Kendrick Lamar’s 25 Favorite Albums

blame it on Illy October 24, 2012

Complex continues their good kid, m.A.A.d city week with Kendrick Lamar’s 25 favorite albums. With a wide range of listening taste, and not just favoring every West Coast rap album to have released in the last half-century, K. Dot talks about the musical influence that the Clipse’s 2002 debut LP, Lord Willin’ had on him:

Clipse, Lord Willin’ (2002)

“The Clipse, Lord Willin’, hell yeah. That’s a great memory. Just off the fact how much we beat on the table making that beat and freestyling at school. That was probably one of the best memories. I heard their stuff on 106 & Park, the ‘Grindin’’ video. Came home from school one day, I seen the video and I was like, what is this? This is crazy!”

The rest of Kendrick’s 25 favorite albums after the jump.

DJ Quik, Quik Is The Name (1991)
Ice Cube, Death Certificate (1991)
Dr. Dre, The Chronic (1992)
Snoop Dogg, Doggystyle (1993)
Notorious B.I.G., Ready To Die (1994)
2Pac, Me Against The World (1995)
Tha Dogg Pound, Dogg Food (1995)
2Pac, All Eyez on Me (1996)
Jay-Z, Reasonable Doubt (1996)
2Pac, Makaveli (1996)
Notorious B.I.G., Life After Death (1997)
DMX, It’s Dark and Hell is Hot (1998)
Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Juvenile, 400 Degreez (1998)
DJ Quik, Rhythm-al-ism (1998)
B.G., Chopper City in the Ghetto (1999)
Lil Wayne, The Block Is Hot (1999)
E-40, Charlie Hustle (1999)
Kurupt, Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha (1999)
Dr. Dre, 2001 (1999)
Nas, Stillmatic (2001)
Clipse, Lord Willin’ (2002)
Jay-Z, The Black Album (2003)

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