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

18. "There's a war going on outside no man is safe from." - Prodigy

Song: "Survival of the Fittest" (1995)
Album: The Infamous

A painting is worth a thousand words; sometimes a few words can imply many more, too. Prodigy's opening bars on "Survival of the Fittest" convey the high-wire balancing act that is life in America's most dangerous neighborhoods with a single phrase. There's a war, and no man is safe. It speaks to a siege mentality, the tension of living without security.

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