2Pac, All Eyez On Me (1996)

Label: Death Row/Interscope

Pusha T: “Great album. He was one of the more passionate guys. He was just amazing. All Eyez On Me was crazy. Just prolific shit. He was telling you the world. Who talked to more people than Pac? Who talked to more people than Pac without the color and the east cost metaphors that can draw you in?

“If you’ve got someone throwing metaphors and similes at you all day, you can see the cleverness in it. Pac didn’t have all of those. He didn’t have that at all. He just talked at you with order, like a preacher. He had so much passion and still reached out and touched everybody without all the bells and whistles. He and Big were so opposite, and both were so good in both of those veins that it was what it was.”