The Top Ten Hip-Hop Drinking Anthems

Hip-hop's reliance on marijuana as a creative conduit and lifestyle accessory is well documented. But beyond the genre's top tokers, there's also a bubbling batch of rappers who've rhymed about not so much getting a little tipsy as daily dalliances with the dark world of being black-out drunk. So with news that the Colorado-based Twisted Pine Brewery have launched a limited edition beer named in honor of the Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah (apparently it's “the hottest beer this side of hell”), here are ten ultimate alcohol anthems. (Pedant's note: Young Black Teenagers' “Tap The Bottle” and any song by a Southern rapper that advocates tainting a drink with prescription cough syrup are out on the grounds of righteous beer snobbery.)

10. E-40, “My Drinking Club”

“What kind of motherfucking percolations you niggas got up in the refrigerator?” So asks 40-Water on this 1996 tribute to the ancient art of getting wasted. But whippersnappers beware! 40's secret establishment is a stickler for legit ID: “We checking all you bastards under 21 or under 18 or whatever however. You understand that?”

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