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

33. Visualizing the realism of life and actuality/Fuck who's the baddest a person's status depends on salary." - AZ

Song: "Life's A Bitch" (1994)
Album: Illmatic

The word pairs of the first and second parts of AZ's entrance into "Life's a Bitch" (visualizing, realism / baddest, status) make it memorable purely in sound; it also makes the density of the words more forgiveable. In essence, AZ argues for a realistic view of the world that too many people he knows (and that you know) lack: one that recognizes being the baddest is a juvenile outlook when there's money to be made.

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