Dr. Dre, The Chronic (1992)

Label: Death Row, Interscope, Priority

Nas:The Chronic was a psychedelic, funkadelic, California hip-hop genius piece of work. It lifted rap music as a whole to its next stage. That album single-handedly lifted the whole culture higher, made it stronger, kept it street, and it’s just beautiful. It’s a beautiful-sounding album and hardcore at the same time.”