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

42. "One thing 'bout music, when it hit you feel no pain/White folks say it controls your brain, I know better than that." - M1

Song: "Hip-Hop" (2000)
Album: Let's Get Free

In the opening lines of their most famous track, dead prez flipped Bob Marley's "Trenchtown Rock" to counter racist accusations of hip-hop's danger, and firm up its therapeutic purpose (while also delivering a scathing indictment of White America's views of the genre at-large).

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