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

67. "Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin/I came to win, battle me that's a sin." - Everlast

Song: "Jump Around" (1992)
Album: House of Pain

In come the horns! And then, the screechy-reverb sample! And then, a bunch of white guys changing rap as a pop form forever with these so-stupid-they're-beautiful words: The p-on-p alliteration, telling us where to pack it, because Everlast is here with the correct rhymes, so let him begin. And so he did, and will: on radio, in movies, and at bar mitzvahs and weddings for the rest of eternity.

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