November 5th, 2010
05:00 PM ET
5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.
No food Web site would be complete without the requisite list of the best food-related songs ("Cheeseburgers in Paradise!" "Strawberry Fields Forever!") or top food-related movies ("Tampopo!" "Chocolat!") - but here at Eatocracy, we decided to beat that beat a little further.
By trade, Justin Warner is a captain at The Modern - Danny Meyer’s fine dining restaurant in New York City that holds three stars from the New York Times and one star from the Michelin Guide.
By craft, Warner drops oenophile-themed hip-hop to the food industry masses under his pseudonym, Jdollasign. He's known to spit "Châteauneuf-du-Pape" to the tune of Snoop Dogg's "Drop it Like It's Hot," and engage in epic "Grapes of Rap" battles at food and wine festivals - and now, he's live in studio to share his favorite rhymes with some serious flavor.
Five Gastro-Rap Anthems: Justin Warner
Got a favorite rhyme that bites back? Share your favorite gastro-rap anthems in the comments.
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This guy was on the 24 hr. Restaurant Battle and I've got to say..he's the biggest hipster doofus I have ever seen in my life. On the show he was nasty and chauvanistic to his adorable girlfriend and he made the term foodie a culinary slur. But hey..he's getting press. The last image you see of J$ on the show was him smacking his lady on the backside as they left the judging. Don't give this guy any love..it will only encourage other D Bags to follow his lead.
There's only one for me: The Fat Boys' "All You Can Eat". Check out the video on YouTube. Classic.
"You Be Illin" – at least after some beat boxer sprays saliva all over your food.
I am soooo waiting for some DJ to have a RAP sucks day at a baseball game so they can declare rap is dead (just like they did in 1979 decalring Disco sucks) and long live rock and roll. Blow up some rap CD's also.
eat it, weird al yankovic anyone????????
Anyone remember the obscure song 'Me so hungry' from mc pillsbury and 4 large crew? "Sittin' at home watchin' mtv, got my dominoes coupon buy one get one free..."
Hmm what are those songs really about?
5. Selling Crack
4. Smoking Weed
3. Everything But Food
2. Self inflicted ignorance
MM...Food is dope, but my alltime Favorite is "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" by Das Racist
Proves that 1/2 the battle is just being in NY
@pix: 2nd that! Pre big butt Mix-a-Lot! (Kid Sensation)
Buttermilk Biscuits http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jvVCJp429A
BEasties name checked Châteauneuf-du-Pape first.
Buttermilk Biscuits by Sir Mix-A-Lot.
My favorite gastro-rap tunes from back in the day...
"Beef" – Boogie Down Productions
"Blue Cheese" – Ultramagnetic MCs
"Jelly Roll" – Fat Boys
"Ham n Eggs" – Tribe Called Quest
I known money since the days of Modern milk and honey
Before Kamal and Golam ever called him papi
Rough around the edges, we groomed him like some hedges
B Nice, Mad Lou, and Marco Cabrera took loyalty pledges
Tablesiding petit fours, refueling the candles, or
Sandro getting pissed for rearranging tastings on table four
Our son's all growed up, Captain from a pup
I'm the Lieutenant General, don't forget that, chump.
Good call Rx Seaburrd, MF Doom is SOLID.
This J$ kid is a poser. WORST RAP EVERRRRRR! Why is this on CNN?
I also have another Rap called Arrive on Vacation Leave on Probation on the youtube site. youtube.com/btwall60
Hi, I have an award winning Rap called Gastronomic Enterprise, it's on my youtube account. It's about all the restaurants in Woodbridge NJ. It won the Thousand $ Flatscreen TV in the Munchmobile Contest for the Star Ledger Newspaper of Newark NJ. the youtube.com/btwall60 it's not only good, it's funny. thanks :)
No mention of People Under The Stairs' "Eat Street"???? That song will tell you 20 different ACTUAL restaurants to check out in Los Angeles.
Agreed. That song amongst others of theirs. I like "Anotha BBQ" too.
My personal favorite food rap would have to be Beef Rapp by MF Doom, the album it is from MM Food is all about the eatums. Definitely worth the listen
That's some of the stupidest mess I've ever seen, man!!
I think so!
I think we know him from the "Guys with goofy names" meetings, no?
I smell imitator. X)
I want to hit that!
Beat me to it!