Label: Columbia Records

Logic: “This is the ultimate classic. I was first introduced to Big L by my mentor Solomon Taylor back in Maryland. It’s crazy because I listened to Big L for almost two years before I found out he wasn’t alive anymore, and that was really difficult. I think that’s one thing that’s really hard when you’re a student of the game and you grew up appreciating hip-hop, but you find out later because you’re a part of a younger generation. That was pretty devastating to me, to find out that my favorite rapper at the time had died six years previously from discovering him. Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous to me is just Harlem. I think it’s the sound of Harlem world, and it’s incredible.”