Sex and hip-hop have gone together hand-in-hand since the early 90s. From the famous Biggie Smalls and Lil Kim interlude to 2pac with Temptations, and then the holy grail, Khia – My Neck, My Back, rappers have always coupled their lavish lifestyle raps with an endless amount of sex. But has there ever been any real mention of STDs within the genre? Well, we did some research…
1) Nas – Remember The Times
This track has the best beat on it out of any of these 5. It’s heartfelt stuff from Nasir Jones, who talks about his first love and sex. He starts to reference STDs at the 1:08 mark, rapping “Was only scared of them STDs, syphilis, VD and herpes, Daffy Duck-lookin’ bitch burnt me, correction, Urinary tract infection, what I got for no protection” Nas-ty.
2) Eminem – Drips (ft. Obie Trice)
Now, from one of the best rappers alive and Obie Trice, we essentially have a song aimed at men, and how ‘they’re getting sick’. Obie starts off with an intense story to Denise, from the cleaners, whom he did the deed with unprotected. The chorus chimes in after with Em singing “These b*tches on my dick, That’s how dude’s be getting sick, that’s how dicks be getting drips” Grim Slim Shady, very grim.
3) Look Who’s Burnin’ – Ice Cube
Ice Cube made this awesome 90’s hit in the early part of the decade and a close look at the lyrics shows that it’s really about something burning…down there. It’s about a girl Ice Cube was hooking up with, but then she hooked up with a college student and became “Miss Gonorrhea.” If only she had wrapped it up with a condom she could have avoided this pageant title!
4) Wu-Tang Clan – Maria
Off the classic album Wu-Tang Forever from ’97. The song has a heavily featured Ol’ Dirty Bastard kicking things off with a straight to the point bar about catching Gonnorhea. RZA comes in with probably the best line in the song, “Suicidal, she been in more hotels than bibles”. Heavy stuff from the Clan.
5) Cam’ron – On Fire Tonight
Cam’ron jumps us straight into the action on this one with a phone call to the girl that had ‘burned him’. They have a real slanging match and then the music starts at 1:05. Favourite line: “Where’s the psychological sense in that player? You need to wash ya face!”
So, there you have it, the GiftCondom.com STD Playlist! Listening to these tracks before a night out is is a sure fire way to make sure you keep it wrapped. Why not share this article with someone who’d actually listen to rappers perils and take heed than maybe from yourself? If you find that too awkward, why not send them an anonymous delivery of condoms to give you that extra peace of mind! Send a care package now at GiftCondom.com
**BONUS SONG: Cotton Eyed Joe**
This is certainly not hip-hop but a party favourite all the same, especially at family events like weddings and retirement parties. Basically, anything that has a DJ will have this song played at it. So, you’ll probably be disappointed to know that these lyrics are actually speaking about a guy who is getting his dick swabbed for an STD. Now it makes sense why the singer would have “been married long time ago” if it wasn’t for old cotton eyed Joe.