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.
8. 24's - T.I.
12. Stay Fly - 8Ball & MJG
13. 40 Oz. - D12
18. We Ballin' - Memphis Bleek
21. U And Dat - E-40
- Hennessy cognac
- Cristal champagne