MC-producer Johnny La Rock shares his favorite discs.
1. DJ Shadow, Endtroducing
I never knew instrumental music could be so personal. I heard it and was hooked.
2. Hayden, Everything I Long For
Takes me back to being a teenager. I don't think I would've survived without it.
3. Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life
He's the best, first thing in the morning. If he doesn't make you appreciate life, nothing will.
4. Radiohead, The Bends
Thom Yorke's voice still gives me chills. Every song is amazing.
5. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
My earliest memory of hip-hop, and more important than people admit.