What’s The Greatest Opening Line In Hip-Hop History? Here Are 50 (Video)

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Hip-Hop is built on debates. Who is the greatest MC of all-time? What’s the best album? What’s the best song? The arguments are endless and often simultaneously the source of great entertainment and great agita. There have been several lists that aim to settle these matters, and The Peak has released one of the more clever ones in quite some time.

Rather than focus on entire albums or even songs, they’ve asked the question “What’s the greatest opening line in Hip-Hop History?” In addition to listing out their picks, they have compiled two videos that actually showcase 50 of the best opening lines ever uttered in Rap music.

Numbers 50 – 26

Numbers 25 – 1

Whether or not you agree with the selection or order, the care and attention paid to both is clear. The picks are highly varied ranging from A Tribe Called Quest and Outkast to Eric B. & Rakim and Public Enemy. Even artists as recent as Drake are considered.

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What do you think is the greatest opening line in Hip-Hop history?