Two drama’s that marked what many people call The New Golden-Age of Television have just reached a close: Dexter and Breaking Bad. Hip-Hop’s relationship with show business has always been tight-knit. From Bishop in Juice, to Tony Montana in Scarface all the way to Ivan Drago from Rocky, movie references have always been ever-present in the lyrical cannon of hip-hop music. Now that T.V. storylines have begun to eclipse those of the movie biz, capturing more and more of the public’s imagination, it’s only right that we begin to hear more and more T.V. character references in hip-hop songs.
Here’s the genre’s 5 Most Referenced T.V. gangstas.