#1. N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton (1988)

Label: Ruthless/Priority/EMI

Game: “My mom didn’t want me listening to that. That’s what made her such a cool individual. My mom was twenty-something raising us. She just kind of sheltered us and did the best job she could even though she was young. I was seven or eight years old when it came out.

“I didn’t grow up listening to it. It was forbidden. That was what I loved so much. My mom wouldn’t let me fuck with that at all and that’s what pulled me into it. At that time, that album was bigger than Madonna and shit. They were talking about that on MTV more than rock albums.”