Porsche Lyrics in Hip-Hop Songs: A Prestige Primer

On December 7th, 2015 / By

Porsche Lyrics in Hip-Hop Songs

Porsche Lyrics in Hip-Hop Songs: A Prestige Primer

Lil Wayne dropped another mix-tape on Thanksgiving evening, no doubt an attempt to tide over his fans while they wait in (what seems to be) perpetuity for Tha Carter V. While some critics lauded the collection, titled No Ceilings 2, others panned it. Regardless of what you think of the mix-tape, if you’re a Porsche enthusiast you will enjoy the opening lyrics of the second song “Back 2 Back”: “I play the Porsche 918 / I mean the Spyder, you do not know what I mean.”

Of course this isn’t the first time that Lil Wayne has refernced abut the Porsche brand. In “How We Do Freestyle,” he sings: “I got that all black Porsche / on them double black buttons / blend in so well / look like I’m riding in nothing.”

In honor of Wayne’s Porsche 918 rhyme, I decided to compile a brief list of popular hip-hop tunes that mention the Porsche brand. And, yes, most of the accompanying videos contain NSFW language:

“Dirt Off Your Shoulder”: Jay-Z (2003)

I probably owe it to y’all, proud to be locked by the force
Tryin’ to hustle some things, that go with the Porsche

While Jay-Z is now, more or less, the curmudgeonly grandpa of the hip-hop game, he was “the best rapper alive” around the turn of the millennium. Shortly before his “retirement,” Jay dropped The Black Album, which contained the following track:

“Forever Young”: Jay-Z ft. Mr. Hudson (2010)

Hopping out of Porsches, / Popping up on Forbes lists

By the time he released The Blue Print III, Jay was past his prime. But that didn’t stop him from peppering his album with hip-“pop” gems. With Mr. Hudson in tow, Hov recorded himself this radio-ready tune, replete with Porsche reference:

“Control”: Big Sean ft. Kendrick Lamar (2013)

A bunch of rich a – – white girls looking for parties
Playing with Barbies, wreck the Porsche before you give them the car key

One could reasonably argue that, nowadays, Kendrick Lamar is “the greatest rapper alive.” Sure, Drake and Yeezy might disagree; but, regardless, Kendrick is hot. Two years ago, he made a vocal appearance on Big Sean’s “Control.” In addition to punking-out pretty much every mainstream, male hip-hop artist, Lamar pays tribute to Porsche—or, at least, some people’s inability to drive them:

“Parents Just Don’t Understand”: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (1988)

OK, here’s the situation
My parents went away on a week’s vacation
And they left the keys to the brand new Porsche
Would they mind? Umm, well, of course not

When Kendrick Lamar was still wearing diapers and Jay-Z was slinging crack, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince dropped one of the most memorable Porsche-laden hip-hop tracks ever. In their sonic lament to parental incompetence, this MC-DJ team offered listeners a short narrative of youthful shenanigans while unsupervised for a weekend:

Do you know of any other Porsche lyrics in hip-hop songs? If so, let us know. Otherwise, you can live out your hip-hop fantasies and cruise the streets of Denver or the highways along the Front Range in a Porsche brand vehicle. You can start by visiting Prestige Imports at 9201 West Colfax Avenue and test drive a 911, Cayman, Panamera, Macan, or Cayenne. You can also schedule an appointment with someone in our Sales Department by calling (833) 825-5423.

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