Earl Sweatshirt ft. Tyler, the Creator - "Pigions"
Date released: 2010 Album: Earl
Earl proved one thing: this young spitter named Earl Sweatshirt had something special. Not many MCs would spit lines like "the Odd nigga with a spoon in ya Danimals/As hungry as a cannibal trapped in a van of canteloupes," and get compared to a young Nas and Eminem at the same time. It wasn't that long ago that Marshall Mathers was spitting homicidal lines because he was so good that rapping about how good he was got boring. And at the end of the day, when a talented someone with problems gets high and wants to express themselves at a young age, this is the kind of content you get. Everyone sees it today, but credit to Tyler for spotting talent early: "I told you he could rap!" he says at the end of the track.