YO! Can you match the rapper to their famous lyric?


By: Olivia Cantor

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About This Quiz

Rap music is undeniably catchy and memorable, not only for the tunes and beats ​but also for the words. Can you match which rap act recited which lyric? Let’s test your rap knowledge with this quiz, yo! Word!

"Ice, ice, baby” was a hot hot chant for this rap rap dude. Who was he?

1990 was the year "Ice Ice Baby" was released. Rapper Vanilla Ice debuted with an album called "To The Extreme," which catapulted him to fame.


Which master rapper and producer encouraged you to “just chill 'til the next episode”?

Dr. Dre's "Nuthin' But A G Thang" is one definite representative of the rap music genre. The man himself helped a lot of rap acts realize their dreams.


When the pimp’s in the crib, ma, this dude wants you to "drop it like it’s hot.” Who’s the dude?

It was 2004 when "Drop It Like It’s Hot" was popularized by Snoop Dogg. It featured a collaboration with Pharrell Williams.


This rapper drops his thoughts like this: "Go, go, go, go go, go, go, shawty/ It's your birthday/ We gon' party like it's yo birthday.” Who is this very celebratory guy?

The ditty's title is "In Da Club." It was a dance rap hit for 50 Cent in 2003.


Fed up with real-life discriminatory experiences, this pioneering gansta rap act dared the establishment as they chanted "F*ck Tha Police!” Who da group?

NWA's provocative rap "F*ck Tha Police!” was a 1998 hit. However, the police were waiting to capture them if they performed this song live in concert.


As the observant dude rapped, “she hit the floor, next thing you know, Shawty got low low low low low low low low.” Which dude was this?

It was in 2008 when Flo Rida sang "Low." It became a club anthem.


Marshall Mathers encouraged, well, himself, kind of, in saying "So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up, please stand up, please stand up?” What’s his rap name?

"The Real Slim Shady" was a 2000 hit for Eminem. It was part of his "Marshall Mathers" LP album.


This teen duo encouraged you to “Jump, jump!” Who were they?

"Jump" was a 1992 hit for Kris Kross. It was part of their "Totally Krossed" Out album.


This guy laments "How can we not talk about family when family's all that we got?/ Everything I went through you were standing there by my side/ And now you gon' be with me for the last ride.” Who is this rapper accompanied by Charlie Puth in this numbah?

Wiz Khalifa was rappin' this ode to a lost buddy, "Fast and the Furious" actor Paul Walker, who had been killed in a car crash. The song was part of the 7th film's soundtrack.


She "put her thing down, flip it, and reverse it." Who is this female rapper?

"Work It" was a Missy Elliot hit. It was released in 2002.


You can hear him rapping “My anaconda don’t want none unless you’ve got buns, hon!” in a 2004 Nicki Minaj hiphop tune, as his ‘90s ditty got sampled there. Who is this dude?

The 1992 hit, "Baby Got Back," was by Sir Mix A Lot. It was apt, perhaps, for Nicki Minaj to sample it later.


A big 2012 indie hit for this act said “I’m gonna pop some tags/ Only got 20 dollars in my pocket.” Which act is this?

"Thrift Shop" was a huge indie hit that didn't really need a label to reach listeners. This is a possibility today, thanks to technology that rappers, like Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, are embracing.


He realized that "N-now th-that that don't kill me/ Can only make me stronger/ I need you to hurry up now/ ‘Cause I can't wait much longer.” Who is this impatient dude?

Kanye West's hit is called "Stronger." This rap ditty became popular back in 2007.


"Well it’s on and on, and on, on, and on!" The beat don’t stop until the break of dawn for this pioneering rap act. Who are they?

"Rapper’s Delight" is the name of this 1979 rap song. It was by Sugarhill Gang.


"California knows how to party,” as claimed by this dearly departed rapper. Who was he?

Tupac Shakur was gunned down at a time when his career was going well. This rap ditty of his called "California Love" was released in 1996, reminiscent of the sounds that Dr. Dre helped produced.


He said “U can’t touch this!“ because “It’s Hammertime!” Which rapper is this?

MC Hammer burst into the rap scene in 1990. His ditty "U can't touch this!" was a global rap hit.


This guy warns you to “Get back, get back, ‘cause you don’t know me like that!” Who is this?

"Get Back" was a rap hit for Ludacris in 2004. It was part of his "The Red Light District" album.


Which rapper encouraged you to “Bust A Move” if you want it?

Young MC was rappin' it fun-style in 1989 with this hit "Bust A Move." It was from his album called "Stone Cold Rhymin'."


Which rapper-turned-actor encouraged you to get “jiggy wit it?”

Will Smith had a 1997 hit entitled "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It." He was formerly known as the rapper, Fresh Prince, before he transitioned into a movie star.


These dudes want girls to “Pop something move something/Shake ya tailfeather.” Who are these dudes?

Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee jammed together in 2003 to produce a song for the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack. They came out with this danceable rap ditty called "Shake Ya Tailfeather."


Which act confessed that they were going “insane in the brain?"

"Insane in the brain" was a huge hit back in 1993. Everybody was yelling "Insane in the membrane!" just like Cypress HIll was rapping it.


This rap duo declared that they are "Ready for action, nip it in the bud/ We never relaxing, is everlasting." Who is this?

OutKast had everybody tappin' while they're rappin' back in 2003. Their hit, "The Way You Move," was huge back then.


These unabashedly unapologetic women encouraged peeps to “let’s talk about sex, baby!” Which act was this?

Salt-N-Pepa was there, and they were in effect! "Let's Talk About Sex" was a huge hit in 1990.


"Statue of Liberty, long live the World Trade" is part of this rapper’s ode to his beloved city of New York, as Alicia Keys pounded on her piano keys. Who is he?

"Empire State of Mind" was Jay Z's ode to his beloved city. It was a hit anthem in 2009.


This group declared “I came to get down, I came to get down/ So get out your seat and jump around!” Who was this group?

"Jump up jump up and get down!" was House of Pain's call for people to "Jump Around!" Their party rap ditty was popular in 1992.


As the act encouraged, "The Humpty Dance is your chance to do the hump.” Which act was this?

1990 was a big hit for Digital Underground. They encouraged people to do "The Humpty Dance."


This multi-ethnic group wanted you to “Turn up the radio/ blast your stereo, right now” ‘cause they will “Pump it louder!” Which group is this?

The Black Eyed Peas had a string of danceable songs with pop and rap influences. "Pump It" was one of them, released in 2006.


These rap pioneers told us: "You know it's like that, and that's the way it is/ Because it's like that, and that's the way it is!" Who is this socially-conscious act?

Run DMC is, of course, one of rap's pioneers. Their 1993 song, "It's Like That," was danceable but it also made people think about social issues.


This “Black Widow” rapper tells it like it is when she says "I'm gonna l-l-l-love you until it hurts/ Just to get you, I'm doing whatever works.” Who is she?

Rita Ora provided the catchy song hook to Iggy Azalea's 2014 hit, "Black Widow." She's one of the contemporary female rap acts to make it big internationally, who is not American.


Which act encouraged you to “C’mon ride the train, go ride it!”

Quad City DJ had a popular 1996 rap dance tune called "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)." They were from Florida.


Who encouraged people that “We’ve got to fight the powers that be?”

Public Enemy released a string of rap hits questioning and daring the establishment. "Fight The Power" was released in 1990, as part of their album, "Fear of A Black Planet."


Which rapper said: “You down with OPP?” Yeah, you know me --%0D or them!

Naughty by Nature boggled the minds of the mainstream when their rap song entitled "OPP" became a hit in 1991. Since they're naughty, by nature, the acronym stood for various naughty things, mainly "other people's" body parts that begin with a P, either a male or female body part.


This huge dude was encouraged when he told his opponent “Mama said knock you out!” Who is this fighter?

LL Cool J hit it big as a rapper before he stepped into the acting world. This 1990 song was a big rap hit for him.


She dedicated her big big hit to dem boys this way: "This one is for the boys with the booming system/ Top down, AC with the cooling system." Who is she?

Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" rap song was a huge hit in 2011. Can't you hear that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass? Yeah, that's her.


All hail this early female royalty who paved the way for female rappers today, especially with her danceable think piece that cooed "Oooh ladies first, ladies first!"

Queen Latifah rapped with Monie Love in "Ladies First" back in 1989. It's part of her album entitled "All Hail The Queen."


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