The 100 Best Opening Lines in Rap History, Part 2: 50 - 1

11. "I sit alone in my four-cornered room staring at candles." - Scarface

Song: "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" (1991)
Album: We Can't Be Stopped

The opening imagery of staring at candles is as oddly stark as it is weirdly compelling and transporting. It's also one that 'Face didn't even bother to rhyme with, restarting his verse once he realized the mic was recording, and creating one of the greatest ad-libbed and memorable moments of his career in the process.

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