BIOGRAPHY THROUGH FAVORITE RAPPERS

  1. 1.
    Age 10-11 Weird Al
    I would skip to all the Weird Al rap parodies and get unironically pumped. Finally, though it broke his punk-rock heart, @jesseno informed me that this was a whole genre.
  2. 2.
    Age 12-13 Eminem
    Jesse gave me the Marshall Mathers LP. It was my first rap album. I skipped the song "Kim" because it scared me. I didn't have a Walkman so I played it on my boom box on low volume.
  3. 3.
    Age 14: 50 Cent
    @bjnovak has "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" in his car in LA and he gave it to me/ I took it. There was a skip towards the end of "Like My Style." Fair play.
  4. 4.
    Age 15: Dr.Dre
    Okay, "Chronic: 2001" but that destroys the flow. I bought this at Newbury Comics because I was next to a pretty girl and didn't want to only be buying Magic cards. I mean I still ~bought~ the Magic cards but I bought the coolest looking album- it had a pot leaf! Fortunately it was dope.
  5. 5.
    Age 16: Kanye West
    I stopped a PG-13 birthday party because Diamonds From Sierra Leone came on and I demanded to know who it was.
  6. 6.
    Age 16, Part 2: Chamillonare
    Life is a journey in forgiving yourself
  7. 7.
    Age 17-18 Various
    I can't remember a clear favorite
  8. 8.
    Age 19: Drake
    My roommate Logan introduced me to Drake but I understood him better!!!!!!(!!!!)
  9. 9.
    Age 19, Part 2: Kanye West
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy changed my life. I snuck away from the family to listen on Thanksgiving. Amazing
  10. 10.
    Age 20: Lil Wayne
    Holy shit I found Da Drought 3
  11. 11.
    Age 21: Kendrick Lamar
    I found his mixtapes and with a discography holy shit
  12. 12.
    Age 22 and on: Drake
    My spirit animal