In order to create a successful Hip Hop video there are three must have items to make it complete: cars, boats and girls. As everyone knows, the very best Hip Hop videos have the world’s greatest (and priciest) cars. Check the 10 dopest cars that cost as much as the video they were featured in. How much would you pay to ride in one of these whips?
10. Notorious B.I.G. – “Hypnotize”
Car of choice: 97′ BMW 328i
Who can forget Biggie and Puffy (aka the Versace Duo) being chased while driving backwards… yes.. backwards! Puffy has been pushing fly cars since the early 90s. Biggie and Puff come in at Number 10 with the BMW 328i convertible.
9. Jermaine Dupri & Jay-Z – “Money Ain’t A Thing”
Cars of choice: 98′ Bentley Continental ,98 Red Ferrari F355
Way before Playaz Circle existed, Jermaine Dupri and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay- Z[/lastfm] were the original duffel bag boys with this joint. This video has everything from Bentleys and Ferraris to horse racing. Jermaine Dupri really is Living The Life!
8. [lastfm]Diddy[/lastfm] feat. [lastfm]Mario Winans[/lastfm] – “Through The Pain”
Car of choice: 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider
Fast forward 13 years later from the “Hypnotize” video. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Diddy[/lastfm] is still a boss in the game pushing some of Hip Hop’s priciest whips! It’s true when he says, ” I can’t stop, won’t stop.”
7. [lastfm]Jay-Z[/lastfm] – “Lost Ones”
Car of choice: Maybach Exelero
So, you know you’re a boss if you’re pushing a Maybach. Not many rappers have the money or status to be able to push a whip so extravagant. Jay comes in at Number 7 with the Maybach Excelero.
6. 50 Cent – “I Get Money“
Car of choice: ’08 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kanye West[/lastfm] opened up his “Runaway: film with “I fantasize about this back in Chicago, mercy mercy me, that Murcielago”. Apparently [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]50 Cent[/lastfm] fantasizes about it also! In the “I Get Money” video (potentially one of the dopest club bangers ever!!!) , 50 pulled out this toy (aka the lime green Lambo Murcielago). Kanye West and 50 Cent might hate each other, but one thing is for sure.. they both share a love for Lambos!
5. Jay- Z – “Show Me What You Got”
Cars of choice: Ferrari 430 Spider, Pagani Zonda
What’s doper than having the sexy Danica Patrick and race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. racing each other off the coast of Monaco with you in the passenger seat? I’m not sure there is anything! If you’re going to do a music video with hot cars and hot girls… this is the way you want to go! It doesn’t get any sexier than Ferraris, boats, Pagani Zondas, and James Bond scenes.
4. Rick Ross – “Speedin”
Cars of choice: Ferraris, speedboats, motorcycles and everything but the kitchen sink!
3. Jay-Z & Beyonce – “Bonnie and Clyde”
Car of choice: 2002 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
Rick Ross isn’t the only Aston Martin lover in Hip Hop. Jay-Z and Beyonce were pushing one well before the rapper. Being that Jay & Bee are Hip Hop’s elite couple…who KNOWS what they’re pushing these days.
2. [lastfm]Lost Boyz[/lastfm] – “Jeeps, Lex, Coup, Bimaz, Benz”
Cars of choice: Self Explanatory
Before Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Diddy were pushing Aston Martin coupes, Ferrari Spiders, and Beemers… Lost Boys made the anthem to pave the way for Hip Hop stuntin’.
1. [lastfm]Rick Ross[/lastfm] – “Aston Martin Music”
Car of choice: 2010 Aston Martin
There’s nothing to even say about this video except for it’s a MOVIE… Ferrari Spiders and GT’s everywhere! Rick Ross does it major!
And of course the Number 1 spot goes to Mr. Rozay himself Rick Ross. If you’re going to stunt hard, you might as well do it in a James Bond Aston Martin… oh and make a song about it too!
So today we’ve learned that Hip Hop loves boats, Ferraris and James Bond. If you’re thinking about shooting a video for your next joint, you might want to consider heading down to your local Ferrari dealer and asking for the Ricky Rozay special.
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Originally written by Chrissy Deevah.