Common themes follow most genres of music. In pop music, it’s largely about love, or break-ups. In country and western it’s a similar theme. In rock, it’s sex, drugs and, well, rock ‘n’ roll.
However, when it comes to rap music, there are of course the usual sex and drugs, but often money and gambling will also come into the equation, and when it comes to the latter, there are some great beats out there.
Gambling has become hugely popular in recent times, and millions of people around the world can relate to it, from visiting casinos or playing at home with friends to enjoying the online tables and slots at places like casino777. Which is why gambling songs in the rap genre are also as popular as ever too.
But what are the best gambling songs in the genre? Here are our top five…
Gin and Juice by Snoop Dogg
Gin and Juice is a classic rap song that tells the story of a wild party where the liquor is flowing and the stakes are high. In the chorus, Snoop Dogg raps, “Rollin’ down the street, smokin’ indo, sippin’ on gin and juice / Laid back, with my mind on my money and my money on my mind.”
Mo Money Mo Problems by The Notorious B.I.G.
This hit song by The Notorious B.I.G. that talks about the ups and downs of having wealth and fame. The song’s chorus, which features a sample from Diana Ross’s I’m Coming Out, includes the lyrics, “I don’t know what they want from me / It’s like the more money we come across / The more problems we see.” The video for this song is also very gambling heavy, with it featuring Notorious in a craps game with pals.
Viva Las Vegas by 2Pac
A song by 2Pac that pays homage to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. In the song’s chorus, 2Pac raps, “Viva Las Vegas, where the rich nas play / And the skinny nas die, and the choppers get sprayed.” As you’d expect from the song, the video is also gambling heavy with 2Pac in various Las Vegas spots.
Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky is a dance-pop song by Daft Punk that features vocals from Pharrell Williams. The song’s lyrics are about taking risks and living life to the fullest. In the chorus, Williams sings, “We’re up all night to get lucky / We’re up all night to get lucky / We’re up all night to get lucky.” The music video features Daft Punk and Williams performing in a casino.
Hustlin’ by Rick Ross
Rick Ross talks about his rise from poverty to success in his huge hit, Hustlin’. The song’s chorus includes the lyrics, “Everyday I’m hustlin’ / Everyday I’m hustlin’ / Everyday I’m hustlin’.” Like Lucky, the music video also sees Ross and his friends playing poker and other casino games.