Your beverage of choice can say a lot about the person you are. From PBR to vodka soda, each drink has an associated stereotype that goes along with it. The rappers we highlight below have claimed their fame by going against the grain—even when it comes to their cocktail preferences.

Artists like E-40, Kanye West, and Lil’ Wayne stand out from the plebs by claiming their own signature beverages, often immortalizing them in rhyme to make sure the world knows who made them hot. So, the next time you hit the club, ask for a OG Diddy or Hurricane E-40 to turn up in style.


P. Diddy: The OG Diddy

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Song: “Ciroc Star” (Chester French feat. P. Diddy) 

Lyric: “All my fellas out there getting money drinking them OG Diddys—that’s lemonade, Ciroc, and Welch’s grape juice…

The drink: The powerhouse behind Ciroc Vodka has as many customized drinks up his sleeve as he does nicknames. But no other drink within Ciroc-based cocktail canon can top the OG Diddy. The combination of Ciroc mixed with lemonade and grape juice will bring you back to your childhood days—a golden era in which you mixed together every juice in the fridge in hopes of getting a sugar high. Only this time, you’ll get super drunk. (Photo: WikiCommons/Instagram)


Tech N9ne: Caribou Lou

TechSong: “Caribou Lou”

Lyric“Yeah, it’s like the ultimate party favor baby ya know? / Two cups will get her hot and out of her clothes ya know? / Caribou Lou it’s like 151 Rum, pineapple juice, and Malibu / Caribou get them all numb…”

The drink: Tech N9ne is known for his intricate lyricism and his cocktail of choice reflects the emcee well. If you’re looking for a tropical drink that will get you turnt in a minute, the Caribou Lou should do the trick. Take it from Tech and be careful not to mix it with too much pineapple juice. (Photo: Instagram/TheDavSees)


Ne-Yo: The Godzilla

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Source: Star Pulse

The drink: Ne-Yo combined his two favorite spirits to create something as laid-back and smooth as the singer himself. The Godzilla cocktail is crafted with equal parts Hennessey and TY KU Premium Liquor, then garnished with an orange peel. According to Star Pulse, Ne-Yo’s signature quaff has caught the attention of both Ludacris and Jamie Foxx. (Photo: WikiCommons/Yahoo OMG!)


E-40: Hurricane E-40

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Song: Hurricane- E-40

Lyric: If you ain’t got your Hurricane ethel you best go fetch it A.S.A.P. / And here go the recipe / 151 Bacardi Dark, Bacardi Light, Triple Sec, Grenadine, Pineapple Juice, and an empty container of Arrowhead water…

The drink: This Bay Area royal has not only contributed great slang to the hip-hop world, but also insane cocktails. Make sure to pour your Bacardi-and-Triple Sec concoction into “an empty container of Arrowhead water”; this way, you can sip your Hurricane E-40 while rolling through the streets and the Elroy won’t bother you. (Photo: Instagram/The Supreme Plate)


Kanye West: Mali-booya

KanyeSong: “Monster”

Lyric: “Mix that Goose and Malibu I call it Mali-booyah / Goddamn ‘Yeezy how we hit ‘em with a new style…

The drink: Kanye has never been one to hold his tongue about anything, and when it comes to ordering drinks, he marches to the beat of his own drum. Trinidadian-born rapper Theophilus London spoke to Elle about Yeezy’s maniacal beverage ordering: “I’ve seen Kanye order three drinks because they didn’t make it properly. He’ll say, ‘I want the piña colada on this end and I want the red drink on top. And I don’t want it mixed.’” What’s a sure-fire way to get a perfect cocktail every time? Make yourself a “Mali-booyah” at home. Combine equal parts Grey Goose and Malibu Rum, then get ready to hit the streets swerving in a new pair of Yeezy Boosts. (Photo: WikiCommons/Instagram)


2Pac: Thug Passion

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Song: “Thug Passion”

Lyric: Alright new drink. One part Alize, one part Cristal—Thug’s Passion baby. Y’all know what time it is…

The drink: Tupac was not just a rap revolutionary; he was also a master mixologist. For a drink as legendary as Tupac himself, mix one part Alizé passion fruit liqueur with one part Cristal champagne and experience the famed “Thug Passion.” Another classic Tupac pairing: Hennessey and enemies. (Photo: WikiCommons/Instagram)

Lil Wayne: Purple Drank

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Song: “Me and My Drank”

Lyric: I’m up in the studio me and my drank, me and my drank, me and my drank”

The drink: Lil Wayne was hospitalized a few years back, most likely a result of consuming too much of his favorite cocktail, Purple Drank. Although not an actual alcoholic beverage, the drink is a mix of promethazine with codeine syrup, Sprite, and Jolly Ranchers served in a Styrofoam cup. If you want to live like Lil Wayne without hitting up your pharmacy’s cough-syrup aisle, consult our guide to Purple Drank-inspired cocktails and sip until you lean hard. (Photo: WikiCommons/Instagram)


Keri Hilson: Happy Juice

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Song: “Happy Juice”

Lyric: “You ain’t even gotta ask what’s in my cup / ‘Cause I’m on that Henny and apple juice…”

The drink: When love knocks you down, you just need to get wasted—and Keri Hilson is here to help. The mixture of Hennessy cognac and apple juice will get you buzzed and ready to take on the night. Don’t be surprised if this becomes your new happy juice. (Photo: WikiCommons/Instagram)