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

93. "This speech is my recital/I think it's very vital." - Run–D.M.C.

Song: "It's Tricky" (1987)
Album: Raising Hell

Run DMC didn't move mountains by being hyper-lyrical. They were concise to an unprecedented degree: straight and to the point like nothing to come before them and too little that came after them. There's nothing more vital than getting it right the first time, but getting there, of course, is the "tricky" part.

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