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Hip-hop has picked up where Rock & Roll left off as America’s favorite music genre, and the automobile has assumed its rightful place within the culture, in the same way that it did during the heyday of The Beach Boys and other acts of the 1960′s.
If you think about it, rap music’s influence on the automobile is even more profound than rock. Where would Cadillac be today if it weren’t for the Escalade’s appearance in every single rap video? Rappers are taste makers, and while they certainly know what they like (how else do you explain donks), the newest single from Rick Ross and Drake, titled Aston Martin Music, seems a bit more contrived than the average overwrought music video.
The video shows Rick Ross smoking marijuana, letting his girlfriend take the rap for serious drug charges and relaxing in the beach with R&B singer Drake, a couple Aston Martins, and some female companions. We’re not sure if Aston Martin sanctioned the use of their cars or not, but Bugatti promised that no rappers would ever get their hands on a Veyron, and one of the worst MC’s in the game managed to get a brand new example.
Birdman, sometime rapper and full time president of the appropriately named Cash Money Records (the record label and home to superstar rappers like Drake, Lil Wayne, Bow Wow and Nicki Minaj) recently celebrated his staggering wealth by taking delivery of a $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron at a Dade County low-income housing area.
Birdman, who is known for his love of red cars due to his self-proclaimed affiliations with the Bloods, ordered his Veyron in a predictable red-on-red color scheme with a special red key. Birdman arrived for the delivery wearing an entirely red outfit, and unleashed a string of unintelligible profanities boasting of the superiority of his record labels, his automobile collection, the color red and his status as a wealthy African-American entrepreneur.
If you have an interest in hip-hop, this video is a must see, if only to listen to Birdman’s incoherent babbling as he finally reaches the much lauded “baller status”. Rapper Lil Wayne is also known to have a silver Bugatti, and the close relationship between Birdman and Lil’ Wayne will no doubt be strengthened by their acquisition of these fine automobiles.
[Source: Nah Right]
Southern rap has always had an affinity for Chevrolet sedans, but recently, muscle cars have been making a steady resurgance, with the Dodge Challenger and Charger leading the way.
Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy, better know for his green Murcielago, just released a tribute to Chevrolet’s 2010 Camaro, a car that’s quickly becoming a hit with rap stars as they re-discover American Muscle. The song is only two minutes in length, but its already making the rounds on hip-hop blogs. No word on if there’s going to be a video, but Jeezy has previously took pride in showing off his Camaro in another video last year.
[Source: Nah Right]