Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle
Before Royce & Eminem were crowned lyrical behemoths, they were merely hungry rhymers from the D scrapping and clawing for respect in the rap game, in which their hometown is often ignored. As newcomers, the pair showed flashes of brilliance when they stopped by the now-famous Stretch and Bobbito Show and freestyled for 12 minutes straight.
The early raps of Marshall Mathers were as crudely imaginative as those he would become famous/infamous for years down the road. "Got a blowjob from Paula Jones, and stuffed it so far in her mouth / My balls broke both of her collarbones / Told Maya this shit was all about me-ah / Gave Alyssa Milano syphilis, mono and gonorrhea / And all three of my main girls said see-ya / Cause Brandy and Monica walked in and caught me fucking Aaliyah,” rapped a young Shady.
Royce's bars were a tad less vulgar, though equally compelling: "Dancing with the Devil leading - I won't die, I'm never leaving / I pledge allegiance to forever breathing / Street niggas with nuts, what? My meat's bigger / Fake-ass thugs with toy guns and cheap triggers." With both men going balls-out bonkers, we had to rule this one a tie.