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

68. "Can I hit in the morning? Without giving you half of my dough." - Jay-Z

Song: "Can I Get A..." (1996)
Album: Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life

We're sure plenty of ladies at Jay-Z concerts quote these lines in unison with Hov himself, but would probably smack the everloving shit out of any man who asked them the same question. Because a question that translates to, "Can I have sex with you without having to pay for it," ought to be reserved for prostitutes. And yet, It meant so much more to so many people, introducing them to the idea of how Jay handles his dealings with women: By way of rhetorical questions about the price we all pay for intimate relations, whatever each listener's "half of my dough" really is.

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