Cars have played a huge part in hip-hop culture since the very beginning. From Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” (one of my favourite car-chase scenes in a music video) to the army of low-riders in “Still Dre” to one of my favourite cars ever in Jay-Z video, the Maybach Exelero Concept in “Lost Ones” — the world of hip-hop takes its car game very seriously. That’s why I thought I’d give out some awards based on the swagger, style, design and power of some of this year’s hottest cars. Welcome to the unofficial MTV Hip-Hop Car Awards!
The Jay-Z Award: Mercedes-Benz Maybach Zeppelin
Like Lil Wayne, the SLR redefined the game. It is a true super car in a league of its own. Before the SLR, there was nothing like it. The super-charged 5.5 litre V8 engine generates a monstrous 650 brake horsepower. It goes 0-62 mph in a lightning quick 3.6 seconds and has an unbelievable top speed of 209 mph. A freak of nature, well, machinery.
The Puffy Award: Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
The 50 Cent Award: Lamborghini Murcielago
The Kanye West Award: Fisker Karma
And that concludes the 2009 unofficial MTV Hip-Hop Car Awards.