With deep ties to Houston's influential early-'90s rap scene, Devin the Dude rolled through several generations of hip-hop, cultivating a laid-back style fixated on weed, partying, and his distinctively hazy perspective on everyday life. Producing as well as rapping, he began releasing solo albums in 1998 with The Dude. He quickly became a rapper's rapper, collaborating with big name talents from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to De La SoulNasAndre 3000, and many others. Though he never rose to the mainstream success of some of his peers, albums like 2007's stony-yet-intricate Waiting to Inhale were hits with critics and a dedicated cult following.

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