10 Rappers Who Rapped About Croissants Before Kanye

Let's take a look at pastry rap history.

  • Click through the gallery to see the 10 best rap lines about croissants...
  • 2 Chainz, "Y'all Ain't Got Nothin on Me"

"Pockets on croissant / Bread over anything." Listen
  • Action Bronson, "No Time" [since Saab Stories dropped before "I Am God," we're giving Bronsolino the W]

"The joint rolled like a croissant, mad butter, gold or brown / If I end up in the can then who gon' hold me down?" Listen
  • Jim Jones, "2 Step Remix"

"I get bread like croutons (dough), I make dough like croissants (bread)." Listen
  • MC Solaar, "Carpe Diem"

"Mais j'ai supporté le croyant, la croix, l'étoile et le croissant / Le sans-croix, le sans croissant, mais l'agitation croissant." Listen
  • KRS-One, "Rappaz R. N. Dainja"

"Tasty like a soufflé, French croissant on Tuesday / Rappers be boo-tay." Listen
  • Lupe Fiasco, "Around My Way"

"It's all one song short of a set list / Couple croissants shy of a continental breakfast." Listen
  • CyHi Da Prince, "Kick Back Music"

"I'm all about the bread, bagels and croissants / Shit I might just go to Turks and Caicos for a month." Listen
  • Curren$y, "Sail On"

"Parking near the boat launch in Paris / Spending french bread / Nigga croissants / I got a flow that you can sail on." Listen
  • Azealia Banks, "1991"

"Oh là là là, flirting with a cool French dude named Antoine / Wanna taste the pastry chocolate croissant." Listen
  • Grizzy Fizzy, "Swanson Swag" [this dude is not really a rapper, but he may still be an #influencer]

"CG swagger, Kitsune t-shirt on / Askin' if she vive la France, while she's suckin my croissant." Listen

As the June 18 release date for Yeezus approaches, Kanye fever has hit an all-time high, spurred on this week by the first official listening party for the album and Jon Caramanica’s mind-boggling interview in the New York TimesWhile no CDQ tracks have leaked (yet), there’s been no shortage of new music from Kanye—at the Governors Ball, projected onto buildings, on late-night TV, and so on.

As listeners and critics grapple with the new material, one line that has emerged as one of the insta-memes of the album comes from “I Am God”:

I am a god / So hurry up with my damn massage / At a French ass restaurant / Hurry up with my damn croissants

One reason the line has stuck is because it represents classic Kanye ridiculousness, and it’s fun to imagine him sitting in a restaurant during one of his Paris sojourns shouting, “Where my pastries at, garçon?!” But there’s also the obvious fact that a lot of people have never heard a rapper say croissants before—or at least, not that they were aware of.

As self-appointed food rap historians, we decided to look back through the hip-hop archives for evidence of other buttery pastry lyrics. Kanye may have set many trends, but it turns out that dropping French pastry references isn’t one of them. No worries, Yeezy—you can still be the first rapper to mention Cronuts.

Click through the gallery above to see 10 rappers who rapped about croissants before Yeezus (and listen to the tracks).



  • Stuart B
  • Judy Blume

    the art for this post could of been better.

  • retroafro

    solaar’s “croissant” wordplay is awesome.

  • who cares

    This has to be the dumbest shit I’ve read today(note the day is not over so it could lose place to something even dumber, but I doubt it.).
    Speaking as if croissants is an unknown in the rap world.

    Ya’ll definitely stretch for that one. Try a little bit harder fellas.

  • →ΔDΣΣL←

    I won’t lie, I like the website but sometimes y’all post some irrelevant shit for no reason like this.

    • Chris S

      @disqus_OJiCiYTloe:disqus sorry this one didn’t do it for it. We love food and rap and tend to get overexcited about these things.


    MC Solaar wasn’t rapping about croissants in there, same word meant other things

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