An incomplete compendium of food-related rap lyrics listed alphabetically by food type



  •  Dolce. Lyric: "And you do dinners at French Laundry in Napa Valley / Scallops and glasses of Dolce, that shit's right up your alley."

    Drake, "The Ride," (Take Care, 2011)








  • Matzo, challah bread. Lyric: "Oops, gotcha, clutch like Piazza / Sneak between the sheets so hide the matzo / Holler back challah bread...next."

    Beastie Boys, "3 the Hard Way," (To the 5 Boroughs, 2004)



  • Cocoa puffs. Lyric: "Then there was Pebbles, times was rough / She was turning Trix, to get a Cocoa Puff."

    LL Cool J, "Milky Cereal," (Mama Said Knock You Out, 1990)



  • Ham and eggs. Lyric: "I don't eat no ham and eggs, 'cause they're high in cholesterol / Ayo, Phife do you eat 'em? No, Tip do you eat 'em? / Uh-uh, not at all."

    A Tribe Called Quest, "Ham 'N' Eggs," (People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, 1990)




  • Donuts. Lyric: "You scream I'm lazy, you must be crazy / Thought I was a donut, you tried to glaze me."

    Rakim, "Eric B. Is President," (Paid in Full, 1987)



  • Milkshake. Lyric: "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard / And they're like, 'It's better than yours.'"

    Kelis, "Milkshake," (Tasty, 2003)



Dinner (general):

  • Chicken, cheese. Lyric: “And then you look at your plate and your chickens slowly rottin'/Into something that looks like cheese”

    Sugarhill Gang, “Rappers Delight,” (Sugarhill Gang, 1979)  


  • Chicken, collard greens. Lyric: "It's Christmas time in Hollis, Queens / Mom's cooking chicken and collard greens."

    Run-D.M.C., "Christmas in Hollis," (A Very Special Christmas, 1987)


  • Fried chicken, macaroni, collard greens. Lyric: "A heapin' helpin' of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and collard greens / Too big for my jeans."

    Goodie Mob, "Soul Food," (Soul Food, 1995)


  • Macaroni, peas, chicken. Lyric: “And the food just ain't no good/I mean the macaroni's soggy the peas are mushed/And the chicken tastes like wood”

    Sugarhill Gang, “Rappers Delight,” (Sugarhill Gang, 1979)  



Fish (and seafood):





  • Grouper. Lyric: "Supercalifragalisticexpialidocious Dociousaliexpifragalisticcalisuper / Cancun, catch me in the room, eating grouper."

    Ghostface Killah,"Buck 50," (Supreme Clientele, 2000)




  • Sardines. Lyric: "Born sinner, the opposite of a winner / Remember when I used to eat sardines for dinner."

    Notorious B.I.G., "Juicy," (Ready to Die, 1994)


  • Scallops. Lyric: "And you do dinners at French Laundry in Napa Valley / Scallops and glasses of Dolce, that shit's right up your alley."

    Drake, "The Ride," (Take Care, 2011)


  • Shark meat, perch, tilapia. Lyric: "What you know 'bout shark meat, perch and tilapia?"

    Young Dro, "Grand Hustle Mafia," (Grand Hustle Presents: In da Streetz Volume 4; 2006)






  • Fried chicken. Lyric: "Mmm, fried chicken, fly vixen / Give me heart disease but need you in my kitchen."

    Nas, "Fried Chicken," (Untitled, 2008)




  • Kobe beef. Lyric: "Tried to tell you not to fuck with these debutantes / That's more Kobe beef than Japanese restaurants."

    Talib Kweli, "Back Up Offa Me," (The Beautiful Struggle, 2004)


  • Steak. Lyric: “Don’t be good my ni**a, be great/ After that government cheese we eat steak.”

    Jay - Z, “F.U.T.W.,” (Magna Carta … Holy Grail, 2013)






Sauces (or toppings):


  • Hot sauce. Lyric: "Violation, that'll get ya ass knocked off / Texas Pete, ni**a get ya ass hot sauce."

    T.I., "Fuck Da City Up," (Fuck Da City Up, 2012)


  • Ketchup. Lyric: "Six-deuce every time, I never had the Heinz / Fifty-seven can't ketchup [catch up] to mines."

    Jay-Z, "Maybach Music 2,” (The Lost Verse)


  • Mayonnaise. Lyric: "Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push Miracle Whips."

    Kanye West, "Last Call," (The College Dropout, 2004)



  • Fries. Lyric: "Passenger's a redbone, her weave look like some curly fries.”

    Young Jeezy, "Put On," (The Recession, 2008)



  • Lobster bisque. Lyric: "Am I really just a narcissist / Cause I wake up to a bowl of lobster bisque?"

    Rick Ross, "I Love My Bitches," (God Forgives, I Don't, 2012)



  • Asparagus. Lyric: ”Blowin' on asparagus, the realest shit I ever smoked."

    Young Jeezy, "Put On," (The Recession, 2008)


  • Celery. Lyric: ”Pocket full of celery, imagine what she tellin' me.

    Young Jeezy, "Put On," (The Recession, 2008)


  • Collard greens. Lyric:"Falling back on that ass, with a hellafied gangsta lean / Getting funky on the mike, like a old batch of collard greens."

    Snoop Dogg, "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang," (Dr. Dre's The Chronic, 1992)