Over the past couple of years, Hit-Boy has worked with some of the biggest artists in hip-hop: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem, and several others. His production style and skills stem from his keen ear, an appreciation of rap classics, and his ability to reinvent that passion.

He's also an up-and-coming MC, whose first project, HITstory, dropped this year. When the opportunity presented, itself we jumped at the chance to speak with the mastermind behind "N****s In Paris" and "Clique" about his favorite albums of all time.

He chose a wide variety of timeless hip-hop LPs, some essential R&B projects, and even mixed in a little gospel. Read on for the stories behind his favorite albums.

As told to Zach Frydenlund (@ThaRealPchopz

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