- Artist’s music is like painting on canvas.
- This art is featured in projects and songs for others to admire, while some try to follow this artist’s footsteps.
While filming Pooh’s XXL Freshman for the cover in 2021, he shared five of his all-time favorite albums. Here he gives a brief explanation of why these albums influenced him. Pooh is associated with music, inspired by the artist who created the project, or simply the artwork created for him.
The first is Writing on the Wall by 1017 Records head honcho Gucci Mane. It made sense for him to mention a Guwop album since Pooh signed with the veteran rapper. “Because of the induction and the freestyle he left behind, he made it out of prison,” Pooh said. The following album is sure to be a fan favorite. Next, big Shiesty added Tha Carter III to Lil Wayne, a popular album by a new rapper. “I think it’s Carter’s best [album],” said the Memphis native.
Pooh continued to mention the Kodak Black Baby 2 All Grown up project. What do 1017 Records signers like most about this album? Kodak’s ability to change its style. “One of my favorite songs out there is ‘Versatile,'” says Pooh. “He recorded the stream seven times in a song. That’s about nine minutes.”
Of course, it makes sense that Pooh’s debut album Shiesty Season should also make a list. “My first project,” he said. “Fetch on all platforms.” Last but not least is Chief Keef’s, Final Rich. The “Back in Blood” rapper celebrated his deal with 1017 Records last year and drank Big30 with his friends and fellow rappers while playing the album. “I released this whole album when I signed up. I swear [Big], and I was drunk all night hearing ‘Finally Rich.’