It's the blog's 400th post so this is a special song of the day. Today we're gonna look at the greatest opening line in hip hop history. For all the Canadian readers, know now that this is what you really were thankful for.
At this point, you're 13 tracks and almost an hour into the excellent Tha Tour pt 1 tape. For an hour now, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan have been saying ridiculous things. You come in on this catchy little piano ostinato, with that little vinyl crackle, those sick church chimes...
And you're like, man, I can't wait, I can't wait for them to go in on this. I can't wait to hear what they'll say. You probably have a pretty good sense for openers from these guys. You know there's some good ones. But you aren't ready for this.
This is my favorite opening line in hip hop. This is my favorite opening line in any song. This is my favorite opening line in any sequential medium. It means everything, and yet nothing. It is emotional, yet there is no emotion attributable to it. It sounds great on the level of consonance and assonance but I cannot explain why. It embodies everything I love in this style of hip hop.
"JUST MET A LITTLE BITCH WITH A LONG NAME MOTHERFUCKER HAD MORE LETTERS THAN TENNESSEE"