Rollin' In My '64: Ten famed (and great) rap songs about a Chevy

The Chevrolet car company was founded 100 years ago today to compete with the Ford Model-T. But who cares about 100 years ago? The golden age of Chevrolet was from 1960 to 1976, from the Impala to the second-generation Caprice. This writer learned to drive on a '64 Impala in various states of disrepair, and later a 396 '69 Chevelle, which was just about as safe for a teenager as a loaded gun. The allure of those cars isn't lost on hip hop, causing any Chevy owner to take a small amount of pride when their ride is name-dropped. Here are ten songs you should always play loud in your Chev-ro-lett.

10. "Ridin' in the Chevy" by Three 6 Mafia Most "Chevy" Line: "Watch you fools going down every single day/While I ride clean, drop-top a mean Chevrolet. Busta."

10. "My Box Chevy" by Yelawolf Most "Chevy" Line: "This whip is built for Queens, and you wanna be seen with a king/Well I wanna see the back of your jeans in seats (My Box Chevy)"

9. "How We Ride" by Mannie Fresh & Bun B

Most "Chevy" Line: "Drivin' Chevy now/I'm ready now/The car's stolen baby, but i'm rollin' baby"

8. "Heavy in My Chevy" by Naughty By Nature Most "Chevy" Line: "I'm right heavy in my Chevy/Packets won't go/Different brown liquor and a fifty seconds drove"

7. "Ridin' In My Chevy" by Snoop Dog

Most "Chevy" Line: "Ridin' in my Chevy, and I'm sittin at the light (at the light)/I got kush in my blood/Sippin' Remy, keep it pimpin' with my pinky off the cut/And all the people, when they see me, like, 'Snoop turn it up!'"

6. "Chevy" by Trick Daddy Most "Chevy" Line: "Caprice style, Impala don't matter as long as you ridin' in a Chevy"

4. "My Chevy" by Young Buck Most "Chevy" Line: "Chrome everywhere with the pipes out the ass, 454 big block/Do the whole dash"

3. "Top Back (Remix)" by TI Most "Chevy" Line: "Nah, this ain't the movie but I shot four brothers/And plus I gotta Chevelle that flop four colors"

2. "Chevy Ridin'" High by Rick Ross

Most "Chevy" Line: "I got a V12, sweeter than a female/It feels like intercourse bucklin' the seatbelt"

1. "Let Me Ride" by Dr. Dre Most "Chevy" Line: "Rollin' in my four with sixteen switches/And got sounds for the bitches/Clockin' all the riches/Got the hollow points for the snitches"

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