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38 rap references that display Donald Trump's fall from hip-hop grace

Ralph Bristout

 // Nov 2, 2016

Yes, as it has been made clear throughout this presidential campaign, hip-hop, as a whole, has turned its back on Donald Trump. Where he once stood as a symbol of wealth, aspiration, and power (“I’m the ghetto’s answer to Trump,” once rapped by Jay Z), the billionaire real estate mogul now sticks as the subject of criticism and blasts like YG's "FDT."

Of course, a big part of this is the Republican presidential candidate's controversial drive to the White House. So to better put it, while Trump's business hustle yields praise, his politics on the other hand is what raises concerns, frustration, and middle fingers.

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Over the years, more specifically the past three decades prior to this presidential campaign, Trump has had a voluminous history of rap references. An article by FiveThirtyEight this past July noted that Trump and his brand had been referenced in about 266 songs, dating back to 1989. That equates to about 10 references per year. According to the report, during one year (2013) there were 33 references. Whether they were named after him or had lines dedicated to his wealth, these songs represented just how much has changed since the walking business… man dipped his hands into politics.

Take a trip down memory lane to see how these Trump tight references changed over the past 25 years.

"Donald Trump and Donald Tramp living in the men's Shelter" — Beastie Boys "Johnny Ryall" (1989)

"Niggas rolling hard, stackin paper like Trump" — Scarface "Money and the Power" (1991)

"I'm well known like Donald Trump"Redman "Da Funk" (1992)

"Fuck Black Caesar, n----s call me Black Trump"UGK "Pocket Full of Stones" (1992)

"Break yourself Trump, it's collection day"The Coup "The Coup" (1993)

"Put more cash in my pockets than Donald Trump"Master P "211" (1994)

"Rae's a heavy generator, but yo, guess who's the black Trump? / You rolling like Trump, you get your meat lumped"Raekwon "Incarcerated Scarfaces" (1995)

"I'm just tryin' to get rich like Trump"Ice Cube "Three Strikes You In" (1998)

"Can't stop until I got a Casa up in Trump plaza"Kool G Rap "Mafioso" (1998)

"Trump change, I'm talking Donald Trump change / I'm talking Steve Wynn, I'm talking you know? E-Feezee"E-40 "Trump Change" (1998)

"In hot pursuit of Donald Trump rap loot"Pete Rock "Tru Master" (1998)

"The best couple they seen since Trump and Marla Maple"Nas "Money Is My Bitch" (1999)

"Bill Gates, Donald Trump, let me in now"Nelly "Country Grammar" (2000)

"I'm at the Trump International: ask for me I ain't never scared"Jay Z "What More Can I Say" (2003)

"What type of nigga stay in the Trump for weeks? (Bad Boyz)"Shyne "Bad Boyz" (2000)

"I'm Donald Trump in a white tee and white 1's"Jeezy "Thug Motivation 101" (2005)

"I'm in the Trump International, 30 floors up (so high)"Lil Kim "Shut Up Bitch" (2005)

"But love it, I still does it, breathing off a Trump budget"AZ "The Format" (2006)

"That Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Bloomberg money"Puff Daddy "We Gon' Make It" (2006)

"We fuckin with Donald Trump now"Fat Joe "Jealousy" (2006)

"They know I'm hood rich, Donald Trump of the pumpers"Fabolous "Mo Cars, Mo Hoes" (2008)

"I'm in Trump Towers, amongst earners"Rick Ross "This is the Life" (2008)

"I'm so appalled, Spalding ball, balling / Donald Trump taking dollars from y'all"Kanye West "So Appalled" (2010)

"I'm tryna stuff em until I can't fit no moreI'm talking Donald Trump level"Big Sean ft. Pharrell "Get It" (2010)

"Take over the world when I'm on my Donald Trump shit"Mac Miller "Donald Trump" (2011)

"Richest nigga in my hood, call me Donald Trump / The type to count my money while I smoke a blunt"Jeezy "Trump" (2011)

"I'ma fire my blunt like Donald Trump"Lil Wayne on T.I.'s "Ball" (2012)

"Black Trump, nigga, with fat pockets"Raekwon "Google That" (2012)

"Resurrection of the real, time to get the richer than Trump"Rick Ross "Pirates" (2012)

"At the Trump, and you bitches at the Radisson"Nicki Minaj on DJ Khaled's "I Wanna Be With You" (2013)

"Up like Donald Trump, chain swings like nunchucks"Rae Sremmurd "Up Like Trump" (2014)

"Going Donald Trump numbers on the corner"Meek Mill "Off The Corner" (2014)

"Donald Trump, I made / Forbes list this month!"Young Thug "Donald Trump" (2014)

"Play with him, bitch you better off voting for Donald Trump"Kendrick Lamar "Black Friday" (2015)

"Assassinate Trump like I'm Zimmerman"Rick Ross "Free Enterprises" (2015)

"Donald Trump ain't safe on my block, gotcha your wifey at IHOP"Dave East "Bad Boy on Death Row" (2016)

"Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest"El-P "Nobody Speak" (2016)

"Fuck Donald Trump"YG & Nipsey Hussle "FDT" (2016)

_"A Trump rally sounds like Hitler in Berlin Or KKK shit, now I'm goin' in" — G-Eazy "FDT Pt. 2" (2016)

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