for many listeners at the time of its release, but it didn't take long for an entire sub-genre of hip-hop (Drake, Future, Travi$ Scott) to emerge out of that single album's style.
I'd also say that Jay-Z has grown better with age. His worst records since coming out of retirement have been better than most of the albums that give birth to Stars these days. He's unstoppable.