#9. Run-D.M.C., Raising Hell (1986)

Label: Profile/Arista

Game: “When I was like five, that was the first rap album I ever heard. My dad had that album. My brothers weren’t even old enough to fuck with that yet.

Raising Hell was like the first great rap album. It was dope because nobody sounded like DMC, nobody sounded like Run. The energy was crazy. Those dudes were like hood superheros.

“One of my favorite lines on there was, ‘I leave all suckers in the dust/Those dumb motherfuckers can’t mess with us.’ I was like, ‘Oh, man.’ That was crazy for dudes to be saying stuff like that. It was like, ‘Motherfuckers? What? This is 1986, what do you mean motherfucker?’