Top Ten Greatest Hip-Hop Songs Named 'Intro'

The greatest songs, (not skits), that opened up Hip-Hop albums and go by the title 'Intro'.
The Top Ten
1 INTRO - DaBaby INTRO - DaBaby Cover Art

Da Baby's INTRO is likely the most recognisable of songs of the same title amongst modern rap fans and for fair reason. The opening track is a smooth flowing, catchy story overview of the blessings, struggles and everything that led to his position at the time. This was the intro to his sophomore album

2 Intro - DMX Intro - DMX Cover Art

An opening to an album that froze the Hip Hop world despite being hotter than hell. The beginning to an institution of a career, a phenom, the late, Dark Man X.
'Its's Dark And Hell Is Hot' (1998).

Gone but the legacy lives forever.

3 Intro - Meek Mill Intro - Meek Mill Cover Art

On Meek's 'Intro' he's angry and hyped up as if he's going to war with every other living rapper. He hypes himself up and explains why nobody can mess with him or his style. Champions, 2018.

4 Intro - JAY-Z Intro - JAY-Z Cover Art

Don't be fooled by Jay's mellowish vocals, he's hungrier than any emcee has ever been. Jay-Z's at the point of his career where he's essentially created a 'Dynasty' with his label and crew. Certainly wasn't from his most celebrated album but the storytelling and flow intro is definitely welcoming.

5 Intro - Clipse Intro - Clipse Cover Art

A hood intro where the two brothers from Virginia of the duo, Clipse, Pusha T and No Malice describe their story.
'Lord Willin', 2002.

6 Intro - Logic (2021) Intro - Logic (2021) Cover Art

This is not to be confused with the opening track from Logic's debut album, Under Pressure, which is also named 'Intro'. In this one, Logic in one verse, raps about the struggles of life, relationships, and making his way into the rap game. He states that: "My name is Logic, I wrote this record at nineteen
And now at thirty-one, I read pages from my old rhyme book".

7 Intro - Roddy Ricch Intro - Roddy Ricch Cover Art

Roddy Rich tells the story of rags to riches in the vocal forms of singing, rapping, and melodic rapping. Not the intro to his debut but his second album, and at a time at where his career and name were on the rise. 'Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial', 2019. The song is followed by bis mainstream breakout hit, 'The Box'.

8 Intro - NF Intro - NF Cover Art

A bit of braggadocious rhymes with a tad of cockiness (despite NF denying it) over very fast-rapping makes for a compelling opening song for NF's debut album, 'Mansion' (2015).

9 Intro - Lil Wayne (Tha Carter IV) Intro - Lil Wayne (Tha Carter IV) Cover Art

Weezy's album opening track to his return after incarceration. He may not talk about anything important or did he keep cohesiveness throughout the song, it's very feel-good. "Mr. Carter's Home"..
the Carter IV, 2011.

10 Intro - Ludacris (Theater of the Mind) Intro - Ludacris (Theater of the Mind) Cover Art

An established Ludacris confidently and super quickly, speaks of successes in the rap game.
'Theatre of the Mind', 2008. This was one of a few Luda songs of the 'Intro' title.

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