Producer: MF Doom

One of MF Doom's many aliases, King Geedorah remains to this date his most underrated iteration. Self-produced, the album is all idiosyncratic loops set at odd angles, cartoons and funk songs treated with equal billing as sample sources for one of the most unique-sounding records in hip-hop history. Highlights include Doom's flip of “Message to the Black Man” for the funky “Anti-Matter,” years before Nas did something similar; the searing “Fastlane.” And album near-closer “One Smart Nigger,” the most potent commentary on racism ever constructed solely from samples.