Favorite song: “Talk It How I Bring It”

Wale: “I loved Fiend’s Street Life. [At the time] I was thinking I was a drug dealer trying to do what everybody else was doing, and I was doing that shit. I never took myself too seriously, but listening to that shit will give you that extra motivation. Fiend was always my favorite from No Limit. I just think that was his best album. I’ve got a song that’ll probably never come out—because Ross hates it—but my second verse I go, ‘I hit the block when the coppers leave, smoking the ghetto’s best marijuana tree.’ That’s Fiend. Like I’m about to start quoting Fiend the way niggas quote Rakim and shit. That shit used to get me so hype back in the day. The most underrated rapper. Ever.”