Kendrick Lamar Names His 25 Favorite Albums

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Kendrick Lamar Names His 25 Favorite Albums

Kendrick Lamar includes albums from Snoop Dogg, Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, Jay-Z and more.

As part of Complex.com's week-long feature surrounding the release his major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar spoke wtih the site about his top 25 favorite albums.

Naming LPs from DJ Quik, Ice Cube, Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G. and more, K. Dot said that Dr. Dre's The Chronic was the first album that was played in his household from front to back.

"That was probably the first rap album I remember them playing in the house from top to bottom. Songs that I actually remember as a kid. That’s the start of them house parties I always talk about growing up," he said. "‘Lil’ Ghetto Boy’ was crazy because of the storytelling, and I do a lot of storytelling in this album. I really pattern… Like I listen to my album and how it’s broken down to 12 songs. It really kind of shapes and forms into an album like that. Just with the storytelling and what represents the city today and kids around the world today.”

Check the full feature over at Complex.com and check out the list of his favorite albums below.

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)
Hot Boys - Guerrilla Warfare (1999)
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)
DJ Quik - Balance & Options (2000)
Nas, Stillmatic (2001)
Clipse, Lord Willin’ (2002)
Jay-Z, The Black Album (2003)

RELATED: Shyne Explains Why He Thinks Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" Is "Trash"

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