BLOG: The Best Opening Lines Ever…

Man, I can’t believe 106 & Parkers most likely don’t know who Boot Camp Click is.

Dudes may have caught Buckshot on Rap City on one of the last episodes and flipped the channel immediately. They don’t know what they’re missing, though. I was revisiting “Leflah Leflah Eshkoshka” the other day. Rockness Monstah killed it, but Starang stole the show if you ask me. There’s just something about his opening lines, “Ay Carumba! Starang, Gun clappa number, one on the set, man/I cut you like lumber.” He didn’t say anything spectacular there, but his presence and the way he pronounced his words made the verse classic. He hooked the listener with his first bars, which is what any MC should aim to do.

There have been some classic verse openers over the years. Some slugger MCs swing for the fences on the first pitch, but again, it’s not always about what you say. At times, it’s about how it’s being said. Here are some of my personal favorite opening lines.

I ain’t no joke/I used to let the mic smoke/now I slam it when I’m done and make sure it’s broke” Rakim “I Ain’t No Joke,” Paid In Full

” Mic check, I walk around the street with a black tech nine by the wasteline kickin out hype shit/I don’t pretend the be the best type of rapper, but have to/show these motherfuckers what I’m after” Redman, “Tonight’s Da Night,” Whut? Thee Album

I smoke on the mic like smokin Joe Frazer/the hell raiser/raisin hell with the flavor/terrorizing jams like troops in Pakistan/swinging through your town like a neighborhood Spider-Man” Inspector Deck of Wu-Tang Clan “Protect Ya Neck,” Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

“Rappers I monkey flip ‘em with the funky rhythm I be kickin/Musician, inflictin composition/
of pain I’m like Scarface sniffin cocaine/Holdin a M-16, see with the pen I’m extreme” Nas “NY State Of Mind,” Illmatic

Who the fuck is this?/pagin me at 5:46 in the morning/crack of dawn and now I’m yawnin/wipe the cold out my eye/see who’s this pagin me and why” The Notorious B.I.G. “Warning,” Ready To Die

At a thousand degrees celsius, I make mc’s melt/ fuck my record label, I appear courtesy of myself/Let me explain how I maintain thresholds to pain/I walk across the Sun barefoot lookin for shade” Canibus on The Firm’s “Desperados,” The Firm

“I never freestyle for free, without charging motherfuckers a fee/it’ll cost you a brain cell just to cipha with me” Canibus “How We Roll,” Can-I-Bus

Take minks off! Take things off!Take chains off! Take rings off! Bracelets is yappd, Fame came off! [Ante up!] Everything off!” -M.O.P. “Ante Up,Warriorz

Who the fuck you think you fuckin’ with I’m the fuckin boss/745 white on white that’s fuckin Ross” Rick Ross “Hustlin,” Port Of Miami

This is just off the top. I can be here all day. Shoot! I almost forgot Phife Dawg on “Electric Relaxation.” “I like em brown, yellow, puerto rican and haitian.” Big L, Kane and Hov had some memorable openers too. What are your favorites? -Jackpot

  • meenstreek

    Poisonous paragraph/smash a phonograph in half/its the inspektah deck on the warpath…

    Classic opener from the Rebel

    • Mr. Fly as a Pelican

      I bomb atomically/ socrates philosophies and hypothesis/ can’t be defining while I’m droppin these/ mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery/ flee with the lottery possibly they spotted me..

      Actually that whole fuckin song is ape shit.

      • Mr. Fly as a Pelican

        Give me that million dollar beat and let me show you what to do with it/ It’s the illest rapper chopped n screwin it/ couldn’t snatch the game is what they told me so I’m provin it/ Put the truth wit Scott Storch and you got you a hit…

        Chamilly off his first radio single Turn it Up. Dude went on to win a fuckin Grammy for a song about Police profiling.

      • Mr. Fly as a Pelican

        I can drink a whole Hennessy fifth/ some call it a problem but I call it a gift/ Xzibit make your whole continent shift/ invade your territory in a blaze of glory…

        Get ya Walk On

        Now let me welcome everybody to the wild wild west/ a state that’s untouchable like elliot ness/ the track hit ya eardrum like a slug to the chest/ pack a vest for ya jimmy in the city of sex..

        Pac

        I am the beast/ feed me rappers or feed me beats/ I’m untamed I need a leash/ I’m insane I need a shrink/ I love brain I need a leetch/ why complain on easy streets? And I don’t even talk I let the visa speak and i like my sprite Easter pink!

        Weezy stole tha song

        Now here’s a lil story I gots to tell about 3 bad brothers ya know so well/ It started way back in history/ With Adrock, MCA, and me Mike D

        Paul Revere killed it.

        1 for the Devil 2 for my God/ Father please forgive me while I rock this broad/ (Tomented) I’ve been lovin coochie since it was (Invented) Ask me if it gets me, yes it does

        Tech N9ne “tormented”

        Haha I like this topic. I could go on forever.

    • L.A.C The God MC.

      What about this classic opening line……..

      “The common denominater, the nigga numirater, never know who the hater, niggas cater to they ego”.

      Andre 3000, FIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    • http://xxlmag.com Pots

      “The bling bling era was cute but its about to be done/ i’ll leave you full of clipse like the moon blockin the sun/ my metaphors are dirty like herpes but harder to catch/like an escape tunnel in prison i started from scratch”
      -Immortal Technique, industrial revolution

    • Turd Ferguson

      Friend or foe, yo
      State your biz
      Mmmm, ya tend to dough?
      Ah, there it is
      Me, I run the show
      Oh, and these kids
      Don’t like nobody coming around here
      Fucking wit they dough for shit

      -Jay-Z, Friend or Foe

      • Turd Ferguson

        Don’t call it a comeback
        I been here for years
        Rocking my peers
        And putting suckas in fear

        -LL, Mama Said Knock You Out

        • Turd Ferguson

          Well, it’s another one
          In the gutter one
          Ghetto running ‘em
          Troublesome
          Extra double dum
          I come to beat ‘em
          Defeat ‘em and mistreat ‘em
          So what if that I’m cheating?
          Now everyone wanna say I’m grimy

          I’m a b-boy
          Standing in my b-boy stance
          Hurry up and give me the microphone Before I bust in my pants
          The mad author
          Of anguish
          My language
          Polluted
          Onyx is heavyweight (and still undisputed!)

          -Onyx, Slam

        • Smel

          You’re repeating w/Mama Said knock you out

          But it’s good enough to be pointed out twice. I would place that opening line in the #1 spot, hands down.

  • LA state of mind

    “Rappers I monkey flip ‘em with the funky rhythm I be kickin/Musician, inflictin composition/
    of pain I’m like Scarface sniffin cocaine/Holdin a M-16, see with the pen I’m extreme” Nas “NY State Of Mind,” Illmatic

    When u look up “hip hop” in Websters, they say “refer to Nasir Jones circa 1994″.

    • http://1290wmcs.com “The Party Killa”

      ^^^CoSign!!!

  • ksldslk

    BIG made that opening line sick on “Warning” because he flowed like crazy. Never before heard yo. The words aint nothin special though

    • Pierzy

      “Niggas is mad, I get more butt than ashtrays/Fuck a fair one, I get mine the fast way/Ski mask way/Nigga, ransom notes/Far from handsome, but damn a nigga tote (what you tote)/More guns than roses”

  • H-LO

    “Straight Outta Compton, crazy motherfucker named Ice Cube/ From a gang called Niggas wit’ attitudes…”

    Can you beat that?

    • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

      Word up to H-LO. That shit is crazy. I can’t believe I forgot it. The only thing hotter than that is “Fuck the police coming straight from the underground, a nigga got it bad cuz I’m brown”

    • DA TRUTH

      “I fucked yo bitch you fat motherfucker”

      “first off fuck your bitch and the click you claim”- pac

      the best opening line ever. tell that fool any post with a rick ross qoute losses respect how dare you put his bars on the same page as nas, redman, canibus, and motherfucking Rakim. thats disrespectful like taking shit on your neighbors car windshield.

  • Royale

    “I’m the verbal spit smiff’n wessun, I unload with sick spit equiped with could split a slipt second”. Royce 5’9″ – Boom

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    Good post.

    The greatest opening line evar:
    “I bomb atomically, Socrates’ philosophies
    and hypothesis can’t define how I be droppin these, mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery” – Deck, off Triumph

    Other faves include:

    “Yo the sun don’t shine forever, so we might as well shine together, never mind the weather, business before pleasure” – Puff Daddy, Victory

    “Visualizin the realism of life and actuality
    Fuck who’s the baddest a person’s status depends on salary,” – AZ, Life’s A Bitch

    “Niggaz wanna try, niggaz wanna lie, Then niggaz wonder why, niggaz wanna die, All I know is pain all I feel is rain, How can I maintain, with mad shit on my brain” – DMX, Ruff Ryders Anthem

    “Cadillac grills! Cadillac bills! Check out the oil My Cadillac spills!Matter of fact, Candy Paint,Cadillac kills” – Ludacris, Southern Hospitality

    “While I’m watchin every nigga watchin me closely, my shit is butter for the bread they wanna toast me” – Jay-Z, Can I Live

    “Life is a struggle, that’s why niggas I know stay on the juggle, Some hustle to double, others hug you to mug you, Poverty-stricken, they even turn a church kid into stickin
    It seems sickenin, but what? Whatever makes the pockets thickin” – AZ, Unkut Raw

    “My first album had no famous guest apperances, the outcome? I’m crowned the best lyricist” – Nas, Got Yourself A Gun

    “When I was just a little baby boy, my momma used to tell me these crazy things, She used to tell me my daddy was an evil man, she used to tell me he hated me” – Eminem, Kill You

    “Hi kids, do you like violence? Wanta see me stick Nine Inch Nails to reach one of my eyelids?” – Eminem, My Name Is

    “I got you stuck off the realness, we be the infamous, you heard of us, offical Queens Bridge murderers” – Mobb Deep, Shook Ones

    • Pierzy

      Co-Sign on your Deck mention from “Triumph.” When I first heard that, I flipped!

    • yoprince

      co-sign them eminem joints

  • POLO DIZ

    theres a ass of good opening lines….shit half biggies ready to die album had songs that MADE you listen..cuz PUFFY WASNT HAVENT IT..

    but i can remmeber:
    Sticky Fingas on the remix of shut em down:

    I aint a rapper I just bust a lot/ run up in wit a rusty glock/ then Im bustin shots..

    too many to name from song to song…

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    Oh yeah, also:

    “1, 2, 3, and to the 4, Snoop Doggy Dog and Dr. Dre is at the door” – Aint Nuthin But A G Thang

  • Stephflow

    “They call me Hov, H to the OV/ I used to move snowflakes by the O Z/ I guess even back then you can call me/ CEO of the ROC HOV!!” – Jay-Z, Public Service Announcement.

    Does it really get any more classic than that??

  • icebergblack

    “this is poison, so be be alerted cautious” those who act coorageous you will get nauteous” – Kool G Rap – Poison

    “I got so much trouble on my mind, refuse to lose, heres your ticket here the drummer get wicked”

    “Yes, the rhythmn the rebel, without a pause, i’m lowering my level”

    PE

    Let us begin, what where why or when, see all will be explained like instructions to a game”
    BDP – My Philosphy

    Riggedy Rowl, giggedy gadzooks, here i come yo, fliggedy flame on go geronimo go”
    DAS EFX – Microphone checka

    • Worley

      I got a letter from the government the other day/ I opened and read it it said they were suckers/They wanted me for their army or whatever/Picture me giving a damn I said never.

      Public Enemy “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos”

  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    gimme all the chickenheads from pasedena to medina

  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    i say the hip… hop… the hippy… the hippy-dippy-hip-hip-hop and ya don’t stop, now rock it to the bang-bang boogie. say up jumps the boogie…

  • http://www.xxlmag.com jackpot

    How dare I forget Snoop? He got tons of those.

    “With so much drama in the LBC/It’s kinda hard being Snoop D-O Double G/But I, somehow someway/keep coming with funky ass shit every single day” Classicness!

    • yoprince

      damn. good one

  • bigfamily

    “Freedom or jails clips inserted a baby being born same time a man is murdered the beginning and end”- Nas

    “Grab a hold of yourself/Open your eyes get wise to the exercise”- Big Daddy Kane

  • http://xxl.com bigdogra

    Best opening line ever: Hootie Hoo
    Follow the funk from the skunk
    and the dank that is crunk in the Dungeon
    It goes on and on and on, like that
    Goin out to the Jeeps and hoes in the ‘llac
    Ah suki, suki…Big Boi on Hootie Hoo

    • paychexx

      that my joint!!!

      dre verse kills that song!!!

  • Creala

    “The whole, city is mine, prettiest Don
    I don’t like the way P. Diddy did Shyne with different lawyers/Why it’s mentioned in my rhymes? Fuck it, it’s just an intro/Hate it or love it, like it bump it or dump it writing”

    Nas-Purple

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

      i was reciting that in the damn shower today.

      good work.

  • Dal

    Ay-yo I shatter dreams like Jordan, assault and batter your team Your squadron’ll be barred from rap like Adam & Eve from the garden I’m carvin’ my initials on your forehead So every night before bed you see the “BP” shine off the board head

    Ready for war Joe, how you wanna blow they spot
    I know these dirty cops that’ll get us in if we murder some wop

    dam to many to pick

  • Dal

    Many people tell me this style is terrific
    It is kinda different but let’s get specific
    KRS-One specialized in music
    I’ll only use this type of style when I choose it

    I don’t give a fuck ’bout your fault or mishappenin’s,
    Nigga we from the Bronx, New York… shit happens,
    Kids clappin’ love to spark the place,
    Half the niggas on the squad got a scar on they face,
    It’s a cold world, and this is ice,
    Half a mil’ for the charm, nigga this is life.

  • BxRa

    Who shot ya?/seperate the weak from the ob-so-lete/hard to creep in Brooklyn streets/it’s on nigga/fuck all that bickerin beef/ I can hear SWEAT TRICKLING DOWN YA CHEEK/ Your hearbeat sound like SASQUACH FEET/

    You gotta think about what a nigga saying the nigga said he could Hear the SWEAT trickle down a nigga cheek!!!! Do you hear me???!!!

    B.I.G. Never Forget

    • http://xxlmag.com yeah right

      co-muthafuckin-sign!

  • OG Matt Herbz

    “It ain’t hard to tell…”
    “I bomb atomically…”
    “Your reign on the top was short like leprechauns…”

    #3 which leads to some of the sickest lines:

    “Don’t they know my nigga Gutta fuckin kidnap kids? Fuck ‘em in they ass, throw ‘em over the bridge?”

    Ouch.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • Illadef

    THEY SAY PUSSY AND PAPER IS POETRY POWER AND PISTOLS———–DON’T ACT LIKE YOU AINT SINGIN THE REST OF THE VERSE IN YOUR HEAD

    • The Shit

      If I Die 2Nite.

  • Dal

    Today’s a new day, got the boo-lay up in the suitcase
    Go uptown to Harlem, tell ‘em that I sent ya
    Tell ‘em it’s August, I’m “Gon’ Til’ November”
    I need a couple birds, get a broad, have ‘em sent up
    Call my bird, get my broad have her sent up

  • Eric

    I had a dream i could buy my way to heaven/when i awoke i spent that on a necklace

    Kanye on Can’t Tell me Nothing

    Had to make sure ‘Ye was repped

    • http://xxlmag.com Yeah Right

      co-sign

  • Dal

    I get the boasters boasting, I get computers puting
    Y’all get shot at, call me, I do the shooting

    First off, fuck your bitch
    And the click you claim
    West side when we ride
    Come equipped with game
    You claim to be a player
    But I fucked your wife
    We bust on Bad Boys
    niggas fuck for Life

  • Young L 08

    Em….
    Cleaning out my closet….
    “I got some skeletons in my closet and I don’t know if no one knows it so before they put me inside my closet and close it, I must expose it.”

    or The Way I Am…
    I sit back with this pack of Zig Zags and this bag
    of this weed it gives me the shit needed to be…”

  • http://www.aol.com MARCY

    THEY SAY PUSSY AND PAPER IS POETRY POWER AND PISTOLS,PLOTIN ON MURDERIN MOTHERFUCKERS BEFORE THEY GET YOU————-2PAC

  • hippaToDaHoppa

    Hah, sicka than your average Poppa
    Twist cabbage off instinct niggaz don’t think shit stink pink gators, my Detroit players
    Timbs for my hooligans in Brooklyn
    Dead right, if they head right, Biggie there every night

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    “First of all son, peep the arson, many brothers I be sparking,” Ghost, Criminology

    “Through the lights cameras and action, glamour glitters and gold, I unfold the scroll, plant seeds to stampede the globe” – Nas, Verbal Intercourse

    “Now we was once two niggaz of the same kind, Quick to holla at a hoochie with the same line” – 2pac, I Aint Mad At Cha

    “Out on bail fresh outta jail, California dreamin, Soon as I stepped on the scene, I’m hearin hoochies screamin” – 2pac, Cali Love

    “In-slum-national, underground, Thunder pounds when I stomp the ground (Woo!), Like a million elephants and silverback orangutans, You can’t stop a train” – 3 Stacks, B.O.B.

    Dam, I could go all day.

  • …..

    Yo I never brag, how real i keep it, cause its the best secret, i rock a vest, prestigious, cuban link flooded jesus
    Nas- Take It In Blood

    Fake Thug. no love, you get the slug cb4 gusto, your luck no, i didnt know til i was drunk though
    Nas- The Message

    you can probably tell im listenin to it was written ryt now haha

  • LBDII

    I got Blood on My Hands with no remorse/ I got blood on my dick because I fucked a corpse.
    DMX.

  • Cheeba Baby

    I was a fiend/ before i became a teen/ i melted microphones instead of cones of icecream.

    Rakim “Microphone Fiend”

  • http://bigoneonline.wordpress.com bigone

    Take em out, take em out, bring em out dead
    Shine em up, shine em up, shine the bald head
    One gun, two gun, three gun, four
    Youre, mine, its all about crime

    -Onyx, Throwyaguns

  • http://www.prettypancakes.com amar

    naaaaaaaanaaanana wait til i get my money righhhhhhht

    and

    ghostface’s opening from ‘protect your neck’

    and

    the blind stares of a million pairs of eyes looking hard but won’t realize taht they will never see…the P

    and

    well it’s the m-i crooked letter comin round the south…

    http://www.prettypancakes.com

  • Ryan dub

    I ain’t no killer but don’t push me, revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin pussy.
    -Pac

    • 619

      Real shit!

  • OG bobby J

    “Ay-yo my murderous rap verbal attack is actual fact
    Tactical tracks match perfectly with graphical stats
    Half a you lack the magical dap of tragical rap
    That tackles you back and shackles and laughs at you
    That’s…the mathematical madness I’m on, the savage, the strong
    The marriage, a bond of havoc and song”
    -BIG PUN Superlyrical

    “Ay-yo I shatter dreams like Jordan, assault and batter your team
    Your squadron’ll be barred from rap like Adam & Eve from the garden” – Big PUN Dreamshatter

    Not openers…but best few bars of all time:
    “been rockin’ longer than niggas twice my age
    back in the days before Bob Marley was rockin’ a fade
    before Honest Abe signed the paper that freed slaves
    before Neanderthals was drawing on walls in caves
    I existed, in the garden of Eden gettin’ lifted
    stickin’ dick to Eve before she was Adam’s mistress
    before Christ created Christmas, I been in lyrical fitness
    the Canibus is spittin’ til’ he’s spitless”

    nasty!

    • og bobby j

      how can i forget the best opening of all time

      “I aint a killer but dont push me, revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin pussy”

  • Smel

    “Now in my younger days I used to sprt a SHAAAAAAAAAAG
    When I went to school I carried lunch in a bag
    With an apple for my teacher cuz I knew I’d get a kiss
    always got maaaad -when -the class was -diss-missed”

    -Bootie Brown, Pharcyde “Passin me By”

    ((Amazing opening line off pronuncian/emphasis alone!))

    ______________________________

    Co-sign “ANTE UP”

    Snoop & 3 Stacks have a million……

    ______________________________

    And the ULTIMATE Opening Line:

    “DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK….I been here for years
    Rockin my peers, puttin suckas in fear
    Makin the tears rain down like a monSOON
    Listen to the bass go BOOM”

    Hate on the man all you want but I think that is NUMBER ONE, HANDS DOWN, the ultimate.

  • KingKush11

    YOu guys missin mac dre check this out

    Dre dips more whips than the man on Grand Theft Auto
    Catch me in five hundred sedan S model
    Killer whale on my tail trying to catch and follow
    But Dres ghost get ghost, I scram press throttle

  • Joey

    “You change your mind like a girl changes clothes// Yea you PMS, like a bitch I would know”

    -Katy Perry

    • TonyStackz

      WTF?? that shit ain’t even Hip-Hop LMAO!!!

  • Shakes

    i never hit a woman nah/ but i’ll slap the shit out of a bitch y u bullshittin?
    suga free ” why u bullshittin” changed my whole life

  • Smooth

    I heard payback’s a motherfucking nigga
    That’s why I’m sick of gettin treated like a goddamn stepchild
    Fuck a punk cause I ain’t him
    You gotta deal with the nine-double-M
    The damn scum that you all hate
    Just think if niggas decide to retaliate
    They try to keep me from running up
    I never tell you to get down it’s all about coming up
    So what they do go and ban the AK?
    My shit wasn’t registered any fucking way!

    Hard to top that!

    Ice Cube “The Nigga Ya Love To Hate”

    • vk

      YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I heard payback’s a mothafuk-in NIIIGGGAAA!!!!

      Fuck the police comin straight from the underground/young nigga got it bad cuz im brown

      comin straight outta compton/crazy muthafuka named ice cube

      and at least 10 more…

      ..never thought about it before this…but cube has the best opening lines of all time (pac is a very close second)

  • geico lizard

    this is a good topic xxl…

    How we stop the black panthers?
    Ronald Reagan cooked up an answer
    You hear that?
    What Gil Scott was hearin
    When our heroes and heroines got hooked on heroin.
    Crack raised the murder rate in DC and Maryland
    We invested in that it’s like we got Merril-Lynched
    And we been hangin from the same tree ever since
    Sometimes I feel the music is the only medicine
    So we cook it, cut it, measure it, bag it,sell it
    The fiends cop it
    Nowadays they can’t tell if that’s that good shit
    We ain’t sure man
    Put the CD on your toungue yeah, that’s pure man.
    kanye-crack music

  • Marc

    As I spy from behind my giant robot’s eyes
    I keep him happy ’cause I might fall out if he cries
    Scared of heights so I might pass out if he flies
    Keep him on autopilot ’cause I can’t drive
    Room enough for one I tell my homies they can’t ride
    Unless they sittin on the shoulders but that’s way too high

  • JRS-ONE

    I’ve seeen some cold nights and bloody days/ they grab me bullets spray/ they do me wrong so I sing this song till this day

  • Marc

    I told you I would show up screaming FNF
    Till the world, blow up, they said I was so finished
    I told ‘em its show business
    Meaning it’s no business, since Fiasco’s in it
    Disrespect the dress code; wear my street clothes in it
    Measured, sold, and clothed in it
    Opened up clones, after I entered and drove in it, like unh

    Lupe

  • Cool Kid

    There’s a war goin on outside/no man is safe from…

    My personal pick

  • Marc

    He said I right what I see
    Write to make it right
    Don’t like where I be
    I like to make it like
    The sights on TV
    Quite the great life
    So nice and easy

    I know im doin a lot of Lupe but still

  • El Tico Loco

    Raaw I’m gonna give it to ya with no trivia/raw like cocaine straight from Bolivia
    UGod-Mystery of Chessboxin

    At night I can’t sleep I toss and turn/Candlesticks in the dark visions of bodies being burned
    Scarface-Mind playing tricks on me

    Let it roll, get bold, I just can’t hold
    Back, or fold cos I’m a man with soul
    In control and effect, so what the heck
    Rock the discotheques and this groove is what’s next
    Big Daddy Kane-Set it off

    My alltime fave

    Greg Nice!!! Greg N-I-C-EEEE
    Droppin dem basso, ah oui oui
    Rock for a fee, not for free
    Maybe I’ll do it for charity
    Now my employer or my employee
    Is makin Greg N-I-C-E very M-A-Deeey
    Don’t ever ever think of jerkin meeee

  • http://www.msn.com west philly’s finest

    I heard they snitchin on a player man say it aint so/even as a youngin the cosigned me to BLOW/which explains why im worth my WEIGHT in gold/while you was taking baby steps from an EIGHTH to an O-Malice The Clipse

    Through the light cameras and action/glamours glitters and gold/I unfold the scroll plant seeds to stampede the globe-Nas

    He had a whole lotta cheese/plus he was a Mac had a whole lotta seeds/made a lotta niggas fat had a whole lotta G’s/grams man he had a whole lotta these-Lupe Fiasco

    First the Fat Boys wake up and everyday I wake up somebody got a problem wit Hov/So what you niggas all fed up cause I got a little chedda and my records moving out the store-Jay-Z

  • geico lizard

    You know what the Midwest is?
    Young & Restless
    Where restless Niggaz might snatch your necklace
    And next these Niggaz might jack your Lexus
    Somebody tell these Niggaz who Kanye West is
    kanye Jesus walks…

    Rubber band man
    like a one man band
    treat these niggas like the Apollo
    and i’m the sandman.
    Tote a hundred grand
    Canon in the waistband
    Looking fo a sweet lick?
    Well this is the wrong place man.
    TI rubberband man…

  • D-I-Z

    “Since you was a baby, coward/ We been sprinklin the world wit baby powder/ (so fresh and so clean)” – Jay-Z, of Sigel’s The B. Coming

  • http://xxlmag.com Yeah Right

    “How u livin Biggie Smalls?” In mansions and benz’s/ givin ends to my friends and it feels stupendous/ tremendous cream, fuck a dolla and a dream/ still tote gats stapped wit infrared beams.

    AND

    “How you livin Biggie Smalls” I’m sourounded by criminals/ heavy rollers, even the sheisty individuals.

    And who could ever forget…

    B.I.G. P.O.P.P.A./ no info fo tha DEA

    B.I.G. Smalls is still one of tha illest!!

  • DV8

    Deck on Triumph is one of my personal favorites
    Pun on Super Lyrical is another

    Im suprised nobody said this one…

    Well if Kurupt gave a fuck about a bitch I’d always be broke/ I’d never have no motherfuckin indo to smoke…

  • mdb

    Check it, i grew up a fucking screw up/
    got introduced to the game got an ounce and fucking blew up/
    chopping rocks over night/
    the nigga Biggie Smalls trying to turn into the black Frank White

    • http://cocainebluntsandhiphoptapes.com MARCY

      CO-SIGN

  • http://www.msn.com west philly’s finest

    Oh yeah and these one from BIG

    When the Remy in the system/aint no telling will I fuck or will I diss em/that’s what these hoes yelling/Ima pimp by blood not relation/yall still chase em I replace em huh/drunk off don silk and gators/spitting words make a tell they flock see ya later-The World Is Filled

    Armed and dangerous/aint too many can bang wit us/straight up we no angel dust/label us Notorious-Notorious Thugs

    I been had skills Cristal spills/high bills in Brazil about a million ice grills-Benjamins

  • El Diablo

    give me my money in stacks
    and lace my bitches with 9 figures
    real niggas fingers on nickle plated 9 triggas
    Must see my enemies defeated
    I catch them
    while they coked up and weeded
    open fire
    now them niggas bleedin’

    2pac- cant c me

  • yoprince

    “heard muhfuckas sayin’ they made hov, made hov say okay, so, make another hov..”

    -jay-z “lost ones”.. like the only nigga who woulda thought to flow like that on this beat

    “a millionaire, i’ma young money millionaire, tougher than nigerian hair, my criteria compared to your career just isn’t fair..”

    -weezy.. niggas say corey killed him on the internets, but weezy easily has the most memorable lines on the song including this opening

    “i took quarter water, sold it in bottles for 2 bucks, coca-cola came and bought it for billions, what the fuck?!”

    -50 “i get money”.. the braggodocious first bars go perfectly with the title

    “ordered some patreezy, while talkin to this breezy, brushin off my three piece, i make this look too easy…”

    -jay.. again, a track that i’m pretty sure only jay could flow on, came on it laid back like a mutha fucka settin the scene

    “first of all, i wanna thank my connect..”
    -jay.. enough said.. classic

    “thank god for those days, thank god for those nights, though it might sound wrong, thank god for that WHIIIIITEE!!”
    -jeezy.. thank god for that white?? who says that.

    “i’m in the coupe relaxin’, this ain’t a roof collapsin, i got my paper up although i’m still kufi smackin..”
    -jim jones… jones is just a funny nigga to me and he hopped all over this shit

    could do this all day. great post

    • E

      Did this youngin’ just quote jim jones as one of the best opening lines EVER???? Sheeit!

  • Overlooked

    I came into rap humble, I don’t give a fuck now
    I’ll Serve anybody like niggaz who hustle uptown
    Coke price go up, capsules come down
    The D’s run in my crib, I’m nowhere to be found
    Niggaz who hustle for me, they dont even stash crack
    They keep it on ‘em, right there in they ass crack
    When I don’t like a nigga, I don’t pretend to
    I’ll have the paramedics wrap your fuckin head like a Hindu
    —–Lifes on the Line-50 Cent

    Sirens flashin’, you know the routine, the crime scene taped off
    It started out a robbery, they blew half his face off

    Niggas be talkin’ about me, they always callin’ me crazy
    Fuck them O.G. niggas, they stuck in the eighties
    Sayin’ they gonna do me somethin’, now you know thats a lie
    nigga you look at me wrong, I’ll let that hammer fly
    I’m rich, I still wake up with crime on my mind
    Queens nigga put it down like Pappy Mason in his prime
    When I say move, nigga move or get caught in the cross fire
    Up a fence runnin, cut my fuckin’ hand on a barb wire
    Shits crazy, just a different day, its the same shit
    Hollow tip part in ya head, leave ya whole fuckin’ brain split
    They sit, they see me in the Ashton Martin
    What’s the matter, they can’t get that Hoopty started
    Thought they was grindin’, well goddamn where that money at
    Thought you was fucked, cause you was lettin’ paper stack
    You ain’t a hustler, matter of fact, you’s a busta
    I don’t trust ya, I shoulda sent niggas to touch ya

    ——–I Don’t Need’em-50 Cent

  • KFrizzle

    Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is Hov/H to tha O-V/I use to move snowflakes by the OZ
    – Jay-Z, PSA

    Me and everythang around me/is unstable like Cherynobl/ready to go at any moment jumpin like a pogo stick
    – Andre3000, Millenium

    You aint a hater — can’t tell/either wish me well, go to hell or go to Yale/Study human behavior so that you know who the hell/you dealin wit/aint nutty/but the study gon unveil
    – Andre3000, Mighty O

    I’ll puke eat it and freak you/Battle — I’m too weeded to speak to/The only key that I see to defeat you/would be for me to remove these two Adidas and beat you
    – Slim Shady (not Eminem), Hellbound

    I’m an ungodly figure/when in the company of hard liquor/Texas niggaz turn me on to water/I smoked a river
    – Killer Mike, Monster

    Well its the nigga that’s housin the scene/I got pounds of green and birds sittin on the triple beam/I put it down/on and off the record/my flats a double decker/marble floors all checkered
    – Mack 10, The Gangsta, The Killa, The Dope Dealer

    Picture me rollin in my 500 benz/I got no love for these niggaz/aint no need to be friends
    – 2Pac, Picture me rollin

    Co-sign Philly’s Finest on the BIG Benjamins verse too.

  • JJJJ

    “Microphone checka, swingin’ sword lecture
    Closin’ down the sector, supreme neck protector
    Better warn ‘em kid, Mr. Meth’s a boiling pot
    About to blow his lid from the pressure, too hot for TV…”

    Method man— da rockwilder….. how can u 4get dat???

    • JRS ONE

      I thought Reds opening was better

      We roam like cellular phones
      Doc, Meth back in the flesh, blood, and bones.

  • yoprince

    “bitch i’m paid, that’s all i gotta say, can’t see you little niggas, the money in the way”
    -weezy

  • crazE

    “Yo’, never was a thug, just infatuated with guns,
    never was a gangsta, ’til I graduated to one,
    and got the rep of a villain, for weapon concealin’,
    took the image of a thug, kept shit appealin’,
    willin’ to stick out my neck, for respect if it meant life or death,
    never live to regret what I said….”
    -eminem, Soldier

  • Bang

    MCs were better, they tried to give humor, reality, and put soul into it. (Like all the above dan tupac) Now its about punchlines and gay shit like clothing! AY! PAUSE

  • http://www.xxlmag.com jackpot

    Almost forgot these…

    “lot of speculation of the money I’ve made/honeys I’ve slayed/how is he for real/is that nigger really paid? -Jay-Z “A Million And One Questions”

    • yoprince

      ooohhh yeahhh..

      hustlers i’ve met or dealt with direct.. is it tru he stayed in beef and slept with a tech???? what’s the position i hold, can you really match a triple platinum artist with only a single goin gold, rocafella shit fold, and you left out in the cold, is it back to chargin muhfuckas 11 for an O…

      too ill… that shit had niggas thinkin jay was the realest..

  • El Tico Loco

    Broken glass everywhere people pissin on the corner like they just don’t care
    Melle Mel- The Message

    TOMMY ain’t my motherfuckin’ BOY
    When he fake moves on a nigga you employ
    Well I’ll EMIRGE off ya set, now ya know God damn
    I show LIVIN LARGE niggaz how to flip a DEF JAM
    GZA- Labels

    Back with the kill death murder
    you better check your computers
    I won’t ever cheat on my bitch
    but I’ll still sleep with a luger
    Celph Titled(Army of Pharoahs)-Torture papers

  • DETROIT

    The greatest opening line evar:
    “I bomb atomically, Socrates’ philosophies
    and hypothesis can’t define how I be droppin these, mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery” – Deck, off Triumph

    NOTHING CAN TOUCH THAT DECK VERSE!

    ANOTHER GOOD ONE IS SPICE 1 ON 187 PROOF…”COOLIN ON THE CORNER WITH THE CELLULAR PHONE, YOU COULD TELL THAT THE EAST BAY WAS HIS HOME, MORE SCRATCH THAN THE REST OF THE PUSHERS, CUZ HE HAD A TECH 9 IN THE BUSHES!”

  • Smel

    “It’s funny how money changes situaTIONS
    Miscommunication leads to complicaTIONS
    My emancipation don’t meet your equaTION
    I was on the humble -You on every staTION”

    -Lauryn, Lost Ones

    Again, just off delivery ALONE

  • http://www.going.com/larrybrite Lancelot

    “i make yo mouth-peace O-bese like Della Reace, when i release, u loose teeth like lil Cease” – B.I.G.

    “Well I started off a hustla indo smokin
    Weed in my lungs so a nigga kept chokin
    Eyes kinda red blood shot from the contact
    In a 67′ Caddy bumpin Gap Band eight track” – Tay Da Tay

    “aiyyo street mergers I legislated
    The nerve I never hated
    On murders pre-meditated
    Absurd I hesitated
    Observe cock and spray
    Hit you from a block away
    Drinking Saki on a Suzuki we in Osaka Bay
    Playing soccer stupid stay in a sucker’s place
    Pluck ya ace take ya girl fuck her face” – Cam

    “Wait a minute
    I’m from the West coast Conference like Kobe or James Worthy
    You could just call me King of the Valley, all I need is a game jersey
    Niggaz nuts and guts get served up
    when I get it all spittin’ up, mmm, serve it
    Cut it up gut it up with cold cuts with another nut heated up came dirty” – Brother Lynch

    “Now baby you gon’ get a crook in your neck looking at me sideways
    I play high stakes made crook in a crime wave
    Must be something on my face
    yelling that they ought no tell em what they spellin on MySpace dot com
    Bold type face rhetoric
    You gon’ clickety click and get your head split
    What the hell you look like on a message board
    Discussing whether or not the brother is hard core” – Brother Ali

  • JE

    Allow me to re-introduce myself/ my name is hov/ H to the OV/ i used to move snowflakes by the OZ

    Jay “PSA”

    While im watchin every nigga watchin me closely/ my shit is butter for the bread they wanna toast me

    Jay-Z “Can I Live”

  • S-Worth

    “Who shot ya, separate the weak from the obsa-leet hard to creep them brookelyn streets”

  • latinpistol07

    “no lyrical content/ just typical nonsense/ my mental too complex/ to listen ta garbage
    -Papoose “The Last Lyricist”

    “my stripes show like regiments/ military intelligence/ murda game i leave no evidence
    -Nas “John Blaze”

    “his palms are sweaty/ knees weak, arms are heavy/ theres vomit on his sweater already/ moms spaghetti
    -Eminem “Lose Yourself”

    I heard motherfuckers saying they made Hov/
    Made Hov say, “OK so/ make another Hov”
    -Jay-Z “Lost Ones

    Just to name a few

  • http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy Shacky G

    I’m up before the sunrise, first to hit the block/ Lil bad muthafucka wit a pocket full of rocks
    -2 Pac “Straight Ballin”

    http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy

  • miles archer

    Damn, so many… let me add some:

    “I grew up on the crime side/ the New York Times side/ staying alive was no jive…” Raekwon-C.R.E.A.M.

    “Straight up shit is real, and any day can be ya last in the jungles/ get murdered on the humble/ gun’s ‘ll blast niggas tumble…”
    Nas-Represent

    “I wish I had 3 different faces/I’m going to court for three cases in 3 places/ one in Queens, Manhattan/ one in Brooklyn/the way things is looking/ Im’a see central bookings…” Big Noyd- Infamous interlude

    “I heard paybacks a motherfuckin nigga/that explains why/i’m sick of getting treated like a goddamn stepchild…”
    Ice Cube- Fuck you Ice Cube

    “Tommy ain’t my motherfucking boy/when ya fake moves on a nigga you employ…
    GZA- Labels

    “When I met ya first thoughts was a trick/ya looked so good, huh, I’d suck on ya daddy’s dick…”
    Biggie- Me & My Bitch

    “Mr. Buster, where the fuck you at/can’t scrap a lick, so I know ya got ya gat…”
    Dr. Dre-Dre Day

    “Cruisin down the street in my 6-4/
    jocking the bitches, slapping the hoes…”
    Eazy E- Boyz in the Hood

    “Step to the rear, Grand Pub is on arrival/Raised in the ghetto singing songs called survival…”
    Grand Puba

    “I’m the one man army, Ason/I never been tooken out/ I keep mc’s looking out…”
    Ol Dirty Bastard-Brooklyn Zoo

    “Regardless of rain or snow,sleet or hail/I kick street tales/ choking niggas like I’m Sprewell…”
    Nature- Banned from TV

    “Let’s take a slide trough the ill side of town with this b-boy/watch out for jakes, snakes and decoys/ the streets keep ya
    p-noid…”
    Lil Fame- Stick to ya guns

    “Too much west coast dick licking/and too many niggas on a mission/ doing they best Jay-Z rendition…”
    Jay-Z- 22 Two’s

    “Raw I’ma give it to ya/with no trivia/raw like cocaine straight from bolivia…”
    U-God- Da Mystery Of Chessboxing

    “I wanna be as free as the spirit of those who left/ I’m talking Malcolm, Coltrane, my man Yuseff…”
    Common – Be

    “I walk the night, rhyme an armour/bomb a nigga like a wintercoat/have em on deathrow searching for a interscope…”
    Common – Hungry

    “Coming to your neighborhood soon/ Little Eastpoint vet, and they called him Freddy Calhoun…”
    Cool Breeze – Ghetto Camelot

    I could go on for days…

    Myspace.com/fastlifearchitects

    • DETROIT

      “I wish I had 3 different faces/I’m going to court for three cases in 3 places/ one in Queens, Manhattan/ one in Brooklyn/the way things is looking/ Im’a see central bookings…” Big Noyd- Infamous interlude

      that was classic

      prodigy/mobb deep = one of the best who ever did it!

  • HERM

    Let it roll, get bold, I just can’t hold/Back or fold ’cause I’m a man with soul/In control and effect/so what the heck/Rock the discotheques and this groove is what’s next
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Big Daddy Kane on Set It Off. I was flabbergasted.

    • DETROIT

      nigga, i was like 10 or 11 when came came wit set it off….that shit was fuckin amazin to me!

  • Eric

    who would have thought young shawn carter would change the game/used to rap to rain drops off of my window pain/duckin the plain cops pushin indo and ‘cain/at the kitchen table late nights/no pen just my brain

    Jay-Z on the Hova Song Outro from volume 3

    Yeah, a fresh cool young Lu/tryin to cash my microphone check 2, 1, 2/wanna believe my own hype/but its too untrue/the world brought me to my knees/what have you brung you

    Lupe on Superstar from the cool

  • yoprince

    “MOTHERFUCKERS.. say that i’m foolish, i only talk about jewels, do you fools listen to music or do you just skim thru it??”
    -hov.. “renegades”

  • Eric

    who you know fresher than Hov/riddle me that/the rest of y’all know where i’m lyrically at/can’t none of y’all mirror me back/yeah hearing me rap is like hearing G Rap in his prime

    Jay on Encore

    the theme song from the sopranos/plays in the key of life on my/mental piano/gotta strange way of seeing life/like i’m stevie wonder with/beads under the doo rag/intuition is there/even when my vision’s impaired/yeah/knowing i could go from switching a spare/on the highway of life/

    Jay again on the Intro from the dyanasty

    Can’t front — Hov got some of the coldest intros (as in first songs on the cd) ever

  • CooKie

    that in the middle of little italy little did we know dat we riddle to middle man who didnt do diddely

    PUN

  • Brett

    Ayyo You betta flee pops/ or get your head flown three blocks/ L keeps rappers hearts pumpin like reeboks.

    Big L

  • Sway-z

    He ain’t the same no more, but P used to open his shit up raw all the time:

    “I put my lifetime in between the paper’s lines
    I’m that quiet storm nigga who fight rhyme
    P yea u heard of him but I ain’t concerned with them
    nigga I pop more guns than u holdin them”

    “Ayo, I break bread, ribs, hundred dollar bills
    Peel on Ducati’s and other four wheels
    Write a book full of medicine and generate mills
    Tour the album, only for more sales”

    “the saga begins, beget war
    I draw first blood be the first to set it off
    My cause tap all jaws lay down laws
    We takin what’s yours we do jerks rush the doors”

    Damn, what happened to that nigga?

  • G

    HA HA HA HA HA check out this bizzare/
    rappin style used by me/
    the B I G/

    I put my Key in / you put yo Key in
    money we”ll be seein/will reach da fuckin ceiling

    BIG bitches…..OPENING LINES YOU DUMB FUCKS!

  • yoprince

    i ain’t no ordinary nigga, look around this aint what ordinary gets ya, extraordinary figgas, i’m an EXTRAordinary nigga!
    -hov

  • G

    IT WAS ALL A DREAM
    I USED TO READ “WORD UP” MAGAZINE…

    I dont even need to finish for all yall niggas to remember this shit!!

  • http://360.yahoo.com/deshawn772004 Federal Ranga

    “Where we be taking them chances/While we search for the answers/We be smoking them cancer sticks/Police provokin mufuckaz/We dancin/And we be dodgin them bullets they be poppin off at us. Shit!”

    Busta Rhymes – In The Ghetto ft Rick James (RIP)

    YOU KNOW!!!

  • http://360.yahoo.com/deshawn772004 Federal Ranga

    Jesus Christ had dreads, so shake em/I ain’t got none, but I’m planning on growin some

    E-40 – Tell Me When To Go (How could I forget that?)

  • mav

    shit is wicked on these mean streets/ none of my friends speak/ we all tryna win but then again/ maybe it’s for the best tho/ cause when you seein too much/ you know they tryna get you touched/ WHO EVER SAID ILLEGAL WAS THE EASY WAY OUT!!!!! NUFF SAID

    -JAY-Z(D’EVILS)

  • M

    I’ll drop an ‘Ol School that still sits in my head all the time:

    I’m the King of Rock, there is none higher, sucka MCs should call me Sire, to burn my kingdom you must you fire,I wont stop rocking till I retire. DMC-King of Rock

    • M

      One more ‘Ol School song:

      Ah Yo, Bo know this, Bo knows that, but Bo dont know jack cause Bo cant rap- Phife from A Tribe Called Quest, Scenario

  • Federal Ranga

    “Say I was done with school and I started my own business/They say, “Oh, you graduated?”/Naw, I decided I was finished”

    Kanye West – School Spirit

    “Guess who’s on 3rd?/ Lupe steal like Lupin the 3rd”

    Lupe Fiasco – Touch The Sky Verse

    “I don’t make black music/I don’t make white music/I make fight music for high school kids”

    Eminem – Never Knew

    Hold on, freestyle battle opens are cool, too!

    “Lil nigga, don’t get it fucked up this ain’t Makin The Band/Fuck 5000, you’ll get scraped for a grand/And after this I ain’t gon hate on ya man/I’ma just cop a ring and walk around with his cake on my hand”

    Jae Millz – SMACK DVD Battle vs Murda Mook

    • Lancelot

      LOL @ Never Knew lines – just graduated HS when that came out

  • venemez

    Armed and dangerous
    aint too many can bang with us
    straight up weed no angel
    dust, label us notorious. Thug ass niggas dat love to bust, its strange to us
    ya’ll niggas be scramblin, gamblin
    up in restaurants with mandolins and
    violins. We just sittin’ here tryin to win, try not to sin
    high off weed and
    lots of gin
    so much smoke need oxygen
    steadily countin’ them Benjamins. Nigga
    u should too, if u knew, what this game’ll do to u

    Biggie

  • Hypnotiq

    They say I walk around like I got an S on my chest
    That be that Cash Money Piece, flow rest in the deck

    Lil’ Weezy -Shine On

  • Hypnotiq

    They say I walk around like I got an S on my chest
    That be that Cash Money Piece, flow rest in the deck

    Lil’ Weezy – Shine On

  • SYMPH

    My man Inf left a tech and a 9 at my crib/ Turned himself in he had to da a bid/ a 1 to 3 he’ll be home the end of 93 I’m ready to get this paper g, you wit me – Biggie

  • Symph

    “When I die fuck it I wanna go to hell/ Cuz I’m a piece of shit it aint hard to fuckin tell/ Dont make sense goin to heaven wit the goody goodies/ dressed in white, I like black timbs and black hoodies” – Biggie

  • SC DUB

    Gime My money in stacks and lace my bitches
    with dime figures.
    real niggas on fingers on nickle plated 9 triggers.

    2PAC GREATEST RAPPER EVERRRRRR.
    NO ONE COMES CLOSE
    WEST COAST IN THIS BIAAACHHHHH
    THE BIRTH OF GANGSTA RAP EVERYONE ELSE JUST
    COPIES OUR STYLE.

    • DETROIT

      actually, PAC was from the EAST COAST! listen to his flow! the thing that made him cold was that he was a east coast nigga on west coast beats/subjectmatter. when he first started rapping, his name was MC NEW YORK! he met jada pinkett at a performing arts high school in B-MORE!

  • Darkman2288

    “Through the lights, camera, action, glamour glitter and gold, I unfold the scroll, plant seeds to stampede the globe.”

    -Nas Verbal Intercourse

  • $ Ace Boogie $

    I spit flows 4 ya
    kick down doors 4 ya
    even left all my mu’fuckin’ hoes 4 ya
    niggas say biigie pussy-whipped
    nigga picture that with a kodak
    insta-matac(instamatic)
    we don’t get down like that
    lay my game down quite flat
    now sweetness where u parked at?
    petitness but dat ass fat
    she gotta body make a nigga wanna eat that….I’m fuckin witchu

    Biggie gotta story to tell

  • Lancelot

    “I used to laugh when I see dope fiends get beat
    Bleedin’ all out they head in the middle of the street
    Shit, ball fights would go on in the park
    And like vampires niggas come out in the dark” – Dre Dog

    “Amazin phase your days your hazy ways my Blazing Arrow
    The rays that range from Asia way to Rio De Janeiro
    A craze you crave? but work today’s the day that in a major way
    I’ll make you say oh look he saved the day and also paved the way (hooray)” – Blackalicious

    “Who be the niggas that be sneakin’ the pistol up in the party?
    Drink that 1-5-1 Barcardi? Drunk and finna fuck up somebody?
    (Bone Thugs) Keepin’ it realer than real in the field
    Niggas that’s packin’ that steel
    Who be the niggas that sold over 30 million strong? (million strong)” – Bone (duh)

    “Yeah, the only time I lose is when it’s my memory
    Haters comin around here, talkin about “Remember me?”
    Nah, amnesia, Cham leader apparently
    You are just a follower now I’m about to set a speed
    that they can’t keep up with, no one ahead of me
    Victory is just, what I said that I can achieve” – Chamillionaire

    “Bein’ the ghetto representative I am
    I’m guaranteed to slam
    When I drops that whoopty wop bam
    Somebody stop me from poppin
    I’ll be god damned
    I’m at the chop shop gettin my drop top slammed” – Crooked i

    “Bum stiggedy bum stiggedy bum, hon, I got the old pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
    But I can fe-fi-fo-fum, diddly-bum, here I come
    So Peter Piper, I’m hyper than Pinocchio’s nose
    I’m the supercalafragilistic tic-tac pro” – Das Efx

    “Only so much is critical
    in my relation to the individual
    I remain hieroglyphical, ripping it for
    Fans appreciating, flows, not depreciating
    I’ll try not to keep you wanting, but I can peep you hating” – Heiro

  • DrankKingProductions

    Dre 3000-Aquemini
    My mind warps and bends floats the wind count to ten meet the twin Andre Ben. welcome to the lion’s den. Original skin many men comprehend I extend myself so you go out and tell and friend.

  • Trini_balla

    I got you stuck off the realness, we be the infamous
    you heard of us
    official Queensbridge murderers
    the Mobb comes equipped with warfare, beware
    of my crime family who got nuff shots to share

    Shook Ones Pt2

    Yo, the saga begins, beget war
    I draw first blood be the first to set it off

    Hell On earth

    I put my lifetime in between the paper’s lines
    I’m the “Quiet Storm” nigga who fight rhyme
    P yeah you heard of him but, I ain’t concerned with them
    Nigga I pop more guns than you holdin them

    Quiet storm

  • LightsOut

    “I’m a monster, I sleep cold winters wake up and spit summers, a ghetto n*gga, puttin up Will Smith numbers…”
    Jay-Z

    “The chain remains, the gang is intact, the name is mine, I’ll take blame for that, the pressure is on but guess who ain’t gon crack, pardon me I had to laugh at that”
    Jay-Z

  • Posterboyforflyness

    The Games Fucked up Niggas Beats is bangin
    Nigga ya hooks did it, your lyrics didn’t
    Ya gangsta looks did it, so i would buy it if yall could get it, being intraquet, i guess u would critict on the internet they like u should spit it, I m like u should buy it nigga thats good business, forget this rap shit I needs new hustle, a little bit of everything the new improved russel……GOT DAMN HOV IS THE GOAT….R.O.C ALL DAY

  • Shelliano

    I put my lifetime in between the paper’s lines/ I’m dat quiet storm nigga who fight rhyme/ P yeah, ya’ll hearda him, but I ain’t concerned with dem/ nigga I pop my shots then you holdin em.

    -Quiet Storm, Prodigy

    Theres a war going on outside no man is safe from/you can run but you can’t hide forever/ from these streets that we done took/ you walking wit yea head down scared to look/ you shook, cuz aint no such things as half way crooks

    Survival of the Fittest, Prodigy

    It’s da heavy metal king hold big shit wit spare clips/ you see eclipse when the mac spit ya top got split

    Hell On Earth, Prodigy

    So you wanna be hardcore, wit ya hat to ya back/ talking bout the gats in ya raps/ but I can’t feel that hardcore appeal that ya screamin/ maybe I’m Dreaming

    Machine Gun Funk, BIG

    It’s Da M.I crooked letter, ain’t no better/ and when I’m on the microphone you best to wear ya sweater/ Cuz I’m cooler than a polar bears toenails, oh hell/ There he go again talking that shit/

    ATLiens, Big Boi

    Too many classics to name, but those are some of my favorites…

  • Jules

    I love the lord/ But sometimes its like that I love me more/ I love the peace and I love war/ I love the seas and I love the shore/ No love for no beach(bitch)/ Baby thats law/ But she doesn’t see therfore I spoil/ I trick I fall run up in raw/ I love her with all my heart

    Lupe Fiasco “The Coolest”
    He killt that one

  • Moi

    RAKIM OWNS THIS THREAD

    i came in the door/i said it before/i never let the mic magnetize me no more

    i ain’t no joke/i used to let the mic smoke/now i slam it when it’s done and make sure it’s broke

    thinking of a master plan/but aint nothing but sweat inside my hand

    sip the juice/i got enough to go around/and the thought takes place uptown

    planet earth is my place of birth/born to be the soul (sole) controller of the universe

    follow me into a solo/get in the flow/and you can picture like a photo

    how can anyone even say the poser ass corny ass no lyrics magazine cover mcs of 2008 even play the same sport as this guy?

  • Dave Hustle

    Had a dream I said/
    Bout who he said
    Bout BIG I said/
    Thats big he said
    Dig, what he said/
    Proceed he said
    Indeed I said/
    So, breathe I did
    Don’t repeat what I say I said/
    He said nothing
    He agreed with his head/
    He just nodded like this………..
    Jay Z A Dream

  • Real-life bully

    “I used to cop feels on a bitch/
    now I throw shields on the dick/
    to stop it from that H.I.V shit.
    And niggaz know they soft like a twinkie fillin’/
    Playin the villian/
    Prepare for this rap killin” -B.I.G.

    “Friend or foe,yo state ur biz/
    Hmmm,u tend to doe,well,there it is/
    Me? I run the show. Oh,and these kids?/
    Don’t like nobody comin”round here fuckin’ wit their doe for shit. “-Jay-Z

    “At night I can’t sleep,I toss and turn/
    Candlesticks in the dark/
    Because my body’s being burned”-Scarface

    “1,2,3 and to the fo’/
    Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre is at the do’/
    Ready to make an entrance, so back on up..”
    -Snoop

    “I’m like the dow jones of rap, my stock is high/
    And it never was all love,so stop the lies/
    Muthafuckaz’ll blow your brains out,and watch u bleed/
    The same niggaz that u trust,let ‘em watch ur seed”- Jadakiss

    “I went to the free clinic,it was filled to capacity/
    How bad could a piece of ass be?”-Ice Cube

    “Going,going,Gone.
    I dialed 911 a long time ago/
    Don’t you see how late they’re reactin?”
    -Chuck-D

    “Many men,wish death upon me/
    blood in my eye,dog and I can’t see/
    I’m tryin be what I’m destined to be/
    And niggaz wanna take my life away”-50 cent

    “I got my mind on my money,money on my mind/
    Finger on the trigger,hand on my nine”-2pac

    “I sip the dom-p,watchin Ghandi,til I’m charged/
    Writin in my book of rhymes/
    All the words past the margin”-Nas

    Damn,I miss Hip-Hop.

  • http://colby-sempek.com Ghost

    I’ve always liked the Sticky Fingaz verse on “Remember Me?”

    Niggas that take no for an answer/get told no/Yeah I’ve been told no before but it was like/No! NO! NOOO!

    The rest of the verse is insane too…

  • Trickdd

    Now tell me who wanna fuck with us/ ashes to ashes dust to dust/ I bang and let you fucking brains hang snitches. “Bad Boys” Shyne

  • Pots

    “The bling bling era was cute but its about to be done/ill leave you full of clipse like the moon blocking the sun/my metaphors are dirty like herpes but harder to catch/like an escape tunnel in prison i started in scratch”
    -Immortal Technique, Industrial Revolution

  • Ghostwriter420

    Ayo regardless of rain or snow/sleet or hail/ i kick street tails, chokin niggaz like im sprewell. -cormega, banned from tv.

    Back in the day we were slaves/whips and chains/its tradition/all i got, whips and chains/all i did, flip some cain/now a nigga sick of the range/only a new 6 could fix the pain. Cam’ron, banned from tv.

    Dont come at me with no bullshit/use caution/ cuz when i wet shit/i dead shit/ like abortions.. dmx, niggaz done started somethin.

    Im a monster, i sleep whole winters wake up and spit summers/ghetto nigga, puttin up will smith numbers.. Jay-z, forgot the name of that posse cuz on X’s 3rd album.

    Things just aint the same for gangsta’s/but im a little to famous to shoot these pranksters/all of these rap singers claiming the bangers/doin all sorts of twisted shit with they fingers.. Jay-z, the watcher 2

    Who hard/yo i done heard worse/ we can get in 2 cars and ecselerate at each other to see which one’ll swerve first/ 2 blind bandits panicked/who’s mental capacity holds that of a globe on top of 9 other planets. royce da 5’9, bad meets evil.

    Mothafuckas say that im foolish/i only talk about jewels/do you fools listen or to music/or do you just skim through it. Jay-z, renegades

    Since im in a position to talk to these kids and the listen/i aint no politician/but i’ll kick it with them a minute/cuz see the call me a menace/and if the shoe fits i’ll wear/but if it dont/then ya’ll will swallow the truth/grin and bear it.. em, renegades.

    Your reign on the top was short like leprechauns/as i crush so called willies/thugs, and rappa dons.. Biggie, Kick in the door.

    B.I.G/P.O.P.P.A/no info for the D.E.A/ FEDERAL AGENTS MAD CUZ IM FLAGRANT/TAPPED MY CELL AND THE PHONE IN THE BASEMENT.. Biggie, mo money mo problems.

    Tons more homey…

  • anutha_level

    “i was raised in the city/shitty…eva since i was a itty-bitty kiddie drankin liquor out my momma’s titty/and smokin weed was an everyday thang in my household/and drinkin liquor til you out cold…”

    tupac-’pain’:above the rim soundtrack

  • BORN IN THE NORTH, RAISED IN THE SOUTH

    “It ain’t hard to tell/ I excel, then prevail/ The mic is contacted/ I attract clientele/ My mic check is life or death/Breathing the sniper’s breath/I exhale the yellow smoke of Buddha thru righteous steps…”

    Come the fuck on, man. No contest….

  • BIGNAT

    EVERYBODY PUT UP THE BEST SHIT.I GUESS I WILL DO SOME MF DOOM BECAUSE I THINK NO ONE WOULD PUT SOME UP

    THESE OLD THING ABOUT TO THROW THEM AWAY/ WITH THE GOLD RINGS THAT MAKE THEM DON’T FIT LIKE O-JAY/ USUALLY I TAKE THEM OFF WITH OIL OF O LAY/ MC’S LIKE CRABS IN A BARREL PASS THE OLD BAY/

    THERES ONLY ONE BEER LEFT/ RAPPERS SCREAMING ALL IN OUR EARS LIKE WERE DEAF/ TEMP ME DO A NUMBER ON THE LABEL/ EAT UP ALL THERE MC’S AND DRINK THEM UNDER THE TABLE/

    LIVING OFF BORROWED TIME THE CLOCK TICKS FASTER/ THAT WILL BE THE HOUR THEY KNOCK THE SLICK BLASTER/ DICK DASTERLY AND MUTTLEY WITH SLICK LAUGHTER/ A GUN FIGHT AND THEY COME TO CUT THE MIX MASTER/

    HOW DOOM HOLD HEAT AND PREACH NON VIOLENCE/ SSHHHH HE ABOUT TO START THE SPEECH COME ON SILENCE/ ON ONE STAIRY NIGHT I SAW THE LIGHT/ HEARD A VOICE THAT SOUND LIKE BARRY WHITE SAID SHOW YOU RIGHT/

  • GUMBO

    “THEY SAY THE 60′S WAS CRAZY,BUT THE 80′S WAS WORSE/CRACK FUCKED BLACKS AND GAVE BIRTH TO A CURSE”-PAT’S JUSTICE DEF POETRY

  • capcobra

    rappers stepping to me..they wanna get some/but i’m the kane so yo you know the outcome….

  • divacs

    allow me to re-introduce myself my name is hov,
    h to the o v,
    i used to move snowflakes by the o z,
    i guess even back then u can call me,
    ceo of the roc hov

  • divine

    Say what?
    peter piper-
    to hell with childish rhymes
    cause this jam is just movin
    The crowd is steady groovin
    To a supersonic pace
    with highs and STUPID BASS
    With some pep
    and the step
    Cause the beat is so funky the pace is well kept
    Cause we’re..Ultra..

  • http://myspace.com/pimpazimiz Deez Da Beast

    “So I’m watchin’ her fine ass walk 2 my bedroom, and thought to myself ‘That’s the shape of things to come.’ She said ‘why in the club you don’t make it precipitate, you know make it rain when you can make it thunderstorm.’”

    Andre 3000-Da Art of Storytellin’ Pt.4

    “I am The wrong nigga to cross and the first nigga to jam With the A K cuatro siete or a microphone in hand God dam Generation uno dungeon fam The lab is filled with potions of emotions out the ass

    Big Boi-Royal Flush

    “Mister Buster, where the fuck ya at?
    Can’t scrap a lick, so I know ya got your gat.
    Your dick on hard, from fuckin your road dogs.
    The hood you threw up with, niggaz you grew up with Don’t even respect your ass.”

    Dr. Dre-Dre Day

    “Niggaz that take no for an answer, get told no
    Yeah I been told no but it was more like, “No, no, no!!!”

    Sticky Fingaz- Eminem “Remember Me”

    “Fresh checkerboard Vans and a tee shirt and its goin’ down, but she first”

    Lil’ Wayne-Pussy MVP

    “Milky, and I’m back My ace in the hole was this brand new track”

    LL Cool J-Jack The Ripper

    “What’s up kid? I know shit is rough doing your bid When the cops came you should’ve slid to my crib Fuck it black, no time for looking back it’s done Plus congratulations you know you got a son”

    Nas-One Love

    “When I met you I admit my first thoughts was to trick/You look so good huh, I suck on your daddy’s dick”

    Biggie-Me & My Bitch

    “Hey, you, get off my cloud You don’t know me and you don’t know my style Who be gettin flam when they come to a jam? Here I am here I am, the Method Man Patty cake patty cake hey the method man

    Method Man-M-E-T-H-O-D Man

    I can keep on goin

  • Rae Tha Great

    Jay-Z Regrets – I sold it all from crack to o pium in third person
    I don’t wanna see em so I’m rehearsin
    with my peoples high to GM from a remote lo cation
    in the BM scopin the whole situation like “Dayamm!”
    Metamorphic as the dope turns to cre am
    but one of these buyers got eyes like a Korean
    It’s difficult to read em the windows to his soul
    are half closed I put the key in
    Pulled off slow hopin my people flee-in
    Chink tried to knock the only link that tied me in
    Coppers was watchin us through nighttime binoculars
    This time they got us on tape, exchangin dope for dollars
    Make me wanna, holler back at the crib in the sauna
    Prayin my people bailed out like Time/Warner
    Awaitin call, from his kin not the coroner
    Phone in my hand, nervous confined to a corner
    Beads of sweat second thoughts on my mind
    How can I ease the stress and learn to live with these regrets
    This time… stress… givin this shit up… fuck

  • DesertEagle

    Ayo i put it on a nigga/ shit it on a nigga/ turn a christian to a certified sinner….

    – Redman ” 1,2,3,4″

    seven execution style murders/ i have no remorse cuz im the fuckin murderer/ haven’t you ever heard of a, killa/(BOOOOOOM)/ I drop bombs like hiroshima

    RBX ” High Powered”

    who shot ya?/Seperate the weak from the ob-solete/Hard to creep/ them Brooklyn streets/It’s on nigga, fuck all that bickering beef/
    I can hear sweat trickling down your cheek/
    Your heartbeat sound like Sasquatch feet/
    Thundering, shaking the concrete/.

    I seen the light excite all the freaks/
    Stack mad chips, spread love with my peeps/

    -biggie ” who shot ya”

    its the method man for short mr meth/ MOVE IT ON YOUR LEFT AHH!!

    method man ” protect ya neck”

    Hustler, bad motherfucker/
    Brooklyn to the rucker, Cali and back,
    Court cases pendin, all the blood drug money spendin/
    Ferrari engines leave your whole fuckin block tremblin/

    -shyne

    It’s the J-A-D-A /I got beef with the feds and the D-A/
    I got footage in the game press replay/
    I got bitches in the club all over me ma take it e-asy/

    jadakiss- put ya hands up

    and my personal favorite

    Yes yes y’all (yes y’all!) /
    who got the vibe it’s the Tribe y’all (Tribe y’all!)/
    real live y’all (live y’all!)/
    Inside outside come around… (who’s that??) Browwwwwwwwn

    charlie brown ” whats the scenario”

  • Lord Maximus

    How about these:

    “It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up magazine, salt n pepa and heavy d up in the limousine” – Notorious BIG “Juicy”

    “Ren is the villian and you’re just a hostage, so whenever I’m steppin cover your head like an ostrich” – NWA (MC Ren) “If It Ain’t Ruff”

    “Yeah, in-slum-national, underground, thunder pounds when I stomp the ground, like a million elephants or silverback orangutangs, you can’t stop a train” – Outkast (Andre 3000) “B.O.B.”

  • Chris

    another small time cat with a million dollar fetish. learned my 1st lesson in jail from a peasant. said he was pleasant, happy to be present. said he he past due, he should have been in the essence. streets is your girl, treat it like your wife. you can flirt around with drugs, but don’t hit the pipe. you can mess around with guns, but death ain’t right. hold your breath next step, life ain’t right. If you with the wrong cats then your cypher ain’t tight. Styles hit the dark side, show ‘em the light. co-defendant to the ice that freezes MCs ……-Styles P, not to be fucked with… MPR

  • Brian

    Now, my oral demonstration be like clitoral stimulation
    to the female gender, ain’t nothin better
    Let me know when it’s wet enough to enter
    If not I’ll wait, because the future of the world depends on
    Therefore, if not the child we raise gon’ have that nigga syndrome
    Or will it know to be the hard regardless of the skintone
    I really feel that if we tune it, it just might get picked on

    3 Stacks is ill. All those biggie and jay z lines are classic too though.

  • http://www.myspace.com/the_trap_boy El Negro(cHi-tOwn)

    i aint tht big of a g-unit fan ne moer but 50 cent killed the victory 2004 freestyle wen he opened up

    ” yo we cant stay alive forever/ but wen shit hits the fans then we might as well die together/im high as ever/ mo hoes n mo cheddar/gunit we move around witht them pounds n barettas/……
    oh yeah and i cant forgit nas on ether i dnt even gotta write tht dwn if u a tru hiphop fan u heard it

  • boss

    I used to be in love with this bitch named E&J / Don’t fuck with her no more, now I fuck with Tanqueray / Tanqueray introduced me to her first cousin Gold / Last name “English” and her first name “Olde”

  • Ali

    haha sick ass topic…..Deck on Triumph is sick i was gonna put that but it was taken…jay on public service is crazy too….here’s some….iono if sum1 put em already i dont feel like reading them all lol

    “I rap for listeners, blunt heads, fly ladies and prisoners
    Henessey holders and old school niggaz, then I be dissin a
    unofficial that smoke woolie thai
    I dropped out of Kooley High, gassed up by a cokehead cutie pie”

    Nas – Memory Lane

    “out on bail fresh outta jail california dreamin, soon as i step on the scene im hearin hoochies screamin, fiendin for money & alcohol the life of the westside, playa where cowards die its our ball”

    Pac – Cali Love

    “in she came with that same tight game, the type of girl that give out the fake cell phone & name, BIG things she like cats with BIG thangs, jewels chips money clips phone flips the 6 range”

    Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty

    “Well i was fit that wonderama shit
    Me and my conglomerate
    Share remain anonymous
    Caught up in the finest shit
    Live out by dreams until my heart get vowed
    And while we crave you know exactly what the shits about”

    Jay – Dead Presidents

    damn I could do this all day lol

  • ErvGotti85

    See I was — born in sewage, born to make bomb music
    Flow tight like I was born Jewish
    Used the streets as a conduit – I kept arms
    38 longs inside my mom’s Buick
    At any given moment Shawn could lose it, be on the news
    Iron cuffs – arms through it; or stuffed with embalmin fluid
    Shit, I’m goin through it – mom dukes too
    Tears streamin down her pretty face, she got her palms to it

    Jay-Z – This Can’t Be Life

  • RJ

    EVERYBODY IS SLIPPIN 4REAL!!! Yall 4got The greatest line??? “It was all a dream/I used 2 read Word-Up magazine/Salt-n-peppa & Heavy D up in a limousine… CLASSIC!!! that song is 4real timeless. B.I.G.

  • T to The G: HOV All Day

    I remove your roof nigga let the sun shine in,
    Thirty-eight waist, enough to put one nine in,
    Really a thirty-six without the gun I’m thin,
    but when the gat is tucked, I’m fat as fuck
    Ignorant bastard, I’m takin it back to day one
    No kids, but trust me I know how to raise a gun
    For niggaz that think I spend my days in the sun

    Come and get me

    They say they never really miss you ’til you dead or you gone
    So on that note I’m leavin after this song
    See you ain’t gotta feel no way about Jay so long
    At least let me tell you why I’m this way, hold on
    I was conceived by Gloria Carter and Adnus Reeves
    Who made love under the sycamore tree

    12/4

    I’m still here my frair I know the cuts I bear
    They like, that’s why they call you Hov I’m like yea

    Dig a hole

    I’m a B.K. brawler
    Marcy projects hallway loiterer
    Pure coke copper, get your order up

    Welcome to NYC

    Guess who’s bizack?
    You still smellin crack in my clothes
    Don’t make me have to relapse on these hoes
    Take it back out to taxin them roads
    When I was huggin it, niggaz couldn’t do nuttin wit it
    Straight from the oven wit it – came from the dirt
    I emerged from it all without a stain on my shirt

    Guess Who’s Back

    Uh, more than a hustla I’m the definition of it
    Master chef, lord of the kitchen cupboard
    More than a street legend, homey it’s Hova
    More than a relief pitcher, I’m the closer
    The Mariano of the Mariott, ah
    If money talks, the whole world’s bout to hear me out
    See I’m a hustler’s hope, I’m not his pipe dreams
    So when they speak of success, I’m what they might mean

    Go Crazy remix

    Yo, first I snatched the streets then I snatched the charts
    First I had they ear, now I have their heart
    Rappers came and went, I’ve been here from the start
    I seen them put it together, watched them take it apart
    Seen the rovers roll up wit ribbons
    I seen them re-po’d, re-sold then re-driven
    So when I reload, he holds #1 position
    When you hot I’m hot
    And when your feet cold, mines is sizzelin
    It’s plain to see, niggaz can’t fuck with me
    Cuz I’m a be that nigga for life
    This is not an image, this is God given
    This is hard livin, mixed with crystall sippin
    It’s the most consistent, Hov

    Never let me down

    I’m from where the hammer’s rung, New’s cameras never come
    You and your man houndin’ every verse in your rhyme
    where the grams is slung, niggas vanish every summer
    Where the blue vans would come, we throw the work in the can and run

    Where Im from

    Good dudes – I know you love me like cooked food
    Even though a nigga got move like a crook move
    We was together on the block since free lunch
    We shoulda been together havin 4 Seasons brunch

    song cry

    Okay Im done

  • HOV All Day

    I remove your roof nigga let the sun shine in,
    Thirty-eight waist, enough to put one nine in,
    Really a thirty-six without the gun I’m thin,
    but when the gat is tucked, I’m fat as fuck
    Ignorant bastard, I’m takin it back to day one
    No kids, but trust me I know how to raise a gun
    For niggaz that think I spend my days in the sun

    Come and get me

    They say they never really miss you ’til you dead or you gone
    So on that note I’m leavin after this song
    See you ain’t gotta feel no way about Jay so long
    At least let me tell you why I’m this way, hold on
    I was conceived by Gloria Carter and Adnus Reeves
    Who made love under the sycamore tree

    12/4

    I’m still here my frair I know the cuts I bear
    They like, that’s why they call you Hov I’m like yea

    Dig a hole

    I’m a B.K. brawler
    Marcy projects hallway loiterer
    Pure coke copper, get your order up

    Welcome to NYC

    Guess who’s bizack?
    You still smellin crack in my clothes
    Don’t make me have to relapse on these hoes
    Take it back out to taxin them roads
    When I was huggin it, niggaz couldn’t do nuttin wit it
    Straight from the oven wit it – came from the dirt
    I emerged from it all without a stain on my shirt

    Guess Who’s Back

    Uh, more than a hustla I’m the definition of it
    Master chef, lord of the kitchen cupboard
    More than a street legend, homey it’s Hova
    More than a relief pitcher, I’m the closer
    The Mariano of the Mariott, ah
    If money talks, the whole world’s bout to hear me out
    See I’m a hustler’s hope, I’m not his pipe dreams
    So when they speak of success, I’m what they might mean

    Go Crazy remix

    Yo, first I snatched the streets then I snatched the charts
    First I had they ear, now I have their heart
    Rappers came and went, I’ve been here from the start
    I seen them put it together, watched them take it apart
    Seen the rovers roll up wit ribbons
    I seen them re-po’d, re-sold then re-driven
    So when I reload, he holds #1 position
    When you hot I’m hot
    And when your feet cold, mines is sizzelin
    It’s plain to see, niggaz can’t fuck with me
    Cuz I’m a be that nigga for life
    This is not an image, this is God given
    This is hard livin, mixed with crystall sippin
    It’s the most consistent, Hov

    Never let me down

    I’m from where the hammer’s rung, New’s cameras never come
    You and your man houndin’ every verse in your rhyme
    where the grams is slung, niggas vanish every summer
    Where the blue vans would come, we throw the work in the can and run

    Where Im from

    Good dudes – I know you love me like cooked food
    Even though a nigga got move like a crook move
    We was together on the block since free lunch
    We shoulda been together havin 4 Seasons brunch

    song cry

    Okay Im done

  • JP

    Best post ever!!

    Could read this all day, this takes a nigga back to the days when hip hop was alive!

  • http://www.justice.gov.za Chiliz

    I wake up in the morning & asked myself is life worth living or should i blast myself.
    I’m tired of being poor & my stomach hurt ,so i’m looking 4 a purse 2 snatch.
    Cops don’t give a damn about a n** shoot a n** he’s a hero. “Changes” off 2pac’s G8test hits

  • prevster

    I put my lifeline in between the paper’s lines
    I’m the quiet storm nigger that write rhymes

    P – Mobb Deep

  • Facefax

    I’m here to make a dollar outta 15 cents,
    an let my balls swing like Im on the toilet takin a sh*t,
    My style is all that plus a big bag of chips with the dip
    f*ck all that sensuous shit.

    I Shot Ya remix – Kieth Murray

  • Facefax

    While Im watchin every n*gga watchin me closely,
    My shit is butter for the bread they wanna toast me.

    Can I live – Jay-Z

  • facefax

    Solid gold crown be shinin and blindin like some diamonds/I be reclining on cloud in the sky with silver linings/Double breasted, bullet proof vested, well protected/
    The heart the rib cage the chest and solar plexus/Castin stones, crackin two-hundred and six bones/And watch yo’ ass get blown to a sea of fire and brimstone

    Wu Gambinos – RZA

  • D.L.

    Wow.. Only one Mos Def and NO PHAROAHE MONCH!!?!??!

    Mos Def

    Say my name, say my name
    Observe how I stake my claim, I independently lay it down
    and played my game, my own two raise my flame
    Cause dick ridin ain’t my thang
    I earned what they said I wouldn’t
    I got it the way they said I couldn’t
    But now I’m gettin it and they whole grill is crooked – Oh No

    One for Charlie Hustle, two for Steady Rock
    Three for the fourth comin live future shock
    It’s five dimensions, six senses
    Seven firmaments of heaven to hell
    8 Million Stories to tell
    Nine planets faithfully keep in orbit
    with the probable tenth, the universe expands length
    The body of my text posess extra strength
    Power-liftin powerless up, out of this, towerin inferno
    My ink so hot it burn through the journal
    I’m blacker than midnight on Broadway and Myrtle
    Hip-Hop past all your tall social hurdles
    like the nationwide projects, prison-industry complex
    Working class poor better keep your alarm set
    Streets too loud to ever hear freedom ring
    Say evacuate your sleep, it’s dangerous to dream
    for cha-ching cats get {{they}} CHA-POW, {{you}} dead now
    Killin fields need blood to graze the cash cow
    {{It’s a numbers game}}, but shit don’t add up somehow
    Like I got, sixteen to thirty-two bars to rock it
    but only 15% of profits, ever see my pockets like
    sixty-nine billion in the last twenty years
    spent on national defense but folks still live in fear like
    nearly half of America’s largest cities is one-quarter black
    That’s why they gave Ricky Ross all the crack
    Sixteen ounces to a pound, twenty more to a ki
    A five minute sentence hearing and you’re no longer free
    40% of Americans own a cell phone
    so they can hear, everything that you say when you ain’t home
    I guess, Michael Jackson was right, “You Are Not Alone”
    Rock your hardhat black cause you in the Terrordome
    full of hard niggaz, large niggaz, dice tumblers
    Young teens and prison greens facin life numbers
    Crack mothers, crack babies and AIDS patients
    Young bloods can’t spell but they could rock you in PlayStation
    This new math is whippin motherfuckers ass
    You wanna know how to rhyme you better learn how to add
    It’s mathematics – Fuck the opening that whole verse is SICK!!!!

    Pharoahe Monch

    Pharoahe-fuckin-Monch, ain’t a damn thang changed
    You all up in the Range, then your shit’s inebriated
    Phased from your original plan, you deviated
    I alleviated the pain, with a long-term goal
    Took my underground loot, without the gold
    You sold platinum round the world, I sold wood in the hood
    But when I’m in the street, then shit it’s all good – Simon Says

    How many niggaz who will actually kill still rhymin?
    How many niggaz who are actually signed still killin? ..
    .. and when it comes to killin a mic, they ain’t willin
    And I’m supposed to be shook? that’s the shit that kills me – Ghost W**D Interlude from De La Soul Artificial Intellegence

  • Facefax

    I don’t give a F*CK who you are, so F*CK who you are/I don’t care about a pretty b*tch, watch or a car/I don’t care about your block and whoever you shot/I don’t care about your album and whenever it drop/I don’t care about your past if I did I woulda asked
    I’m too busy lightin ‘dro with a whole lotta hash/Far as this rap shit, I’m ten steps ahead of n*ggas/Shootin backwards, just for practice

    Reservoir dogs – Styles P

  • MJ2019

    The takeover, the break’s over nigga
    God MC, me, Jay-Hova
    Hey lil’ soldier you ain’t ready for war
    R.O.C. too strong for y’all
    It’s like bringin a knife to a gunfight, pen to a test
    Your chest in the line of fire witcha thin-ass vest
    You bringin them Boyz II Men, HOW them boys gon’ win?
    This is grown man BIA, get you rolled into triage
    Biatch

  • jm

    this shit isn’t even close…you could list every opening line from:

    ice cube 86-91
    biggie and nas 93-95

    and every pac line from 95 until he died

    …no contest…oh yeah, inspectah deck and redman had some really good ones too

  • FaceFax

    Who shot ya?
    Seperate the weak from the ob-solete/
    Hard to creep them Brooklyn streets
    It’s on nigga/F*ck alll that bickering beef/I can see sweat trickling down your cheek

    Who Shot Ya – Biggie

  • UNCLE SAM

    MOTHERFUCKER IMA MONSTER IN THIS GAME/ SIMILAR 2 THE LOC NESS/ MY RHYMES ARE NAPPY ROOTED/ SOME VERSES GOTTA PROCESS/ THE TRUTH IN THE BOOTH/ AINT NO DOUBTS WHEN IM RAPPIN/ IF I SAID IT I BE DONE DONE IT OR ITS BOUT 2 HAPPENED

  • Mr. Shaw

    Inspectah Deck-Triumph

    Ya’ll mythological niggas is comical, the astronomical is comin through like the flu bombin you…
    Keith Murray-The Most Beautifullest Thing

    I be what is known as a bandit, you gotta hand it to me when you truly understand it, cause if you fail to see read it in braile…
    Ice Cube-Parental Discretion

    It’s the incredible, the lyrical, you can’t be me, like Niecy its gonna take a miracle to see me…
    Kurupt-New York, New York

  • L Boogs

    yo how could yall forget Sigel what’s realer than this:

    I hear this voice in the back of my mind
    like “Mac maintain, just grind, dog, better yourself”
    So what I do?, I take heed and pick up the pace
    can’t explain it when I pick up my son & look at my face

    Beanie Sigel- Nothing like it

  • http://ricosuaveatl.blogspot.com ricosuaveATL

    “I came into this world high as a bird
    From secondhand cocaine powder, I know that absurd…”
    Andre 3000- Babylon

    “One for the money, yes sir two for the show
    A couple of years agon on Headland and Delowe
    Was the start of something good
    When me and my niga rode the Marta thru the hood…”
    Andre-Elevators

  • http://www.yahoo.com Dra$t-iQ Alkoholik

    “i play ma enemies like a game of chess/ where i rest,no stress? and I dont smoke sass/unless i must confess my destiny I manifest”-lauryn hill:ready or not

    “i aint a killa but don’t push me/ revenge is like the sweetest joy next to getting pussy-2pac”:hail mary

    “when it comes to sex am similar/to the thriler in manilla/ honeys call me Bigger/the condom filler-Biggy”:1 mo chance

    “since am in a position/to talk to these kids and they listen/man, I aint no politician/but I kick it with em in a minute/you see they call me a menace/and if the shoe fits I wear it”-eminem:renegade

  • DJ

    I grab my dick, spit
    hit the blinker, split
    the dutch corona
    totin’ irons without permits

    Redman on K.I.M. on one of EPMD albums, I think back in business.

  • http://www.myspace.com/tecstashsounds WreckAB

    Yall For got Bout Jeru

    You wanna fuck whaaaat?!? Jump up and get bucked
    if you feelin Lucky Duck then Press ya luck
    I snatch fake gansta Mcees and make’em Faggat flambey
    Your Nine Spray
    My Mind Spray Malignant Mists…..
    Jeru Da Damaja “Come Clean

    of Course Big
    I Poppa freaks all the honeys
    Dummies, Playboy Bunnies, Those wantin’ money
    That’s the ones I like cuz they don’t get Nathan But Penetration
    Unless it smells like sanitation, garbage I turn like Dorrknobs
    Heart Throb, never, Black and ugly as ever
    However I stay Coogi
    Down to the socks Rings and Watch filled with rocks
    and my jam knocks in the Mitsubishi
    Girls pee pee when they see me…….LMMFAO!!!!
    Nava’hoes’ creep me in they tepee…..dat nigga was wrong!!!..LOL!!!!
    Notorious B.I.G.
    One More Chance

  • http://sohh Blessedone

    multilpe gunshots fill the block the fun stops,niggas call the cops people shot nobody stop,i wonder when the world stop caring last nite two kids shot while the whole block staring. Tupac:staring through my rearview. PROPHECY AT ITS BEST.

  • L Boogs

    PLZ yall sleeping on my man Beans: how real is this:

    sometimes I feel ahead of myself
    I hear this voice in the back of my mind
    like “Mac maintain, just grind, dog, better yourself”
    So what I do?, I take heed and pick up the pace
    can’t explain it when I pick up my son & look at my face
    I’m like a black rose growin’ in the concrete crack in the pavement
    there that voice go again “Mac practice for greatness,
    get paid for them immaculate statements”
    Keep thinkin of them hotlines, like a physic, I can’t explain it
    Beanie Sigel- Nothing like it
    There’s no pen when I write it, there’s nothing like it..

  • Rockman

    Whoever said birds fly south for the winter is a damn lie
    I got em right here and if i dont like u da grams high.
    Take it or leave soon as a fiend taste it he need it
    Make em smoke it right in front of you to make you believe it.

  • Rahman

    Whoever said birds fly south for the winter is a damn lie
    I got em right here and if I dont like you the grams high
    Take it or leave it soon as a fiend taste it he need it
    Make em smoke it right it fron of you to make you believe it

    jada Kiss

  • KTOWNKILLA

    “i be that insane nigga from the psycho ward/im on the trigga/plus i got the wu tang sword”-method man 7th chamber
    “when i die fuck it i want to go to hell/cause im a piece of shit it ain’t hard to fuckin’ tell” B.I.G. Suicidal Thoughts
    “im just a smoky boy/ im from the land of the lost you can’t see me/ like charlie’s angels boss” redman can’t wait
    DJ Paul is a dog/ one you do not trust/you leave your green around me/ nigga yo green gon’ get lit up

  • http://blackplanet.com Big Doc

    WHEN U THINK OF ME U THINK OF PROBLEM/ WHO WHAT WHEN/ AND HOW U GON SOLVE ‘EM/ AUTOMATIC OR REVOLVER/ K-I-DOUBLE S-IN/ HERES THE LESSON/ MOST BEAMS IS INFRARED BUT MINES IS FLUORESCENT

  • Shadow

    Yo, sit back relax catchin contacts/
    sip your congnac /and lets all wash this money through this laundry mat/ sneak attack a new cat /sick back worth top dollar/ in fact touch mines and i react like a Rottweiler/
    Az-Affirmative Action
    I get a little man mad cause im flossin bad
    i aint a wrestler but ill put your bitch in a boston crab LLoyd banks -Bad news
    My son asked Daddy why carry a gun you aint a cop /looked at him and said sometimes you gotta shoot or get shot/wanna go to show and tell and show the class my glock 50Cent-Bump dat street mix
    UHH I dreams Filthy/My Moms and pops mixed in with Jamaican Rum and Whiskey Notorious B.I.G. -MY downfall

  • http://eyefivestyle.blogspot.com a.lo

    hand down
    new nas
    ” I JUST BURNT MY AMERICAN FLAG”

    • Professor

      co-sign co-sign co-sign

  • SteveTaylorTheSuperhero4Hire

    ODB Brooklyn Zoo Intro………Hands Down.

  • http://www.greenlightprint.com SteveTaylorTheSuperhero4Hire

    I came to bring the pain/hardcore from the brain……..Method Man

  • Trickdd

    Anybody wanna muthafucking die come see I who me T Double D nigga thats right that muthafucking me nigga and god dammit if I said it I muthafucking meant it if its fully I muthafucking spit it fuck who ever I offended hold on wait one muthafucking minute. Trick Daddy “can’t fuck wit the south”

  • Facefax

    Now these pussy n*ggaz putting money on my head/Go on and get your refund motherf*cker, I ain’t dead

    Many Men – Fifty

    Mack, bitch – I move blocks and pounds/I move out with small blocks from towns

    Beanie – Beans

  • D-MAN

    WHEN IT COMES TO SEX, I AM SILMILIAR TO THE THRILLER AND MANILLA, LADIES CALL ME BIGGER THE CONDOM FILLER………

    BIGGIE SMALLS -ONE MORE CHANCE-

  • DADDY LONG

    SOULJAH BOI UP IN THIS HOE WATCH ME LEAN AND WATCH ME ROLE, NOW WATCH ME SUPERMAN THAT HOE
    CRANK THAT
    A SOULJAH BOI CAN WE GET A AUTOGRAPH? YA TRICK YA

    SOULJAH BOI GREATEST MC EVER

  • chillin mayne

    mic check one two, on da way to third / flow sick, put a straitjacket on my words..
    weezy

    hakeem’ trunk gleam, unlock, pop and beam, / kickers soundin like my trunk just swallowed a soccer team ….
    chamillionaire

  • KFrizzle

    N-n-n-now, my flow/Is in the pocket like wallets/I got the bounce like hydrolics/I can’t call it/I got the swerve like alchoooool-ics/My freshman year I was goin through hella problems/Still I/built up the nerve to drop my ass up outta collllllll-ege/My teacher said I’se a loser/I told her why don’t you kill me/I gives a fuck if you fail me/I’m gonna folllllllllll-ow, My heart…

    Kanye, Get Em High

  • richie

    a yo 5 slash 30 slash 7 fo (4) a lil bro was born with the mind of a phycho they first knew i was a crazy nigga when my mother came home and found out i killed the babysitter(big L devils song new lyrics amsterdam)

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    LL Cool J is hard as Hell
    Battle anybody I don’t care if you tell
    I excel, they all fail
    I’m gonna crack shells, Double-L must rock the bells

    -Rock the Bells

    .. and the best is

    La-di-da-di…
    La-di-da-di…
    La-di, da-di!
    Yo peep this

    La-di-da-di, we like to party
    We don’t cause trouble, we don’t bother nobody
    We’re, just some men that’s on the mic
    And when we rock upon the mic we rock the mic RIGHT

    when you hear that La-di-da-di intro, you can’t help but to sing the whole song

    • Chris S

      …ya know…there were a lot of posts where i said, “THAT’S THE ONE”…only to find another line i forgot about…

      but La Di Da Di on the other hand…thats probably the best ever. no wordplay, metaphores, or tricky rhyming. but for some reason, slick rick just sounds like the coolest guy of all time

  • http://xxlmag.com donstatuz07

    Can’t believe no one’s mentioned this one
    You lack the minerals and vitamins, iron and niasin, f**k who that I offend, rappers im bout to begin – OC – Times Up

    Gimme that beat fool, its a full time jack move
    Ice Cube – Jackin for beats.

    The employees of the year, yes we’re back to work, I took time off, some over rappers got jerked – EPMD – Sowatchyasayin

    You can get rugged ruff hard like P, u try to touch my man but you couldnt touch me you FAGGOT, no comp rapper on a quest – EPMD – Rampage

    Whos a Black Sheep, whats a Black sheep – The choice is yours

    I came to bring the pain hardcore to the brain, lets go inside my astralplane -Meth – Bring the pain

  • http://ironsquare.gronsvart.com/#home Panik

    I’m the king of rock, there is none higher
    Sucker MC’s should call me sire
    To burn my kingdom, you must use fire
    I won’t stop rockin’ till I retire

  • blaktwan

    “I came to bring the pain hardcore from the brain/ Let’s go inside my astral plane.
    Find out my mental’s based on instrumental/
    records hey, so I can write monumental/
    Methods, I’m not the King/
    But niggaz is decaf I stick em for the CREAM”

    Method Man- Bring the Pain

    “I aint a killer but dont push me/ Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin pussy”

    2pac- Hail Mary

  • Professor

    I make ya bitch crew shit stools/i put a pistol in ya mouth and pull then i feed u to the pitbulls/dont even talk about a gun/the only 9 u got is 5 dollar bill and 4 ones/so i don’t care what none of yall niggas say/cuz anything that cant penetrate ricochets/rhymin wit me on a record/u mite as well have died and went to hell instead of heaven cuz my rhyme weapon is like a medieval torture method/yo 4 limbs tied to 4 horses all pullin in directions.

    Canibus: patriots

    Who the hell go defend you/i came here to offend you/yall rappers is food i put u on a menu…

    Papoose

  • Chris S

    “i murder a rhyme, one word at a time/you’ve never, heard of a mind as perverted as mine”

  • Jacob

    you lack the minerals and vitamins irons and the niacin/ fuck you that i offend rappers sit back i’m bout to begin-O.C. Time’s up

  • http://www.squidoo.com/glow-in-the-dark-stars-for-ceilings Gavin Bosco

    So North Korea has introduced a successor for the regime. This might in fact be a pretty good thing in that it might create a little stability to that tricky part of the world. There’s no doubt that it is not expected a Berlin Wall style situation will arise as a result best to go for a more softening tactic as has occured with China its key supporter

  • korbinpheenix

    ‘im rugged like rwanda’- bigg justoleum. gotta be top 5 ever