DMX - Born Loser (1993)
Before DMX became the late-period-Phil Spector of the rap world (an unstable recluse given to increasingly frequent bouts of bizarre behavior including animal abuse and federal-agent-impersonation) he attempted this forgotten single for Ruffhouse/Columbia in which he sounds startlingly reserved. "Loser" essentially offers nothing much more than a rather self-pitying dissection of everything going wrong in his karmic space or in essence, all the turmoil that causes him to exist as a self-proclaimed "born loser." At least there's a happy ending by the coda, although his whole "hey, now I have a record contract!" celebration that accounts for this change of heart would in hindsight ring as somewhat premature since this cut ended up collecting more dust than it did dough. Those trademark rabid-barks were still waaaay down the line.
Prince Rakeem (RZA) - "Deadly Venoms" (1991)
The Genius (GZA) - "Words From The Genius (Remix)" (1991)
CIA - "My Posse" (1987)
Atban Klann (Black Eyed Peas) - "Puddles Of H2O" (1994)
UMC's - "Time To Set It Straight" (1994)