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

5. "6 in the morning police at my door/Fresh Adidas squeak across the bathroom floor." - Ice-T

Song: "6 in the Mornin'" (1985)
Album: Dog 'N the Wax (Ya Don't Quit-Part II)

Ice-T didn't fully reconcile with the cops until he became one on Law & Order: SVU. At this point in his career, the rapper was still six years away from "Cop Killer," and more concerned with the getaway. Spit a capella before the beat dropped, the opening bars of "6 in the Mornin'" stood out for their simple, memorable rhythm, and for the small details of sight and sound as he makes his escape.

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