Best Rap Lines Ever - One liners ONLY not whole verses!


Opticians rob you blind.
Jun 11, 2014
Round and about
Looking at the @FLINT ISLAND thread re Tupac got me thinking about some of the genius rap lines down the years..

Got any favourites that spring to mind? UK or US. Contemporary or back in the day. Short and sweet though, I'm talking literally ONE line here, not even two, and not whole songs or verses. Less is more.

I'll start us off with one old and one newer. The first I think is hard to top.

Eric B. & Rakim - I Ain't No Joke:

I hold the microphone like a grudge.

A more current one that always makes me smile is Baby Smoove - Kane:

I'm the leader of the mob, you can call me Paulie. :lol:

Jun 3, 2013
Eternally in my mission is to be more than just a rap musician the elevation of today's generation if I can make em listen.
Jun 4, 2012
Surely it should be a rhyming couplet, or a bar? Anyway...

"I'm that nigga you expect, to catch rep on every cassette deck;
I'm so ahead of my time, my parents haven't met yet."

Not the greatest, just one that is great and popped into my head.
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Jun 4, 2012
"I'm Balboa in Philly, I walk that rocky road;
boxed in, rushin/russian to my death like Apollo's foe"

"Duppy guys, how the fuck can anyone survive?
Words are weapons, and my native tongue's guns n knives."
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Aug 2, 2013
“It’s only natural, actual facts are thrown at you, the impact will blow trees back and crack statues”

“I bomb atomically, Socrates philosophies and hypotheses can’t define how I be dropping these mockeries, lyrically perform arm robbery, flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me”

Inspectah Deck

Slick Ric

Long limousines & jet airplanes
Apr 7, 2015
Rap for wheelchairs, rap for canes, ace bandages and niggas with sprains, stay limpin’ in pain

I rap for math, english, even rap for science
Gotta try to laugh, keep myself from cryin
Aug 1, 2013
I'll be shoving this dick in ya, having ya feelin at ease, but don't get mad when i wash my dick in the sink and then leave