Rap Songs That Reference O.J. Simpson's Notorious Murder Trial

Kanye West performs onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, Calif.
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Kanye West performs onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, Calif.

Since his high-profile murder trial nearly 20 years ago, the O.J Simpson saga has naturally become a cultural sensation. While he’s spent the last nine years behind bars serving time for his 2008 robbery case, The Juice has managed to keep a foot in Hollywood as his murder case drama moved from the courtroom to the big screen.

Pop culture loves a good drama and O.J’s trial has become the cornerstone of a documentary (O.J: Made In America), an anthology tv series (American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson) and of course, plenty of hip-hop jams.

Rap music feeds off controversy, so it comes as no surprise that the once-lionized career of the former NFL athlete became fair game for hip-hop artists to employ. O.J has been entangled in a slew of rap lyrics, from Tupac's “Picture Me Rollin” to of course JAY-Z’s “The Story of O.J,” off his latest album 4:44.

O.J. returned to the spotlight this week, almost nine years since his arrest, as he prepares to make his case for an early release from prison during a parole hearing scheduled for Thursday (July 20). In the interim -- as Simpson and the world breathlessly await the court's decision -- scroll through all the rap songs that reference The Juice below.

Dr. Dre feat. Ice Cube, “Natural Born Killaz” (1994)

“But I'm down with Dre like AC is down with OJ”

Tupac, “Picture Me Rollin” (1996)

“Free like O.J. all day, you can't stop me”

A Tribe Called Quest, “The Hop” (1996)

“Get me vexed, I do like Left Eye, start an arson/ Now that I got that out my system/ Watch me stab up the track as if my name was OJ Simpson”

Eminem, “Role Model” (1999)

“Me and Marcus Allen went over to see Nicole/ When we heard a knock at the door, must've been Ron Gold/ Jumped behind the door, put the orgy on hold/ Killed them both, then smeared blood on the white Bronco”

Clipse, “Virginia” (2002)

“See, plenty my partners feelin' like O.J/ Beat murder like the shit is OK, that's what our dough say”

Kendrick Lamar, “Go DJ (Freestyle)” (2003)

“A baller slash killer like O.J. Simpson”

Nas, “These Are Our Heroes” (2004)

But there's somethin' they don't say/ Keep getting accused for abusing White pussay/ From OJ to Kobe, uh let's call him Tobe”

Kanye West, “Stronger” (2007)

“You know how long I've been on ya/ Since Prince was on Apollonia/ Since O.J. had Isotoners”

Cam’ron ft. Vado and Gucci Mane, “Cuffin” (2009)

“Homie, you can have her, I don't wanna marry her/ Like OJ Simpson, I just wanna stab her”

Tyler, the Creator, “Blow” (2009)

“Her legs can't close like the four-door hinge Bronco/ That O.J. killed the white whores with”

Earl Sweatshirt, “Luper” (2010)

“Paused to scratch an itch and went, down to the kitchen/ Fixed a plate of eggs and bacon, glass of OJ Simpson”

Jeezy, “OJ” (2011)

“Kinda hard when you’re sleeping on Dolce/ Wake up drinking Rose/ Killing that white bitch, OJ”

Lil Wayne, “Marvins Room” (2011)

“I ain't a killer but don't push me/ I OJ Simpsoned that pussy”

Kendrick Lamar, “Backseat Freestyle” (2012)

I look like OJ, killing everything from pussy to a mothafuckin' Hit-Boy beat”

50 Cent ft. Kidd Kidd, "OJ" (2012)

"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"

Kanye West ft. Assassin, “I’m In It” (2013)

“We ago’ smile 'pon court day/ Because we beat murder charge like O.J”

ScHoolboy Q ft. Kanye West, “That Part” (2016)

“I just left the strip club, got some glitter on me/ Wifey gonna kill me, she the female OJ”

DJ Esco ft. Future, “Juice” (2016)

“It’s personal, free ‘em now/ Murder trials, OJ Simpson/ White on white, OJ Simpson/ Double murder, OJ Simpson”

JAY-Z, “The Story of O.J” (2017)

“O.J. like, "I'm not black, I'm O.J." …okay”


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