Set It Off

Yesterday on my way home I was bumpin’ Heltah Skeltah’s debut Nocturnal and for those that remember it started out with Rock asking “What was your dick doin’ in the milk, man?” I remember finding that shit amusing when I first heard it back in ’96, but what a weird ass way to start an album right. For the most part we tend to skip album intros, but when they are done right an intro can be pretty damn memorable. – Rob the Music Ed

ODB’s “Intro” on Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version: I remember copping this CD after school, jumping on the D train, throwing it in my CD Man and laughing hysterically (with tears coming from my eyes) when Ol’ Dirty started singing: “The first timmmmme, ever you sucked my dickkkkkkk.” Everyone on the train looked at me like I was a damn fool, but that shit was funny!

Raekwon’s “Striving For Perfection” on Only Built For Cuban Linx…: Wu had some of the best skits hands down. But “Striving For Perfection” was classic. It’s like you heard the pure desperation in Rae and Ghost’s voices as they planned out their last heist. It just set the tone for the whole album.

Makaveli’s “Intro/Bomb First” on The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory: Pac’s first posthumous album is a hands down classic. On “Intro/Bomb First” he continued his assault on Biggie, Mobb Deep and Jay-Z, but what was more controversial was whether or not Pac placed clues to his death on the track. Did he really say, “Suge shot me?” I know I must’ve played that back 100 times.

Nas’s “The Genesis” on Illmatic: Nas + Wildstyle = CLASSIC.

Big Pun’s “Intro” on Capital Punishment: Terror Squad found the perfect sound byte for the MC previously known as Big Moon Dog. Chucky from Fresh said it best: “X-Men baby stuff holmes, all they costumes and powers ain’t shit. Punisher that real dope homie.” He be sayin Bam, Bam, Bam; word to the new XXL cover!

Dr. Dre’s “Intro” on The Chronic: When Dre says “Welcome to Death Row” you really get the feeling that you’re in for some classic shit. Plus Snoop clowning Eazy and Jerry Heller is hella funny.

Jay-Z’s “Intro: Hand It Down” on Vol.2…Hard Knock Life: Whatever happened to Pain in the Ass, he had that Al Pacino shit down to a science. He even made me a believer when he said “Bleek is gonna be a good rapper, NEW, IMPROVED Jay-Z.” Oh well, so much for that. I like Bleek too, I’m just saying.

DMX’s “Intro” on It’s Dark and Hell is Hot: Dog, that’s my mans ‘n ‘em. Nuff said!

  • Pierzy

    Illmatic. Hands Down.

    The Chronic is 2nd…

    • http://www.myspace.com/fastlifearchitects miles archer

      Damn, ma’ fucker… I actually thought I beat you fa once.

      miles archer

      • Pierzy

        NADA

    • http://www.datpiff.com/Dont_Panic_Entertainment_Max_Profit_The_Drugs_Ar.m44293.html Max Profit

      NOTHING COMES CLOSE TO NAS & AZ ON IT WAS WRITTEN!

      • DETROIT

        “these niggas look faker than the new $100″

        GOOD CALL BRO, THAT WAS CLASSIC!

  • http://www.myspace.com/fastlifearchitects miles archer

    Pierzy

  • Pierzy

    And I’m glad I’m not the only one that listened to see if that really said “Suge shot me” over 100x

    • Around and Around

      Man who didn’t… I still have to listen at least twice when that track swings through on the pod

      Anyone know if Suge ever commented on that?

  • http://www.myspace.com/fastlifearchitects miles archer

    and now I continue…

    u prolly just named every one of my favorite intro’s, but my favorite has gotta be off “Ironman”.

    …”jus me n you, motherfucker… jus me n you… I’ll put trademarks around ya fuckin eyes…”

    CLASSIC!!!!!!

    miles archer

    • Chris

      I have that movie… It’s called the Education of Sonny Carson. Youtube it

    • DV8

      thats the one!!!!!

  • abdulnasir

    wait till my album drops… lol!

  • Creala

    Nas, Stillmatic intro. The best ever intro to a album period.

    • DETROIT

      I don’t know about best ever, but that was a classic intro. i forgot to put it on my list!

      on the real, my all time favorite is too short “don’t fight the intro” on get in where you fit in! the nigga used his old classic beat, told you bout all his albums in his flow, and then told you to “get in where you fit in before somebody check yo muthafuckin ass!”, he also reffered to his album as “some ‘ol rap shit”!

      no one ever talks about short on this site, “GET IN WHERE YOU FIT IN” is one of the best rap albums ever from start to finish!

      • Detroit Draper

        Git In Where U fit in is my fav Too Short album…man that shit was a classic and this comin from a dude who only 22 I love the old school rap. Ice Cube, Mc Eight, basically all the shit most guys my age have never even heard.

        • Dertoit Draper

          Why the hell are they blockin out my name now?….Detroit Draper

        • DETROIT

          i wonder why they censored your name?

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    I don’t think I’d throw this in for a “classic” intro, but it deserves mention; “Born Like This” intro is interesting. Makes you want to know what the hell is coming next.

    The intro to Ready To Die & Life After Death.

    Illmatic intro, no doubt. Favorite hip hop album ever.

    Redman’s Dare iz a Darkside intro.

    • Pierzy

      Red’s your man so I knew you’d be holding it down for him!

      Good call on the B.I.G. intros, especially Life After Death – brilliant how they picked up right from the end of “Suicidal Thoughts”

      • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

        Ha!

        But yeah, the Life After Death intro was so ill, I think I listened to that 3 or 4 times before I started bumping the rest of the album. RIP Biggie….

        *sidenote*
        When me & my boy Shad heard “Suge shot me”, we were so blasted, so we went through the whole CD over & over listening for little gems that people might miss. You’d be surprised how many little things he said/hinted @ about a lot of shit. Our conclusion though; Pac thought he was the second coming of Christ.

      • Pierzy

        Makaveli is such a great album…exactly for the reasons you said.

    • $ykotic

      UUUGGHHH!

      I was gonna drop “Dare Iz..”! Ya’ll got me stuck on that since last night!

      “Ok Redman, on the count of three I want you to forget how you did the last album…”

      And who the hell is Dr Trevis?

      • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

        @ $yk

        Yeah, I got stuck on a Redman kick last night myself. Finally downloaded “A Yo”. I have to cosign with it staying on repeat.

        “This is Dr. Trevis signing off…….”

        • Chris

          Doc’s Da Name’s intro was funny. ‘The City Where The Rats’ll Whoop Yo Muthafukin’ Ass Nigga!!!!!

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    THE INTRO ON BLUEPRINT 1- “RULER’S BACK”

    ANY LUDACRIS INTRO…. ESPECIALLY THE ONE ON “CHICKEN AND BEER” AND THE ONE ON “RELEASE THERAPY”

    “WE GOT IT FOR CHEAP” WAS A NICE INTRO

    “THE PRELUDE” OFF KINGDOM COME (FUCK YA’LL))

    THE INTRO TO “SPEAKERBOXX” WAS BY FAR ONE OF THE NASTIEST AND THAT BITCH DIDNT EVEN HAVE LYRICS…..THATS OUTKAST FO’ YO ASS!!!

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “SIX 12′S” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP))

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    aight now. im the young gun so i cant go all the way back when to some old school shit. i know ya’ll think the best intro is probably a skit or somethin. but me, 21yrs of age… i gotta go wit…..some shit i grew up on…..my PERSONAL favorite…..im listening 2 dis shit rite now…. THE CARTER II: THA MOBB.

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    damn. i totally forgot bout my nigga LUDACRIS. WORD OF MOUF INTRO definitley rite there w/ tha mobb. preciate dat PARIS, i was drawin a blank.

    • Jamal7Mile

      What up, Southside?

      Damn, I didn’t know you were THAT young! You talk real shit when you post (props).

      I’m telling you though, check out BIG’s “Ready To Die” for one helluva intro. Buy it if you got to. It’s DOPE and it ties you in to the rest of the album ..including the sick-ass outro “Suicidal Thoughts”..

      “Suicidal Thoughts” will fuck you up!! It’s a phone convo with Puff while he…

      you know what? Just buy it! INCREDIBLE!!!

      • Jamal7Mile

        “Ready To Die” starts with a newborn baby’s heartbeat.

        And it ends with (damn!!) a heartbeat canceling out due to BIG blowing his brains out while sitting on a motel bed having a phone convo with Puffy…

        Yo Big… Yo BIG!!!!

        damn…

  • og bobby j

    DMX joint is top notch…period…..

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    Oh shit!!!

    We’re being censored!

    Lmao!

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      Damn, I miss Datwan already……..[||]

      Bring back DT!

      Bring back DT!

      Bring back DT!

      • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

        LMMFAO @ them “un”censoring the thread……

        • Capital G

          DT is gone too? First YN then DT? What in the fuck is going on with these dudes? The recession is really fuckin shit up.

  • General

    I gotta give it to Luda on any of his CD’s, he always has a blazin intro where he just rips the track with some crazy bars

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ITS EXTREMELY FUCKIN FUCKIN FUCKIN FUCKIN FUCKIN GAY HOW FUCKIN GAY IT IS TO BE GAY FUCKIN ENOUGHT TO FUCKIN BLANK OUT EVERYBODY FUCKIN CURSE WORDS WIT MUFUCKIN ASTERISKS XXL!!!!!!

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “FUCK FUCK FUCK” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP))

    • Detroit Draper

      The crazy thing is they bleepin out Draper…thats my damn name.

  • Chris S

    Public Service Announcement
    Devil’s Night-D12

  • OG Matt Herbz

    The Intro to Wu-Tang Forever.

    Who the fuck does a 6+ min. intro?

  • General

    2nd favorite intro would be a tie between Above The Law’s-Black Mafia Life intro and NWA’s -EFIL4ZAGGIN intro

  • GMAN

    just got the cam’ron cd his intro is tight his cd is bangin

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    THE INTRO ON DEVIN THE DUDE-”WAITIN TO INHALE”

    THAT BOOM SHIT WAS FUCKIN FUNNY!!!!

    • latino heat

      @ Paris Pershun
      if you remember the Boom intro you got to remember the Zeldar intro off his 2nd album. that shit was hilarious.

      • PARIS PERSHUN

        YEAHHH!!!! I REMEMBER THAT HOE…. I WAS DEBATING WHETHER TO PUT THAT ONE OR THE “BOOM” SHIT

  • d.c.

    Snoop Doggy Dogg

    Doggy Style Intro

  • jake steed

    fuck shit ass bitch cunt shooby doo wop

  • Kenny

    Hov on the “Dynasty Intro”

  • DETROIT

    GOOD TOPIC!

    Here we go:

    Too Short: “Don’t fight the intro” on get in where you fit in!

    NWA: Niggas4Life Intro

    Mobb Deep: “the start of your ending” from infamous/”animal instinct” from hell on earth/”amerikas nightmare” from americas nightmare!

    Snoop: Doggystyle into

    Jay-Z: the Dynasty intro/”a million and one questions” from In My livetime Vol. 1.

    oh yea, and that chronic intro was crazy…i just wish someone rapped on it!

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    ONCE AGAIN — THE FUCKIN NTRO TO “SPEAKERBOXX” NOBODY RAPPED ON THAT BITCH AND IT WAS SICK AS SHIT…. WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL I WOULD LISTEN TO THAT BITCH BEFORE I WENT TO GO HOOP…..

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “SPEAKERBOXX” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP))

  • NotUrAverageJoe UK

    Common – Be Intro

    Ludacris – Southern Fried Intro
    (from Chicken-n-Beer)

    shit hot

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Intro to Luda’s first album ‘Back for the First Time” and DMX’s first album…striaght up sickness! Shit make you wanna body somebody straight up.

  • BGZ

    No Ready to Die?

  • http://freedomblogging.org Adam

    How can you forget the intros to Ice-T’s albums Power and Freedom of Speech?

  • mazemayhim

    The intro to Mescalen aka Messy Marv-Different Slanguages album. Unless u from da bay u ain’t gon know bout this. But, if you do know…I tip my hat to you. Now back to checkin face on my ho bitch

  • Mario

    Get Rich or Die Tryin’
    Short, Sweet, and Straight to the point….
    Fuck a dollar I’m all about 50 Cent.
    G-unit (What).

  • porter

    ima young’n so mines is that hon dynasty intro & weezy tha mobb

  • Arcey

    - Jay’s from The Dynasty (a full minute of beeat then he drops gem after gem)

    – Common’s from BE (dope lyrics and also the beginning of a great pairing i.e. him and Kanye)

    – Kanye’s from Graduation (It just felt like it exactly… good morning)

    – Mary J. Blige’s from Love & Life (cuz it brought back the vibe from My Life plus it was basically Jay rippin’ shit up)

    – Ghostface’s off Supreme clientele (My kids love Ironman so i get to tell them how great Ghost & Wu was/is to me)

    – Pain In Da Ass’ intro to “Brooklyn’s Finest”, for the same reason as you + I know this shit by heart. It also introduced one of the greatest rap duets… RIP B.I.G.

    of course the ones you mentioned.

    @ Detroit: I’ma try to go back & listen to some Too $hort ‘cuz, on the real, I never listened to him like that but he is a legend + for the love of diverse Hip-Hop

    • Detroit Draper

      Yea you should check out that particular album. Now I have’nt heard all of his albums but I’m pretty sure that has to be top 2 material if not 1. Great album though from beginning to end. Ant Banks pretty good on there too

      • DETROIT

        the too short catalogue goes like this:

        Top 5 CDs:

        1. get in where you fit in
        2. cocktales
        3. gettin it
        4. shorty the pimp
        5. can’t stay away

        and you have to listen to “life is…” also if you want the full too short experience!

  • Leek

    the hardest intro was the mobb the intro to the carter 2 weezy killed it beginnin to end

  • Barry Washington

    If you look at how Jay-Z’s career played out I would say that “Can’t Knock the Hustle” is the best intro. Not for it being the best intro to an album more towards a career and how he year after year has held the spot and evolved as an artist.

    • PARIS PERSHUN

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      TRUE DAT!!!!!!!!!!

  • Epinz

    Big l-the big picture
    Little brother-minstrel show(within the contex of the album)
    Nas-illmatic,I am,stillmatic
    Dmx- its dark and hell is hot
    Clipse-we got it 4 cheap(sums everything up to that point with them)
    Mobb deep- infamous, murda muzic

  • http://xxl ryan

    im guessin no one ever heard killer mike “i pledge allegiance to the grind 2″ intro. if you havent just take a listen on youtube and then tell what is the best intro of all time?

    • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

      Yeah co sign on that you right, that album go hard by the way. I bought it kinda late (just got it a couple of weeks ago I’m still catching up to alot of albums).

      And what happened to Dawton???

  • latino heat

    nobody said Intro off DMX’s 1st album? that shit was crazy.
    remember Mike Tyson used to come out to that shit before a fight?

  • $ykotic

    C’mon XXL at least drop a statement! We talked to DT the Kingpen practically everyday! Let’s us part ways with a homie and congratulate the new!

  • latino heat

    oops. my mistake. i missed the last line up there about DMX. my fault.

  • romil

    #1 Hands down. Nas It was WRitten!! Go hear it again. other than That Redman’s Jurassic Park sounding Intro on Muddy Waters was the ish.

  • Jamal7Mile

    I think homie Grand$ called it first, but..

    “Ready To Die” – Notorious B.I.G.!!!!

    …I got Big plans for you, BIG plans, Hahaha..

    …All you motherfuckers get on the fuckin’ floor! (pop! pop!) *screams..

    …What?! I’ll slap the shit outta you, bitch!!

    DAMN…

  • latino heat

    DT got fired?! and what’s this about the site censoring curse words? they seem to be showing up to me.

    • Jamal7Mile

      @latino heat

      You know what? For a minute there I thought XXL was *** out the cuss words! WTFuuccckk??

      That’s fucked the fuck up! (testing) Motherfuckers need to fuckin’ express themselves the fuck how they fucking feel like! Shit, pussy, cunt, assholes only believe in fucking censorship!! FUCK!!

      (Testing)

      Blowjob, cock-sucking, Rick Ross, faggot, fuckwad, cumsucking, bitch, diet tony, pussy, vagina, testing this shit the fuck out man!!

      SHIT!!

      • Jamal7Mile

        Oh yeah, what’s up with Datwon?? Say it ain’t so XXL!!

        FUUUUCCKK!!! (catch that one, censor software piece of shit, fuckin’…)

        • latino heat

          @ Jaml7mile
          damn dog try and control your Tourette Syndrome before the site bans you or some shit. LOL!

        • Jamal7Mile

          Haa Haaa!! It do look like I got Tourettes, but naw that’s not the case.

          I’m an Information Tech student (IT) and I, ummm, know computer shit.

          A lot of sites install curse-free software that bleeps out cuss words. I know a lot about them and I hate them… and I push the limits on what these non-human software programs can catch.

          What you saw in my response to you was ONLY A TEST! Nothing personal against you, LOL!! You cool, man!

        • latino heat

          no offense taken, i knew what you meant.

      • Detroit Draper

        But they block out my name

        • Jamal7Mile

          Yeah, I see that, Detroit umm Dr…

          I think “rap3″ is one of those keywords that this sh|tty software cancels out.

          That’s fu(ked up!! Gotta become ONE with your keyboard and figure out ways around that $hit.

  • avon

    i like the intro on chopper city in the ghetto but my favorite intro is the genesis

    • http://callmephlip.blogspot.com/ Phlip

      Man, EVERY CMR album intro between 1997 and, um, what, 2000? were entertaining in that overtly coonish kinda way. You knew WHY you should dislike it, but were entertained just the same.

      What, with classic lines like:
      “I’ma put diamonds in one of my hoes tonails, but the bitch gon’ have to walk light… Walk to hard, the diamonds gon’ pop up out her toe”

      • DETROIT

        hell yea my nig, baby and fresh used to clown! “new manny louisianny”….lol
        i forgot bout them, they definately have some classic intros!

  • http://callmephlip.blogspot.com/ Phlip

    Um, how did ANYONE forget “De La Soul’s Three Feet High and Rising”?

    A Tribe Called Quest’s “Midnight Marauders”?

    • Arcey

      I thought about Midnight Marauders but it’s not a stand alone intro, it had continuity with the following skits spreaded throughout the album

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    @ J7

    Yep. He resigned as of monday.

    Lmao @ “diet tony” as a censorship test!

  • ABrooks

    Clipse- We Got it for Cheap (intro)
    Straight fire.

  • KSA1001

    That DMX joint is my fav…
    “you fucking with me..you fucking with…” BOOOM

    That beat sounds like the score to an 80s action movie.
    ..”cuz i’m the hardest rap artist and i’ma start this..”

  • Around and Around

    Redman:
    welcome to Tha Bricks the city where tha rats will whoop your mutherfucking ass nigga! Yo, during tha day mutherfuckers work out here just like anybody to make ends meet ya know. Wether it’s fast food or transportation, sneaker store, doing hair or straight up stripping, we gotta get tha cash we gotta get the mutherfucking doe! Brick City is an industrial city, a cold city, a heartless city. A lot of kids grow up here man wanting to be somebody ya know? George Clinton called us the chocolate city 90% black and sugar free. Lot of famous people from tha bricks baby better do your homework and check it out, ya know. I love tha bricks yo, ya ask me on a nice day you can shine your car up, joy ride through tha hood, hit a cook out, pool party, whatever. Straight up getting your swerve on wether bitch or nigga yeah daytimes tha shit out here in tha bricks boy, I love it but when night time comes… tha monkeys come out… Crackheads, hustlers, chickens, carjackers, theives, hoes, all these mutherfuckers come out when the lights go out. Don’t matter how large your crew is, don’t matter what city your stinkin ass is representin’, don’t give a fuck how much money you got nigga, you come to tha bricks you easy prey for a mutherfucker to dig in them pockets, yeah i see you mutherfucker! Yeah we all see you mutherfucker!!! OH NO NOT THEM! YEAH WE BACK!

    • Jamal7Mile

      ^^^^^FUCK YEAH!!!^^^^

  • J.Montana

    Luda, forgot which album its for but he just blacks out wit sum hot bars

    “bout time you gave it to me im the reigning champ/ your faveorite rapper went to ludacris’ training camp”

  • Shawty J

    I liked any Luda intro.

    I dug the the title track from Bun B’s II Trill album, that song served as the intro and was easily one of my favorite records on the album.

  • diggsy

    intro (me against the world) – 2pac

    intro (the dynasty) – jay-z

    you may die (ATLiens) – outkast

    free (soul food) – goodie mob

    we are waiting (chapter 2 – world domination) – three 6 mafia

  • diggsy

    public service announcement (slim shady lp) – eminem

    public sevice announcement – (marshall mathers lp) – eminem

  • latino heat

    what about Fuck A Intro from Lil Cease’s 1st album. that’s a highly slept on album by the way.

  • KSA1001

    Diggsy on point with

    you may die (ATLiens) – outkast

    free (soul food) – goodie mob

    Classics

  • http://xxlmag.com dls

    MY FAVORITE INTRO IT HAS TO GO TO GZA FOR LIQUID SWORDS.THE KID TALKING FROM THAT OLD KUNG FU FLICK ABOUT HIS FATHER BEING THE GREATEST SAMURAI AND THE MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND.JUST THE INTRO ALONE I REWOUND IT FIVE TIMES.AND THE ALBUM WAS NOTHING BUT STRAIGHT HEAT THROUGH AND THROUGH.

  • blackninja

    sup yall…first comment here ever…lol…hope this works

    anyways bak to the topic…
    Ready to Die intro
    Bomb First(second reply)
    GRODT intro
    Eminem intros and skits and outros-there funny lol (im biased cuz i grew up in Detroit, and got into hiphop when Em was goin mainstream…i was around 8 or 9)

  • RotterdamSoldier

    Cam’ron – S.D.E. intro…

    That shit was funny as a muthafucka…

    Cam: I’m scared, I’m a real nigga but i’m scared.

    Don’t be scared kid i’m tellin you there’s money up here.

    Cam: In the jungle?

    I’m tellin you man in every jungle there’s money

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

      that’s confessions of fire

  • BIGNAT

    The Intro to Wu-Tang Forever is the joint man. to pick a fav intro though it depends on what you want. beef rapp off mf doom’s mmm food was very good. oh shit the intro to be i fucks with that common went in. almost every intro luda makes will get you hype. the intro to supreme had me thinking i bought the wrong cd. i pledge allegiance to the grind the 2nd cd the first song is thats life. the intro to i pledge allegiance to the grind 2. the intro to young jeezy’s 2nd album. the intro to nigga please o.d.b.

    • BIGNAT

      how could i forgot the blueprint 2 the one when he suppose to be talking to big

  • DETROIT
  • Pistolo86

    How come my comments never appear on this site? On SO many occassions, I’ve typed out comments, but for some odd reason, they never actually show up…what’s the deal with that, XXL?

  • Silky Johnson

    What about Intro by Jay-Z off The Dynasty – Roc La Famila 2000
    Jay-Z massacred that beat…
    Or
    Myintrotoletyouknow by OutKast

  • Pistolo86

    What the fuck?

  • Silly Willy

    The illest has to be Ready To Die

    Bitch ! bitch ! Imma sit his ass to a muthafuckin group home, goddammit! What! I shake the shit outta you bitch! What!

    Mr Smalls! Lemme walk you to the door! How does it feel to be leaving us, huh ?

    You won’t see me up in this muhfucka no more
    – Yeah, yeah! You’ll be back, you niggas always are……

    Honorable mention: the bathtub scene in Doggystyle.

  • Silly Willy

    LMFAO at diet tone and Rick Ross for cussword testing !!!!
    hahhahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Escobar9300

    Nas easily has it hands down with the intro to Stillmatic

    “Ayo, the brother is “Stillmatic”
    I crawled up out of that grave, wiping the dirt, cleaning my shirt
    They thought I’ll make another “Illmatic”
    But it’s always forward I’m moving
    Never backwards stupid here’s another classic
    C-Notes is falling from the sky
    By now the credits roll starring Nas executive poet, produced, directed by
    The Kid slash Escobar
    Narration describes the lives of lost tribes in the ghetto trying to survive
    The feature opens with this young black child
    Finger scratch, cigarette burns on the sofa, turning the TV down
    Mary Jane girls, 45′s playing, soft in the background
    Poof from C-Town’s mornings was hash browns
    Stepped over dope fiends, walking out the door, all of us poor
    I learned the difference between the snitches, the real ones, and who’s soft
    And the murderous, hungriest crews
    People jumping from roofs, shotguns pumping made it through my youth
    Walking very thin lines, ages seven and nine
    That’s the age I was on my album cover, this is the rebirth
    I know the streets thirst water like Moses
    Walking through the hot desert searching to be free
    This is my ending and my new beginning Nostalgia
    Alpha and Omega places, it’s like a glitch in the matrix
    I seen it at all, did it all, most of y’all will pop for a minute
    spit a sentance and the game get rid of y’all
    Y’all got there but y’all didn’t get it all, I want my style back
    Hate to cease y’all plan it’s the rap repo-man
    To them double up hustlers, bidders, niggas who real
    Professionals, stick up kids dreaming for meals
    Let my words guide you, get inside you
    From Crips to Pirus this is survival

    Blood of a Slave, Heart of a King
    Blood of a Slave, Heart of a King”

    Fuckin vicious

  • scott

    busta rhymes – the coming >>>>>>>>

  • Azhar

    1. Dynasty intro Hov Blacked Out
    The theme song to +The Sopranos+
    plays in the key of life on my, mental piano
    Got a strange way of seein life like
    I’m Stevie Wonder with, beads under the doo-rag
    Intuition is there even when my vision’s impaired, yeah
    Knowin I can go, just switchin a spare
    On the highway of life, nigga it’s sharp in my sight
    Oh! Keen senses ever since I was a, teen on the benches
    everytime somebody like Enus was mentioned
    I would turn green, me, bein in the trenches
    Him, livin adventureous not worryin about expenditures
    I’m bravin temperatures below zero, no hero
    No father figure, you gotta pardon a nigga
    But I’m starvin my niggaz, and the weight loss in my figure
    is startin to darken my heart, bout to get to my liver
    Watch it my niggaz, I’m tryin to be calm but I’m gon’ get richer
    through any means, with that thing that Malcolm palmed in the picture
    Never read the Qu’ran or Islamic scriptures
    Only psalms I read was on the arms of my niggaz
    Tattooed so I carry on like I’m non-religious
    Clap whoever stand between Shawn and figures
    Niggaz, say it’s the dawn/Don but I’m superstitious
    Shit is as dark as it’s been, nothin is goin as you predicted
    I move with biscuits, stop the harder niggaz actin too suspicious
    This is, food for thought, you do the dishes

  • http://www.myspace.com/kryakabillybonez Kry

    Bone thugs – E.1999/Eternal (Da Introduction)

    Starts with Thuggish Ruggish Bone played backwards…then when they drop that little rap…I was like oh shit these dudes are nuts

  • chillin

    I gotta agree with a lot of ya’ll but how could you forget the dynasty intro.

    The theme song to +The Sopranos+
    plays in the key of life on my, mental piano
    Got a strange way of seein life like
    I’m Stevie Wonder with, beads under the doo-rag
    Intuition is there even when my vision’s impaired, yeah
    Knowin I can go, just switchin a spare
    On the highway of life, nigga it’s sharp in my sight
    Oh! Keen senses ever since I was a, teen on the benches
    everytime somebody like Enus was mentioned
    I would turn green, me, bein in the trenches
    Him, livin adventureous not worryin about expenditures
    I’m bravin temperatures below zero, no hero
    No father figure, you gotta pardon a nigga
    But I’m starvin my niggaz, and the weight loss in my figure
    is startin to darken my heart, bout to get to my liver
    Watch it my niggaz, I’m tryin to be calm but I’m gon’ get richer
    through any means, with that thing that Malcolm palmed in the picture
    Never read the Qu’ran or Islamic scriptures
    Only psalms I read was on the arms of my niggaz
    Tattooed so I carry on like I’m non-religious
    Clap whoever stand between Shawn and figures
    Niggaz, say it’s the dawn/Don but I’m superstitious
    Shit is as dark as it’s been, nothin is goin as you predicted
    I move with biscuits, stop the harder niggaz actin too suspicious
    This is, food for thought, you do the dishes

  • jerm

    for me its the intro to Bun Bs II Trill album, all of Luda’s intro/freestyles, Chamillionaire’s intro to both albums, especially Morning News(some good social commentary) on Ultimate Victory, DMX’ intro on the first and second album. Swishas and Dosha on the UGK Underground Kings album had a nice feel and sense of UGK being back from a long time.

  • WestSide

    Eazy E – It’s On X dre 187um (better intro than the chronic)

    Cam’ron – Killa Season

    2 of the best, fuck the rest

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

    I get the feeling that this post is not inspired by Ruck and Rock as much as it is by the excellent intro from Em’s new album. That intro is so good it made me like 3AM a hundred times more.

    One thing I would also like to add to the list is the intro to Get Rich or Die Tryin. That’s the only intro I always listen to when I play the album. It’s a 6 second long sound effect of coins dropping and a gun cocking. Perfect.

  • Knowledgeable

    Ready to Die intro!!! all day everyday. hands down the best!

  • RR

    Jay-Z Dynasty Intro, easily…

  • RR

    why dont my comments ever show up?

  • Ali

    here’s some off the top of my head I remember I liked

    A Million & One Questions off Vol. 1

    ill answer all ur questions but then i gotta go
    now the question i ask u is how bad u wanna know BLAO!

    how bout Brother Ali Room With A View….I think that’s my 2nd favorite all time right there….he just spazzes out

    of course #1 is my man Common…..Be, hands down the best intro ever

  • 808 Clap

    Intro – Jay-Z (The Dynasty)

    After this track the rest is filler.

  • Around and Around

    Man no NWA..etc???

    Yo Dre man, I take this bitch out to the movies and shit man we’re kissin’
    and grindin’ and shit, so we hop in the back seat, you know man, this bitch
    rubbin’ all over my dick and frontin’ like she’s gonna give me the pussy,
    man, and the bitch said three words, man:
    Stop, No and Don’t

    I said BIIIITTTTTCCHH

  • romil

    #1 Nas It Was written, I thought I was about 2 watch a movie.

    #2 Muddy Waters, Didnt know what was about to happen.lol

    #3 Wu Tang-Triumph

    #4 Tupac Makaveli

    #5 Mobb Deep- The Infamous

    #5 Dr. Dre- Chronic

  • B Mo Careful

    What’s up everyone!!! I’ve read all of these intro’s on here and I’m suprised no one has mentioned ICE CUBE’S intros from like his first 3 albums!!! I know yall remember the first album intro…..”do you have any last words” “yeah I got some last words F–K all of yall!” SWITCH!!! I had to show some of yall my old school memory and I’m from the south!!!

  • Pierzyisgay

    the intro from the eminem hits album

    when he says this ones for the ladies and then stars with that gay song, shits hilrius

  • Generalzod

    Big’s “Ready to Die” intro.

  • Capital G

    What about the Liquid Swords intro? The GZA can’t get no respect in this bitch? – even if it is a soundclip from a kung fu flick, the shit is still fuego.

  • DV8

    Ummm…..I am shocked to not see AZ’s Doe or Die Intro which lead into “Uncut Raw” or Wu-Tang Forever intro that lead into “For Heavens Sake” SMH at yall.

  • BORN IN THE NORTH, RAISED IN THE SOUTH

    The. Chronic.