Song: "Momma I'm So Sorry," by Clipse
White Lines: "Coke by the ton, rap niggas, I'm the one/With basic rhyme patterns, how the fuck you tryin' to chatter?" (Pusha T)
You know you're moving a lot of weight when you're rich, you're eating well...and you've gotta apologize to your own mother. That's exactly what Clipse did on the second track from their 2006 sophomore album, Hell Hath No Fury. Sorry, mom!
Song: "24-23," by Young Jeezy
White Lines: "They say it's going down tonight, I hope I make it back/He say he re-ing up now, you know I'm loving that."
Aside from taking shots at Gucci Mane and OJ Da Juiceman, Jeezy's mixtape cut also used Kobe Bryant and LeBron James's jersey numbers, 24 and 23 respectively, to relay coke prices to the rest of the world. It also inspired a Jay-Z line ("If Jeezy's paying LeBron, I'm paying Dwyane Wade") on last year's smash hit, "Empire State of Mind."
Song: "That White," by Fat Joe
White Lines: "Thank God for that white/I'm slingin' it all day, we're cookin' it all night."
Joey Crack's no stranger to coke anthems (just check his discography, which includes songs like "The Crack House" and "The Crack Attack") but this DJ Premier-produced joint from 2008's The Elephant in the Room, is one of his best.
Song: "I'm Da Man," by D4L's Shawty Lo
White Lines: "Bitch, I'm the man, I, I, I'm the man/Got no wife but the white be my girlfriend."
We know, we know—you didn't expect to hear the name "D4L" when you got up this morning. Nonetheless, Shawty L-O practically created a solo career for himself by dropping this dope boy ditty on the group's 2005 album, Down For Life. There's not much to it, but it works.
Song: "A Bird in the Hand," by Ice Cube
White Lines: "Do I have to sell me, a whole lot of crack/For decent shelter and clothes on my back?"
Not all coke rap anthems are about pushing product. Some are actually pretty thoughtful. On this track, Cube reveals that drug dealing isn't the best choice for a black man. But, sometimes, it's the only choice.
Song: "Ayo For Yayo," by Andre Nickatina
White Lines: "A new high to try, a nice place to go/Introduced to the yay to the yo."
The Bay Area isn't referred to as the Yay Area for nothing. On his eighth solo album, Conversation with a Devil: Cocaine Raps, Vol. 3, Nickatina (formerly known as Dre Dog) expounds on the risks (and rewards) of coke.
Song: "Blue Magic," by Jay-Z
White Lines: "Nah, I don't spin on my head/I spin my work into a pot so I can spend my bread."
Blue magic is actually a brand of heroin that notorious drug lord Frank Lucas put out onto the streets back in the 1960s and 1970s. But Jay's song (inspired by the movie American Gangster, a flick about Lucas and his life) covers all the bases as far as drug dealing is involved, making it a must-have for any list involving coke rap.
Song: "White Girls," by Cam'Ron
White Lines: "Rocks so bright, money so right/I got seven workers, she's Snow White."
At this point, a thousand different rappers have turned coke into their fictional "white girl" in a song (well, not a thousand, but...you get the point). But Cam did it best back on 2006's Killa Season, where he gives his coke a personality to show the world all that it's helped him do.
Song: "Make The Trap Say Aye," by OJ Da Juiceman
White Lines: "Quarter brick, half a brick, whole brick, Ay!/Quarter pound, half a pound, whole pound, Okay!"
Is this song slightly annoying now? Yes, yes, it is. But, come on: When this dropped last year, you were riding with OJ's movement. It's since been derailed just a bit, but Juice had the trap jumping for a minute with this one.
Song: "Bricks," by Gucci Mane, feat. Yo Gotti and OJ Da Juiceman
White Lines: "So Icey CEO, I'm a fool with the snow/They think I'm puttin' VVS jewels in the coke." (Gucci Mane)
Gucci has sprinkled his lyrics with coke talk for years now, but he's rarely recorded an entire track to the white stuff. This is one of those exceptions. Gooch uses vivid wordplay (yes, that's right, vivid wordplay) and a catchy chorus to take us through his slangin' and bangin' days.
Song: "Everybody Nose," by N.E.R.D., featuring Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Pusha T
White Lines: "Buy and sell, I can accommodate your clientele/Shamu weight, motherfucker, brace your scales." (Pusha T)
The video for this song had Lindsay Lohan in it. Lindsay freakin' Lohan. Do we really have to explain why it's on this list?
Song: "Pure Cocaine," by Yo Gotti, featuring Gucci Mane and Young Cash
White Lines: "I'm like a bird myself, nigga, wrap me up and move me/I got a stamp in the middle, the whole 'hood approve me." (Yo Gotti)
Most coke raps are aggressive, in-your-face and intimidating. Not this one. Gotti loves that white (just listen to his "Cocaine Crazy Skit" from his Cocaine Muzik 2 mixtape) so he put together a love song for it. So heartfelt. Awww!
Song: "I Can't Feel My Face," by Juelz Santana
White Lines: "Face numb, taste some/Fiends come back for this here, grade A, A1."
From the Blow sample to the title of the song to the title of mixtape the song came from (titled—what else?—I Can't Feel My Face), Juelz (aka "Human Crack in the Flesh") was all about doing lines on this one—lines about coke, crack and any other drug he could think of at the time.
Song: "Doin' My Job," by T.I.
White Lines: "We ain't out here threatening your lives, raping your children/We just out here staying alive, making a million."
Again, not all dope boy anthems are about making money and living the good life. There's a very dark side to the drug game and a lot of people who look down on those who participate in it. Here, Tip asked for a little bit of compassion. After all, he's just doing his job.
Song: "Grindin," by Clipse
White Lines: "Patty cake, patty cake, I'm the baker's man/I bake them cakes as fast as I can." (Malice)
More Clipse? Yessir! (and just wait, there's more...) On their 2002 debut, Lord Willin', the Thornton Brothers put together the ultimate hustling anthem over a classic Neptunes production. Even kids in middle America wanted to pick up some work and hit the block after hearing this one. Griiiiiind-ing!
Song: "Kilo," by Fat Joe, feat. Clipse and Cam'Ron
White Lines: "Ayo, there's blood on the cocaine, a scene that is Psycho/Dope so pure, fiends cling to the light pole." (Fat Joe)
Coke rap actually died a little bit over the course of the last ways, giving way for artists like Drake to shine. But Joey Crack, Clipse and Killa made sure we didn't forget it still existed on this stellar track from Fat Joe's recently-released album, The Darkside, Volume 1.
Song: "White Gurl," by E-40, feat. Juelz Santana and UGK
White Lines: "I like to serve my dope wet 'cause it weighs a hella lot more/You can smell the residue and the fumes next door."
Back when E-40 was goin' hyphy (remember that?!), even he was thinking about the white girl. So he called on 'Elz and UGK to help him talk about the best ways to treat your white girl.
Song: "Hustlin," by Rick Ross
White Lines: "We never steal cars, but we deal hard/Whip it real hard, whip it, whip it real hard."
It's pretty much safe to say that 99 percent of what the Boss was talking about on "Hustlin" (like, say, meeting Manuel Noriega) wasn't actually true. But that doesn't mean Ross didn't win us over by getting on his grind and riding this track to the top of the charts.
Song: "Yeo Man (Rush Rush, Get The Yayo)," by Cam'Ron
White Lines: "Tell your white girls about my white girl/Shit, I'm part of the reason it's a white world."
In a "why didn't I think of this earlier?!" moment, Cam borrows Blondie's classic coke song "Rush Rush" from the Scarface soundtrack. It never got cleared for a Cam album, though, so it's since turned into a mixtape classic.
Song: "Ice Water," by Raekwon
White Lines: "Yo, back in the days, baggin' crack, scrapin' plates/Flippin' cakes to them heavy head niggas, hatin' jakes."
Insert any song off Rae's seminal debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., here. Believe us: It'll belong on this list.
Song: "Pocket Full of Stones," by UGK
White Lines: "This shit is gettin' silly, dope is so easy to sell/Pay everybody bail, ain't no spendin' time in jail." (Bun B)
On their debut, Too Hard to Swallow, Pimp C and Bun B showed us how to go from small-time dealers to full-blown drug kingpins. It all starts with—you guessed it—a pocket full of "stones."
Song: "White Lines (Don't Do It)," by Grandmaster Melle Mel
White Lines: "Ticket to ride, white line highway/Tell all your friends, they can go my way."
In the early days of hip-hop, songs about coke didn't sound like today's songs about coke. Take this classic, for instance. Melle Mel is rapping about why you shouldn't do coke, instead of why you should. What a novel concept, right?
Song: "Kilo," Ghostface Killah, feat. Raekwon
White Lines: "Some say a drug dealer's destinty is reachin' the ki'/I'd rather be the man behind the door, supplying the streets." (Ghostface Killah)
Sound familiar? It should, because it uses the same sample as Fat Joe's "Kilo." And it references coke just as often, too.
Song: "Go Crazy," by Young Jeezy
White Lines: "Guess who's bizzack? Still smell the blow on my clothes/Like Krispy Kreme, I was cookin' them O's."
All the dope boys definitely went crazy to this single from Jeezy's debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. Just about every track on there could have made this list, but this one is definitely the most addictive.
Song: "White Girl," by U.S.D.A.
White Lines: "You know we keep that white girl, Christina Aguilera/My jewelry too loud, baby girl, I can't hear ya." (Young Jeezy)
Not to be outdone, Young Jeezy's group took things one step further with the title "White Girl" by actually naming one of America's favorite white girls on the song's hook. Wonder how Ms. "Genie in a Bottle" felt about that?
Song: "10 Crack Commandments," by Notorious B.I.G.
White Lines: "I been in this game for years, it made me an animal/It's rules to this shit, I wrote me a manual."
Biggie didn't get gimmicky or use a cute title to try and make his approach to coke rap different from other rappers. He simply laid down the law and rewrote the rules on the crack game. Well done.
Song: "Make It Work For You," by Juelz Santana, featuring Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne
White Lines: "I can show you how to mix that shit/How to whip that shit, how to twist that wrist." (Juelz Santana)
A lot of rappers talk about selling coke, moving coke, pushing coke and distributing coke. But very few break down the process as well as these three MCs do on this track. Then again, it doesn't sound like such a glorious lifestyle when they put it this way, does it?
Song: "Rich Off Cocaine," by Rick Ross, feat. Avery Storm
White Lines: "Sellin' dope ain't right, I put it in my life/Chickens put me in position to donate the rice."
Now, this is more like it. Over a lush J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League production, Ross expounds on everything a kingpin gets to enjoy at the expense of the drug game.
Song: "Keys Open Doors," by Clipse
White Lines: "Open the Frigidaire, 25 to life in there/So much white, you might think Holy Christ is near/Throw on your Louis V millionaires to kill the glare/Ice trays? Nada! All you see is pigeons paired." (Pusha T)
Was there really any doubt Clipse were landing on the top of the coke pile? If we wanted to, we could have done a list of the 29 most addictive Clipse coke rap songs, fam. Crown the kings. No one's grinding harder than them.
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