Label: Aftermath, G-Unit, Interscope

The Documentary introduced the masses to Jayceon Taylor, a rapper caught in a tug-of-war between street wisdom and simply being young and reckless. Although led by Dr. Dre-the production included contributions from Just Blaze, Timbaland, Kanye West, and Cool & Dre, while the album featured verses from the likes of the G-Unit General 50 Cent-who co-wrote many of the memorable hooks-as well as Eminem and Mary J. Blige. It was a star-studded affair, and certainly a substantive one. Although 50 and Game eventually fell out, The Documentary is still hailed as a modern-day classic