The Best Tech References in Rap: From Android to Zuckerberg

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Rappers have had a love affair with technology that started long before Biggie Smalls was name-checking Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. And their rhymes cover everything from the CEOs to mobile platforms. Here, we present you with the best tech references in rap:


Tity Boi aka 2 Chainz: Got One

Asking me what I'm on
I say my bank account is on steroids
Trappin' off my Android
Tryin' not to go fed


Bill Gates

Outkast: Red Velvet

Bill Gates don't dangle diamonds in the face
Of peasants when he Microsoft'n in the place

Lil Wayne: Bill Gates

All these bitches and n****as is hatin'
I used to be ballin
But now I'm Bill Gatin'


Kanye West: I'm In It

Damn your lips very soft
As I turn my Blackberry off
And I turn your bath water on
And you turn off


Chief Keef feat. Riff Raff: Cuz My Gear

Weight, heartburn: Mylanta
Adversaries call me on my Blackberry
Now I'm in the laundry mat: Darryl



The Game: Ali Bomaye

N****s tough on them blogs and never did nothing at all
On the road to the riches, bitches not tagging along


Chirp (as in Nextel, Blackberry, etc.)

2 Chainz: I Love Dem Strippers

They say it's for the birds, so I bought a kilo
My Boost Mobile Chirpin', it must be my amigo


Kendrick Lamar: Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter's Daughter

She didn't tell, just gave me her Nextel
Dropped the number, we chirped the whole summer and well


Maceo: Nextel Chirp

N***a don't hit me on the Nextel chirp
If you're tryin to conversate about some motha fuckin' work



Danny Brown: DNA

Bitches swimming topless in Chlorine off morphine
Emails on iPads don't answer when phone rings



Kid Cudi: Make Her Say

Down, down for a damn, Cudi already said it
Her poker Facebook, I'd already read it



Fabolous: Killin 'em

Her body nice, face dime
Give her that iPhone 4, FaceTime


Big Sean feat. Nicki Minaj: Dance (Ass) Remix

Only time you on the net is when you Google my ass

N.O.R.E.: Google That

I really drink Tiger Balm (you could Google that)
And I shot n****s too (you could Google that)
See, I smoke big (you could Google that)


Higgs Boson

Chance the Rapper feat. Twista: Cocoa Butter Kisses

And when it come to rapping fast, I'm the Higgs Boson
And though my style freakish
I could still break your body down to five pieces like I did Voltron


Hewlett Packard

Lil Wayne: Lollipop

I Anita Bake-her, now she caught up in that Rapture
I got so much chips, I swear they call me Hewlett Packard



Kanye West - Blood on the Leaves

She Instagram herself like #badbitchalert
He instagram his watch like #madrichalert


Nas: Daughters

Said she don't know what got inside this child's mind, she planted
A box of condoms on her dresser then she Instagrammed it


Trinidad James: All Gold Everything

This one's for them colleges, those bad hoes at Spelman
Shoutout to all them freshman, on Instagram straight flexin' (woo!)



2Chainz feat. Drake and Lil Wayne : Where U Been?

I get high and I fly past, I don't know nothing 'bout iChat
I work in this iPhone they need an app called iTrap



Rick Ross: Fuck 'em

iPhone and iPad, Air Max, and my gat
Left hand got ten bands; back pocket, four stacks



Jay Z: The Prelude

Befo' Steve Jobs made the iPod
Was gettin' head jobs, we call that intimate

Kanye West: So Appalled

If God had a iPod, I'd be on his playlist
My phrases amazes the faces in places


Rick Ross: 9 Piece

I'm smoking dope, I'm on my cell phone
I'm selling dope, straight off the iPhone

Lil Wayne: Let the Beat Build

Used to think my shit didn't stink boy was I wrong,
Approving million dollar deals from my iPhone



Jay Z: DOA

This is anti-auto-tune, death of the ringtone,
This ain't for iTunes, this ain't for sing-alongs



E-40 feat. Danny Brown: All My N***az

They rap and they sell coke
Bust ya head like a cantaloupe
In the summer a peacoat
My iPhone is jailbroke



RIP: Young Jeezy feat. 2 Chainz

A pocket full of dead prez
Attached to your girl like a .jpeg
Party scene turn to a murder scene



LOL :-): Trey Songz feat. Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy

Shawty just text me
Say she wanna sex me
LOL smiley face, LOL smiley face
Shawty sent a Twitpic
Saying come and get this
LOL smiley face, LOL smiley face



A$AP Mob: Bath Salts

Ru-run up if you wanna
Mac in the backpack, right by the Macbook
And I rep that Harlem
And my Zombie



Clipse: Keys Open Doors

At you make believe rappers I smile! HA!
Canal Streeting my style, like you internet sharing my files
You MySpace n****s


Lupe Fiasco: Hip Hop Saved My Life

Reps Northside, so he rocks them braids
Got 1100 friends on his MySpace page


Notorious B.IG.: Juicy

Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis
When I was dead broke man I couldn't picture this


2 Chainz feat. Fergie: Netflix

I smoked a blunt for dinner, another blunt for breakfast
2 Chainz, got 'em staring at my necklace
Let's make a sex tape and put it on Netflix


Trinidad James: Madden on Gamecube

So the next time you on the couch, chillin' lookin' at Netflix
Know that I was in yo' house, giving yo' bitch the business


A$AP Rocky: Brand New Guy

Twisting up weed, I'm digging her out
Just filling her out
Do all that shit you be talking about
While you gone? Shit, Netflix on your couch



Jay Z: Girls, Girls, Girls

You remind me of my Jeep, but not no Kia
We can talk on my cell, but not Nokia


Lil Wayne: Steady Mobbin'

You cannot reach me on my Samsung,
I'm busy fuckin' the world and givin' the universe my damn tongue



Lil Wayne: A Milli

Call me what you want bitch, call me on my Sidekick
Never answer if it's private, don't you hate a sly bitch?


Jay Z: Encore

If Hov's a Blackberry Bold, shorty is a Sidekick


The-Dream feat. 2 Chainz and Beyonce: Turnt

Turnt up, all the way to the ceiling
Burnt up, till you ain’t got no feeling
On my phone, like Siri,
Talkin bout you gon kill it



Jay Z: Somewhereinamerica

Yellow Lambo in the driveway
A buck thirty-five, I'm on the highway
Frank Sinatra on my Sonos
Loud as fuck, I did it my way



Jay Z: Tom Ford

Fuck hashtags and retweets,
140 characters in these streets

Chance the Rapper feat. Childish Gambino: Favorite Song

Dang Dang Dang Skeet skeet skeet
She do that thing for three retweets

Chance the Rapper: Everybody's Something

And why god's phone die everytime that I call on him?
If his son had a Twitter wonder if I would follow him?


Baby Bash feat. E-40: Go Girl

Beat it up like a champ, and, ah, she re-twitter
Bash Be Goin' Hard is the headline news



G.O.O.D. Music: The Morning

Love us or not, the Mark Zuckerbergs of the Block
Hug a knot, staying rich, we was built for the guap



Leslie Horn

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