The Notorious B.I.G., Life After Death (1997)

Label: Bad Boy

Kid Cudi: “Biggie is the one of the first rappers that I was like, 'Damn, this motherfucker has so much swag.' [Laughs.] Swag didn't exist, motherfuckers weren't using it back then. But if they were using it, he would be the king of swag.


Even today, Biggie is the king
of swag.


“Even today, Biggie is the king of swag. His whole shit was smooth: how he carried himself with that confidence, his storytelling abilities, and how he put together records.

“I remember going on road trips with my sister when Life After Death came out. Being from Cleveland, that motherfucking Bone and Biggie record just had me. To this day, that's the Cleveland anthem. Niggas get so bucked when that song comes on.”