“This was an important record for be when I was in high school. I had that kind of late-‘90s/early 2000s upbringing in the Midwest where you listen to everything. It was still pre-Internet in a lot of ways, so you were listening to what was available, but it was out there – you could find it. Hanging out with my friends at keg parties, we’d listen to Dr. Dre.
“I loved the collaboration between Dre and Eminem. Those lyrics – ‘Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say/ but nothing comes out when they move their lips/ just a bunch of gibberish’ – that’s so incredible.
“I love the beats on Dre’s record. We thought it was so cool. We were learning how to rap, and this was one of the albums that got us going. The production, the rhythms – I was really impressed with how he put it all together.”