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From Ludacris to Wiz Khalifa, Calling Out Rap’s Drunk DriversPosted by Nathan S. on 01/18/12 | Filed under Top Stories, Features
That, Mr. Rosenberg, is an excellent point. To be honest, I’ve never really thought of that before.
When rappers talk about drug dealing they can argue - sometimes justifiably, sometimes not - that they’re reporting on their environment, and when Eminem raps about burying bodies in his basement that’s obviously a fantasy. But drunk driving is a very ordinary thing that’s very easy to do, that rappers can easily not talk about and that can have very tragic, very real consequences.
Huge props to Rosenberg for addressing the issue, he can count me as a supporter. And with that in mind I compiled a list of rap’s most famous drunk driving tracks, two of which Rosenberg mentioned.
As always, I’m counting on RefinedHype Nation to provide more examples. (Note: I’m looking first and foremost for “major” rappers. Afroman’s got 100 songs about drunk driving….but who listens to Afro Man?)
(Word to TheSmokingSection for the find.)1. Wiz Khalifa - On My Level 2. Kanye West - "Power" 3. Ludacris - Move Bitch 4. Ludacris - One More Drink 5. Nas - Drunk By Myself 6. XV - Swervin 7. J. Cole - Mr. Nice Watch 8. Kid Cudi - Pursuit of Happiness 9. T.I. - 24's 10. J. Cole - See World 11. Schoolboy Q - Hands on the Wheel