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Kendrick Lamar's 25 Favorite Albums

Juvenile, 400 Degreez (1998)


Label: Cash Money, Universal
Kendrick Lamar: “Aww, 400 Degreez, that was one of my favorite summertime... Early Cash Money was some of my favorite years in life. I checked that album, top to bottom all day. There was one particular summer just the whole neighborhood just playing it. Everybody thought they were Hot Boys, trying to tie their do-rags around their head. It was crazy. They had the West Coast on smash. We definitely tried to be like them.

“I loved it right away. Right away. That was the start of them videos. That was the start of that. That whole feel was just original. The stuff he was saying was just so relatable.”

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