Mos Def, Black On Both Sides (1999)

Label: Rawkus / Priority

Kreayshawn: “I remember this being one of the first hip-hop albums that I listened to. My uncle gave it to me on a tape. He gave me that tape and he gave me a Fugees tape with another tape that I forgot. All I remember is listening to the Mos Def tape.

“I was like, ‘Damn, this is so tight and different from what they play on the radio!’ I had never heard it before because at that time I just watched TV, listened to what was on the radio, or random stuff my mom would tell me. It was kind of the first thing I found on my own.”