Hooniverse Asks: What is the best rap/hip-hop car of all time?


One of my favorite songs of all time is Gz and Hustlas by Snoop Dogg. The beat epitomizes everything perfect about early 90’s West Coast hip-hop. Snoop crushes the track with his signature flow, and the entire album has sold well over 11,000,000 copies to this day.
During the song, there’s one line that always sticks with me. It’s when Snoop mentions his ride; a ’78 Coupe DeVille. The car itself wasn’t anything special, but to Snoop it was the shit at that point and time in his life. Hell, it still might be to this day. Regardless, the car fits the song and the time period perfectly.
What is the greatest rap or hip-hop car of all time though? I don’t think it’s the ’78 DeVille, even if it’s a part of one of my personal favorite songs. The ’64 Impala is definitely on the list somewhere. Modern rap and hip-hop love flashier machines, but I’m not sure a current Rolls-Royce really deserves a nod here.
What say you? Sound off with your favorite featured vehicle in a rap or hip-hop song.

24 Comments

  1. I can’t stand most rap and/or hip-hop and I couldn’t tell you any rap car.
    So instead, here’s The Bottle Rockets and “Thousand Dollar Car”

  2. Ok but the title say “What is the best hip-hop car of all time” and in the end of the article “your favourite featured veichle in a rap song”? What do you want to know? 🙂

  3. You lost me at “rap/hip-hop”. The only car I know from this genre at all is the 1st-gen Mustang fastback in the DMX video, and that only because I enjoyed Deadpool.

  4. I have no answer to the question at hand, but that minty Cadillac reminder me how GM was really tops in styling in the malaise era. I realize that isn’t exactly an impressive accomplishment, but I think it stands up to scrutiny.
    Look at the crisp, clean lines and how well integrated that big diving board bumper is with the body by using the flush end fillers (most of which have turned to dust now) and the way the end of the bumper lines up with the side marker and turning lamp. Their mid cycle refreshes were well executed and frequently an improvement, not just different because it’s time for something different. GM has always paid attention to the design details, more so than most other manufacturers, and it showed even in then.

  5. the video for the Wu Tang’s CREAM a W124 (or a W140, I can’t tell tbh) driving through Manhattan at night. I now have a W124 coupe of the same vintage. the car was absolutely built to bump melancholy 90s hip hop at a reasonable volume at night. no experience feels more correct.

  6. Devin the Dude did in fact make an entire song about the Cadillac DeVille, Jeff.

    I got my toolbox, got my booster cables, and jack
    I get where I’m goin, two quarts of oil will get me back

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