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

47. "It's funny how money change a situation/Miscommunications lead to complications." - Lauryn Hill

Song: "Lost Ones" (1998)
Album: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

The opening lines to "Lost Ones" are so much more than a passing reference to Lauryn Hill's falling out with Wyclef Jean: They're damning and understanding, angry and morose, layred with the kind of subtext only two people who have been through a shitstorm together can pick up on the first time around. There's a reason Lauryn Hill won so much acclaim for this album, and it's not because we got dirt on the end of the Fugees: We got an insight into the end of our own relationships, right from the beginning, and the education of Ms. Hill's listeners started immediately.

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