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

27. "Raw I'ma give it to ya, with no trivia/Raw like cocaine straight from Bolivia." - U-God

Song: "Da Mystery Of Chessboxin" (1993)
Album: Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

It's not the most clever line (see: the re-use of the word "raw"). In fact, it's actually kind of clumsy. But in that clumsiness is a rugged directness, and there's the point: U-God's not interested in the trivia, he just wants you to feel the uninhibited gravel in his vocals, paving (or rather, stripping the pavement from) the way into one of the most crucial, early, and hard-hitting Wu-Tang tracks.

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