12. DOGGYSTYLE (1993)
Artist: Snoop Doggy Dogg
Production: Dr. Dre
Acclaim: Doggystyle was revolutionary in bridging West Coast G-Funk tunes with East Coast’s wordy rhymes, in the process flaunting a gangsta/pimp aura, hazy bong hits and his homies on Death Row.
Peak moment: Dre’s ingenious flip of Funkadelic’s “(Not Just) Knee Deep” for the bassline of Snoop’s megasingle, “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?).”