#13. Dr. Dre, The Chronic (1992)

Favorite song: "Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang"

Tech N9ne: “That was an album that shaped a lot of music. It made people start wanting to play live instruments. I saw hip-hop transform from samples to live instruments. That’s what Dre did with The Chronic. It even had an effect on Biggie Smalls. He had it at the beginning of his album, [on the song ‘Things Done Changed’].

“[The effect it had on me was] it let you know you could say pretty much anything. I already knew you could say anything after Blowfly came out with ‘Rapp Dirty,’ but N.W.A. did it for our generation with a lot of cursing and profanity. A lot of that ‘I don’t give a fuck’ type of attitude. They did that for us.”