Over the years, rappers have had a soft spot for some of the world’s biggest drug kingpins, and it has shown greatly in their music. From El Chapo, to Pablo Escobar, there have been tons of rappers that have either made references to, or even fully emulated the dealers with the most success. We decided to look back and see some of the biggest names, and which hip hop stars have emulated them.
Check out the drug kingpins most emulated by rappers on the following pages.
2 Chainz just released a video that pays homage to El Chapo, who recently escaped from prison earlier this year. On top of that, The Game released his “El Chapo” track on The Documentary 2.5.
Pablo Escobar has been a very consistent theme in rap music, with legends like Nas nicknaming themselves after him. Even Fabolous visited his home in Colombia during a trip.