Tag Teams: Rapper-Producer Albums

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  • Snoop Dogg, Doggystyle, produced by Dr. Dre
  • Missy Elliott, Supa Dupa Fly, produced by Timbaland
  • LL Cool J, Radio
  • Jay-Z, Kanye West
  • Clipse, Lord Willin'
  • Cypress Hill, Cypress Hill
  • Public Enemy
  • Murs, 9th Wonder, Buckshot
  • Big Tymers, Hood Rich
  • Gang Starr, Daily Operation
  • Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

LL Cool J, Radio, produced by Rick Rubin

Before he began producing for Run DMC, Rick Rubin laced a teenage LL Cool J with hardcore, rock-tinged drum-machine beats that pretty much pioneered the concept of "boom bap." The 1985 album helped launch Def Jam and quickly established LL as a star.

(Photo: Def Jam Recordings)

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