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

91. "I got a letter from the government the other day/I opened and read it, it said they were suckers." - Chuck D

Song: "Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos" (1989)
Album: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

P.E. held no punches about being anti-establishment. Who knows what was really in Chuck D's letter from the government at the start of "Chaos" (or if there even was a letter)? All he knew was the government were suckers, and that there'd be no lack of clarity in the listener's part on the matter, either.

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