You’re a Real Hip Hop Head If You Know the Opening Lines To These Rap Songs…

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A lot of artists fail to realize the beauty in crafting a song. The first words you utter out will either resonate with your listeners or simply go one ear out the other. A jaw-dropping opener can significantly bolster one’s chances of killing a verse and maintaining a listener’s interest. Only a few have successfully grasped this concept of creating the most poignant opening lines. Take a gander and see who penned the meanest opening lines ever. Only real hip-hop heads will know these first liners.

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Check Out the Best Opening Lines in Rap Songs Of All-Time


TIDAL X: Jay-Z B-sides in NYC on May 17, 2015 in New York City.

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Song: “Dead Presidents” 

Lyrics: While others spit that Wonderama sh**, me and my conglomerate
Shall remain anonymous, caught up in the finest sh**
Live out my dreams until my heart give out
Involved with cream, you know exactly what this sh**’s about

The Notorious B.I.G.

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Song: “Juicy”

Lyrics: It was all a dream
I used to read Word Up! magazine
Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Hangin’ pictures on my wall