Alcohol; the magical elixir that makes everything better and makes any circumstance manageable. Music; the sweet tickling of the ears that can touch your soul like nothing else. Put them together, and it’s usually a great time. We have compiled our top 20 favorite rap songs about alcohol. These songs range from club-banging hits to intellectually-stimulating ballads. So pour a tall glass of your favorite stuff and take a listen.
20. Three Loco – Beer
Andy, Dirt and RiFF deliver a beautiful ode to the manliest drink of all: BEER! This party song explains why soft, girly drinks pale in comparison to the classic.
19. E-40 Feat. B-Legit – Alcoholism
E-40 uses his incredible rapping skills to explain his passionate relationship with liquor. Little known fact; the moniker ‘E-40′ began simply because his real name is Earl and he drinks A LOT of 40′s. What a legend.
18. Lil Wayne – Me And My Drink
A sentimental song where Wayne gets all weird about being alone and drinking. Kind of a bummer. It’s probably a good assumption to say he was sipping a bit of something other than just alcohol when he wrote this one.
17. Alkaholiks – Only When I’m Drunk
A classic song by a classic group. The Alkaholiks weren’t trying to hide anything, including their horrible spelling. They were who they were and damn proud of it. You probably recognize the beat, since Jay-Z used it in a later popular song. The original, however, was a proud song by a bunch of proud alcaholics.
16. Jim Jones Feat. Ron Browz and Juelz Santata – Pop Champagne
From the guy who brought us “BALLIN!” comes the track “Pop Champagne”. This song was a hit when it came out. Today, it’s incredibly douchy. Crazy how time can have that effect. This was also right in the middle of the ‘Autotune Era’ when anyone could press a button and automatically become a professional singer. Glad that’s over.
15. Ludacris – Everybody Drunk
Luda insists everyone get drunk in his normal, aggressive manner. Side Note: Check out Ron Artest (now known as Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers) all up in the video. It’s nice to see he isn’t too busy playing professional basketball and can still take some time to hit up the club and get “Everybody Drunk”.
14. Nas – Drunk By Myself
Not exactly a party song like a lot of the others on the list, this is actually quite a poetic track. Nas at his finest. Important Notice: Do not listen to this song at your party or pre-drink. This song is made to be listened to and appreciated.
13. Asher Roth – I Love College
Although it isn’t necessarily a song solely about drinking or alcohol, it does reference it enough to be mentioned. College = Booze, I guess. Asher talks about the college life and all the drinking and drinking games he indulges in (did he even go to college, though?). Regardless, this song is definitely about the alcoholic lifestyle of young adults who are without adult supervision. Funky things happen.
12. Birdman Feat. Lil Wayne – Pop Bottles
Father and son team up to bring this uplifting club hit about, well, popping bottles and being an overall cool dude. A couple of interesting things about this song: For starters, Jadakiss is all over the video even though he isn’t even on the song. Second, this is Lil Wayne before he went to jail, came out, and stopped making sense in his songs. Finally, I have to comment on Birdman. He is a horrifically bad rapper, but oh my, he’s cool as fuck!
11. Cypress Hill – Tequila Sunrise
Legendary rap group Cypress Hill delivers this ode to tequila. In typical Cypress Hill manner, this song has a heavy latino undertone throughout. All in all, from the beat to the voices to the theme, this song just makes sense. It’s very “tequila”.
10. D12 – 40oz
Well if this song doesn’t punch you in the face and give you a headache then I don’t know what will. It’s like a hangover in musical form and I, for one, like it! D12 doesn’t suggest you grab a 40 of your favorite hard liquor, they TELL you to!
9. Cassidy Feat. Swizz Beatz – My Drink N My 2 Step
Drinking and dancing go together like peanut butter and jelly. Cassidy explains it in song-form. This is the perfect song to come on in the club when you’ve already had a couple drinks. If you got your drink, and you’re doing your best 2 step, then you’re having a good time.
8. Chief Keef – Hate Being Sober
The song isn’t entirely about liquor. In fact, he references smoking and taking molly as well, but the message of the song remains consistent: Being sober sucks. This song makes the list because it’s one of the best ones to drink and party to. There’s even an EpicMealTime remix that will never see the light of day, but you can imagine the horribleness of it.
7. Gucci Mane Feat. Plies – Wasted
This is the perfect song to listen to while getting your drink on. It’s the ultimate party song and does a great job of making you want to make poor choices. I dare you to pop this song on and not think about partying. Gucci delivers another impeccable ignorant rap song, solidifying his spot as the king of that genre.
6. J-Kwon – Tipsy
Errbody. In. The. Club. Gettin. Tipsy. Nuff said.
5. Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain – Blame It
“Blame it on the Goose, got you feelin loose. Blame it on Patron, got you in the zone.” Mistakes aren’t your fault if you’ve been drinking. Jamie Foxx explains how you should just blame it on the alcohol, since it’s probably the drink’s fault anyways. Plus, there are some GREAT cameos in this video such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Forrest Whtaker, Ron Howard, and Samuel L. Jackson. Although it is a catchy song with an entertaining theme, it’s a bit too autotuned.
4. Tech N9ne – Caribou Lou
This song is less about drinking and more about one specific drink. It’s almost a mixology lesson. Tech N9ne explains how to make his favorite beverage; Caribou Lou. It’s part Bacardi 151 rum, part Malibu rum, and part pineapple juice. Oh, and the most important part is you need to prepare it in a jug. It’s actually quite good and gets you super drunk. Thanks Mr.N9ne.
3. Busta Rhymes Feat Puff Daddy and Pharrell – Pass The Courvoisier Part 2
Three heavy-hitters teach us a valuable lesson and explain the importance of sharing. Nobody likes the asshole who finishes the bottle, so be thoughtful and pass that shit around. Busta delivers his consistently incredible lyrics and flow, Pharrell hits a home run with the beat and the chorus, and P. Diddy, um, does what P.Diddy does. Also, the video features some hysterical cameos by the likes of Monique and Mr.T.
2. Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey
Have you ever tried Brass Monkey? There are actually a few different explanations of what goes into the drink, but the most common recipe is: Dark Rum, Vodka, and Orange Juice. It really hits you hard. I’m not positive if that is the specific recipe the Beastie Boys were referring to, but that’s the one I like to get wasted with. Known as a group of intense partiers, the Beastie Boys are also known for hits like “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” and “Fight For Your Right (To Party)”. Therefore, it’s no surprise that one of their biggest songs of all-time is about an alcoholic beverage.
1. Snoop Dogg – Gin and Juice
Before he became a Lion, the Dogg was preaching this tasty beverage and his young puppy party lifestyle. This is arguably one of the most iconic rap songs of all time, all about Snoop’s drink of choice. There isn’t much I can say about it that hasn’t already been said. It’s been used in movies, quotes in other songs, and has become engraved as part of every day pop culture. You’d be hard pressed to find even a casual rap fan who doesn’t know most of the words to this song.