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Kendrick Lamar's 25 Favorite Albums

Notorious B.I.G., Life After Death (1997)


Label: Bad Boy
Kendrick Lamar: “I remember being a kid with my homeboy, trying to learn the verse for the R. Kelly joint, ‘Fuckin' You Tonight,’ [laughs] constantly trying to learn that flow: 'Girl you look fine, like a wind face Rolex, you just shine.' That flow. We thought that was crazy. Same thing on that. The storytelling was ridiculous. Now as I look back and listen to it now, I see he basically takes us through in another direction to where it opens up to the masses. He started off with the streets and then brought it out with the next album which was dope.”

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