Ace Hood's Fisker Karma and Seven Other Hip-Hop Eco-Whips
Recently, Ace Hood was back in town shooting the video for his feature on DJ Absolut's "Untouchable." And like most ballers, Ace was driving a sick whip. But what's notable is he was driving a Fisker Karma, a hybrid that can get 52 miles per gallon.
Between money and marijuana, hip-hop was already one of the most green industries in the world. Until now, though, its obsession with cars had long kept hip-hop from being recognized as a world leader in saving the world. Running the world, yes. Saving it? No.
We here at Crossfade think more Florida rappers should be driving hoopdies that won't make the ozone say, "Oh no!" So here's how Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Trina, and others could hypothetically continue getting paper while also making sure it's at least 85-percent post-consumer recycled.
"I think I'm Al Gore! Larry Hoover!"
Wanna know why Rozay will be spending so much time posting up by the Popeye's in his Maybach? It's because his eco-friendly cruiser's gonna run on biodiesel made from waste cooking oil. This guy, always hustling.
The EPA rates the Bugatti Veyron as the least fuel efficient car in production. But if Khaled owned a 'Gatti, it'd still be totally green. Because, like its owner, it'd just sit there and do nothing. Result: Our gas mileage the best! Also, the horn yells "DJ Khaled!" when pressed, which happens a lot.
"First we save the planet, then we pop models."
According to "Pop Bottles," Birdman "went from sitting in the cell/To sitting on a jet/From shitting in the cell/To shitting on a jet." Now it's back to cells when it comes to Stunna's sitting and/or shitting needs.
One of the nice things about hydrogen fuel cells is they produce only water, not exhaust. Baby's YMCMBMW could catch that water for use in a bird bath, which everyone can enjoy.
Weezy's skateboarding has helped hip-hop shift away from an over-reliance on automobiles. Much as white America adopted Weezy's "bling-bling" years after he started saying it, soon we can expect stars like Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes to stop hitting people with their cars and do it with a skateboard instead.
But Tunechi is also the same guy who once rapped, "I'm on South Beach/30 minutes later, Opa Locka is where I'll be." He doesn't always have time to stop and hit you with his skateboard, which is why this new model comes armed with a bluetooth-controlled, spring-loaded boxing glove. It allows Weezy to stay on the move while still fucking you up.
Trina running, taking a slide, hitting the bump and taking a dive.
The 305's Diamond Princess has never been that interested in moderation. Whereas you're a courderoy ho, she's a mink bitch. But Da Baddest Bitch isn't one to let a major slight go unavenged. That's why, ever since she parted ways with Slip-N-Slide Records, Trina gets everywhere slowly but surely via her Crocodile Mile.
Brisco = :(
Gone are the days when Brisco was in the "all-red slide spur, sittin' on Asantis." Lately, it's a radio flyer (still with Asanti rims), waiting for Lil Wayne to pull him along again.
Flo Rida has an Easy Card. Do you?
You'd expect Flo Rida to drive a lowrider. But it's not like Waka Flocka gets around on a talking alpaca. We're not sure what you think "Whistle" is about ("Can you blow my whistle, baby?"), but get your mind out of the gutter and up on the Metrorail tracks.
Flo loves public transportation. In fact, "Right Round" was originally about the Metromover's wheels. But then Flo realized he didn't have any good rhymes for "Omni Loop."
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