The Liquor: Sizzurp Liquer
The Rappers: Dipset
Sip It or Skip It? SKIP IT! Jim Jones, Cam’Ron, Juelz Santana and Freeky Zekey have since given up their plans to takeover the club with their colorful liquers, but back in the mid-2000s, they went as far as getting Kanye West (yes, the same guy they just dissed) to create a commercial for their product. Too bad it was basically Alize with a different name slapped on the bottle.
The Liquor: Ciroc Vodka
The Rapper: Diddy
Sip It or Skip It? SIP IT! Diddy loves his Ciroc, but make no mistake: He loves it so much because he’s making some serious paper every time you buy a bottle of it. Still, compared to other vodkas out there, Ciroc is surprisingly smooth and affordable, so you don’t have to be a multimillionaire to enjoy it.
The Liquor: Lucky Nites Golden Liquer
The Rapper: Lil Flip
Sip It or Skip It? SKIP IT! We have to admit: we’re a little surprised Lil Flip is still pushing this particular product. It wasn’t that good back when he launched it in the mid-2000s and, though he’s still apparently throwing parties to promote it (it even has its own Facebook page!), we can’t imagine it’s changed much today.
The Liquor: 3 Vodka
The Rapper: Jermaine Dupri
Sip It or Skip It? SKIP IT! When we’re out at the club throwing back shots, we’re not particularly worried about our health. Wait, that sounded bad. We meant we’re not worried about…oh, you know what we meant. So when JD tried hitting us with 3 Vodka, which is distilled from soy and contains zero carbohydrates, we Kanye shrugged and got back to business at the bar. Sorry, sir—this wasn’t one of your hits.
The Liquor: Conjure Cognac
The Rapper: Ludacris
Sip It or Skip It? SIP IT! We can’t just dismiss all of the drinks listed here, right? Oh, we can? Well, in that case…Just kidding. Luda’s actually got a pretty decent drink on his hands here. He’ll have a tough time competing in a cognac market that includes Hennessy and Remy Martin, but we’re sure he’ll be able to conjure up something.
The Liquor: Little Jonathan Winery wines
The Rapper: Lil’ Jon
Sip It or Skip It? SKIP IT! Do we really have to explain this one to you? Lil’ Jon selling…wine?! That’s like Fat Joe endorsing gym memberships or Kanye West endorsing KMart. And that name?! Oh, please tell us Google played a terrible, terrible joke on us when we searched for rappers with their own liquor lines!
The Liquor: Armadale Vodka
The Rapper: Jay-Z (and Dame Dash!)
Sip It or Skip It? SKIP IT! Not the best idea Jay and Dame had during their reign with the Roc, huh?
The Liquor: Landy Cognac
The Rapper: Snoop Dogg
Sip It or Skip It? SIP IT! It’s not as well known as Hennessy or Remy Martin in the rap community, but Landy Cognac has actually won several awards for its XO blend. It ain’t cheap (over $100 for a 750mL bottle), but then again: That should tell you something about it, no?
The Liquor: Three Olives Purple Vodka
The Rapper: Lil’ Kim
Sip It or Skip It? SKIP IT! Has the Queen B done anything in the last five years that would have you believe that she’s the person that should be telling you what to drink? Yeah, we didn’t think so.
The Liquor: Anything produced by Straight Up Brands
The Rappers: DJ Clue (Storm Vodka), Foxy Brown (a sparkling wine) and a deal in place with Lil Wayne for an as-yet-uncreated liquor
Sip It or Skip It? SKIP IT! Straight up: Do any of the rap endorsements here make you want to drink? If so, we’ve got someone you should probably talk to. Sorry.
Have you tried any of the drinks listed here? Would you drink them again? Are there any rappers out there who deserve their own drink? Leave us a comment and let us know.