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The late, great Prince was so iconic and innovative that his influence was ever-present in today’s popular hip-hop songs.

Check out these hit songs that have name dropped the GOAT:

Eminem – “Without Me”

“I’ve been dope, suspenseful with a pencil ever since. Prince turned himself into a symbol”

Missy Elliott – “Work It” 

“Just cause I got a lot of fame sup-ah. Prince couldn’t get me change my name papa”

Kanye West – “Stronger”

“You know how long I’ve been on ya? Since Prince was on Apollonia”

Nas – “Bridging The Gap”

“Born in the game, discovered my father’s music, Like Prince searchin’ through boxes of Purple Rain”

Kanye West – “Champion” 

“They got the Drop Out keepin’ kids in the school, I guess I’ll clean up my act like Prince’ll do”

Jay Z – “Venus vs Mars”

“I thought shawty like Mike, found out she like Prince, Thought she was Adrian, it’s been Rocky ever since”

Notorious B.I.G. (f/ P. Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge, Avery Storm) – “Nasty Girl” 

“I need u to grind like Ur working for tips, And give me what I need while we listen to Prince”

Salt N’ Pepa – “Shoop”

“Straight up, wait up, hold up, Mr. Lover, Like Prince said you’re a sexy mutha-“

Prince – “My Name Is Prince” 

“My name is Prince and I am funky / My name is Prince the one and only”

Bloodhound Gang – “The Bad Touch” 

“Sweat baby sweat baby sex is a Texas drought, Me and you do the kind of stuff that only Prince would sing about”

Ice Cube – “What Can I Do” 

“Already done stack me half a mill ticket. Bought a house next to Prince, so now I can kick it”

Wild Animal – “Vanity”

“Naughty little thing,we may never know, The prince and the showgirl wonders if never, ever”

LL Cool J – “Rock The Bells”

“You hated Michael and Prince all the way, ever since, If their beats were made of meat, then they would have to be mince”


Name-Drop King! Every Time Prince Was Mentioned In A Song Lyric  was originally published on