Top Ten Thursday: Food & Drink Edition – Part I

Top Ten Thursday: Food & Drink Edition

With the approach of Thanksgiving, we decided it appropriate to offer up a list of our favorite songs containing food and drink references.  The pool of songs was way more impressive than we imagined, necessitating us splitting the list into two parts; the first highlighting food and the second focusing on drinks (check it out here).  What we found, at least while putting together this first list, is that almost every song referencing food is either inherently silly or sexual in nature.  We gravitated toward the sillier songs, so our apologies to Warrant for not recognizing their terrible strip club staple.

As a further note, since this list is of the less serious variety, I apologize for not giving too much legitimate information on the songs or artists that follow.  I pretty much just free associated, and it felt right.  Enjoy, and as always let us know what we missed or where we screwed up.

10.  “Ham N’ Eggs” – A Tribe Called Quest

ham n' eggs

A Tribe Called Quest was almost as forward-thinking in their dietary decisions as they were in their jazz-influenced hip hop beats.  “I don’t eat no ham n’ eggs, ’cause they’re high in cholesterol” are some words the LxL staff should heed a little more often to be completely honest.  “Ham N’ Eggs” is jam packed with more than 25 soul food references.  Yum!

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A Month Late But Still Great: Y.N. Rich Kids “My Bike”

Y.N. Rich Kids "My Bike" music video

The sequel to one of our favorite songs of last year, no wait…all-time, came out about a month ago, and we almost went without covering it. Minneapolis’ own Y.N. Rich Kids follow up “Hot Cheetos and Takis” with the obvious sequel, “My Bike”. The video is below to enjoy. Hope this helps you have a wonderful day.
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G.O.O.D. Music Review Royale: Cruel Expectations

G.O.O.D. Music

Cruel Summer

Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer Album Cover Art

Arguably the most anticipated release of the summer releases with one of the most unfitting times – who releases an album called Cruel Summer with four days left in summer? Kanye does, a man with clearly no regard for the seasons, and an ever-increasing ego to boot. People often get driven wild by Kanye’s egomaniacal antics and proclamations about being the greatest thing since Jesus Christ or sliced bread, but what goes wrong with Kanye’s G.O.O.D. music  compilation album, Cruel Summer, is Ye passing his ego onto his friends and believing if they hang with him, they must be great enough to stunt as well. What results is an album as inconsistent as the rappers Kanye has accrued.
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You Can Catch Me & My Crew Listening To “Hot Cheetos and Takis”

Hot Cheetos and Takis music video with yn rich kids

Time to get your face melted. Not from some wicked guitar lick or an outrageous drum solo, but from the crazy heat of all these Hot Cheetos and Takis. A northern Minneapolis YMCA put together a local Beats and Rhymes program for kids in the area. Not only has this program seemed to have taken off in the community, but it just helped launch one group of kids into the world of viral stardom with one song. After only 2 weeks of being uploaded to YouTube the video is garnering over a million hits, and I have a feeling that number will drastically increase within this next week.
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