The Science: What Is The GOAT Rap Beer?
Wednesday July 30th 2014,
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Ever wondered what the most popular beer in rap is? For scientific purposes, I assigned my crack team of weed carriers to compile the drinking habits of 76 78 rapper dudes based on lyrics from actual tracks (and ignoring the dozens of paid St. Ides advertisements) to establish which brand is the undisputed king of beers. While the result is certainly no surprise, you can examine the data below and enjoy the wonders of the Interactive GOAT Rap Beer Pie Chart (c) CRC. Next level, yo. Except if you’re on your celly, in which case you won’t see jack, Jack. The genius of the pie chart means that I can keep adding entries as they’re suggested, which automatically makes this whole thing a million times more useful than Rap Dummy.


Scaramanga – “Star of the Empire”: Ballentine


Lil Kim – “Last Day”: Becks
Kool G Rap – “It’s A Shame”: Becks
Doppelgangaz – “Doppel Gospel” and “Barbituates”: Becks
Sean Price – “Haraam”: Becks


Mike D (Beastie Boys) “Posse In Effect”: Budweiser
Parrish Smith (EPMD) “It’s My Thing”: Budweiser
Sadat X – “Rockin It”: Budweiser/Heinekin
Tyler The Creator – “Nightmare”: Budweiser


Tash – “Only When I’m Drunk” and “Turn The Party Out”: Colt 45
El-P (Run The Jewels) “Pew Pew Pew”: Colt 45
Flatbush Zombies – “The Hangover”: Colt 45/Hurricane/St. Ides
Chino XL – “Nunca”: Colt 45
Pacewon – “Step Up”: Colt 45
Louieville Sluggah – “Fake Neptunes”: Colt 45
Afroman – “Colt 45”: Colt 45


Schoolly D – “Put Ya Filas On”: Coqui 900


Jadakiss – “By The Bar”: Corona
Kanye West – “The Glory”: Corona
Planetary (Outerspace) – “A Storm of Swords”: Corona
The Game – “Hood Morning” and “Ol English”: Corona/Olde English
Jay Electronica – “Exhibit C”: Corona
Naledge – “Life In A Corona”: Corona
Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan) – “Duck Season” and “Ason Jones”: Corona/Ballentine
Roc Marciano – “Pistolier”: Corona
Milano – “Global Warming”: Corona/Heineken


Diggity Dog (Black Sheep) “Pass The 40”: Guinness Stout
Wyclef – “How Many Mics”: Guinness Stout
Drayz (Das EFX) “Real Hip Hop”: Guinness Stout
Rakim – “What’s On Your Mind”: Guinness Stout
CL Smooth – “All The Places”: Guinness Stout
Danny Boy (House of Pain) “Put Your Shit Kickers On”: Guinness Stout
AZ – “Rather Unique”: Guinness Stout
Defari – “Eardrums Pop (Remix)”: Guinness Stout


Danny Brown – “Bruiser Brigade”: Heineken
Nas – “Represent”: Heineken/Becks
Nine – “So Whautchu Want”: Heineken
JuJu (Beatnuts “Here’s A Drink”: Heineken
Biggie Smalls – “Party and Bullshit” and “Long Kiss Goodnight”: Heineken/Ballentines
Meyhem Lauren – “Lets Hold Hands”: Heineken

Action Bronson – “Brunch”: Homebrew


Lord Finesse – “Kickin’ Flavor With My Man”: Lowenbrau
Redman – “Brothers On My Jock”, “I’ll Be Dat” and “Jam 4 U”: Lowenbrau/Heineken/Becks
Kool Keith (Dr. Dooom) “No Chorus”: Lowenbrau


Everlast (House of Pain) “Put Your Shit Kickers On”: Mickey’s


Asher Roth – “I Love College” and “Pabst and Jazz”: Miller Lite/Fosters
Jay Rock – “Hood Gon Love It”: Miller Lite
Joell Ortiz – “Battle Cry”: Miller Lite
Dr. Dre – “New Day”: Miller Lite/Old English
Macklemore – “The Town”: Miller Lite
Erick Sermon (EPMD) “Let The Funk Flow” Miller Lite


Eazy-E – “8-Ball” and “Sippin On A 40”: Olde English
J-Ro [Tha Alkaholiks] “Got It Bad Y’all”: Olde English/Mickey’s/St. Ides
DJ Quik – “8 Ball”: Olde English
E-Swift [Tha Alkaholiks] “Only When I’m Drunker”: Olde English
Mr X (Mr X and Mr Z) “Drink Old Gold”: Olde English
Tupac – “Young Black Male”: Olde English
Subroc (KMD) – “Sweet Premium Wine” and “Smokin That Shit”Olde English/Colt 45
LL Cool J – “Mama Said Knock You Out”: Olde English
Too $hort – “Pimpology”: Olde English
Del Tha Funkee Homosapian – “Pissin’ On Your Steps”: Olde English
King Tee – “At Your Own Risk”: Olde English
Keith Murray – “Bom Bom Zee”: Olde English
KRS-One – “My Life”: Olde English
Big Daddy Kane – “On The Bugged Tip”: Olde English
Daz Dillinger – “It’s A Good Azz Day”: Olde English
Thirstin Howl III – “Spitacular”: Olde English
Skoob (Das EFX) “How I Get Down” (Remix): Olde English


Mac Miller – “Come Around”: Pabst
Louis Logic – “A Day Late and A Dollar Short”: Pabst


Oprime39 (Timeless Truth) “Santo Remedio”: Presidentes


Ice Cube – “Steady Mobbin”: St. Ides
Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) “40 Oz. For Breakfast”: St Ides
Bizzy Bone – “Bless Da 40 Oz.”: St. Ides/Olde English
Yukmouth (The Luniz) “I Got 5 On It”: St. Ides
MF Doom (KMD) “Sweet Premium Wine”: St. Ides
Mack 10 – “Chicken Hawk”: St. Ides
Prodigy – “Drink Away The Pain”: St. Ides

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8 Comments so far
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I gotta keep it Olde English 800 here… If 8 ball don’t win, this is some bullshiiiiiit

Comment by Pearl Wilson 07.30.14 @

OE ALL DAY. 8-Ball has long since been inducted in the “Alcohol of FAME” Brown paper bag jacket and all.

Comment by curt mcgirt 07.30.14 @

OE and Coronas all day here!

Comment by DJ Blendz 07.30.14 @

obviously it’s the 8 ball.

I don’t know how long Heineken’s hip hop guerilla marketing campaign has been going on but I’m pretty sure it’s not the first choice of rap dudes who get paid to pretend to drink it.

Comment by padrote 07.31.14 @

I haven’t drank malt liquor since ’95 but I gotta keep it funky, Old Gold for the win. BTW, no mention of Private Stock??? (Nice and Smooth-Skill Trade)

Comment by oskamadison 07.31.14 @

i never drank beer, i tasted it but thats it. But back in the day the illest beer to me was st. ides!! they had the dopest commercials for them!! Biggie, Jay, Snoop, Wutang, Pac, Rakim, Cube, EPMD….i mean cmon son!

Comment by Brandan E. 08.02.14 @

No Privato Stockato aka Private Stock on the list??? pffffff

Comment by Franky Mint 08.05.14 @

‘She says ‘don’t drink & drive’/I say ‘what is this? Pass the Heineken and mind your business’ (LL, Boomin’ System)

Comment by Mattzki 09.05.14 @

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