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

59. "Queens get the money/long time no cash/Caught up in the hustle where the guns go blast." - Prodigy

Song: "Give Up The Goods (Just Step)" (1995)
Album: The Infamous

The beginning of this line hits like a prayer, a darkly spiritual invocation for the continued wealth and prosperity of Prodigy's neighborhood. But it's counterintuitive: Prodigy's neighborhood is the hood. It's wealth and prosperity, in this situation, is the darkness, which is where the second part of the line comes in, a stark reality of theenvironment, the deadly playing field from whence the prayers come.

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