The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Skits

12. Raekwon f/ Ghostface Killah "'Niggas Tried To Assassinate Me' Skit" (1995)

Producer: RZA
Album: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Label: Loud Records


It's no secret that some of the best rap skits come alive like scenes lifted from a movie. When it comes to star power, the charismatic duo of Raekwon and Ghostface Killah are on some Pacino and DeNiro levels and they both turn in some top-notch performances in the gritty skit right before the start of the "Can It Be All So Simple" remix.

Listen closely for the realistic sounds of dollar bills being flipped and the cars whizzing by on the street. Seems there's a rival crack dealer slanging on the wrong turf—Tony Starks' corner, to be exact. Egged on by Rae, Ghost checks the out-of-bounds foe, slapping vials out of his hand, only to have shots be fired. The ensuing chaos leaves GFK hit and bleeding. "Yo, son! I'm hit!" he declares before uttering one of the most memorable lines in skit history: "Niggas tried to assassinate me, man."

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