Prodigy's 25 Favorite Albums

Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggystyle (1994)

Prodigy: “Lyrically, Snoop has fun. It’s almost like he’s freestyling when you’re listening to his lyrics. It’s like nothing to him, he’s just freestyling, having fun with it. He be like, ‘Yes y’all and Snoop Doggy Dog...’ He’s not even taking it serious. So I got that from Snoop too, just having a little more fun with it.

“It makes it easier to write your rhyme when you don’t sit there and try to bust your brain cells trying to come up with ill lyrics. You listen to Snoop, he’s like, ‘Man—whatever, 1, 2, 3 to the 4. Snoop Doggy Dogg at the door.’ So as far as lyrics, he brought the fun back a little bit with the lyrics.

“Sonically? Oh my god, yo. That album is probably the best album ever as far as production. It was the best album ever made. They mixed that George Clinton sound with the hip-hop drums and bass lines and then you add the little West Coast synth, you know how they got the west coast synthesizer shit that Dre is famous for and all that? They blended all of that and that was just something new, like, What the Fuck? This shit is crazy!

“It was nothing but back-to-back hits on that record, like radio shit. But it was still hardcore. They were radio party type of songs but they were gangster. Production wise, that’s the best album ever made in the history of hip-hop.”

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