Lil Wayne Sells Mountain Dew, Six Other Rappers Who Love Soft Drinks
Fueling the obesity epidemic and enabling the Young Money Maniac's sizzurp addiction, PepsiCo's toxic green nectar, Mountain Dew, has a new spokesperson and his name is Lil Wayne.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. and Mountain Dew have come together to form DEWeezy, a new ad campaign that will include "advertisements, public appearances, and the creation of a skate park in Lil Wayne's hometown of New Orleans."
However, the DEWeezy campaign is no surprise. Rap music and carbonated beverages share a storied history. Check out some of hip-hop's other celebrity soft drink spokesmen after the cut.
6. LL Cool J for Coca-Cola
Somewhere between his cameo on Oz and co-starring role in Deep Blue Sea, LL Cool J put on his favorite pair of overalls, rolled up the left pant leg and gave braiding hair a shot in this 1998 Coca-Cola commercial.
5. Run-D.M.C. for New Coke
The Hollis, Queens crew partnered up with 1980s animated pop culture icon Max Headroom to introduce the New Coke, but folks hated that shit. People wanted the OG Coke, not some revamped formula that tasted like artificially flavored toilet water.
4. Snoop Dogg for Pepsi
Back in the day, Snoop was tried for murder and rolled with Crips. But today, homie's up to his "knees in zero calories" and starring in Pepsi ads. Talk about being rehabilitated.
Eminem for Brisk
Eminem and Brisk? Totally believable, just picture a young Marshall Mathers rocking "vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti" and walking down 8 Mile sipping spiked iced tea from a brown paper bag.
Dr. Dre for Dr Pepper
Warning: Real doctors have not approved Dr. Dre and Dr Pepper. Consume at your own risk.
MC Hammer for Pepsi
This commercial is "Too Legit to Quit" watching. RIP Hammer's career.
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