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: Freestyle with Jay Z
Recorded during a 1995 episode of college radio program The Stretch & Bobbito Show, Big L's rhyme session with Jay Z is considered one of the best freestyle ciphers ever. It may have never been officially released, but thanks to its widespread transmission via mixtapes and the Internet, many rap fans can quote lyrics such as this one by heart.