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Tesla Model S in Music and Lyrics

Discussion in 'Model S' started by AbeFromin, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. AbeFromin

    AbeFromin Banned

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    as far as I know, Common is the first to drop a reference to Tesla in a mainstream music song.

    his new album - "Nobody's Smiling"

    Song: Hustle Harder (at 1:15)

    "Never gettin' gas like a Tesla..."

    congrats, Common. you were always ahead of the pack... :cool:

  2. Rheazombi

    Rheazombi Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Good find! I found a couple as well (didn't say they were well-known songs lol), surprised it hasn't been name-dropped more often (I will fix that when my inevitable music career takes off!).:biggrin:

    Some more context of Common's lyrics ... btw I have always respected and admired Common. Love him!

    "Hustle Harder" by Common
    Go to the steam room and she carry a steamer
    Beamer benz she got friends
    She got friends in high ends
    She know trend she know when
    She go in like an investor
    Yes sir, never getting gas like a Tesla
    Ain't about all that extra

    "Purple Kisses" by ASAP Mob
    So take your picture, get your close-up
    Another fake imitation, just a poser on a poster
    I did it again for my culture
    Went Tesla roadster,traded it in for a Rover
    Just to get a n***a chauffeured
    Driver pull over, tipping and picking these h**s up

    "Elevators" by Chuck Inglish (Feat. Buddy & Polyester The Saint)
    Match the Grant Hills up with the Fila suit
    Real live n***a rap and you see it too
    Tesla coupe went the scenic route

    That's all I could find tho about the car. There's many more songs that name drop the inventor tho!


    "Tesla Free Energy" by Full-Blooded Mutt
    Free Energy!
    Tesla will rise again!

    ^^^^^ this one amused me... clearly he's talking about superchargers... right??? ;)

    "Corrupt" by Trinity:
    You know when the cops are comin' to get ya
    Tryna' light you up quicker than Nikola Tesla

    "Poet Laureate Infinity" by Canibus:
    on the back of an Elephant with advanced intelligence
    Like Nikola Tesla,****! damn that's a smart elephant

    "Get On Down" by Cadence Weapon
    Nobody fresher, flyer than a single engine Cessna
    With the propellers,I’m stellar, more electric than Tesla

    Plus a few songs that are entirely about Nikola Tesla. All of these are pretty awesome! Well worth your time if you are a Nikola Tesla fan.

    "The Tesla Effect" by Unearthly Trance

    "Tesla" by They Might Be Giants

    "Tesla Girls" by OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

    "Nikola Tesla" by Joy Electric

    also, found this while searching and just thought it was cool:
    "The Iron Cemetery" by Illusion Suite


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