It goes without saying, Kendrick Lamar is a talented dude. Hell, his first official radio single was featuring DOCTOR… FREAKIN… DRE. That’s an official co-sign right there.

He’s no Taylor Swift, selling a million and something copies in a matter of hours, but he did make an imprint in the hip hop community with the release of “good kid, m.A.A.d. city”. The albums is expected to sell around 200,000 copies – pretty solid by today’s standards! has been doing a week-long feature on the Compton artist. He spoke to the site about his top 25 favorite albums. Being that we’re only separated in age by one year, it’s kinda crazy how much I can relate to this list. It’s like taking a trip down memory lane:

DJ Quik, Quik Is The Name

Ice Cube, Death Certificate

Dr. Dre, The Chronic

Snoop Dogg, Doggystyle

Notorious B.I.G., Ready To Die

2Pac, Me Against The World

Tha Dogg Pound, Dogg Food

2Pac, All Eyez on Me

Jay-Z, Reasonable Doubt

2Pac, Makaveli

Notorious B.I.G., Life After Death

DMX, It’s Dark and Hell is Hot

Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Juvenile, 400 Degreez

DJ Quik, Rhythm-al-ism

B.G., Chopper City in the Ghetto

Lil Wayne, The Block Is Hot

E-40, Charlie Hustle

Kurupt, Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha

Dr. Dre, 2001

Nas, Stillmatic

Clipse, Lord Willin’

Jay-Z, The Black Album