The Blueprint

Favorite song: “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”

Wale: “That’s where production in hip-hop took a turn for the best. The Blueprint created the super-producer. Like, Preemo and all them niggas had been killing it for years, but that’s when something else was happening in hip-hop. I use that word “something else” a lot because greatness is sometimes can’t even be defined. You just know, it’s in the air. And as far as delivery goes, that was the first time I ever heard rap delivered that way and it’s never been done since then.”

The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

Favorite song: “Ex-Factor”

Wale: “That’s just one of those other albums where you know there can never be anything like that. It’s just a retarded album. Lauryn Hill could’ve been that female Bob Marley. People think Lauryn Hill could have been the best female emcee. No. Lauryn Hill could have been the best musician since Michael Jackson.

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