50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003)

Label: Aftermath / Shady / Interscope

Kid Cudi: “That definitely reminds me of college. [Laughs.] We used to bump 50 and go on runs to fucking steal liquor from Kroger. We'd come back to the hut and 50 Cent was our soundtrack for the entire scheme of things.

“That was an album where I was excited about hip-hop again when it came out. That's also one of my favorite hip-hop classics, an album I go to to see, like, 'Okay, this is how you make a hip-hop album classic.'”