Music Execs Who've Gotten Shout-Outs on Hip-Hop Songs

ISSUE 22 2018 - DO NOT REUSE
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From left: Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith, Dr. Dre and Kevin Liles

Everyone loves a good shout-out -- and the hip-hop music industry executives listed here are no exception.   

Below, the tracks by NasNicki Minaj and more A-list artists that name-drop members of Billboard's second annual R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players list in their rhymes.   

NAS ON STEVE STOUTE

“I was just trying to make it with Steve Stoute/The legal way, drug-free route”

From “A Queens Story”

RICK ROSS on KEVIN LILES

“You run n----s out of style with your wedding vows/ I still be making rounds like I’m Kevin Liles”

From “Lamborghini Doors”

NICKI MINAJ ON BRYAN "BIRDMAN" WILLIAMS

“Only rap bitch on the Forbes list/P---y jewelry make them say ‘burr man’/R-r-r-rubs hands like Birdman”

From “Tapout”

JAY ROCK ON ANTHONY "TOP DAWG" TIFFITH

“Boss like Top Dawg, bossed my life up, crossing over/Stutter stepping, got a Hall of Fame in all my posters”

From “King’s Dead”

EMINEM ON DR. DRE

“Dre, I’m crying in this booth/You saved my life, now maybe it’s my turn to save yours/But I can never repay you, what you did for me is way more”

From “I Need a Doctor”

This article originally appeared in the Sept. 29 issue of Billboard.


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