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Rick Ross arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

No genre of music has a deeper affection for food than rap.

As a fan food and lyricism, I can appreciate things like the Notorious B.I.G spitting “...on the way to the telly go fill my belly/A T-bone steak, cheese eggs and Welch's grape,” or just about anything Action Bronson, who was a chef before he became a rapper, says. 

While both of these men loom large — or loomed in the case of Biggie, R.I.P — on the mic and in stature, there’s another heavyweight rhyme-spitter who takes the cake when it comes to the food and rap connection: Rick Ross.

Ross aka Yung Renzel aka the Boss is a South Florida-based rapper who not only enjoys food but chicken wing in particular, although it's not just any flavor of wings that carry his favor; they have to be lemon pepper wings.

While I’m not the biggest fan of lemon pepper wings — Sorry, Ross — I love that he loves them so much and always takes time shout them out on wax.

So here are five songs in which Rick Ross — who also is a Wingstop franchisee — used his platform to wax poetic about lemon pepper wings.

(Warning, these songs contain strong lyrics and may not be appropriate for all audiences, so it would be wise to use headphones while listening).


“Buy Back the Block”

“MC Hammer”

“Thug Cry”

“Wing Stop (Remix)”

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