#3. Eric B. & Rakim, Paid In Full (1987)

Favorite song: "I Ain’t No Joke"/“Eric B. Is President”

Eric B. & Rakim "I Ain't No Joke"

Eric B. & Rakim "Eric B. Is President"

Tech N9ne: “I was able to buy Paid In Full because I was working for my stepfather at a place called Fish Captain. I started really getting paid when I was like 14 and started working at Fish Captain. My dad would stash my money in different places. But I had a little baby sister, so I would make it look like she took the money and tore it up, bit on it, shredded it on the floor. I would leave trails and shit, making it look like the baby did it. But I would really take my money and spend it on rap music.”