[With the new “The Infiltrator” flick arriving in theaters Friday (July 15) centered on the take down of an iconic drug kingpin, SOHH’s taking a look at the Top 7 influences Pablo has had on hip-hop courtesy of Team ALLIED.]
Pusha T aka King Push has great admiration for the cynical and greatly feared drug lord Pablo Escobar. He drops lyrics like “my barcode is Netflix “Narcos”, part on the side of my ‘fro like I’m Pablo, no hablo, I sell b**w.”
Nickname given to him when he was the first non Wu Tang member to be featured on one of their songs.
Rich Homie Quan:
Rich Homie Quan shows his love for the infamous Pablo Escobar with a tattoo of Escobar on his right arm. You can call him cray, but Quan looks up to Escobar’s money and power, and according to Quan you can choose to respect it not!
If you love trap music odds are you love Gucci Mane a.k.a raps trap lord. Gucci dedicates an entire song to Pablo Escobar in a solidarity salute with lines like “I’m Pablo, diamonds on my neck like Pablo, and the feds on my ass like Pablo.” The trap lord salutes Escobar the druglord.
Everyone knows Kanye for his creative and eclectic sense of music and style. So it comes as no surprise that Ye dedicated an entire album to “The Life of Pablo.” To Kanye Pablo’s work created a mix of success message, product and art. Go figure Ye moving that work (in music and fashion of course), just like Pablo.
“Gold watches, gold chains… Favorite subject was PE, Pablo Escobar”
Soulja Boy hopped on the Pablo Escobar train as he dropped his song titled “Pablo Escobar” where he talks about his wanting to be Pablo “When you getting all this money, These ni***s they look at you funny… all I wanna be is Pablo.”
The Infiltrator hits theaters Friday, July 15:
Based on a true story, Federal agent ROBERT “BOB” MAZUR (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent EMIR ABREU (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiancé KATHY ERTZ (Diane Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant ROBERTO ALCAINO (Benjamin Bratt). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.