It may have taken 40 years, but hip-hop may have its first billionaire—Dr. Dre. Following the sale of Beats Electronics to Apple
last week for $3.2 billion—and the subsequent hilarious video uploaded by Tyrese
—Dre is very nearly—though maybe not quite
—the first billionaire in hip-hop's ever-expanding realm. Many may have thought it'd be Jay Z or Diddy—and they may have thought that, too—but the West Coast O.G. beat them all to the punch, and he'll be laying in a bed of money for a long time to come.
Even before Dre's potential billion, hip-hop's luxurious lifestyle has been reaching towards the stratosphere for two decades now, dating back to the days of Biggie and Puff reppin' Bad Boy and Coogi in the 1990s. With all this in mind, XXL
compiled a list of 63 hip-hop songs where rappers are reppin' their billions—or at least their ambitions to achieve them along the way. It'll still be Dre Day until the money dries up. —Dan Rys
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Song Title: "I Get Money"
Lyric: "I took quarter water sold it in bottles for two bucks/Coca-Cola came and bought it for billions, what the fuck?"
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Song Title: "Jamaica"
Lyric: "I want a billion 'fore I’m 40/Before I’m 40/They ask me do I smoke that killa/Know what I’m told em?/I just got back from Jamaica"
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A$AP Rocky featuring Chace Infinite and Spaceghostpurrp
Song Title: "Keep It G"
Lyric: "Working never chilling/'Til I get a million to the ceiling/Now my niggas gunnin' for a billion"
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Song Title: "Stunt Man"
Lyric: "Jump fresh all the time, feelin' like a million bucks/Billion, trillion, gazzillion, what's after that?/A million bucks"
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Song Title: "The Future"
Lyric: "And they wonder how I’m feelin’ right now/They ask me how I’m feelin’ right now/Said I’m feelin’ like a billion right now/I’m feelin’ like a billion right now"
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The Notorious B.I.G.
Song Title: "Real Niggas"
Lyric: "Next two years, I should see about a billion/All for the love of drug dealin"
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Lil Wayne featuring Mack Maine, DJ Drama and Kevin Cossom
Song Title: "Words Of Advice"
Lyric: "Drop down from heavens like/Just to raise plenty hell/Boy I’m tryna touch a billion bucks before 2012"
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Busta Rhymes featuring Diddy, Akon, Lil Wayne, Ron Browz, T-Pain and Swizz Beatz
Song Title: "Arab Money (Remix)"
Lyric: "Hamdoullilah with my billions pilin'/I'm just wylin', bought 2 islands/Lakshmi Mittal-in', diamonds is salmon/Bout to buy 5th Ave, bitch I'm just stylin'"
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Song Title: "Faces"
Lyric: "Million dollar mind/Billion dollar grind/Benihana time/Ballade Louis style"
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Chanel West Coast
Chanel West Coast
Song Title: "Karl"
Lyric: "I’m the deuce baby, on top of booths baby/My swag a million billion catrillion/Chanel be the truth baby"
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Song Title: "All I Have"
Lyric: "I fuck around and I’m finna touch a billion/You know I’m the rawest out/Ain’t nobody fuckin' with me"
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Childish Gambino featuring ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul
Song Title: "Unnecessary"
Lyric: "Seen a dollar go to stupid racks, billion, trillion/Nigga, that’s what I call building/Bino what it do, let’s go half on a million"
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Song Title: "Chandelier"
Lyric: "Chandeliers in the ceiling/Remind her of the time/That she was dealing with a/Nigga on the grind/Tryna get a billion/Sacrificing time/To spend with all his women/But still he tried"
Song Title: "Never"
Lyric: "I see you from my building/Together we can make billions/Diamond certified brilliant/This restaurant Sicilian"
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Erick Sermon featuring Swizz Beatz, Fred Da Godson and Mone
Song Title: "Set It Off"
Lyric: "Plus I'm riding clean, bitch, I got them white walls/I'm chilling on a yacht with that billion dollar talk/That billion dollar walk, I got that billion dollar spark/I come from that gritty city up the New York"
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Mr. MFN eXquire
Song Title: "The Message Part 1 And 2"
Lyric: "Big banana clips, I'ma peel me a nigga/I make a billion dollars, I'ma still be a nigga"
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Future featuring Young Scooter
Song Title: "Special"
Lyric: "I took all my problems and I turned it all into hits/I can channel my anger now I can go make me some billions"
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Pitbull featuring Marc Anthony
Song Title: "Rain Over Me"
Lyric: "A billion is a new million/And Voli's a new vodka/40 is the new 30/And baby you're a rockstar"
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Song Title: "How It Go"
Lyric: "All these niggas up in they feelings/Smoking loud pack I can't hear my feelings/All a nigga want is some billions/But I'm smoking loud pack while I spend my millions"
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Song Title: "Champions"
Lyric: "Rich Gang, from Forbes to fortune and fame/Spit game, from millions to billions to gain"
Song Title: "Picasso Baby"
Lyric: "All for the love of drug dealing/Marble floors, gold ceilings/Oh, what a feeling/Fuck it, I want a billion"
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Song Title: "Feeling I Get"
Lyric: "You make me feel like I'm worth about a billion dollars/You make me feel like my life ain't got no problems/You make me feel like all of my dreams will come true/That's why I do the things that I do"
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Song Title: "Breathe"
Lyric: "Watch me fuck around and blow/And make a billion fore I go/See that's the motherfuckin' plan"
Game featuring Kanye West and Common
Song Title: "Jesus Piece"
Lyric: "Lord willin'/I see a billion/'Til then, I let my nuts hang"
Song Title: "What's It Gonna Be"
Lyric: "'I wanna be a billionaire,'/Me too/So I can count a billion cash in hundreds on Youtube"
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Iggy Azalea featuring Mavado
Song Title: "Lady Patra"
Lyric: "Billion dollar shit, trillion dollar looks/Tell them broke bitch, read it in the books"
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Song Title: "The Don"
Lyric: "I been out rhyming since born knowledge/Like prophet Muhammad said the ink from a scholar/Worth more than the blood of a martyr/So I'ma, keep it on 'til I see a billion dollars"
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Jarren Benton featuring Jon Connor and Rittz
Song Title: "Billion Bucks"
Lyric: "Woke up and I feel just like a billion bucks/Billion bucks/Billion bucks/They gon' hate with me don't give a billion fucks"
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Song Title: "A Billi (Remix)"
Lyric: "Yeah, a billi, a billi, a billi a billionaire/Call me Philly Collins, I feel a billion is in the air/I affiliate, with Billy Gates, that's my peer/And John Meneilly-onaire is my consigliere"
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Song Title: "Outro"
Lyric: "I make a knot stick with the clique like Morty/Have a billion by forty/And a Coupe all sporty"
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Song Title: "Escobar"
Lyric: "Yeah you know this shit was boom in the day, I made a killin' nigga/I’m sick and tired of countin’ these millions, fuck is the billions?"
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Jeru The Damaja
Song Title: "Tha Bullshit"
Lyric: "I got a lot so if it gets too hot/Jump in the billion dollar jet, or the million dollar yacht"
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Kid Ink featuring Tory Lanez
Song Title: "I Need More"
Lyric: "Usually I don't do this/Girl you bad as Judas/Sayin' know yo swag is stupid/Worth a million, a billion/Body look Sicilian/Know I got that pencil baby, you should let me fill it in"
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Raekwon featuring Ghostface Killah and Cappadonna
Song Title: "Ice Water"
Lyric: "So we can just max a million/I got the spot sewn so we can make a billion"
Song Title: "Drunk In Love (Remix)"
Lyric: "Fuck them bands girl me and you going for a million/And a billion"
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Song Title: "What It Feel Like"
Lyric: "Billion dollar man with a big plan/Won't keep my head to the sky, ain't gon' slip again"
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Rick Ross featuring Meek Mill and Rockie Fresh
Song Title: "My Man"
Lyric: "I need a billion dollars and about nine Grammys/And my flow heating up, I make these bitches think they tannin"
Song Title: "El Chapo"
Lyric: "All I wanna be is El Chapo/Three Billion dollars in pesos/All I wanna be is El Chapo/And when I meet him I'ma tell him bravo"
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Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera
Song Title: "Feel This Moment"
Lyric: "I see the future but live for the moment/Make sense don't it?/Now make dollars, I mean billions/I'm a genius, I mean brilliant"
Song Title: "Grammy Family (Freestyle)"
Lyric: "In the race to a billion, got my face to the ceiling/Got my knees on the floor, please Lord forgive him"
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Mary J Blige featuring Lil Kim
Song Title: "I Can Love You"
Lyric: "Because of you, I'm inheritin trillions/Buryin billions/Bentley Coupe millions"
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Song Title: "Cadillacs And Chevy's"
Lyric: "I'm high like helium/I'm trying to gross one billion/My kicks reptilian/I'm tryna fuck Christina Millian"
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Song Title: "Won't Stop"
Lyric: "No navigation, I'm just driving on the road for/Billion dollar lifestyle 'til they turn my lights down"
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Nas featuring Snoop Dogg
Song Title: "Play On Playa"
Lyric: "Billion dollar dream head/Went from triple beams to digitals/Servin' fiends to minimal/Sixty G's No criminal, no mo/Just mo' dough"
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Pharrell featuring Nelly
Song Title: "Baby"
Lyric: "It ain't nothing to me I'm (uhh)/Billion dollar boy type (baby)/Excuse me, I'm talkin' to you"
Song Title: "Back In Time"
Lyric: "Like Agent J or Agent K, and I wish the whole world would/Okay, I'm tryin' make a billion out of 15 cents/Understand, understood"
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Song Title: "Bitches Til I Die"
Lyric: "Fuck Kevin Durant, I'm talking billions/I'm tryna ball out like the contract"
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Ill Bill featuring Raekwon
Song Title: "Coka Moshiach"
Lyric: "Fuck you, pay me a million dollars/Matter fact, make it a billion/Fuck a condo I'm taking the building"
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Rick Ross featuring Diddy
Song Title: "Another One"
Lyric: "Fuck the Forbes list lets tell the truth I ate more/I got a billion baby time to get me eight more"
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Song Title: "Top Of The World"
Lyric: "Y'all gon' watch me turn water into a billion/Stack it to the heavens, leave a blessing for the children/I'ma be the reason why my grandkids say we got family money/Made a cool mil, yet I'm still the young and hungry"
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Song Title: "Like A Bird"
Lyric: "Shit, I heard (Don't say no names) .wanna holla/I want two billion dollars/Not no million, you dick rider"
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Tech N9ne featuring Krizz Kaliko and Stevie Stone
Song Title: "Nobody Cares"
Lyric: "I'm a real one, fill 'em, up, I bust and kill 'em/Didn't have to sell my soul to sell some fucking millions/When I drop this Bou Lou drink it'll put me up in billions/The ceiling never could stop this KC, MO civilian"
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Song Title: "The Way We Ride"
Lyric: "I bet Pimp C proud of me/I got the city lights in my rear view/Weed loud, I can't hear you/Got a billion on my mirror, say could be closer than it appear to"
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Travi$ Scott featuring Wale
Song Title: "Quintana"
Lyric: "My niggas and momma know that if I wasn't here, nigga I'd be dead/Now I'm in the building thinking billions counting millions, what a feeling"
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Trina featuring Rick Ross and Lil Wayne
Song Title: "Currency"
Lyric: "I'm not a five dollar nigga, I'm a billion dollar entity/All I chase is money, only bad bitches interest me/Dade County nigga, diamonds come from Tiffany's/Parked the prototype, it'll hit the streets eventually"
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Wale featuring 2 Chainz
Song Title: "GetMeDoe"
Lyric: "Swagger on a trillion so you divide it by five/That mean it still on a billion, survive like Destiny's Child"
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Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y
Song Title: "Cabana"
Lyric: "Continents I promise it/I could go from bucks to billions in a minute"
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Song Title: "Rich Like Me"
Lyric: "I’m a billionaire. one billion words sitting there/Looking for a time, when and where/Shall I give a donation to the air?"
Yo Gotti featuring Lil Wayne
Song Title: "Men Lie, Women Lie"
Lyric: "I'm tryna count to a billion/My bitch Brazilian/Hop in that Lamb, push the button, lose the ceiling"
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Song Title: "Hundreds"
Lyric: "Tryna cop me some billions/Hundred niggas here, a hundred niggas there/Hundred niggas everywhere with their guns in the air"