100. Kendrick Lamar, Section.80 (2011)
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment
"People say I speak for generation Y," explains 24-year-old Kendrick Lamar on Section.80. "Why lie? I do." That might sound like a bold claim, but after listening to this independently released mixtape/album, we've got to agree. Touching on everything from drug addiction and sexual abuse to fake industry types and crabby-ass haters, the artist formerly known as K. Dot doesn't just rhyme from perspective of today's youth; he speaks their truth.