Label: Ruffhouse, Columbia, SME

Big Boi: "This the motherfuckin' jam. Them hard-ass eses from the west coast. I was really into Cypress Hill. They were like renegades to me. Songs like 'How I Could Just Kill A Man,' 'Hand on the Pump.' 'Stoned Is The Way of the Walk' is like my favorite shit. I actually played with Cypress Hill in Berlin last year, and it was my first time being at a live Cypress Hill concert, and that shit is fuckin' incredible. From Bobo on the percussions, to B-Real and Sen Dog, it's dope.

"These are some of the groups that we looked up to coming up. Buying the t-shirts out of Peppermint's [record store] and things like that."