35 Best Lil Wayne Opening Liners

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    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 <em>Tha Carter IV</em>, XXLMag.com looks back at some of Wayne’s best opening liners (in no particular order). —Ralph Bristout
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    “A Millionaire, I’m a Young Money Millionaire/Tougher than Nigerian hair…” —Lil Wayne “A Milli,” <em>Tha Carter III</em> (2008)
  • weezy-summer-jam
    “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,” <em>We the Best Forever</em> (2011)
  • Wayneyellow
    "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), <em>Da Drought 3</em> (2007)
  • Waynecouch
    "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)
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    “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," <em>More Than a Game</em> Soundtrack (2009)
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    “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," <em>Paper Trail</em> (2009)
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    “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)
  • Music-Lil-Wayne
    “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)
  • Lilwaynewall
    “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)," <em>Blood, Sweat & Tears</em> (2011)
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    "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)
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    "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," <em>We the Best Forever</em> (2011)
  • Lilwaynebabyparty
    "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," <em>Trilla</em> (2008)
  • lilwayne_Roc4life
    "I'm so Dipset, Dip South baby!/If they don't like it nigga fuck you with an AIDS dick..."—Lil Wayne "Dipset" Freestyle, <em>The Drought Is Over</em> (2007)
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    "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," <em>Deeper Than Rap</em> (2009)
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    “Ooh shit, muthafucka got damn, kickin’ bitches out the condo like Pam…”—Drake feat. Lil Wayne "Miss Me," <em>Thank Me Later</em> (2010)
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    "Fresh out from my bid/Bitch it’s Lil Tunechi/I Lucille Ball, bitch I love Lucy…”—Birdman f/ Lil Wayne "Fire Flame (Remix)," <em>Bigger Than Life</em> (2010)
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    “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)," <em>Tha Carter IV</em> (2011)
  • lil_wayne_2010
    “It’s Lil Tunechi/Wattup doe?/I’m talking white girl, Marilyn Monroe…”—Rick Ross feat. Lil Wayne "9 Piece," <em>God Forgives, I Don't</em> (2011)
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    “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,” <em>No Ceilings</em> Mixtape (2009)
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    "No Ceilings muthafucka good morning/Dick in ya mouth while you yawning, I'm goin in..."—Lil Wayne "Watch My Shoes," <em>No Ceilings</em> Mixtape (2009)
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    “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," <em>The Last Kiss</em> (2009)
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    “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," <em>Loso's Way</em> (2009)
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    “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," <em>Theater of the Mind</em> (2008)
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    "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,” <em>Unreleased</em> (2007)
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    "Hardbody I can't even bend/Nor fold I'm cold like the wind…”—Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana "Bad Side," <em>Unreleased</em> (2007)
  • Lil-Wayne-ft_-Gucci-Mane-Steady-Mobbin-18
    "Rockstar lifestyle might not make it/President got ‘em in the White House naked...”—Lil Wayne "Wasted" Freestyle, <em>No Ceilings</em> (2009)
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    “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," <em>Tha Carter II</em> (2005)
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    "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," <em>Tha Carter II</em> (2005)
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    “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," <em>Tha Carter II</em> (2005)
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    “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," <em>Back on My B.S.</em> (2009)
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    "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," <em>Unreleased</em> (2008)
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    “Weezy, dip dip, Wayne set set/And I grip Tecs, leave ‘em water bed wet…”—Lil Wayne "Dipset 2," <em>Da Drought 3</em> (2007)
  • File_Lil-Wayne
    “Yeah, straight up D-Boy, seventeenth ward/Miss Katrina turned my city to a seashore…”—Lil Wayne feat. Juelz Santana "No Other," <em>Dedication 2</em> Mixtape (2006)
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    “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,” <em>Killa Season</em> (2006)
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    “Money money money get a dollar and a dick/Weezy Baby that crack, muthafucka get a fix…”—Lil Wayne "Weezy's Ambitionz," <em>Dedication 2</em> (2006)

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  • http://facebook freakmix

    lil wyane is like the 3rd best rapper right be hind eminem an dr.dre

    • CHOLO

      3rd best, not even close, 1st off dre aint even a real rapper, peolpe write his shit, that aside i would put LL, Nas, Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Ice Cube, Kanye, hell even Drake all ahead of wayne as better rappers.

      • Yee

        Lil Wayne doesnt write his own shit either.

        • what

          Yeah He do.

          • http://www.myspace.com/daspliffkids s.i.p.

            how about immortal technique or tyler the creater?

            thats some raw ass real hip hop

            dee-1, jasiri x, cynik lethal, kellee maize, how about some truth and not just materialistic, shit even wiz khalifa was one of the best if you go back to his first mixtapes prince of the city 1 and 2

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  • D90

    not only do his opening lines sound wack… the whole verse is usually wack nd the whole song is usually wack

  • IownoX7

    Lil Wayne’s verses suck. Big L was a better punchline king

  • TicNitty706

    XXL you guys are still getting worst and worst. Most of those open liners are not good enough for the spotlight. Makes XXL staff looks desperate or some shit. Mag’s like this are one of the reasons mainstream rap sucks ass right now.


      All the hate on your still commenting on the XXL site, lol. Sh*t is cool but, 35 though? damn

  • Trizzy

    lil wayne is da best rapper alive… u shud listen ta his muziq with a dictionary. . . he’s gud

  • A-Dude

    @Trizzy Maybe you should read one (A Dictionary That Is) beforehand and learn HOW TO WRITE properly dude

  • Trizzy

    (and – nd) (the- da) itz nt spellin mistakes. u dnt hev ta b formal on the internet… mr 19th century… whr hev u bin livin. . .

  • lil d

    all u weezy haters FUCK U cus he’s the best rapper out there and it’s time 4 u niggas 2 realize it

    • MC KP

      Trizzy, you’re retarded. Lil D, you clearly know nothing about real hip hop or music in general. Weezy is a fucking sorry excuse for a “rapper”. If you disagree, you need to eat a dick and study up on some real shit.

  • WTF

    What about the opening liner in “I Am Not A Human Being”?

  • Kevin F.

    I think one of the best intros he ever spit was on Drake’s “I’m Goin In”

    “Hello muthafucka hey hi, how ya dern, Its weezy f baby come to take a shit n urine on da toilet bowl bitches…Pussy ass niggas….stompin on dis beat like a mufuckin sigma”

    So Money!

  • HannansFinest

    Weezy is an alright rapper, but yeah he aintt “the best rapper alive” and hes not one of the greatest, his songs don’t make anysense.

  • aye

    Wayne isn’t a story telling rapper. He’s a wordplay-type of rapper. Some incorporate both. Most people don’t realize that.

    Wayne may not be the “best rapper alive”, but he’s a very talented and skilled artist and does what he does.

    As for this list, not all these were his best, and some seemed to be put up there just because they’re his new songs.

    What about “Eat You Alive”?

    “Welcome to the carter, little shop of horror, bloody like a period, after DR”

    That was his peak, between C2 and C3. He’s still a very talented wordsmith and his lyrics has gotten a little deeper (for the most part)

    None of that bow chicka wow wow shit though fuck that

  • Trizzy

    i knw i am…

  • sallam

    MC KP,then,how come he is all over the rap scene


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    and da bitch say im hott and im like no bitch im blazin like wtf u expect im a muthafuckin cajun! ~weezy

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