Wiz Khalifa's 25 Favorite Rap Albums

#1. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggstyle (1993)

Favorite song: “G’z Up Hoes Down” f/ Nate Dogg

Wiz Khalifa: “I say Doggystyle just because of how influential it was for me. Just the feel of the album, you can tell it was really homegrown and that it was just him and his homies. That element isn’t really lost and you can’t really do that again. You can tell how excited they were and just how genuine the vibe was.

“It was one of the first rap albums I heard when I was younger. I was like 5 or 6 when it came out. My mom had a homegirl who was a little bit younger than her and she was a little bit wilder. She would pick me up from school while my mom was at work and she was always playing it. Going to school or on the way home, I’d hear the album.

“It went from being one of the first rap albums I ever heard in pre-school to being able to ride around and listen to it and smoke weed. It’s still relevant and it still makes perfect sense. I had the same Doggystyle CD for years, it just recently broke and I was pretty pissed about it. I never really discussed the album with Snoop, but I think he knows how classic and legendary it is. I told him how much he inspires me.”

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