It's St. Patrick's Day, and to many of us, that means a day for celebration, carrying on - and that's just a nice way of saying drinking.
While HipHopDX staffers have long been customers at King Tee's beerstand, allowing Obie Trice to grab the second round, and burping along to beloved lyrics by Tash, J-Ro and E-Swift, we wanted to ask Hip Hop emcees what their drink of choice is. As cocktail bars are all the rage these days, look no further than some of your favorite rappers for how to make that signature drink that'll get you "dead bent."
Thug Passion: 2Pac
Ingredients: Alize cognac blend, Cristal champagne.
“Alright new drink. One part Alize, one part Cristal—Thug’s Passion baby. Y’all know what time it is. This drink is guaranteed to get the pussy wet and the dick hard…” –2Pac, “Thug Passion”
“You know the way the game’s getting told / Yo two years ago / A friend of mine / Told me Alize and Cristal blows your mind…” –2Pac, “Got My Mind Made Up.”
Dainey: Mobb Deep
Ingredients: St. Ides malt liquor, Pina Colada Champale
“They got us on the BQE / Just to get a taste of that greenery / We took our smoke out to Coney Island / Posted up by the Himalaya / Pina Colada Champale mixed with Dainey / That’s St. Ides in Dun lingo / Spillin’ it on the floor for our dead people…”—Prodigy, “Three.”
Brass Monkey: Beastie Boys
Ingredients: Olde English 800 malt liquor, orange juice
"M.C.A. with the bottle - D. rocks the can / Adrock gets nice with Charlie Chan / We're offered Moet - we don't mind Chivas / Wherever we go with bring the Monkey with us." - Beastie Boys, "Brass Monkey"
Ingredients: 151 Bacardi Dark, Bacardi Light, Triple Sec, Grenadine, Pinapple Juice
“If you ain’t got your Hurricane ethel you best go fetch it A.S.A.P. / And here go the recipe / 151 Bacardi Dark, Bacardi Light, Triple Sec, Grenadine, Pineapple Juice and a empty container of Arrowhead water…” –E-40 “Intro”
“Nah, nah hit a bidi can’t be greedy stay strong / But if I get broken off then damn I can’t go wrong / This trick juice will make a fool fall on his face / Worse than that bumpy face gin with no chase...” –Suga T, The Click’s “Hurricane.”
Mali-booyow: Kanye West
Ingredients: Malibu rum, Grey Goose vodka
“Chick came up to me and said this that number two dial / If you wanna make it number one you’re number two now / Mix that Goose and Malibu I call it Mali-booyow / Goddamn ‘Yeezy how we hit ‘em with a new style...” –Kanye West, “Monster.”
Sizzurp/Texas Tea: Big Moe/UGK
Ingredients: Recipes vary, but commonly made with cough syrup, Sprite and Jolly Rancher candies.
“Take that monkey shit off you embarrassing us / I got the red Promethazine / Thick orange and yellow ‘Tuss / Hydrocodone on the hands-free phone…” –Pimp C, Three 6 Mafia & UGK’s “Sippin On Some Sizzurp.”
K.C. Tea: Tech N9ne
Ingredients: Hennessy cognac, Sprite, lemon, wedge of lime
“I like to drink it in a real big wine glass / At my place full of women letting time pass / With Hennessy Sprite and lemon baby I’m as / Drunk as a skunk / By the second one I’m on your fine ass...” –Tech N9ne “KC Tea”
French Connection: Capone-N-Noreaga
Ingredients: Courvoisier cognac, Grand Marinier liqueur
“Me and shorty from the Mecca havin’ a session / I play the Shark Bar sippin’ on French Connection / On the rocks / Son hit me on the box / Time to hit the spot / Regulate the whole fuckin’ block.” –Capone, Capone-N-Noreaga’s “Stick You.”
Happy Juice: Keri Hilson
Ingredients: Hennessy cognac, apple juice
“Everybody looks better when you’re on that juice / If you get me in the zone I’ll dance with you / If you look like this them boys they wanna cut / You ain’t even gotta ask what’s in my cup / ‘Cause I’m on that Henny and apple juice...” –Keri Hilson, “Happy Juice.”
Gin And Juice: Snoop Doggy Dogg
Ingredients: Seagram's or Tanqueray gin, orange juice
“Later on that day / My homie Dr. Dre came through with a gang of Tanqueray / And a fat ass jay / Of some Bubonic Chronic that made me choke / Shit this ain’t no joke / I had to back up off of it and sit my cup down / Tanqueray and Chronic yeah I’m fucked up now...” –Snoop Dogg. “Gin And Juice.”
Gin & Super Socco: The Likwit Crew/The D.O.C.
Ingredients: Supper Socco sports drink, gin
“Stopped at the store to buy me some Cisco / A 40 ounce and some crackers by Nabisco / A pack of Dentyne then I pulled out a 10 / And said fuck it Super Socco and Gin…” —King Tee “Act A Fool.”
“I had some gin and Socco / Now I’m ready to rock-o…” –The D.O.C. “Whirlwind Pyramid.”
OG Diddy: Diddy
Ingredients: Ciroc vodka, Welch's grape juice, lemonade
“To all the ladies that’s out there drinking Diddy’s–that’s lemonade and Ciroc / All my fellas out there getting money drinking them OG Diddy’s–that’s lemonade, Ciroc and Welch’s grape juice...” –Diddy, Chester French’s “Ciroc Star.”
Jimmy Neutron: Ghostface Killah
Ingredients: Patron tequila, Nuvo sparkling liqueur, Sprite
“Go head swallow that Nuvo / No disrespect / You front on me tonight I’m gone bag me a new ho / Spank that ass like a real papi chulo / That Jimmy Neutron will sit you right on your culo…” –Ghostface Killah “2Getha Baby.”
Black on Black Crime: Tajai/Souls of Mischief
Ingredients: Guinness stout, Jagermeister liqueur.
“Guinness and Jaeger call it black on black crime / Then we follow that with the car bomb / Single malted or brown that Glenlivet / This is my life star / I’ma go head and live it / Yo yo we got to put Jack in the mix / Plus a shot of Patron with a twist…” —Tajai “Do It.”