King of Diamonds: Ten Best Rap References to Miami's Most Notorious Strip Club
Drake, Birdman and 2 Chainz at King of Diamonds.
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When it comes to rap music, King of Diamonds is like guns, weed, and sex. It's everywhere.
Atlanta might be Strip City, but KOD is the king of strip clubs, and rightfully so. Almost every rapper, from 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane to Lil B and Nelly, has mentioned this Miami nudie mecca in a song or two. Or three. Or four.
This summer, New York City investors bought the club for over $6 million, which sounds about right. After all, they weren't just buying a gentleman's club. They were buying the keys to the castle.
Given the club's notoriety, we here at Crossfade decided to do the dirty work of digging up the ten best rap references to King of Diamonds. And if there's anything to be learned from this list of songs, it's that being told "you could work at KOD" is, in fact, a compliment and your chances are very high, especially if you are a rapper, of finding love in da club.
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10. Juicy J's "Bandz A Make Her Dance"
"At the KOD, she leave with me/She got friends, bring three/I got drugs, I got drinks."
You've heard this song. It's a Top 40 hit. It's also a strip club anthem. And with lines like, "What's your real name? And not your stripper name," how could it not be. For those who know absolutely nothing about strip clubs and their lingo, "bandz" translates to "money" and a lot of it. We're not going to explain what "making it rain" means, because you should be able to figure that out for yourself.
9. Kirko Bangz' "That Pole"
"Say she in King of Diamonds Monday/Ain't scared to get that money/Back in church by Sunday/But we all know she's in love with that pole, pole, pole."
Rappers love dedicating songs to strippers. Usually they go something like, "I met her KOD and she left with me," but Kirko Bangz' stripper parable is a bit different. We learn that strippers go to church too. Also, the girls at KOD really love their jobs. At least that's what we're going to assume being "in love with that pole, pole, pole" means.
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