#3. 2Pac, All Eyez On Me (1996)

Label: Death Row/Interscope


I remember going to my cousin’s house one Christmas and he had All Eyez on Me. I stole it but what made me want to steal it was that he kept playing ‘Thug Passion’ over and over again. It just made you feel good. I bumped that motherfucker on repeat for like the next 10 years.”

“I don’t even know why my favorite song on All Eyez on Me is ‘Thug Passion.’ It wasn’t like it was a hip-hop classic or anything like that, but that album was just crazy. It was a double-disc.

“That was Pac’s Death Row introduction. It was the Death Row dynasty: Snoop, The Chronic, you just had to fuck with that. Plus, Pac was fresh out of jail. Everybody was waiting on that and it was a dope ass album.