Rick Ross "Hustlin'" (2006)
Lyric: "I know Pablo/Noriega/The real Noriega, he owe me a hundred favors."
Album: Port of Miami
There's been much speculation about the veracity of Rick Ross's claims to a life of crime. (Especially since the revelation of his past as a corrections officer.) But out of all of his outlandish raps, this one still takes the cake. In one breath he gave us one of the best and most implausible drug-related name drops in rap history. First he's like "I know Pablo," and we assume he means Pablo Escobar. That's funny because Pablo Escobar got his wig pushed back in '93â€”more than a decade before "Hustlin'" was released.
But maybe we're wrong and the King of Cocaine faked his death like he was Tim Dog or something. Even if that's the case, Ross's claim that he's cool with Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is even funnier. Noriega, the real Noriega (sorry P.A.P.I.), has been incarcerated since Uncle Sam decided to extract his ass from Panama way back in 1989. In fact he's been on something of a prison world tour, doing time in the U.S., France and his native Panama where the 79 year-old has about 20 years left on his sentence. If the real Nore owes Ross 100 favors they must all stem from illicit activity Ricky was engaged in as a tween, since Noriega's been in the clink since Ross was 13 years old.