Hip-hop one-liners demonstrate how rappers can capture our imagination with just a few syllables and make catchphrases that are repeated long after they’re first spoken. Here are 20 of the best quick hits from some of the greatest voices in the game.
Song: "Ch-Check It Out," Album: To the 5 Boroughs
The Beastie Boys were not only three of hip-hop's greatest goofballs, but also some of the genre's most profound sonic explorers. Ad-Rock's words on the trio's Gold-certified 2004 single are a perfect example: a bit of rap braggadocio over a block-rocking, horn-blaring beat.