Hungry Hip Hop: All Caps Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies

Hungry Hip Hop is built on metaphors relating food and dining to rap. No one does this better than MF Doom.  Not only did Doom release, Mm…Food, an entire album of food inspired tracks, but all of his prior albums are riddled with food based metaphors. “The beat is so butter, peep the slow cutter,” from…

Hungry Hip Hop: Dark Chocolate Molasses Bread

I’d expect nothing less than slow sugary lyrics on a track named Molasses. Raekwon, Rick Ross, and Ghostface Killah may indeed flow slow, but the lyrics are far from sugary. This song from Raekwon’s Sholin vs. Wu-Tang album made me wonder what I could do with molasses, an ingredient I rarely use, that wasn’t too…

Hungry Hip Hop: Kool G Rap Almond Cake

Kool G Rap and RZA say “cakes” about 34 times in the song of the same name. “Cakes” has an on-point Curtis Mayfield sample with lyrics like “Shaolin gods, we known to stack cakes” and “Yo we divide cakes to rise the stakes.” Those lyrics got me thinking about what could be stacked on top…

Hungry Hip-Hop: Traditional Italian Lobster Gravy (Sauce)

I once took a Facebook quiz titled “Which Wu-Tang Member Are You?” According to this quiz, I align with Inspectah Deck, apparently we’re both philosophical.   This Hungry Hip-Hop Recipe was inspired by Raekwon, “House of Flying Daggers” and Inspectah Deck’s lyric: “I pop off like a mobster boss. Angel hair with the lobster sauce.”…

Hungry Hip-Hop: Forbidden Fruit Pie

I was late to J. Cole’s third album Born Sinner, like a year late. I made up for this by listening to it daily for months on end. This Hungry Hip-Hop recipe is inspired by the song “Forbidden Fruit” which features another one of my favorites Kendrick Lamar. The lyric: “Down to the garden, took a…