Bitcoin Pop Culture Influence: Top 12 Songs Referencing Cryptocurrency
Fans of Eminem got a sweet treat this past week when he dropped Kamikaze, a surprise album. There was even more interest for crypto enthusiasts since he namechecks Bitcoin in one track, “Not Alike.”
Slim Shady joins a long line of artists who are driving awareness of Bitcoin usage through their songs. For instance, Akon is planning on building an entire city in his home country, Senegal, that will only use his token, Akoin. Here are some of the top tracks that mention cryptocurrency and illustrate how Bitcoin has managed to infiltrate mainstream society and modern pop culture.
Top 12 Crypto Songs of All Time That Mention Bitcoin
We will not put these in any specific order as we do not want to step on your favorite artists toes and get into a who's bag is bigger than yours battle here. So here they are:
Not Alike: Eminem
In his latest project, Eminem shows that he is still one of the best rap lyricists of all time. The bitcoin reference in this song is apparent and also metaphorical. The person who says the line, Royce Da 59, is also called Nickel Nine. “Remember everyone liked biting Nickel, now everyone doing bitcoin.”
Big Bank Featuring Big Sean
Big Sean, in YG's song Big Bank featuring 2 Chainz and Nicki Minaj had these lyrics coming out the microphone: “You boys all cap, I'm more Colin Kaepernick, I'm rare as affordable health care (oh God), Or going to wealth from welfare (Goddamn), I turn my Ws to Ms, yeah, I flip those, I might buy her red bottoms with the crypto, Three coins, that'll pay ya whole semester, but you gotta ride it better than a Tesla. Good song, great lyrics!
Hodl Gang: Chris Record
Enterpreneur Chris Record burst into the cryptocurrency scene with his latest self-spit and wrote rap “Hodl Gang”. The song was a Gucci Gang Lil Pump Parody Remix that references Bitcoin and altcoins Litecoin, Ripple and Ethereum.#HODLGANG
Bitcoin Billionaire: Remy
Reason TV’s Bitcoin Billionaire is a hilarious song that deals with the topic of cryptocurrency, and it is summed by these lines: “Money like my previous girlfriend, completely virtual.”
Alt Season: Coindaddy
Coindaddy is unique in that he makes a living from trading cryptocurrency. He raps about how he shorts bitcoin during bearish markets as well as other ways he makes money through cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin Baron: Ytcracker
In a diverse mixture of rap and electronic sound, Ytcracker’s song about Bitcoin has some fresh, easy-flowing rhymes. He sings about how he is a bitcoin enthusiast who is scaring the current status quo with his “nerdy living.”
We Miss You: The Bitcoin Dip
This song is an impressive cover of the famous song “I’ll be missing you” by Puff Daddy. It is a catchy tune that tells that story that even though bitcoin has gone through some tough, highly volatile times, there is still hope that it could recover and go past $10,000 again.
Bitcoin Ca$h: Lil Windex
Canadian wordsmith and famous rapper, Lil Windex, has a funny name that is derived from a household cleaning product. His sings about how he has that Bitcoin Ca$h that allows him to live lavishly.
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10,000 Bitcoins: Laura Saggers
What would you do if you had 10,000 bitcoins? That is what Laura Saggers sings in her bitcoin tune where she states all the things she would do if she had all that money to spend.
Bitcoin Beezy: Mayday & Murs
Mayday & Murs rap that they have 50 bitcoins valued at one hundred thousand dollars. The end of the song talks about how government-funded hackers are behind the recent hacks.
With over 10.7 million YouTube subscribers, Ricegum is an internet personality who has also mentioned bitcoin in his track. He raps that he has started investing in this cryptocurrency.
Based on this list, it is evident that Bitcoin tracks will not be leading the music charts soon. However, crypto enthusiasts can comfort themselves that Bitcoin has been the number one cryptocurrency by market capitalization for the last nine years.