#8. N.W.A., Niggaz4Life (1991)

Favorite song: "Approach To Danger"/“Real Niggas Don’t Die”

N.W.A. "Approach To Danger"

N.W.A. "Real Niggas Don't Die"

Tech N9ne: “I played it over and over. I can’t remember every song on the album, but a lot of it we played. ‘Approach to Danger’ and ‘Real Niggaz Don’t Die’ are my favorite songs on there and those are songs that weren’t totally popular on that album. [I like Niggaz4Life better than Straight Outta Compton] because I think their music got bigger and more complex.

“I got to see all of them together live in Kansas City, Missouri at the Kemper Arena. I got to see N.W.A. live with The D.O.C. and everything. They had yellow tape up there. When Eazy-E said, ‘He shot and I shot,’ he took out a gun and said, [Imitates guns shots.] in the air and shit. I was like, ‘Damn, he just shot a gun!’ It wasn’t a real gun, but it seemed like it was a .38 he had on stage. He shot up in the air and everybody tripped out.”