Wiz Khalifa's 25 Favorite Rap Albums

#10. Nas, Illmatic (1994)

Favorite song: “Life’s A Bitch” f/ AZ

Wiz Khalifa: “I put that just because of how lyrical he was. That was his first album and you get that sound. It was groundbreaking. It was a different style to hear somebody rap like that.

“On 'Life’s A Bitch' of course the lyrics were crazy, but I felt like that was a standout beat and vibe. It felt like a more crossover, widespread feeling. Like, anybody and everybody could like that joint.

“That was one I had to go back and listen to when I was older. By the time I started listening to music, Nas was a little bit different than he was on that CD. So I had to go back and listen to it to really understand it. I was like 14 or 15 when I used to listened to it. At that time, I was just kind of bored with current music so I started listening to older stuff.”

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