Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggystyle (1993)

Label: Death Row/Interscope

Pusha T:The Chronic and Doggystyle set it off. That was the start of their reign. It was like, ‘Y’all ain’t outselling us. I don’t care how good your music is or whatever.’

“I think Suge said it best. He said, ‘We sell records in volumes.’ I think Big was like 1.3 million. He was like, ‘So what? What is that?’ This shit was so good and it hit at the right time. It was packaged, and it was everything that it was supposed to be. The numbers and everything just reflected it to the point where it was undebatable that they had the stronghold. That was it.”