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.
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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