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

22. "Street's disciple, my raps are trifle/I shoot slugs from my brain just like a rifle." - Nas

Song: "Live From The BBQ" (1991)
Album: Breaking Atoms

Nas burst on the scene on this Main Source posse cut and blew everyone away. In two words he broke down his whole style: Street's disciple. Nas wasn't just a street cat like so many hood rappers to come before him, oh no. He was a student of the streets, one here to carry on tradition and drop street knowledge. And to prove that he didn't just drop knowledge, he loaded a metaphor into the clip, and his brain fired thoughts like slugs, straight into rap history.

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