"Beef Stew" (Internet, 2008)
"She got it twisted like a cock-eyed bitch/That's why I be in Mr. Chow's, you a Popeye's bitch"
Rare in every sense of the word, "Beef Stew" has Nicki breaking the "Money in the Bank" instrumental open with a crowbar. Lost to the sands of broken links – in 2008, the Internet wasn't prepped for loosies the way it is now – the verse could never be confused for her best, but there's absolutely no arguing with this couplet's pure, just-crossed-the-bridge neck snap. When people talk about Mixtape Nicki, this is what they dream of.