Apple iPod

Year released: 2001

Just Blaze: "I remember the day the original iPod came out and, along with it, iTunes. I was like, Wait a minute I can have this box and have 5,000 songs in it. And I can take songs from my CDs rip them to my computer and put them on here? Hell yeah. Me and Hip Hop, A&R for Roc-a-Fella, both went down to J&R and got 'em. That's what introduced digital music to the mainstream."