As the world prepares to say goodbye to Whitney Houston, brokencool looks back at 10 Memorable Rap References to the music and entertainment icon. Not all of these paint Houston in a positive light, but they are memorable and touch on various aspects of the late singer's turbulent life and career.
THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. "DREAMS (JUST PLAYIN)"
Don't we all wish Biggie's "Dreams" happened a little sooner.
"Everybody...move your body/Got Whitney Houston boostin' from Bobby"
Game listened to Whitney...
"But we the future, Whitney Houston told me that"
CHINO XL "NO COMPLEX"
No one is laughing now...not even Chino.
"You all like Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston's marriage/One big joke"
Thousands of rappers stay locked up.
"Like I made a thousand rappers put shackles on they feet with me/And then I broke free - I'll let 'em loose/When Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston become drug-free"
K.M.D. "SUSPENDED ANIMATION"
"This shit be boosting until I hear some Whitney "I don't want to hurt anymore" Houston"
YOUNG JEEZY "LET'S GET IT/SKY'S THE LIMIT"
Jeezy's notion that Whitney bought enough white to buy his whole team coupes, while disrespectful, may sadly not have been far from the truth.
"Whitney Houston in the back, now everybody got coupes"
YOUNG BUCK "GET BUCK"
What could have been...
"'Gon break it down, pass it all around/I can serve Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown"
D12 "AIN'T NUTTIN BUT MUSIC"
Both are gone now...RIP Proof.
"Robert Downey, Bobby Brownie, Whitney Houston/The shit's she's using"
SKILLZ "2009 RAP UP"
Let's take it back to '09...
"Whitney Houston got back to workin'..."
TWISTA "WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE"
Twista, by far, put together the best Rap tribute to Whitney Houston...and the opening bars are most definitely memorable.
"What? Somebody told me Whitney Houston died/Can't believe to tell you how quickly tears went through my eyes/She was gettin' better, now it's really just blew aside/I still ain't got over Don Cornelius' suicide"
BONUS (PROPS TO @FRESHALINA):
UGK "THE GAME BELONGS TO ME"
Rhymes like weight.
"I got Bobby by the pound, Whitney by the key, DJ Screw by the gallon, the game belongs to me"