The 8 Best Roger Ebert Shoutouts In Rap

Drake helped him win brownie points with his granddaughter. True story.

8. Leader of the New School, “A Quarter to Cutthroat”

Busta Rhymes: “No more lucky charms for the malpractice tactics / Fiasco, Fiskell, Siskel and Ebert / Criticism, devilish exorcism.”

7. Bloodhound Gang, “The Bad Touch”

“So put your hands down my pants and I’ll bet you’ll feel nuts / Yes I’m Siskel, Yes I’m Ebert, and you’re getting two thumbs up.”

6. Lil B, “”Cocaine Blunts”

“Will forget his lunch box but won’t forget that clip / Not talking about the movies Ebert wrote / See you smoke then you know that you was seeing a ghost.”

5. Shaggy, “Midnite Lover”

“It’s a blockbuster hits, midnite attraction, a definite double feature / Yeah, two thumbs up, two thumbs up, two thumbs up / Siskel and Ebert say so / Let them know Shaggy as the lead role, Bim.”

4. Jeremih, “Imma Star”

“Don’t need Roger Ebert or the paparazzi / Take on in the red at the county stop me.”

3. Ghostface Killah, “Heard It All Before”

“The Enterprise worth billions, delay America / To Africa, home away, the six text-tillion / Turn, Siskel and Ebert givin’ two thumbs / New York Times call it my best work, bump to it.”

2. Will Smith, “”Don’t Say Nothin’”

“Four five chromed out former two seater / Fifty inch sony to watch Siskel and Ebert / Cause I’m about to get two thumbs ten toes one knee and probably a couple / Of elbows”

1. Drake, “Over”

“But I really can’t complain, everything is kosher / Two thumbs up, Ebert and Roeper”

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Roger was so taken with the Drake mention, he tweeted about it!

Twice! Drake’s mention helped him win some cred with his granddaughter.

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