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Tha Liks: 10 Liquor Brands Co-Signed By Hip-Hop


It is no secret rappers like to party. Whether they are celebrating a momentous occasion in their own personal career or just showing up to someone else’s affair for the free ride, bottles will be popped. Since its inception Hip-Hop has indulged in alcohol, whether it is the best of the best or what they could afford at the time – it was all good.

Now almost 30 years later, there are plenty of liquor brands that are Rap approved for your drinking pleasure. Recently the researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health took a look at the popularity of liquor name dropping in Rap music. The results weren’t all the surprising. 

Reports TIME:

In rap, hip-hop and R&B music, nearly 38% of the tracks mentioned alcohol in some way; 21.8% of country songs and 14.9% of pop hits also explicitly referred to alcohol in their lyrics. Most common were references to tequila, vodka, cognac and champagne in hip-hop, rap and R&B, whereas country and pop music seemed to prefer whiskey and beer.

In honor of their findings, here are 10 specific liquors that have been cosigned by the Hip-Hop generation.

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  • DJ E-Swift

    The fact that this article uses our group name “Tha Liks” a.k.a “Tha Alkaholiks” and then not mention the fact that it was King Tee, DJ Pooh and myself that were the ones actually producing every single St. Ides commercial and recruiting rappers from every region to get down with us and build St. Ides into the brand that it eventually became is a lil disrespectful in my opinion..give credit where it is due, we worked hard for our spot.

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  • Robert Brooks

    After seeing the title of the article and then reading it I was totally shocked to not see the group, “Tha Liks”, mentioned at all. As a father of E-Swift I had to inform him of the article ans as you can see he has responded. After having a St. Ides distributor truck pull up to the house and deposit a garage full of the product had me wondering how often does that happen. So I hope the author the article will reply and set the record straight.