Label: LaFace/Arista
Key Track: "B.O.B."

With Stankonia, one of rap's most progressive groups ever outdid themselves and broke every convention of commercial hip-hop (see: "B.O.B." as first single). And in doing so they unwittingly created a perfect blueprint of cross-cultural mash-up that would set the tone for music on both the rap and rock sides of the aisle for the rest of the decade. So fresh, and so clean, indeed.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Stankonia was originally titled Sandbox.