The music of an artist is like painting on a canvas. This art is displayed on projects and songs for others to admire while some genuinely aspire to follow in the footsteps of this artist. That’s what rappers do when they release albums. It can be for the fans to enjoy the moment or to leave a lasting impression. For Winnie the Pooh, that’s all of the above.
In the time of the teddy bear 2021 XXL Cover shoot for the Freshman class, he shared his five favorite albums of all time. Here, he briefly explains why these albums marked him. Pooh is either related to music or inspired by the artists who made the project happen, or they are just works of art for him.
The first is the big boss of 1017 Records Gucci Mane‘s Write on the wall. It makes sense for him to mention a Guwop album since Pooh is signed with the veteran rapper. “Because his intro and the freestyles he ditched, he went to jail,” Pooh explains. The next album is definitely a fan favorite. Big Shiesty adds Lil wayne ‘s The Carter III, which is the favorite album of many recent rappers. “I think he was the best Carter [album]“Says the native of Memphis.
Pooh go on in the name Kodak Black‘s Baby 2 All Grown Up Project. What does the 1017 Records signer love the most about the album? Kodak’s ability to change style. “One of my favorite songs out there ‘Versatile’,” Pooh shares. “He changed his flow like seven times in a song. It’s like nine minutes.
Of course, that only makes sense for Pooh’s debut album, Shit season to do the list too. “My first project,” he says. “Go get it on all platforms.” Last but not least is Chief Keef‘s Finally rich. The “Back in Blood” rapper celebrated his contract with 1017 Records last year drinking with his friend and fellow rapper Big30 while playing this album. “I played this whole album when I signed,” Pooh recalls. “Swear to God, all night long me and [Big]30 got drunk while listening Finally rich. “
Watch Pooh Shiesty explain why he picked his five favorite hip-hop albums below.