Kendrick Lamar names best 25 albums of all time – Born in Compton in 1987, Kendrick Lamar has for a fact grown to become one of the most influential artists of his generation. The rapper stands out with his unique approach to hip- hop music.
Since releasing Section.80, his debut record back in 2011, the rapper has continued to expand his work releasing four studio albums to date.
Kendrick, growing up, was lucky to witness Tupac and Dr. Dre filming the video for ‘California Love’. This must have really inspired him to the point of becoming what he is today. Despite his immense success in the industry, the rapper will never shy away from giving tribute to his predecessors in the industry as an inspiration.
When discussing Dr. Dre’s iconic record The Chronic, Lamar said: “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.”
With the likes of Biggie, Tupac, Dr. Dre and many more, see the full list below.
- DJ Quik – Quik Is the Name (1991)
- Ice Cube – Death Certificate (1991)
- Dr. Dre – The Chronic (1992)
- Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle (1993)
- The 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) – The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996)
- The 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)
- Hot Boy$ – Guerrilla Warfare (1999)
- Lil Wayne – Tha Block Is Hot (1999)
- E-40 – Charlie Hustle (1999)
- Kurupt – The Street 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)