Dating back to the earliest incarnations of hip-hop and rap music, being branded has always been a must, whether it be the clothes you wear, the car you drive or even the food you eat. Cristal, Mercedes-Benz, Gucci, Patron and Versace are some common tropes found in hip-hop rhymes and part of the rap culture. But there is one brand that is less likely to be mentioned thinking about hiphop brand name-drops. Enter Grey Poupon, a Dijon mustard for the rich and object of some legendary commercials that are part of the collective memory. Due in part of the famous question – which has embedded itself into the American lexicon – “Excuse me, do you have any Grey Poupon?” and it’s easy to rhyme with status, the white wine-based mustard has been referenced in more than 100 songs. Many of rap’s biggest stars allude to their newfound wealth, using Grey Poupon as a status symbol of sorts. As time passed, hip-hop’s love affair with the famous mustard is as strong as ever.
Check out these Grey Poupon rap rhymes and go listen to this fun Spotify list called ‘Grey Poupon, futons and croutons’ and try to spot all the Grey Poupon references. Like you have nothing better to do, but hey, it’s fun and it lifts your street cred. Thank me later.
“This that Grey Poupon, that Evian, that TED Talk/Watch my soul speak, you let the meds talk/If I kill a nigga, it won’t be the alcohol/I’m the realest nigga after all” — Kendrick Lamar
“I be burnin’ MCs like Betty grandson. Smokin’ grey poupon boy.” — Busta Rhymes
“Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy, this is pure luxury. I give ’em grey poupon on a DJ Mustard, ah!”
“Back in college I had to get my back up off the futon/I knew that I couldn’t cop a coup with no coupons/Look at that neutron on his green like croutons/People asking him, ‘Do you have any Grey Poupon'”— Kanye West
“From futons to Grey Poupons, in church tryna’ get a little savings, yeah coupons.” — Big Sean
“18-carat gold pen, when it hits the sheets/Words worth a million like I’m rapping them through platinum teeth/I got the Grey Poupon, you been warned/Cause all beef return well done filet mignon”— JAY-Z