Monday, January 9, 2012


     So I'm going to do have a little fun with this one! So rappers Common and Drake are in a rap battle as of recent. From my understanding it started with Drake seeing Common's ex Serena Williams, and having some slick things to say about the conscious Chicago rapper. Well, Common went IN on Drake calling him "Canada Dry" on his "Stay Schemin" (remix). “My motto is, Chicago b--ch/ Everybody knows you sweet, what the problem is?/ Don’t play dumb, I’m the one that acknowledged it,” and “I’m talking to long with this amateur guy/ You ain’t wettin’ nobody n---a, you Canada Dry.” Whoa!

Well Miss Libation is gonna settle this the only way I know how. You can tell a lot about a man (or a woman) by what they drink.  I have personally never like Drake's choice of adult beverages. "I sit and drink wine and watch Californication....of life..." was a line from his song "Say Something". See Drake likes wine...ALOT. And that's cool. Wine is a beautiful thing, but Moscato.......Not so much a  man's wine in my opinion. Its alright if a wine is "fruit forward" as I like to refer to wines with less dryness and less tannin, but no real wine drinker would go for 5-6oz. of a syrupy, sweet, fake White Zinfandel knockoff. Doesn't appeal to my adult taste buds. "Its a celebration clap, clap bravo lobster and shrimp and a glass of moscato..." from "I invented sex" w/ Trey Songz.

Now Common on the other hand doesn't seem like much of a rapper status inspired drinker but the reference I did find had him referring to a classic tiki drink that only a real man could handle. The Zombie from the 1940's was one of the BEST post-prohibition cocktails invented by the one and only Don the Beachcomber in Los Angeles. This classic libation consists of Jamaican rum, 151 proof (Demerara) rum, Falernum, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, cinnamon syrup, fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh squeezed lime juice, pomegranate syrup, Angostura bitters, Absinthe and mint for garnish. Whew! Only a pro could handle this potent mixture with style and class. "My plan was to meet at this bar called the Tiki (when?) 'round four, when she was comin she would beep me I sat deep in the corner, drinkin zombies, becomin one by now..." from Common f/Jill Scott "8 minutes til sunrise."

So I pretty much think Common has this in the bag. He is a lyrical killer, has substance, style, and consciousness and can obviously handle a REAL potent well balanced cocktail and still hold it down! What do you think?



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