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25 Astonishing First Appearances By Famous Rappers

Hear some of the earliest recorded rhymes from Jay Z, Eminem, Beastie Boys and more

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Beyoncé may have “woke up like this” but her husband spent the Eighties rapping in a Hawaiian shirt. Not every rapper can be Run-D.M.C., changing the world the first time they hit wax. In that spirit, here are 25 recording debuts from successful rappers, ranging from the legendary to the forgotten to the completely regrettable. By Christopher R. Weingarten

In This Article: Beastie Boys, Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West

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