N.E.R.D., In Search of... (2001)

Label: Virgin/EMI

Blake Anderson: “Back in the day when Star Trak was taking over the music scene, everything they put out was so radical. All their beats were just insane. I remember first buying this and I thought I was buying a Neptunes album and it was something completely different, like live music. At first I was like, ‘This is so wack.’ After spinning it and spinning it, it soon became one of my favorite CDs. It’s a CD that I probably know the most lyrics to because I just listen to it so much. Pharrell is another dude who still sounds good no matter what he does. He’s for-real radical, he needs to keep grinding hard because we miss that guy.”