Ever wonder about rap songs that are about food? Here is a list of some of the best from Tyler the Creator to A Tribe Called Quest. Old-school or new-school, we all have to eat.
1. Eatin’ Good Feelin’ Good, “Ham ‘n’ Eggs” by A Tribe Called Quest
Leave it to ATCQ to remind listeners about the virtue of eating lean meats and quality produce over a digestible beat. “A collage of good eats, some snacks or nice treats/Applesauce and some nice red beets/This is what we snack on when we’re questin’ (No second guessing!)”
2. Anytime of the Year, “Birthday Cake” by Rihanna
Sometimes cake is the perfect metaphor for the human form. And Rihanna knows it. “It’s not even my birthday/But he want to lick the icing off!/I know you want it in the worst way/Can’t wait to blow my candles out!”
3. Sleepy Above All Else, “Senior Skip Day” by Mac Miller
“They say you waste time asleep, but I’m just tryin’ to dream.” This is a sleepy stoner hip-hop jam. Mac Miller raps,“I’m rockin’ PJs and no shirt/I smoke w**d, eat yogurt!”
4. The Banger, “Burger” by Tyler the Creator ft. Hodgy
“Acquire currency/Disregard b******!” A loud, food-inspired banger with a fresh take on a famous play on words. This is one of the few songs where Tyler raps about eating something that is actually edible.
5. Not Just C.R.E.A.M.,“Ice Cream” by Raekwon
This is another example of something edible being used to symbolize someone alluring. Comparing a crush to ice cream is probably one of the yummiest ways to flirt with a snack. “French-vanilla, butter-pecan, chocolate-deluxe/Even caramel sundaes is gettin’ touched/And scooped in my ice cream truck!”
We hope you enjoyed this playlist with rap songs about food. How do you express your own feelings about food? Let us know in the comments.