As hip-hop made its transition from the grimy to glittery, artists that were rapping about the finer things in life—money, power, and women—started name-checking the Mercedes-Benz line more than any other car. This SL Roadster, the smallest of the traditional Benz line, was a favorite amongst late greats Biggie, Tupac, and Big L, who weren't caught in anything less than a 500. The Benz was quickly established as a status symbol and has been going strong for the past two decades.

Lyrical Mention: We can jump in the SL/Rent a room at the best 'tel -Big L, "Who You Slidin’ Wit'"
 
"Hypnotized" featured speed boats, mermaids and bike-riding hitmen, but the most amazing part was the backwards-driving SL.