Today, news broke that Diddy has partnered with Diageo PLC and bought the famous American luxury tequila brand DeLeon. While he's certainly not the first rapper to link with an alcoholic beverage company, his new deal is definitely a sign that his success is still making waves outside of hip-hop.

XXL has decided to take a look back through hip-hop history to see which artists have stepped into the world of liquor production. From Ciroc to select cognac, the whole bar's covered with the above gallery.

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