One of the greatest things about music is discovering new artists. Whether it’s the case today, years ago hip-hop was always about helpin’ others get on. There was a certain element in the music was more authentic. The chemistry was real and more importantly rappers were motivated by their competitive nature, not potential endorsements. There are tons of memorable debuts such as AZ on “Life’s A Bitch,” Jay-Z on “Hawaiian Sophie” or 2Pac on D.U.’s “Same Song.” For some, careers were made on just one verse.
Below are 7 phenomenal debuts that some might argue contain the greatest ever. We’re asking our T.R.O.Y. readers to let us know which debut you feel is the greatest of all-time. You can post your comments as well as vote on which debut from the videos below you feel is the best. –Philaflava
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Raise It Up feat. Godfather Don
A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario (Remix) feat. Kid Hood & L.O.N.S.
Gang Starr – I’m The Man feat. Lil Dap & Jeru The Damaja
Organized Konfusion – Fudge Pudge feat. O.C.
Main Source – Live From The BBQ feat. Joe Fatal, Akinyele & Nasty Nas
Dr. Dre – Deep Cover (187) feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg
Lord Finesse – Yes You May (Remix) feat. Big L