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

35. "P.S.K., we're makin that green/People always say, 'What the hell does that mean?'" - Schoolly D

Song: "P.S.K. What Does It Mean?" (1985)
Album: Schoolly D

Since its earliest stages, gangster rap's been a lot of coded language, a way of communicating to a certain audience while bringing another into it. Schooly D had a mastery of this. For example, "P.S.K." stood for Park Side Killers. Just listening, though, you wouldn't know it, because in Schoolly D's playful delivery as he spoke on a street gang's financial status, there was a sheen of humor. The squares will never get it.

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