In response to my tweet(s) about this, a friend replied that he mentioned it to his homeboy who said Snoop's verse on "Deep Cover" and AZ's on "Life's a Bitch" or Method Man on "Method Man" may have to be in the discussion as well. I also thought that DMX's verse on "24 Hours to Live" was a sick debut verse as well. And I have to add Lupe's verse on "Touch the Sky" in there to.
To be honest, some of these verses may very well have not even been debut verses, just the first time I'd heard these guys on a track. But nevertheless for the purpose of this blogpost, I'll consider them debut verses. Check out all the songs mentioned after the jump and drop a comment with any songs you think should be added to this list of potential greatest debut feature verses ever.
Jay-Z feat Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, and Freeway - 1-900-HUSTLER
Dr. Dre feat Snoop Dogg - Deep Cover
Nas feat AZ - Life's a Bitch
Wu Tang Clan - Method Man
Ma$e feat (Diddy's shyt talkin') The Lox, and DMX - 24 Hours to Live
Kanye West feat Lupe Fiasco - Touch the Sky
After listening to all these I gotta say it's definitely not Free's verse even though I like it a lot. I think it comes down to Lupe, Snoop, and AZ.