The 50 Best Debut Rap Singles

38. Redman "Blow Your Mind" (1992)

Producer: Erick Sermon, Reggie Noble
Album: Whut? Thee Album
Label: Rush Associated

From the jump, Redman was one of the most rambunctious hooligans to ever grab the mic. He didn't recite rhymes, he bombarded you with them. The beat to his debut single was as chaotic as his flow, using a whopping seven samples from everyone from Zapp to James Brown (good thing he shouted him out in the song to avoid getting sued, though we're not sure that holds up in court).

The most memorable lines weren't even in English, they were in Korean, as Red flipped foreign language-style with the help of Korean Jive Records employee Sophia Chang. Just another reminder that with the Funk Doc, you never know what's coming next. —Insanul Ahmed

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