Alcohol falls squarely within the "drugs" part of "Drugs, Sex & Rock and Roll". We have already created five booze-centric playlists for your enjoyment, but as you would expect, there are many more yet to be crafted.
The alcohol related playlists we have posted so far include, a roots music list of songs about moonshine, a set of country songs about drinking, country songs about whiskey, prohibition era songs and blues songs about drinking. For this list I wanted to expand the horizon a bit, so I've wondered around for a while to come up with a CD's worth of hip-hop tracks that pay homage to the bottle.
Cristal champagne used to be the drink of choice for the hip-hop elite, but that all changed when Jay-Z boycotted the expensive bubbly after managing director of Cristal, Frederic Rouzaud, said that he looked at hip-hop culture's love of their product with "curiosity and serenity." Agenda Inc., a brand strategy agency that tracks mentions of products in popular songs, reported that Cristal ranked an impressive number 8 in 2005.
No word yet on what may replace the expensive champagne as the king of beverages within the world of hip-hop, but some of the products named in this playlist could be one of them.
Hip-Hop Drinking Songs
6. 40 Oz. - D12
9. Cognac - AllFrumTha I
13. Tipsy - J-Kwon