1. Lyric: Eric B & Rakim – “Paid In Full”

To beat the lyrics to “Bring The Noise” to the top spot would surely take something a bit special? Yes, and so it’s obviously got to be something obscure so that I can feel proud of myself for liking a less popular rapper than you do. No, sometimes the accepted truth actually is right:

Thinkin of a master plan
Cos ain’t nuthin but sweat inside my hand
So I dig into my pocket, all my money is spent
So I dig deeper but still comin up with lint
So I start my mission, leave my residence
Thinkin how could I get some dead presidents?
I need money, I used to be a stick-up kid
So I think of all the devious things I did
I used to roll up, this is a hold up, ain’t nothin’ funny
Stop smiling, be still, don’t nothin’ move but the money
But now I learned to earn cos I’m righteous
I feel great so maybe I might just
Search for a 9 to 5, if I strive
Then maybe I’ll stay alive…