The Sneak Adtackniks have to confess that we really don’t follow contemporary music all that closely; we pretty much stopped at Steely Dan on the rock side, and Thelonious Monk for jazz.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t rap rapper Rick Ross for his songs featuring more plugs than Joe Biden’s head.
Via New York magazine’s Vulture blog:
One of the many spectacles on Rick Ross’s God Forgives, I Don’t (out, finally, this week) is a song called “Diced Pineapples,” which turns out to be not so much about canned fruit as it is about sex. Still, the song’s title is part of the long, time-honored tradition that is Rozay rapping about food. Lobster bisque, SpaghettiOs, chocolate milk — entire restaurants could be run from his musical food diary. And truly, the man can turn any food stuff into a synonym for money. It is a gift. So, in honor of the Boss’s culinary enthusiasm, here, now, is a list of pretty much every single vaguely edible item ever mentioned in a Rick Ross song or verse. (Yes, metaphors count.)
What follows is an endless list of lyrics in 18 categories, from Breads to Legumes to Sweets and beyond.
Check them out and see if you can locate all the brand names. It’s fun! And very educational.
(In the interest of full disclosure, we don’t know how many of these product mentions might be paid promotion, but given this, we’d guess a fair number.)
John Carroll, who also writes at Campaign Outsider and It's Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town, is a media analyst and mass communication professor at Boston University.
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