Last week, when we dropped our epic Q&A with Wale, we had a very serious conversation about topics like his relationship with Kid Cudi, his new affiliation with Maybach Music, and what’s next for his career. But that’s only because here at Complex, we know it’s business before pleasure. So after we got all that serious stuff out of the way, we decided to have some fun and let Mr. Folarin pick out his 25 Favorite Rap Albums. So click ahead and read about which Chicago rapper he thinks opened doors for the new school rappers (no, it's not Kanye), who he stole his copy of Life After Death from, and how he spoke to Drake for an hour the day before So Far Gone dropped.

[Ed.—At Wale’s behest, we must mention that although there are two non-rap albums on this list, this should be considered Wale’s favorite rap albums and not his favorite albums in general. Despite allowing him to choose whatever he liked, he intentionally did not want to mix genres.]

As told to Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin)