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The Hip-Hop Hennessy Playlist

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Last year I posted a playlist of Hip-Hop Drinking Songs and wrote about the hip-hop community's love of, and ultimate rejection, of Cristal champagne due to perceived racist comments by the company's managing director, Frederic Rouzaud.

However, hip-hop's love of Hennessy cognac continues to this day. One of the most famous urban party staples, "Crunk Juice", is made by combining Hennessy and Red Bull energy drink. This playlist features a double-album's worth of hip-hop tracks that mention Hennessy somewhere in the lyrics.

From Wikipedia — Hennessy is a leading, and the oldest, manufacturer of cognac.

Hennessy currently sells about three million cases of cognac each year. Recent innovations include trying to broaden the appeal of the drink beyond its traditional base of older drinkers, by introducing new products such as "Pure White" and "Fine de Cognac" and marketing them accordingly. Cocktail recipes have also been popularized, such as (the previously mentioned) Crunk Juice, a cocktail popularized by Crunk-artists Lil Jon, the Eastside Boyz, and the Ying Yang Twins. A drink called Sin, made popular by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, includes equal proportions of Hennessy and Gin. It was frequently mentioned in rap songs by Tupac Shakur. The Hennessy emblem was also used by the group, Lubajac, on the cover of their latest album, Something Wicked. It is still unknown if this marketing was authorized, yet Hennessy has appeared not to have been notified.

The Playlist:

1. Hennessey - Tupac Shakur

2. Crip Hop - Featuring La Toiya Williams - The Eastsidaz

3. Give It 2'Em Dogg - Snoop Dogg

4. Nasty Girl - The Notorious B.I.G. 

5. Q.U.-Hectic - Mobb Deep

6. Bleezies-N-Heem - Mac Dre

7. The Genesis - Nas

8. 24's - T.I. 

9. Da Blow - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

10. Disco Inferno - 50 Cent

11. Ballad Of A Dead Soulja - Tupac Shakur

12. Stay Fly - 8Ball & MJG

13. 40 Oz. - D12

14. Shake That - Eminem

15. Chop Me Up - Justin Timberlake

16. Breakout - Sean Paul

17. Slow Motion - Juvenile 

18. We Ballin' - Memphis Bleek

19. Crazy Rap - Afroman

20. Drug Ballad - Eminem 

21. U And Dat - E-40

22. Hennessey (I'm In Love) - Mister & The Xtraordinary Gentlemen 

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