Devin the Dude is your favorite rapper's favorite rapper to work with, has countless crazy stories, and paved the way for the careers of artists like Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa. He began his career with Rap-A-Lot Records and placed his foot in the Southern underground scene. He seemed destined to have an oddball cult following for his entire career.

Then Devin jumped on Dr. Dre's "Fuck You" from 2001 and people began to take notice of his laidback abilities. Right at the peak of his popularity, he dropped the excellent Just Tryin' ta Live, which featured an appearance from Nas and beats from both Dre and DJ Premier. He found a second life on 2007's Waitin' to Inhale as stoner rap went through a revival. It was a perfect storm and the culmination of a career filled with hard work and loyalty to his beliefs.