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: "D'Evils," Album: Reasonable Doubt
When Jay Z, a Brooklyn rapper who had lingered around the music industry for the better part of a decade, finally released his debut, Reasonable Doubt, in 1996, it was widely greeted with critical acclaim. It's now considered one of the best debut albums of all time, and this track is one of its highlights.