Wresting in Hip-Hop Music

Hey, I wonder if you can all help me out.
I’ve slowly been compiling a playlist of rap and hip-hop songs that reference wrestling,

Here’s what I’ve got so far, it’s not that long but please let me know if you have any suggestions for me to add, cheers

If any of you like general hip-hop, electro and house music feel free to listen to my standard list as well (35 hours long!):

Akrobitk has a song about wrestling

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I don’t have Spotify but I would have to assume that Triumph by the Wu Tang clan is on that list?

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First of all…how is Wyclef Jean ft. The Rock not already on that playlist? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAag-nlCJQ0

Cypress Hill are wrestling fans.

I think there’s more references by them, these are the two which come to mind right now. Both from the same album, ‘Stoned Raiders’ in 2001. They were clearly watching a lot of wrestling while stoned that year.

South African rapper Sho Madjozi went viral with her song ‘John Cena’ recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9bGITkIHmM - One of the #johncenachallenge videos which helped it become popular: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHWuCqt35WQ

In Bugzy Malone’s ‘Watch Your Mouth’ he has the lyric “Your last EP sounds like a mixtape, my EP’s heavy just like Triple H”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR8-b6pftEA

In the all star remix of Skepta’s ‘That’s Not Me’, Jaykae raps “Just accept you want none of it, fuck it i’ll spin your whole crew for the fun of it, one sixteen i’m stone cold stunnin it”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOR-C3tFTjU - bonus old school Undertaker shirt worn by Skepta in the video

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Still the greatest. Nothing is close to this

First of all… because its awful ha ha

Sorry man, I should have said. I’m not including the obvious songs. 1, because they are pretty bad and 2, you could just listen to the WWE albums.

Cheers for the Cypress Hill suggestions, I’ll give those songs and the rest of their albums a relisted. I haven’t checked them out in nearly 20 years

Sho Madjozi - this is awesome, thanks. and the second video is even better!

I’ll check out Bugsy and Skepta as well, these are all great suggestions (except Wyclef :wink: Cheers mate, much appreciated!

Never heard this, not many people have judging the views :slight_smile: Ill listen properly cheers mate

Hey mate, wheres the Wrestling reference? I hear they mention Diesel, but I don’t think its ‘Big Daddy Cool’ they mentioning ha ha, :slight_smile:

“Stand Gold like Flair” - Rza

nice! cheers - added!

Kinda surprised nobody posted these 2 Wale songs.

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sadly these arent on Spoitify for me to add but cheers for sharing anyway :+1:

Here are a bunch of songs that talk about Ric Flair alone!

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There’s that one by LL Cool J and Method Man and DMX, fuggaboutit or something like that

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Alot of guys in the boot camp clik from the 90s used to reference wrestling amd wrestlers all the time, specifically heltah sleltah and smiff n wesson. I had this theory as to why so many rappers, especially 90s east coast rappers, mentioned pro wrestling was because the wwf at msg was such a big deal in the 70s when alot of those guys were kids.

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Above mentions mr perfect and paul orndorf. Theres plenty more just this was the first that popped up in my head. If youve never listened to either group, theyre legends in the new york underground

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You guys are awesome! cheers . Pleases keep suggestions coming,

Heres a verse off the song “Our World” i did as part of my old hip hop group “Gods & Monsters”. Im the second verse. I said the following:

(Warning-Foul & Suggestive Language)

-Go ahead, make it hard ma, i aint the cleanest.
I call mu cck “The Rock”, ill let your btch meet the "Peoples Pnis".
ck her in the butt, “the Rock Bottom”.
Get in the ring with me and its fittin’ to be a slaighter
-Smell what im cookin’? Good lookin’ get conquered.
Any time youre going blow for blow with the monsters.

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I used to always love to pepper references in anywhere i could or wear pro wrestling tshirts in our music videos if i could. It actually drove the other guy i was in the group with nuts because he thought wrestling was corny and thought it hurt our image. I always loved it though because any time we’d perform some of those songs live id get approached after the show by fans who heard the references and theyd pop.

Well you can check them out : Billboard they are 11 Wrestling-Inspired Rap Songs

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