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Kendrick Lamar's 25 Favorite Albums

Notorious B.I.G., Ready To Die (1994)


Label: Bad Boy
Kendrick Lamar: "[What resonated with me was] the storytelling, just the storytelling, how in-depth the storytelling was. The storytelling and the flow. The one thing about West Coast music, we had storytelling, it wasn’t crazy in-depth like that, but we had it. Our stuff was more laid back, more flow and feel good, more how records felt. His was just grimy. Stories was crazy. Flows was crazy.”

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