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

28. "Once upon a time not long ago, when people wore pajamas and lived life slow." - Slick Rick

Song: "Children's Story" (1988)
Album: The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Slick Rick, the godfather of story raps, had a reputation for the form with good reason; on "Children's Story," he seems to even joke about it, opening with an ironic callback to more innocent times, before weighing in with a street life morality tale, and firing off one of his most memorable tracks.

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