While many musicians struggle with drugs and alcohol, others choose to remain sober or get clean after experiences with addiction. Some famous rappers who don’t drink or do drugs went to rehab while other sober rappers quit cold turkey. A few famous rap stars who are sober even inspired other hip hop stars to kick their addictions for good. According to Forbes, Jay-Z’s Armand de Brignac champagne brand was valued at $600 million in the deal.
Not long ago Sosa finished his stint at a rehab center, though we know what his response was to that. In an interview with Billboard, fans were generally overjoyed to hear Chief Sosa admit he “don’t sip the lean no more,” considering the sloppiness of his last two mixtapes. Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs’ liquor company Combs Wines and Spirits has filed suit against alcohol distributor Diageo—alleging Diageo “unlawfully” terminated its contract with the company as retaliation for ongoing litigation. Made with Blue Weber Agave from Jalisco, Mexico, this smooth old world-style tequila blends earthy, white pepper and citrus aromas. The stuff is the brainchild of the Mayor of Flavortown and his rocker friend Sammy Hagar. You’ve undoubtedly seen his photography plastered on posters and preserved in frames, but photographer and acclaimed artist Gray Malin has moved into an even more beautiful space—wine.
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Created by Jacques Evans, FLOH Spirits partnered with Fabolous in 2016. Crowing themselves “the caviar of vodka,” FLOH is distilled in Oregon although the company is based out of Ohio. Originating in Holland, Effen Vodka has steadily taken ahold of American markets since Curtis partnered with the company. Although the mogul allegedly sold his stake for $60 million, he still works with Effen Vodka extensively. From 1871 to 1914, the demand for champagne grew, making it easier for the upper class to purchase it.
This isn’t Snoop’s first time working alongside a liquor company. The west coast legend partnered with 2Pac in a St. Ides endorsement, and he has also been involved with Landy Cognac. When Jay-Z switched sober rappers Cristal for golden bottles of Armand de Brignac (better known as Ace of Spaces) in his “Show Me What You Got” music video, the champagne company experienced an unprecedented rise in sales.
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Christian-rapper Lecrae refrains from smoking and drinking, yet that has not always been the case. “I was infatuated with gang life.” Lecrae told Complex magazine. “I tried pretty much every drug there was to try, except for heroin and crack. I was out there.” Although he lives a sober lifestyle today, he doesn’t consider drinking as a sin. “I ain’t got nothing against you if you wanna throw one back,” as he told Sway on Sway In The Morning.