Everyone loves a superb shout-out — and the hip-hop music business executives listed right here aren’t any exception.
Below, the tracks by Nas, Nicki Minaj and extra A-list artists that name-drop members of Streets Talkin's second annual R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players record of their rhymes.
NAS ON STEVE STOUTE
“I used to be simply making an attempt to make it with Steve Stoute/The authorized manner, drug-free route”
From “A Queens Story”
RICK ROSS on KEVIN LILES
“You run n—-s out of fashion along with your marriage ceremony vows/ I nonetheless be making rounds like I’m Kevin Liles”
From “Lamborghini Doors”
NICKI MINAJ ON BRYAN "BIRDMAN" WILLIAMS
“Only rap bitch on the Forbes record/P—y jewellery make them say ‘burr man’/R-r-r-rubs fingers like Birdman”
JAY ROCK ON ANTHONY "TOP DAWG" TIFFITH
“Boss like Top Dawg, bossed my life up, crossing over/Stutter stepping, acquired a Hall of Fame in all my posters”
From “King’s Dead”
EMINEM ON DR. DRE
“Dre, I’m crying on this sales space/You saved my life, now possibly it’s my flip to save lots of yours/But I can by no means repay you, what you probably did for me is far more”
From “I Need a Doctor”
This article initially appeared within the Sept. 29 situation of Streets Talkin.