Wyclef Jean, The Carnival (1997)

Label: Sony Music / Columbia

Kreayshawn:“That album definitely represents a moment in time for me. It was my mom’s CD and that’s how I would always find my music—lurking in my mom’s CDs. She had this CD and I would just play it over and over and all my friends would listen to it.

“The album was a whole story, like every song was a story. It was like a Slick Rick type of thing. It’s funny, because I really do love that album. It had a lot of hits on it, but it’s not common [for someone to put it on their 25 Favorites]. But my list is pretty random.”