It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you
Without a strong rhyme to step to

from Rakim (Ft. Eric B) – I Know You Got Soul Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This opening couplet is one of the most-referenced rhymes in all of rap.

The most popular song in which this was used is probably Timbaland and Aaliyah’s 2000 single, “Try Again

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