25 Best Rap Debuts of the 21st Century

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21. Big K.R.I.T., Live From the Underground

Though it doesn't quite reach the sky-high peaks of his earlier mixtape work, K.R.I.T.'s Def Jam debut is a great introduction for the uninitiated, with the Mississippi producer-MC skillfully, soulfully recalling the South's mid-'90s heyday, inspired by vintage Dungeon Family and UGK.

(Photo: Def Jam Records)

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