35 Best Lil Wayne Opening Liners


Often said to be the hardest part of writing a verse, the opening line of a rhyme can make or break a song, or an MC. The opening bars set the tone and standard for a record while also establishing the listener’s expectations. Case in point: Lil Wayne. Aside from his signature tendency of defecating on tracks, the Louisianimal is also well known for his compelling rhyme openers. Whether he’s “Ballin’” and making those hoes call him Tunechi or standing “6’7”” while excusing his charisma, the boy Weezy always makes his presence known, off top. While we await Tha Carter IV, XXLMag.com looks back at some of Wayne’s best opening liners (in no particular order). —Ralph Bristout


“A Millionaire, I’m a Young Money Millionaire/Tougher than Nigerian hair…” —Lil Wayne “A Milli,” Tha Carter III (2008)


“I walk around the club, fuck everybody/All my niggas got that Heat I feel like Pat Riley…”—DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross “I’m on One,” We the Best Forever (2011)


"I know you see the gwap 'cause gettin' money is what we on/Riding drop top in the winter with the heat on…”—Lil Wayne "Upgrade U" (Freestyle), Da Drought 3 (2007)


"Throw dirt on me and grow a Wildflower, but its fuck the world, get a child out her..."— Eminem feat. Lil Wayne "No Love," Recovery" (2010)


“Okay, hello it’s the Martian, Space Jam Jordans/I want this shit forever, wake up and smell the garden…”— Drake feat. Lil Wayne, Kanye West & Eminem "Forever," More Than a Game Soundtrack (2009)


“No one on the corner has swagger like moi/Chuch, but I’m too clean for the choir…”—T.I. feat. Jay-Z, Kanye West & Lil Wayne "Swagga Like Us," Paper Trail (2009)


“Now what I look like/And if it ain’t money, then I don’t look right” —Shawty Low f/ Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Plies & Lil' Wayne “Dey Know (Remix)” (2008)


“Young Moula in this muthafucka/I ain’t never scared of the money call me Bone Crusher…”—Young Jeezy feat. Lil Wayne "Scared Money" (2009)


“Ok, now, black card in my pocket/Riding round in that ‘Gatti/Pistol off my boxers/I ain’t got time to be boxing…”—Ace Hood feat Rick Ross & Lil Wayne "Hustle Hard (Remix)," Blood, Sweat & Tears (2011)


"Man, fuck these bitch ass niggas, how ya’ll doin’?/ I'm Lil Tunechi, I’m a nuisance I go stupid, I go dumb like the Three Stooges…” 10. "Man, fuck these bitch ass niggas, how ya’ll doin’?/ I'm Lil Tunechi, I’m a nuisance I go stupid, I go dumb like the Three Stooges…” —Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne "Look At Me Now," F.A.M.E. (2011)


"Bitch I'm on probation, so my nerves bad/And they say time flies, well mine’s first class..."—DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Plies & Lil Wayne "Welcome to My Hood," We the Best Forever (2011)


"Big money in this bitch if you didn't know/Big business minus the business suit/Even I look in the mirror like is it you?/Then I say I must be the hottest if it isn't you..."—Rick Ross feat. Trick Daddy, Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne "Luxury Tax," Trilla (2008)


"I'm so Dipset, Dip South baby!/If they don't like it nigga fuck you with an AIDS dick..."—Lil Wayne "Dipset" Freestyle, The Drought Is Over (2007)


"All black Maybach, I'm sittin' in the asshole/Classy as a mother still gutta like a bad bowl..."—Rick Ross feat. Kanye West, T-Pain & Lil Wayne "Maybach Music 2," Deeper Than Rap (2009)


“Ooh shit, muthafucka got damn, kickin’ bitches out the condo like Pam…”—Drake feat. Lil Wayne "Miss Me," Thank Me Later (2010)


"Fresh out from my bid/Bitch it’s Lil Tunechi/I Lucille Ball, bitch I love Lucy…”—Birdman f/ Lil Wayne "Fire Flame (Remix)," Bigger Than Life (2010)


“Fo’ fo’ bulldog, my muthafucking pet/I point it at you and tell that muthafucker fetch…”—Lil Wayne feat. Rick Ross "John (If I Die Today)," Tha Carter IV (2011)


“It’s Lil Tunechi/Wattup doe?/I’m talking white girl, Marilyn Monroe…”—Rick Ross feat. Lil Wayne "9 Piece," God Forgives, I Don't (2011)


“Young Money, syrup in the big shot/Time to do the thing, that’s word to your wrist watch…”—Lil Wayne "Ice Cream Paint Job,” No Ceilings Mixtape (2009)


"No Ceilings muthafucka good morning/Dick in ya mouth while you yawning, I'm goin in..."—Lil Wayne "Watch My Shoes," No Ceilings Mixtape (2009)


“Ahh, I be on that way left shit/Better get right or get left shit/Better hit right or get left hit...”—Jadakiss feat. Lil Wayne "Death Wish," The Last Kiss (2009)


“Uh, now just say hello to the captain/And I stay away from magnets cause the metals what I’m packin’…”—Fabolous feat. Lil Wayne "Salute Me," Loso's Way (2009)


“And I’m an MC, I move the crowd like Moses/Like the Red Sea I wear red like roses…”— Ludacris feat. Lil Wayne "Last of a Dying Breed," Theater of the Mind (2008)


"I pop up in the middle of the hot block/Make the drop top play hop scotch on them hoes..."—Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana "Hot Shit,” Unreleased (2007)


"Hardbody I can't even bend/Nor fold I'm cold like the wind…”—Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana "Bad Side," Unreleased (2007)


"Rockstar lifestyle might not make it/President got ‘em in the White House naked...”—Lil Wayne "Wasted" Freestyle, No Ceilings (2009)


“Steppin’ out the muthafuckin’ car, they in awe/I’m looking like a star, bitch, when you see me make a wish…”—Lil Wayne "Money On My Mind," Tha Carter II (2005)


"Bring the crowd and I’m loud In Living Color/ It is Weezy fuckin’ baby got these rappers in my stomach…”—Lil Wayne "Best Rapper Alive," Tha Carter II (2005)


“Quit talkin’, I’mma hand ya by your tongue, yeah/Any motormouth could get hung high/We don’t fuck with niggas like fungi…”—Lil Wayne "Hit Em Up," Tha Carter II (2005)


“Young Money in charge/Yes it’s Little Wayne but the money’s enlarge…”—Busta Rhymes feat. Young Jeezy, Jadakiss & Lil Wayne "Respect My Conglomerate," Back on My B.S. (2009)


"Drizzy I got us/This is my promise/I’mma bring that barrel to them bitches eye liners/And what I make up, will fuck up your skin/I pick the buck up and buck buck then buck buck again…”—Drake feat. Lil Wayne "Ransom," Unreleased (2008)


“Weezy, dip dip, Wayne set set/And I grip Tecs, leave ‘em water bed wet…”—Lil Wayne "Dipset 2," Da Drought 3 (2007)


“Yeah, straight up D-Boy, seventeenth ward/Miss Katrina turned my city to a seashore…”—Lil Wayne feat. Juelz Santana "No Other," Dedication 2 Mixtape (2006)


“I get head in the strangest places/Two at the same time, call it changing faces…”—Cam’ron feat. Lil Wayne “Touch It or Not,” Killa Season (2006)


“Money money money get a dollar and a dick/Weezy Baby that crack, muthafucka get a fix…”—Lil Wayne "Weezy's Ambitionz," Dedication 2 (2006)