Instead of ice, maybe you’d like some classic hip-hop lyricism with your Sprite? The citrusy soda is releasing what it is calling the first edition of its new “Obey Your Verse” Lyrical Collection packaging—cans and bottles that features rap lines from Drake, Nas, Rakim and The Notorious B.I.G.
“The artists were selected based on their reputation for being true to themselves through their music and advancing the culture,” the brand said in a press release. “Each artist’s lyrics will appear on individual 12- and 16-ounce cans, 20-ounce bottles and 12-, 20- and 24-packs of 12-ounce cans, which are available now in stores nationwide through the end of summer.”
So what lyrics made the cut? Surprisingly short ones. None of the selected rhymes are more than 10 words, meaning they never really have much time to get going and certainly never have the time to rhyme. Yes, “started from the bottom” has become an iconic Drake phrase, but it’s not like anyone is heralding his lyrical skills for using those four words in a song. It is, however, a very fitting saying for the side of a soda can, especially if you drink it with a straw.