Rap music has a way of celebrating the opening line. It’s always the hard entry that has heads nodding and wanting to listen to the rest of the song. However, some songs start off strong and fade out into nothingness by the end. It’s a rapper’s duty to remain thorough throughout the track or enlist the help of others to enhance the cut right up to the closing.
We like to call this the “clean-up,” i.e. the person who plays the final role on a track and “cleans up.” XXL is taking a moment to honor the closers this time. The closing line of a song that seals the deal and leaves the listener satisfied with the outcome of the track. Now there are a million lines like that throughout time, but we’ve picked a solid 25 closing lines from the early days to the very recent that have grabbed our attention. Check them out and feel free to add your own.