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63 Ridiculous Rap Endorsements

From Fruity Alcohol to Computers, Rapper Ad Campaigns are in Vogue

— June 7, 2011 — Pop Culture
In the last few years, rapper endorsements have become ubiquitous in marketing and advertising. This wasn't always the case. In the late '80s and early '90s, rappers provided free endorsements for brands and companies by referencing them liberally in songs. Furthermore, many in the rap community accused any rappers engaged in endorsements as "sell-outs."

The late '90s and early 2000s saw a shift toward widespread acceptance rapper endorsements when those in the community discovered that endorsing products could be even more profitable than rapping itself.

Featured in this collection of some of the most ridiculous rapper endorsements are artists like Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent, all of whom have made a comfortable living by lending their name to products from companies like Hewlett Packard to PETA. Take a look at our collection and see if you spot your favorite rapper hawking some wares.
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Hip-Hop Politicians
Hip-Hop Politicians
The Wyclef Haiti Presidential Bid Vaults Haiti Into the Spotlight
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Rapper Inspiration Sites
Rapper Inspiration Sites
The Jay-Z Life and Times Portal Focuses on the Good Things in Life
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Cruising Rapper Commercials
Cruising Rapper Commercials
Imported From Detroit Dr. Dre Ad Gives Chrysler Street Cred
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Rapper Search Engine Games
Rapper Search Engine Games
The Decode Jay-Z Game Tests a Player's Knowledge of Hova with Bing
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Hip-Hop Gamer Fusion
Hip-Hop Gamer Fusion
Animated Snoop Dogg Avatar Infiltrates War Video Games
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Revamped Hip Hop Scriptures
Revamped Hip Hop Scriptures
The Re-Eelease of Legendary Zoo York Mixtape Volume 1
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Fruity Alcoholic Soda
Fruity Alcoholic Soda
Snoop Dogg Adds Punch to Blast by Colt 45
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Rap Star Charities
Rap Star Charities
Diddy Gives $50,000 to Charities for the '12 Days Of Tag' Online Initiative
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54
Astronaut Rappers
Astronaut Rappers
Buzz Aldrin Commemorates 40th Anniversary on the Moon
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53
Video Game Street Parties
Video Game Street Parties
Times Square Xbox ‘Kinect' Launch Takes it to the Streets
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Borough-Rep Fashion
Borough-Rep Fashion
The TWON Fall 2009 Lineup Proves Mo Money is Mo Problems
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51
Rapping Pastries
Rapping Pastries
Controversial Duncan Hines Hip Hop Cupcakes Ad Turns Treats Into Rap Stars
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50
Hip-Hop Dad Ads
Hip-Hop Dad Ads
The Kia Sportage 'Grand Master Melle Mel' Commercial Is Cool Dad-Approved
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Wu-Tang Shirt Sets
Wu-Tang Shirt Sets
The Akomplice Pen & Shirt Set Proves That the Pen is Mightier than the Sword
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Swine Flu Hip-Hop
Swine Flu Hip-Hop
Dr. Clarke's Rap Wins H1N1 Video Contest
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Blood Orange Liquer
Blood Orange Liquer
Exotic Solerno
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46
Celebrity Suitor Campaigns
Celebrity Suitor Campaigns
The Samsung Galaxy Indulge Commercial Ups Snoop Dogg's G's
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45
Rapper Sodavertising
Rapper Sodavertising
Pepsi and Snoop Join Forces for Holiday Refreshments
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Rapper Fauxmercials
Rapper Fauxmercials
The Eminem Recovery CD Infomercial is More Awesome than a Shamwow
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Celebrity-Created Kicks
Celebrity-Created Kicks
The New Swizz Beatz Kamikaze Hits the Market
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Rapper Documentary Shoots
Rapper Documentary Shoots
Common Profiles Journey to Nylon Magazine Cover Shoot
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Smithsonian Plans Hip-Hop Exhibit
Smithsonian Plans Hip-Hop Exhibit
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Wu-Tang Artists
Wu-Tang Artists
The Rza Art Bombing Shows a Different Side to the Rapper
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Hip-Hop Headsets
Hip-Hop Headsets
'Soul by Ludacris' is the Latest Hip Hop-Electronics Collaboration
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Hip-Hop Perfumers
Hip-Hop Perfumers
Jay-Z to Make New Fragrance for Rihanna and Kanye West
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50 Cent to Launch Hip-Hop Book Line
50 Cent to Launch Hip-Hop Book Line
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Rapper Headphones
Rapper Headphones
Sleek by 50 Cent are for OG Audiophiles With Street Cred
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Animated Urban Superheroes
Animated Urban Superheroes
"Mystery Man" by Gnarls Barkley
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Cleveland Rapper Shorts
Cleveland Rapper Shorts
The Converse Kid Cudi Short Film for the Brand's Music Series
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Eco Rap
Eco Rap
An Inconvenient Truth Goes Hip-Hop
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Mobile Hip-Hopvertisements
Mobile Hip-Hopvertisements
Gangster Gnomes Sell Brazil Telecom Mobile Phones
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Viral Dr. Pepper Ad Spoofs Chocolate Rain
Viral Dr. Pepper Ad Spoofs Chocolate Rain
Cherry Chocolate Rain by Tay Zonday
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Muppet Hip-Hop Revivals
Muppet Hip-Hop Revivals
Alligator Boots by Kanye West
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Sneak Peek Ad Campaigns
Sneak Peek Ad Campaigns
Jay-Z Rhapsody Ad Takes Us Behind the Scenes of a Photo Shoot
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Wrapper Writers
Wrapper Writers
50 Cent, Snoop Dogg Publish Street Novels
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Champagne-Infused Fragrance
Champagne-Infused Fragrance
Sean John Bubbles With Luxury
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Change Clothes: Hop-Hop Look Losing Its Bling
Change Clothes: Hop-Hop Look Losing Its Bling
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Hip-Hop Goes Commercial
Hip-Hop Goes Commercial
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Reebok up to speed with rap stars
Reebok up to speed with rap stars
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Charitable Rapper Auctions
Charitable Rapper Auctions
Bid for Kanye Merch in Support of the Kanye West Foundation
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Legendary Hip-Hop Fashion
Legendary Hip-Hop Fashion
The Babylon Wu T-Shirts Make Me Long for ODB
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Rappers as Car Reps
Rappers as Car Reps
Nelly for Ford at SEMA
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Ridiculous Music Almanacs
Ridiculous Music Almanacs
The Encyclopedia of White Rappers is the Gift That Keeps on Giving
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Snoop Dogg Hot Dogs
Snoop Dogg Hot Dogs
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Hip-Hop Celebration Apparel
Hip-Hop Celebration Apparel
Adidas and Def Jam Celebrate Anniversary With Design Line
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Rapper-Branded Male Makeup
Rapper-Branded Male Makeup
50 Cent Faces Up to Fading Image by Releasing Cosmetics Line
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Studded Striped Sneakers
Studded Striped Sneakers
The Adidas Originals Superskate Mid Stud Shoes Blend Classic and Modern
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Classic Rapper Caps
Classic Rapper Caps
Acapulco Gold and Janette Beckman Create New Old School Collection
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Japanese Rapstar Timepieces
Japanese Rapstar Timepieces
The Nixon and NITRO MICROPHONE UNDERGROUND Watches are Sweet
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Holiday Jinglevertising
Holiday Jinglevertising
The Gap 'Merry Mix Carols'
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Rapper Cognac
Rapper Cognac
Ludacris Adds to the Celebrity Liquor Market With Conjure
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Hip-Hop Hats
Hip-Hop Hats
New Era's Vault “Summer in the City” Collection Heats Up the Season
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Inked Awareness Campaigns
Inked Awareness Campaigns
The Waka Flocka Flame PETA Ads Show Some Skin
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Celeb Bling for Sale
Celeb Bling for Sale
Inaugural 'Hip Hop's Crown Jewels' Auction
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Simpsonized Rap Stars
Simpsonized Rap Stars
'No Homer' Portrait is a Puntastic Play on a Popular Rap Lyric
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Cereal Box Bling
Cereal Box Bling
These Rapper Chains are Inspired by Childhood Memories
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Rapper Alcohol
Rapper Alcohol
Dr. Dre Launches Cognac & Vodka Range and Detox Album
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Rapper Street Sneaks
Rapper Street Sneaks
The PONY Nipsey Hussle Will Keep You Looking Good in the Hood
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Rapper-Approved Earbuds
Rapper-Approved Earbuds
Monster ‘Beats by Dr. Dre' Tour Headphones
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Wild Graphic Tees
Wild Graphic Tees
Dissizit 2011 Spring Shirts Brings Wicked Designs for the Coming Season
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Hip Hop Models
Hip Hop Models
Erykah Badu for Tom Ford's 'White Patchouli' Perfume
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Hip-Hop Denim Couture
Hip-Hop Denim Couture
Blues Remixed in the Jean-Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Collection
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