Digable Planets, Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) (1993)

Label: Pendulum/Elektra Records

Yelawolf: “When Nirvana’s Nevermind was playing, it was Nirvana and this album [that I was playing]. In Tennessee and in the South period we didn’t even understand that style. That approach to hip-hop—that fully jazz influenced, spoken-word hip-hop shit—we had no clue about.

“We couldn’t even begin to think of something like that, because we weren’t surrounded by that musical influence. We just weren’t. The South was influenced by bounce. So when that came out, I felt I was the coolest person on Earth for even knowing about it. Lyrically, I felt like I was listening to fucking Pink Floyd or some shit. That’s how it made you feel.”