The 100 Best Opening Lines in Rap History, Part 1: 100 - 51

76. "Well it's the MI crooked letter, ain't no one better/And when I'm on the microphone you best to wear your sweater." - Big Boi

Song: "ATLiens" (1996)
Album: ATLiens

Sure, "ATLiens" is opened by Big Boi the same way he  "Southernplayalisticaddicalmusik" is opened by Big Boi, but that's part of what made it so magical: Like the way Star Wars opens with rolling credits, there was something recognizable and feverishly exciting to hearing those words, since you knew whatever was about to come next was nothing but the finest Outkast product they could deliver. And as we all well know by now, if ATLiens is anything, it's the first of many creative peaks for the gang. We knew what was coming.

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