Remember Rappin' Duke? Shawn Brown rapped this 1984 song in character as John Wayne aka The Duke. It was always intended as a novelty, and that’s how a lot of country and western-themed songs from this era feel, but a young Notorious B.I.G. was 100% listening to this song as a kid. Also, John Wayne was likely a white supremacist and hated the movie Easy Rider. You really hate to see it.