O.J. Simpson is one of the most polarizing figures in pop culture. His sports career and personal life, namely the infamous murder case (officially listed as the People of the State of California vs Orenthal James Simpson) involving his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and waiter Ron Goldman have all been well documented.
In 2016 alone, there have been two special televised programs that have profiled O.J. Simpson in new and creative ways. FX premiered The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, a mini-series that showcased details revolving around the case that rocked the world. The cast consisted of Sterling K. Brown, Sarah Paulson, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, Bruce Greenwood, Nathan Lane, David Schwimmer, John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance and Cuba Gooding Jr., who played O.J. ESPN then premiered O.J.: Made in America, a five-part, eight-hour documentary created by Ezra Edelman. The doc focused on Simpson's entire life up until his imprisonment for robbing Bruce Fromong, a sports memorabilia dealer in Las Vegas in 2007.
When it comes to hip-hop, O.J. Simpson has been connected to the culture through the many rappers that name-drop him as well as the trial in their music. Let's also not forget the rap song, "Get Juiced," which O.J. made after he was sentenced to 33 years in jail.
In light of all the new coverage on O.J. Simpson, XXL looks back at the artists that referenced him in their lyrics over the years. Names like Nas, Ice Cube, Kanye West and more have all managed to name-drop him in their lyrics. Check out 20 Songs That Reference O.J. Simpson.
"Natural Born Killaz"Dr. Dre Featuring Ice Cube
"I’m down with Dre like A.C. is down with O.J."
"The Hop"A Tribe Called Quest
"Now that I got that out my system/Watch me stab up the track as if my name was O.J. Simpson"
"O.J."50 Cent Featuring Kidd Kidd
"Put on my O.J. gloves and watch me kill this shit/Beat the case then come home and go back from doing some different shit/I'm pullin' off a O.J., off-off a O.J./I'm pullin' off a O.J., I'm killin' these bitches"
"Juice"DJ Esco Featuring Future
"It’s personal, free ‘em now/Murder trials, O.J. Simpson/White on white, O.J. Simpson/Double murder, O.J. Simpson"
"Go DJ Freestyle"Kendrick Lamar
"A baller slash killer like O.J. Simpson"
"OJ"Jeezy Featuring Fabolous and Jadakiss
"Kinda hard when you're sleeping on Dolce/Wake up drinkin Rose/Killin' that white bitch, O.J."
"I'm in It"Kanye West Featuring Assassin
"We agon' smile 'pon court day because we beat murder charge like O.J."
"Fixed a plate of eggs and bacon, glass of O.J. Simpson"
"These Are Our Heroes"Nas
"From O.J. to Kobe, uh let's call him Tobe/First he played his life cool just like Michael"
"O.J. Simpson"Guilty Simpson
"O.J. Simpson pimpin', I'm like Pippen/I left the Bull shit to rock it"
“Me and Marcus Allen went over to see Nicole/When we heard a knock at the door, must have been Ron Gold/Jumped behind the door, put the orgy on hold/Killed them both and smeared blood in a white Bronco (we did it)”
"Did it on the top flo’ with a light blonde ho, yea/Yeah, I hit it and forget it, bloody murder/O.J. in the white Bronco, yeah"
"Backseat Freestyle"Kendrick Lamar
"I look like O.J., killing everything from pussy to a mothafuckin' Hit-Boy beat"
"Marvin's Room (Remix)"Lil Wayne
"I O.J. Simpson-ed that pussy"
"Cuffin"Cam'ron Featuring Gucci Mane and Vado
"Like O.J. Simpson, I just wanna stab her/Like O.J. the Juiceman, I'm flier than a sparrow"
"See, plenty my partners feelin' like O.J."
"Since O.J. had Isotoners"
“Got stretch marks like she got four kids/Her legs can’t close like the four door hinge Bronco/That O. J. killed the white whores with”
“Gods, Earths and 85ers”Poor Righteous Teachers
"Like O.J. Simpson be sleeping with the enemy"