#22. DMX, It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot (1998)

Favorite song: “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem”

Tech N9ne: “I remember riding out in L.A. and hearing ‘Ruff Ryders Anthem’ for the first time in the backseat of Yukmouth of the Luniz’s Navigator. All the rappers were listening to it because it was new. It was like a New York nigga that was flipping and he had style and an aggressive flow. I was like, ‘Damn! Dark Man X is always on dark shit!’ It’s crazy to see another nigga on that subliminal, crazy shit. And he had them banging ass beats by Swizz Beatz. That opened me up to Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood and all that shit.”