Legendary producer DJ Premier continued his annual tradition of listing his favorite 25 albums of the year.

The is mostly comprised of veterans such as Ice Cube, Bun B, KRS-One, Fat Joe, and Scarface, although Drake’s Thank Me Later was a notable rookie inclusion.

Ghostface Killah made the list twice, by way of his well-received Apollo Kids, and as one-third of the Method Man-Ghostface-Raekwon trifecta for Wu-Massacre.

A number of the albums may have had a personal meaning to Preme, as he contributed to Bun B’s Trill O.G., Fat Joe’s The Darkside Vol. 1, and, naturally, DJ Premier Presents Year Round Records – Get Used to Us.

Below is the list, also available on DJ Premier’s blog.

25. Ice Cube – I Am The West
24. Bun B – Trill OG
23. Celph Titled & Buckwild – Nineteen Ninety Now
22. KRS-One & True Master – Meta-Historical
21. Nottz – You Need This Music
20. Little Brother – LeftBack
19. Roc Marciano – Marcberg
18. Murs & 9th Wonder – Fornever
17. Eternia & MoSS – At Last
16. The Roots – How I Got Over
15. The Left – Gas Mask
14. Rah Digga – Classic
13. Gangrene – Gutter Water
12. Skyzoo & !llmind – Live from the Tape Deck
11. Drake – Thank Me Later
10. Fat Joe – The Darkside Vol. 1
09. Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx – The eXXecution
08. Rick Ross – Teflon Don
07. Freeway & Jake One – The Stimulus Package
06. Statik Selektah & Termanology – 1982
05. Scarface – Dopeman Music
04. Meth, Ghost & Rae – Wu Massacre
03. Strong Arm Steady – In Search of Stoney Jackson
02. DJ Premier Presents Year Round Records – Get Used To Us
01. Ghostface Killah – Apollo Kids