Honest Discussion - MC that killed it on the first (official) release but sold out/went the radio route for fame on their next release(s).
My 1st nominee - Big Pun
His first joint Capital Punishment was crazy. IMO he shut the game down when he released this joint. -"Beware", "Super Lyrical" f Black thought, "You Aint A Killer", "Twinz (Deep Cover)" and a few others were lyrical gems. He had a few radio joints on it; "Still not a Player" & "I'm not a Player" but they mixed in well with the entire LP. His second joint was a huge let down..... #jusayn
"Any last requests before you meet your maker?
Sew what you reap a wake up, shakin up a storm like Anita Baker
I'll take you straight to hell and fill your heart with hate
Incarcerate your fate in Satan's fiery lake, then I lock the gate
Make no mistake, "The S**t is Real" as Joe, we follow the killer's code
When we come for you, tell me where will you go?
Nowhere to run, hide, I'll find you and and silence your screams
And even if you kill me I'll still be in your f***
RIP Big Pun