Wu-Tang Clan, Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (1993)

Label: Loud

Yelawolf:36 Chambers took over everybody’s life when we were all just a bunch of skate rats in the streets of Nashville to Atlanta. There is nothing in hip-hop ever that felt more hardcore than Wu-Tang Clan. Never.

“Usually you would listen to Slayer or Sepultura to get hyped to go skate. If you want to throw yourself down a 12-stair hand rail, or get ready to jump down a china door, or tre flip down a ten-stair or some shit, you would throw on heavy metal. Wu-Tang was able to capture that energy. It was the first hip-hop group that we had ever heard that captured the darkness, just the illest darkness ever.”