Eminem, 'My Name Is . . .'
The Slim Shady LP, 1999
"God sent me to piss the world off," announced Eminem on his debut single. Mission accomplished: Over Dr. Dre's brisk, cartoon-funk beat, Em tears off Pamela Anderson's breasts, goes after his junior-high English teacher's nuts with a stapler and rhymes "head straight" with "impregnate." He was something truly new: a Midwestern trailer-park kid with serious issues and an endless supply of uproarious rhymes.