In Hip-Hop there are the lyrics that makes you say “damn, that boy good!” It’s the line you say over and over again during random points in a conversation. You and your friends use it as an exclamation point. Then, there are the lines that you can’t believe made it out of the rapper’s notepad, “They really let them say this!” Just hearing the rhythm makes you feel guilty, dirty or embarrassed a la Lil Wayne’s Emmitt Till debacle. AllHipHop takes a look at 10 lines that made us say “WTF!”
1. “You look so good, I’ll suck on your daddy’s dick” – Notorious B.I.G., “Me and My Bitch”
Notorious B.I.G. is arguably the greatest MC of all time. A true ladies man, he often bragged about how many women he slept with. However in this line he swings the opposite way. I understand that there are some beautiful women out there, but I think Biggie took it a bit too far with this line.
2. “I made the beat and murdered it/ Casey Anthony” – Childish Gambino, “Bonfire”
Childish Gambino is one of the best new MC’s out. He often has witty punch lines in his songs that make you laugh or think. In this case his use of the controversial Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of murdering her daughter, went a bit far.
3. “I’ll bust a nut inside your eye to show you where I come from” – Phife Dawg, “Scenario”
Phife Dawg is 1/4 of the legendary Hip-Hop group A Tribe Called Quest. He is widely respected for his lyrical prowess and delivered many of the group’s most memorable lines. This double entendre of a line is not out of his character. This one made us say WTF because the song was frequently played on the radio and wasn’t censored. Nice job Phife, very clever.
4 .”When I was 12, I went to Hell for Snuffing Jesus” – Nas, “Live at the Bar B Que”
Nas is not afraid to say anything on any song. This is proven on his mainstream debut verse in the song, “Live at the Bar B Que.” Hip-Hop had an unspoken rule. There were three people you didn’t want to diss in a rhyme: Anyone’s mama, Martin Luther King jr and Jesus.
5. “Rape a pregnant bitch and tell them I had a threesome” – Tyler the Creator, “Tron Cat”
Tyler the Creator is the outlandish leader of the Hip-Hop crew Odd Future. Known for his shocking lyrics and antics it isn’t surprising that he would say something controversial, but this one takes the cake.
6. “Eazy’s dick is smelling like MC Ren’s shit” – Ice Cube, “No Vaseline”
Ice Cube was still heated after leaving N.W.A group over financial issues. His former groupmates – Eazy E, Dr. Dre and MC Ren – had dissed him in numerous songs. So Cube answered back with “No Vaseline.” This line made you look at Eazy and Ren a little different.
7. “I came in your Bentley backseat/Skeeted in your Jeep/ Left condoms on your baby seat” – Jay-Z, “Super Ugly”
Jay-Z is beast when it comes to battling MC’s. When Jay and Nas got into it, it is arguably the greatest Hip Hop battle ever. This song was rarely heard, but for those who heard it, it changed the outcome of the battle. Especially with personal lines like this.
8. “Bringing home the bacon, I’m fucking Miss Piggy” – Lil’ Wayne, “Faded”
Lil’ Wayne is the head of the record label Young Money records. Known for clever punch lines and his unique flow, a lot of his lines are hit or miss. This one makes you say “What did he just say?” followed by “YUCK!!!!”
9. “I rob Pun without a gun/Snatch his piece and run/That nigga weigh 400lbs how he gonna catch me son”- 50 Cent, “How to Rob”
50 Cent, the leader of G-Unit, came in to the Hip-Hop game with guns blazing. On the track “How to Rob” 50 goes after everyone in the music industry from Jay-Z to Brian McKnight to Kurt Franklin. When he made fun of the overweight MC from the Bronx you couldn’t help but laugh, but you felt wrong doing it.
10. “Saying fuck school and dropping out like a miscarriage” – Hopsin, “Ill Mind of Hopsin 5”
Hopsin is part of the new class of up and coming MC’s. He isn’t your typical rapper, hence why he doesn’t say typical rap things. He is a lyrical black skateboarder who tells the truth. People said “WTF” to this line because anytime you rip on a kid, babies or pregnant women no good can come out of it.
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