#17. Slipknot, Slipknot (1999)

Favorite song: "Wait And Bleed"/“Eyeless”

Slipnot "Wait And Bleed"

Tech N9ne: “Their whole album was hard metal and rock, then drum and bass, and then scratching. My homeboy Sid [Wilson] is their DJ—DJ Starscream—he was cutting through a lot of that. That album was a mixture of everything from rap to rock. Corey [Taylor] was even rapping on that shit. I’ve been trying to get a song with Corey for a long time, but he’s always busy. But it will happen.

“It was like a clusterfuck and I loved that about Slipknot. That’s why I became a fan. That first album opened me up to their other shit like Vol. 3 (Subliminal Verses) and I love that album too. But their first album had ‘Wait and Bleed’ on it and it caught me immediately. It’s just hardcore music. They sing, they yell. I love Slipknot. When I first saw them, I was like, ‘Wow! More psycho motherfuckers like myself!’ I loved it.”