Top 10 most popular rapper cars appeared on the webNovember 25, 2019
Analysts ranked the cars that “lit up” in the most popular clips of rap artists.
Rap culture, which began with protest and brutal shocking, today lives on a grand scale: villas, yachts, female models and, of course, expensive cars. And if at the turn of the century representatives of the American automobile industry were the favorite cars of rap artists – large and powerful, thanks to their voracious motors, then after the 2010s tastes began to change and rappers began to choose European luxury brand cars more often, as well as exclusive models produced in limited editions .
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10th place – Land Rover Range Rover
Luxury Range Rover SUVs from the British Land Rover brand differ in status and a rich level of equipment: beautiful, calm, aristocratic. This is a car from the Must Have series for all well-off, tasteful people. In one of the clips of Canadian Aubrey Drake Graham (Hold On, We’re Going Home), with 140 million views, the main character goes to save the girl on the first generation Range Rover. In his other video for the song Headlines, watched 205 million times, the artist starred in the background of three restyled Range Rover IIIs at once. In total, thanks to Drake, 345 million people saw RR.
9th place – Bentley Continental
The history of Bentley began with motorsport, and later the company began to produce luxury cars for high society. As a result, the brand teeters on the edge between sport and sophistication. Perhaps that is why the rapper Future from Atlanta in the video for the song Mask Off, which scored 385 million views, chose the 575-strong Bentley Continental GT coupe for a trip around the city at night.
8th place – Lamborghini Countach and Diablo
Ferruccio Lamborghini produced tractors and drove a Ferrari, the quality of which he had claims. To show how bad Ferrari, he created his own brand of sports cars, for which he can only be thanked. During the filming of the video for the MotorSport track, which gained 510 million views on the network, Nicki Minaj and Cardi Bee shot three Lamborghini at once – two legendary Countach 1979 and 1983, and Diablo VT 2000.
7th place – BMW 6-Series
BMW cars have one of the oldest pedigrees, and the history of the company began in 1913 with an aircraft factory, subsequently purchased by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFW). These cars are characterized by an aggressive sporting character, which is very suitable for almost any rapper. It is not surprising that cars of this brand appeared in many videos, but their most successful spotlight hit the Fetty Uep video for his debut song Trap Queen, which gained over 662 million views, where two BMW 6 Series convertibles of the second (E64) and third (F12) generations.
6th place – Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 650
Mercedes-Benz is the most famous automobile brand in the world, producing sophisticated, powerful and quite “evil” cars that are loved by everyone who has money and those who do not. Unless he or she is a fan of BMW. The rapper Taiga, who starred in the Taste video behind the wheel of a white Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet convertible, could not resist the charm of Mercedes-Benz. There are only 300 of these convertibles in the world, and the clip has already gained more than 855 million views.
5th place – Chevrolet Impala
The 1960s Chevrolet Impala is an icon of the American automobile industry, the hero of many films, series and videos, the object of tuning and reverent restoration by collectors. Rap, born and formed in the United States, could not do without this car. Rappers used it so often in videos that it seems that in America there was not a single Impala without a cinematic past. So the rap asset of this clip model has more than 1.1 billion views. The teenage rap duo Kriss Kross, whose popularity fell in the mid-90s, shot a 1962 Impala Coupe in the clip for the Jump track. In Wai-ji, Jizzie and Rich Houmi Kuan, the video for the song My Nigga flaunts a red Impala Convertible of 1964 on classic multi-spoke wheels and, of course, a hydraulic suspension. And among hip-hop veterans Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, several lowriders based on the Chevrolet Impala appeared in the frame at once.
4th place – Ferrari Spider
Ferrari and its cars need no introduction. Need a premium tech supercar? This is for Ferrari. Spider is especially popular with rappers. This model in the 488th series is liked by Lil Dickey and Chris Brown, and the video clip with her for the song Freaky Friday gained almost 560 million views. Another clip for Omarion’s Post To Be composition, in which the white 458th Ferrari Spider was shot, gained nearly 700 million views. In total, the model accounted for 1.26 billion rap impressions.
3rd place – Rolls-Royce Dawn
Two identical Rolls-Royce does not happen. Each such car is the result of manual labor, and the release of one takes up to 7 months of work. Rappers simply can not pass by such an exclusive offer: unique, reliable, powerful and insanely expensive. In the video I’m The One of the American music producer, beatmaker and hip-hop artist DJ Khaled, you can see three Rolls-Royce Dawn convertibles. The clip has 1.3 billion views. By the way, Khaled is clearly not indifferent to Rolls-Royce – in another video of him on the track I’m On One, which was in tune with the previous song, he lit up the luxurious 2008 Phantom Drophead Coupé in tune with Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross.
2nd place – McLaren P1
McLaren was founded by a Formula 1 pilot. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? The most outstanding model in the series of the brand today can be recognized as McLaren P1. The hosts of the popular Grand Tour show agree with this, and rappers are sure of this. Judge for yourself how technological the model is: its 3.8-liter biturbo engine thanks to the hybrid technology of “Formula 1” has a power of 916 hp. and accelerates the supercar to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds. A weekend clip of Canadian hip-hop artist Weekend, which gained 1.6 billion views, starred his own burgundy McLaren P1.
1st place – Dodge Hallenger
It was supposed to happen – the most popular car among rappers was the Dodge Challenger muscle car. He is not as “hackneyed” as the Ford Mustang, and is not associated with comics like the Chevrolet Camaro. A real car for a real person who is on the road and putting everything he has in this way (to feed the crazy firebox under the hood). So pink Dodge Challenger 1970 model year starred in a joint video with British singer Jesse Jay and Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj on the track Bang, which gained more than 1.4 billion views. A couple more Challenger SRT Hellcat can be seen in the video clip for the song Ride Out, which became the soundtrack for the movie “Fast and the Furious 7”, performed by rappers Kid Inc., Taiga, Valey, Wai-ji and Rich Howie Kuan. This clip has been viewed 228 million times, and in total, the Dodge Challenger scored more than 1.62 billion views.
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