Maybach Music Group's Omarion spoke with HipHopDX several weeks ago. With over 11 years releasing albums, both with groups and alone, the Inglewood, California native was asked about his Top 5 favorite Hip Hop albums.
"Definitely Tupac's [The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory]. That's a classic," kicked off the MMG artist, of the album Tupac released—as Makaveli, shortly after his 1996 death. The former Sony artist praised another album from a few months later that had that same posthumous promotion. "Definitely Life After Death [by The Notorious B.I.G.]," he said of the 1997 Bad Boy Records release. Continuing, Omarion had a second album making his list from the Death Row Records catalog, this one from 1993. "The first Snoop Dogg album ever, Doggystyle. I want to say Kanye [West's] albums... but I want to say which one it is: 808's & Heartbreak. People wouldn't consider that a Hip Hop album, but I do because he's a rapper."
The former B2K member closed out his list with a 2001 favorite, "Jay-Z's The Blueprint. I judge it off of whether i know the lyrics of all the songs. Sometimes, I hear records and I don't even know that I know the lyrics. That's how I know it's a classic."
Additional Reporting by Jake Paine