Top 20 Most Blasphemous Lines

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    Top 20 Most Blasphemous Lines
    While some fans may consider hip-hop a religion, the majority of rap is decidedly secular. When MCs do mention the man upstairs, it is often in boast (‘I’m the God of rap’) or to cleverly threaten rivals (‘I’ll send you to meet your maker’). But in the competition to shock listeners and outdo their peers, many MCs push the envelope with rhymes that are downright blasphemous.On Nas’ introductory verse on Main Source's summertime classic "Live at the Barbecue" 20 years ago, his precise flow and intricate bars had everyone buzzing about the new kid from Queens and set the stage for his seminal 1994 debut, <em>Illmatic</em>. While Nasty’s entire verse on “Barbecue” was memorable, one particular bar has become legendary in hip-hop circles for its unapologetic recklessness. "When I was 12, I went to hell for snuffin' Jesus," Nas rhymes on the verse. His claim set the blaspheme bar high for all MCs that followed. Now, 20 years after the release of “Live at the Barbecue,” <em>XXL</em> lists the 20 most blasphemous bars ever spit on wax— one for each year since Nas’ classic verse. Pray for us. —<em>Calvin Stovall</em>
  • 20. lilb
    20. "Hoes on my dick cause I look like Jesus"—Lil B "Look Like Jesus"
  • 19. Kanye-West priest/nun
    19. “Make her knees shake, make a priest faint, uh/Make a nun cum, make her cremate, uh”— “Hell of a Life,” <em>My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy</em> (2010)
  • 18. Nas MC Search
    18. “I’m waving automatic guns at nuns”—on MC Search's “Back to the Grill” <em>Return of the Product</em> (1992)
  • 17. canibus
    17. "Father forgive 'Bis/I just snatched the Jesus piece off some Christians 'cause they sounded like idiots"— "2000 B.C. (Before Canibus) <em>2000 B.C.</em> (2000)
  • 16. JayZ-7
    16. "Blasphemous bastard get your faith restored, You're viewing your version of the Lord, God MC lil' nigga, applaud" — "Trouble," <em>Kingdom Come</em> (2006)
  • 14. Jay-Z
    14. “I never prayed to God, I prayed to Gotti/That’s right, it’s wicked”— Jay-Z “D’Evils,” <em>Reasonable Doubt</em> (1996)
  • 13. Hodgy Beats "fuck church"
    13. “Uh, fuck church, they singin' and the shit ain't even worth it/In the choir, whores and liars, scumbags and the dirt, bitch”—on Tyler, the Creator's “Sandwitches,” <em>Goblin</em> (2011)
  • 12. j-cole
    12. “I make the type of pieces that make Jesus say ‘God damn’” — “Villematic” (2010)
  • 11. Tyler+the+Creator
    11. “Jesus called, he said he's sick of the disses/I told him to quit bitching, this isn't a fucking hotline”—Tyler, the Creator “Yonkers,” <em>Goblin</em> (2011)
  • 10. big-pun
    10. “I'm battlin' Jesus, if he passes through my label I'm snatchin' his halo” — “Super Lyrical,” <em>Capital Punishment</em> (1998)
  • 9. notorious_big
    9. “Oh my God I’m droppin’ shit like a pigeon, I hope you’re listening/Smackin’ babies at they christening.”— “Madison Square Garden (Freestyle)” (1994)
  • 8. Eminem-01-1024x768b
    8. “There's several different levels to Devil worshippin’: horse's heads/Human sacrifices, cannibalism; candles and exorcism/Animals having sex with 'em; camels mammals and rabbits”— “Dead Wrong” <em>Born Again</em> (1999)
  • 7. Nas1
    7. "Putting hits on 5-0/'Cause when it's my time to go/I wait for God with the fo-fo"—"Halftime," <em>Illmatic</em> (1994)
  • 6. biggie-smalls
    6. “Hail Mary full of grace, smack the bitch in the face, take her Gucci bag and the North Face”— “Dead Wrong,” <em>Born Again</em> (1999)
  • 5. Nas Carry the Cross
    5. “I carry the cross, if Virgin Mary had an abortion, I’d still becarried in the chariot by stampeding horses”— “The Cross” <em>God’s Son</em> (2002)
  • 4. HodgyBeats
    4. “You told me God was the answer/When I ask him for shit, I get noanswer, so God is the cancer” — Hodgy Beats on Tyler, the Creator's "Sandwitches" (2011)
  • 3. PRODIGY9
    3. "Now homie if I go to hell and you make it to the pearly gatesTell [the boss man] we got beef/And tell [his only son] I'mma see him when I see him/And when I see him, I'ma beat him like the movie/For leaving us out to dry on straight poverty/For not showing me no signs they watching over me/Look, we a new breed in 2006/We don't give a fuck about that religious bullshit"—"Pearly Gates," <em>Blood Money</em> (2006)
  • 2. Nas
    2. "Verbal assassin, my architect pleases/When I was 12, I went to hell for snuffin' Jesus"—Nas on Main Source's "Live At the Barbecue" <em>Breaking Atoms</em> (1991)
  • 1. The Notorious B.I.G.
    1. "I'm hard, Jehovah said I'm barred from the pearly gates/Fuck Him, I didn't wanna go to heaven anyway/But my momma had me on my hands and knees with my hands gripped/Talkin' bout some "praise the Lord" shit/Hail Mary, fuck her, I never knew her/I'd probably screw her and dump her body in the sewer”—The Notorious B.I.G. "If I Should Die Before I Wake <em>Born Again</em> (1999)

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  • Miguel

    NUMBER 1
    “I’m the type to snap in heaven with a Mac-11 and rape Christ” – Big L

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  • flipp

    When I die I’ma probably go to hell/ cause Im a piece of shit and it aint hard to fuckin tell- Notorious BIG

  • ad

    theirs been a war on christianity since forever…

  • GTD

    It’s Just Right To Put NAS And NOTORIOUS At The Top 2

    • SDK

      I AGREE

  • WTF

    Where the F is the first line from biggie’s suicidal thoughts! He sais he wants to go to hell FFS!

  • TicNitty706

    What about M1 on Let’s Get Free?

    “Fuck the bible get on yo knees and praise this rifle”

  • D90

    “my bitch said who the fuck died and made u god, i said jesus” -Royce Da 5’9″-

  • Live1ne

    How u not gon have Pac? “They say Moses split the Red Sea, I split a blunt and rolled a fat 1 I’m deadly, babylon beware coming for the Pharoah’s kids retaliation making legends off the shit we did, still bullshittin niggaz in Jerusalem waiting 4 signs God coming she just taking her time”. This is shitting on this entire list.

    • keef

      Your right…I’m a fan of odd future’s movement but that doesn’t mean that nigga deserves 3 spots on here and the black Ceasar doesn’t even get one?! XXL y’all done fucked up.

  • ad

    hol up are we givn props for dis? smh

  • Son Of God

    I wonder what the one’s that are dead are saying now? Jesus got the last laugh on that one. Rest in Dirt.

    • welivinourlastdays

      revenge wasn’t the answer they just got called home…

  • Mr. 306

    I got excited when i saw this article…then i read it.

  • Hube

    why u giving xxl props? these lyrics are all terrible. pray these retards are forgiven and dont respect someone that openly says fuck you to God…dumb asses

    • o0oJAKEo0o

      What if they openly said Fuck you to the fairy godmother? Or to Zeus? and while Im at it you know the scriptures where not composed until 300 years after the supposed events took place, right? And most of the STORIES are direct copies from other mythological tales, like, Osiris, Orion, Zeus, the list goes on and on. Oh, and it never hurts to mention that religion has been the cause of more murders and ruthless massacres then anything else. LIKE EVER! More then cigarettes, alcohol, car accidents, and drugs COMBINED. Why stand behind something like this? I would say you are the stupid one!

  • youmissed

    you missed a lot like “my mom told putting my faith in god was the answer/but then i hated god cuz he gave my motha cancer…/…I used to be a Christian, and a political pawn the bible is right and all your native culture is wrong. -Immortal Technique, “Internally Bleeding

  • soy yo

    God forgive them for they know not what they do…what we all should do, since we do not know for certain what is coming after death, is to try to save our souls because this life on earth we know surely ends so, at least, the benefit of the doubt to Jesus Christ because if the life that comes after is eternal then that flame is too and i would not want to risk it for a temporal one. As you can see, I’m not speaking from any particular religion’s point of view, just the benefit of the doubt. And i like hip hop, i just do not like these unable-to-think-on-the-long-run type of dudes. Christ up hip hop!!

  • dffg

    king gordy

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  • n

    smoothe da hustler? Who called himself “The Virgin Mary fucker, the Jesus hanger”?

  • fuckyall

    well iam on the fence about it a big part me belives were just worm food when we die. cause last time i check nasa didnt make pit stop throw heaven on its way to outer spacelol

    • Hube

      right..since heaven is definitely a physical place in our universe that we can get to in a rocket stupid are you dude?

      • u guys r dumb

        god dosent exist ur the stupid one

        • Hube

          prove it. if im right your screwed. if your right I lose nothing at all. fucking dumb people its sad

  • Fresh Eddie

    I can’t believe this…I like hip hop but this is mos def gonna force me to change my ipod music. List. All I can say is BIG was a fool. JESUS Chirst is the answer. I just can’t believe all this. Thanks XXL for opening up my eyes. These idiots will not get 1 more red cent from me. ie. Kanye, Jay-Z, Eminiem.

    • um…

      Ksnye mad a sonng caleed JEASUS WALK how can u say he is not wit jesus?? plus he wasnt even on he list! and jay-z, eminem, imortal tech, b.i.g, etc all live/lived their lies to he fullest and make great usic tht what life is about not witing to die to go to “heaven”

      • Dead President

        ummmm.. wat u blind fool.??? kanye was the 2nd one, 3rd page nigga open your eyes .

        • fwfwaf

          im white and u just called me a nigga :D that just made my day

  • lifeto25

    or AZ: “pistol-whip a priest for a cross-piece” off uncut raw. this was a good idea for a list but the choices were mostly lazy and terrible

  • gabegaloshes

    I’m blowin’ ganja through bible paper/ a high that’ll take take us through the eyes of Christ, John, Elijah, Jacob

    Piña Colada

  • jesuslover

    God damn! This post is awesome just because the comments. You guys are funny. I love satan.

  • Dizzle

    Pick any line from King Gordy’s verse on “Horns”.

    I’m in the Desert sands of Bethlehem
    Trying to get Jesus to get Mary in the manger,
    And molest a lamb!
    Don’t jerk yourself off Jesus, use someone elses hands,
    So where’s those damn disciples,
    He’d like to have some sex again!
    I guess Young Peter’s receiving,
    Cuz Jesus fucked his ass.
    Christ is an effin’ fag,
    He likes to dress in drag.
    But hey I guess his Dad is just as mad,
    God woulda never had a sissy for a son,
    Bet he’s regrettin’ that!
    But yet we still ain’t accept the fact,
    That he’s fuckin’ his mother,
    And at the Last Supper, he confesses that.
    He’s an undercover, Male-Lover,
    And oh yeah, Heaven’s wack!
    He don’t want the Light,
    Now I got Christ wearin’ black!
    See, I’m the Devil on his shoulder,
    Yeah I’m that scary fat demon,
    That’ll turn all you hethens into scaredy cats.
    King Gordy, the ANTI-Christ, God Killer (no you)
    Before and AFTER Christ, I’m called a Sinner,

    • allhiphop>xxlmag

      get that queer shit outta here

  • Ronald

    i got a few things i wanna ask the lord/y my ppl gotta be so poor. and why’s it so rough when you young and black/they say you go to jail or get strung on crack/y da girl have a baby, she was 12yrs old/ ask the states y the cells got2b so cold./and y these niggas here wit so many tears/whole family in court crying so many tears./can u picture us living wit hope(hell naw)/when same ones hanging us is giving us/its hard to get by/i pray to go its still hard to get by

  • ronald

    wit so many YEARS

  • @SleeplessinDC

    The Nas line on “The Cross” wasnt blasphemous at all. Do you bammas listen to music or do you just skim through it? smh

    • Hube

      thank you..all the song is saying that he would still be triumphant and whatnot and he carries the cross for other rappers…kinda blatant word usage but not an anti God message..

  • Lilyfoy

    You may try to change your life now even the life before is well. But many people want to have another new found, a new kind of dating feeling. ——sugarmingle-℃ОM—— is a great pl-ace for sugar daddy or sugar baby to get to know each other, and talk about work, sports, life, relationship, or more. I can assure you that your will be happy here.

  • justsayin

    Jay-Z: “And even if Jehovah witness bet he’ll never testify…d’evils.”

    Prodigy: “Mobb Deep is, better than God better than Jesus, more popular than Allah in the hood and the street its, only us, that these niggas’ll listen to, our book is the new bible..”

    • thisgenerationwillnotpass

      damn which song is that prodigy was rapping his verse?

  • NickSevere

    I agree with Live1ne!

  • o0oJAKEo0o

    “Middle finger to the Lord, nigga grippin’ my balls” Jay-Z. ***Should have been #1 on this list***

    • plaxico demarco

      the whole “heaven” song off was blasphemous magna carta holy grail “God my chaffauer”.

  • what

    What? No Makaveli? Blasphemey should have at least 3 quotes on here.

    • demarco

      yo rick ross holy ghost “you talking to the holy ghost” that was up there too.

  • metalhead0726

    This shit is lame. If you guys really want to read some blasphemous lyrics go read some black/death metal lyrics, that shit is true blasphemy. Go check out some Watain, or Dimmur Borgir, or Deicide, or better yet Vital Remains.