Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

Tunji Ige: "The soulfulness, chopping up samples, the drums, and the content was something that I gravitated toward even when I was a kid. I remember in 2004 going to my auntie's house and seeing 'Through the Wire' on MTV and being like, what is this? This is the craziest sounding beat. Or seeing the 'Slow Jamz' video. And then growing up and going back to it when I was in college and going through exactly what he was talking about on that album, so it resonated with me twice. It kind of came into fruition because I feel like it inadvertently inspired me to take the path that I did."