An interesting thing about the legacy is that MM came out the same day as Wu-Tang’s Enter The 36 Chambers. You can credit ?uestlove for giving me that little bit of information. It was a moment where hip-hop was charting a new course. Meanwhile TLET still sounds as fresh as it did 20 years ago—and its influence is still felt all these years later.
I’ll say it again: Both TLET and MM are perfect, monumental works of art. Both of those albums have stood the test of time. Both of those albums went on to inspire many, many other artists. It’s hard to pick one over the other. I feel I’ve been fair picking a winner, but on this category I’ll have to call it a draw.