Ace Hood – Bugatti (2013)
Ace Hood brought us this killer platinum-selling track from his third album, Trials and Tribulation, and continued to have everyone shouting ‘I woke up in a new Bugatti!’ with endless remixes and freestyles of the track.
Ironically, not even Ace is the owner of a Bugatti. But he can probably be forgiven considering the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport costs around $4,000,000.
Too $hort – Fuck My Car (1996)
From his 1996 Gettin' It (Album Number Ten) album, Too $hort along with MC Breed tells it like it is. Fellas, if your ride is up to par you may be able to relate to this song, “She ain't trippin’ on you she'd rather fuck your car”.
2 Pac – Picture Me Rollin’ (1996)
After being released from prison, Pac was looking to silence his haters and get back to where he wanted to be, at the top. Sending out a message to his competition, he planted the visual of him rolling in his dope car of choice, the Mercedes Benz SL500. The legendary West Coast rapper was joined by Big Syke, CPO and Danny Boy on the track.
Rick Ross – Aston Martin Music (2010)
Ricky Ross strayed from the usual M-m-maybachs in the video for this track, using various Aston Martin models, as only appropriate. There’s no doubt that this sexy, smooth song was designed to be played with your lady-friend in the passenger seat. Released in 2010, it features the flawless vocals of Chrisette Michele and Drizzy.
Lloyd Banks feat. Juelz Santana – Beamer, Benz or Bentley (2010)
If you are lucky enough to, for whatever reason, catch a ride with Lloyd Banks, you should know you may have the difficult choice of deciding to hop into his Beamer, his Benz or his Bentley. Featuring Juelz Santana, this club banger was released from Banks’ third solo album, The Hunger For More 2.
Cypress Hill – Lowrider (2001)
From their album, Stoned Raiders, Cypress Hill gave us the 411 on how you should be riding in your lowrider on this track.
Curren$y – 442 Feat. Birdman & Lil Wayne (2013)
Curren$y The Hot Spitta is well-known for his love old school & muscle cars, and so he has an assortment of tracks we could choose from for this list. The recently-released "442" is a stand-out though, with features from his former YMCMB labelmates Weezy F and Birdman as he spits about "burning gas like a 442."
Outkast – Benz or Beamer (1995)
Released back in 1995, Andre 3000 and Big Boi rap over a dope beat giving us bars on a whole host of things, including: robbing, materialism, smoking the green and of course being up in the Benz and Beamer.
Chamillionaire – Ridin’ (2006)
On "Ridin", Chamillionaire vented on the problems of being racially profiled, and dealing with heavy-handed feds sniffing around the whip for drugs. This song was quite an anthem, topping the charts in 2006, which had everyone singing, "They see me rolling, they hatin'."
Slick Rick – Sittin In My Car (1995)
In 1995, Def Jam rapper Slick Rick released this classic track. His verses described him getting fed up with his girl's antics, and proceeding to fall for her best friend, as he was left sitting in his car waiting for her.
Dr Dre – Let Me Ride (1993)
One of the West Coast’s finest, Dr Dre, is known for flossing in his 1964 Chevy Impala. This track became huge after Dre received a Grammy Award for it, for Best Rap Solo Performance. With help from Snoop Doggy Dogg and Jewell, a young Dre just wanted to ride down the streets of LA with the homies while checking out the ladies.
Snoop Dogg – Gangsta Ride (1999)
Return to 1999 where Snoop Dogg was stuntin' with his "Gangsta Ride". This track came off his fourth studio album No Limit Top Dogg. Snoop sure loves his cars. Amongst his collection he is the owner of a sweet 1967 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible.
Sir Mix-a-Lot - My Hooptie (1990)
Now this is really taking it back. Hip hop may be boastful about Maybachs, Bugattis, and classic Cadillacs, but Sir Mix-A-Lot was not afraid to pay homage to his good old hooptie. In his verses, the rapper explains the numerous problems with his car. Among them, "Heat don’t work and my girl keeps naggin’ and, ‘Somethin' on my left front wheel keeps clickin."
But hey, like Sir Mix-A-Lot says, sometimes the Benz is in the shop.
Curren$y – Car Talk (2011)
From his mixtape Verde Terrace "Car Talk" once more finds Curren$y on his car ish. Spitta Andretti goes into detail about doing work to his ride as well as making the necessary space for his increasing number of 4-wheel purchases.
50 Cent - Get In My Car (2005)
This is classic Fiddy from his album The Massacre. The New York rapper showed he too was a fan of the '64 Impala on this dope track produced by Hi-Tek. Here he tells us he needs no cheesy lines to pick up the ladies as his ride does all the attracting.
UGK- Fuck My Car (1996)
We saw Too Short tackle this subject earlier, and UGK did it too (with the same song title and everything). The intro lines to this track say it all, "Hoes is... trippin', mayne/Choosin' they men by what kinda cars they drive/What kinda keys you holdin'..."
Bun B and Pimp C lay in on those gold-digging ladies who choose their men by their ride rather than other attributes.
Mike Jones - Still Tippin' (2004)
If you're looking to stunt hard on the streets, hydraulics are a necessity, word to Mike Jones. The original version of this track featured Slim Thug and Chamillionaire, however, due to some beef between Cham and Jones, Paul Wall ended up with the last verse while Chamillionaire was removed from the record.
Lil Boosie- Tight Whips (2009)
Lil Boosie gave us the ultimate track to play en route to the club with this one. On top of needing a tight whip, you've also got to look the part.
Waka Flocka feat. Gucci Mane - Ferrari Boyz (2011)
When Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka were actually tight, they may have spent their spare time driving around in Ferraris. In "Ferrari Boyz", the rapper provides some sound advice-- don't be ashamed to get out the lane when you see ballers like Mane and Waka driving those 'Raris.
T.I. - Top Back (2006)
T.I. teaches us that there’s nothing better than riding the car with the "beat down low" and the "top let back." This was a banging track for the ATL rapper which ended up with a few remixes. The original version featured Young Jeezy, Young Dro, Big Kuntry King and B.G.
T.I. made a big impression with this hit, it even led to him getting an endorsement deal from Chevrolet.
LL Cool J- Back Seat (1993)
It's not always easy to find an appropriate location when you want to get your freak on. But if you own a jeep like Mr LL Cool J, the back seat is often sufficient enough. But LL always knows how to keep it romantic at the same time, with a candle on the dashboard.
Three 6 Mafia - Ridin' Spinners (2003)
If you’re looking to take your whip game to the next level, spinners are a must. In this song, Three 6 Mafia endorse some free spinning rims that don’t stop spinning. Check out the video for this track which features a few masterpieces including the Cadillac Escalade EXT and a Pontiac GTO convertible.
Chief Keef - Foreign Cars (2012)
Chief Keef, along with Soulja Boy, appreciates the finest foreign cars in this track. Let’s face it, Keef’s got a point. Some of the most beautiful whips are foreign and if you’re looking to floss in a big way, a domestic car doesn’t quite cut it.
Lost Boyz- Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz (1995)
In 1995, Lost Boyz released this feel-good joint which appreciates the finer things in life. This track is perfect to for head-bobbing in the car.
Kanye West – Drive Slow (2006)
From his Late Registration album featuring GLC and Paul Wall, Yeezy released this perfect track to give us the smoothest drive while he offers a friendly warning, sampling Hank Crawford’s “Wildflower”.
HNHH takes a look at 25 tracks about the possession that is dear to so many hip hop artists – cars.
For rappers, having a dope ride is more than just a mode of transportation. Yes, it does mean no more riding the bus. But purchasing a brand new whip is symbolic of their rise to the top. Bugattis, Chevrolet Impalas, Aston Martins, and more luxury vehicles come with a hefty pricetag. If you can afford it, you’re probably living the life. Plus if you've got a nice whip, the ladies will usually follow. For those struggling rappers who came from a harsh upbringing and poverty, being able to choose between, let's say, a Beamer and Bentley is a sure sign they've made it. The last thing to do is to find the perfect music to bump in the whip.
This list provides you with 25 joints to blast in your car whether you’ve moved up to a Mercedes Benz or still trusting the unreliable hooptie.
What's your favorite rap record about cars?