November 5th, 2010
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5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

No food Web site would be complete without the requisite list of the best food-related songs ("Cheeseburgers in Paradise!" "Strawberry Fields Forever!") or top food-related movies ("Tampopo!" "Chocolat!") - but here at Eatocracy, we decided to beat that beat a little further.

By trade, Justin Warner is a captain at The Modern - Danny Meyer’s fine dining restaurant in New York City that holds three stars from the New York Times and one star from the Michelin Guide.

By craft, Warner drops oenophile-themed hip-hop to the food industry masses under his pseudonym, Jdollasign. He's known to spit "Châteauneuf-du-Pape" to the tune of Snoop Dogg's "Drop it Like It's Hot," and engage in epic "Grapes of Rap" battles at food and wine festivals - and now, he's live in studio to share his favorite rhymes with some serious flavor.

Five Gastro-Rap Anthems: Justin Warner

Got a favorite rhyme that bites back? Share your favorite gastro-rap anthems in the comments.

Is there someone you'd like to see in the hot seat? Let us know in the comments below and if we agree, we'll do our best to chase 'em down.



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  1. Santiago

    This guy was on the 24 hr. Restaurant Battle and I've got to say..he's the biggest hipster doofus I have ever seen in my life. On the show he was nasty and chauvanistic to his adorable girlfriend and he made the term foodie a culinary slur. But hey..he's getting press. The last image you see of J$ on the show was him smacking his lady on the backside as they left the judging. Don't give this guy any love..it will only encourage other D Bags to follow his lead.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:23 am |
  2. matt

    There's only one for me: The Fat Boys' "All You Can Eat". Check out the video on YouTube. Classic.

    November 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  3. Bobo

    "You Be Illin" – at least after some beat boxer sprays saliva all over your food.

    November 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm |
  4. saganhill

    I am soooo waiting for some DJ to have a RAP sucks day at a baseball game so they can declare rap is dead (just like they did in 1979 decalring Disco sucks) and long live rock and roll. Blow up some rap CD's also.

    November 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm |
  5. tha_jakeman

    eat it, weird al yankovic anyone????????

    November 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  6. D

    Anyone remember the obscure song 'Me so hungry' from mc pillsbury and 4 large crew? "Sittin' at home watchin' mtv, got my dominoes coupon buy one get one free..."

    November 6, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  7. Chuck

    Hmm what are those songs really about?

    5. Selling Crack
    4. Smoking Weed
    3. Everything But Food
    2. Self inflicted ignorance
    1. ??WTF??

    MM...Food is dope, but my alltime Favorite is "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" by Das Racist

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIt2CdbBo_w&w=640&h=390]

    November 6, 2010 at 9:00 pm |
  8. friendo

    Proves that 1/2 the battle is just being in NY
    @pix: 2nd that! Pre big butt Mix-a-Lot! (Kid Sensation)
    Buttermilk Biscuits http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jvVCJp429A

    November 6, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  9. FatSean

    BEasties name checked Châteauneuf-du-Pape first.

    November 6, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  10. pix

    Buttermilk Biscuits by Sir Mix-A-Lot.

    November 6, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  11. steeve-o

    My favorite gastro-rap tunes from back in the day...
    "Beef" – Boogie Down Productions
    "Blue Cheese" – Ultramagnetic MCs
    "Jelly Roll" – Fat Boys
    "Ham n Eggs" – Tribe Called Quest

    November 6, 2010 at 8:12 am |
  12. B Rabbit AKA United Colors of Bennetton

    I known money since the days of Modern milk and honey
    Before Kamal and Golam ever called him papi
    Rough around the edges, we groomed him like some hedges
    B Nice, Mad Lou, and Marco Cabrera took loyalty pledges
    Tablesiding petit fours, refueling the candles, or
    Sandro getting pissed for rearranging tastings on table four
    Our son's all growed up, Captain from a pup
    I'm the Lieutenant General, don't forget that, chump.

    November 6, 2010 at 3:21 am |
  13. jesse

    Good call Rx Seaburrd, MF Doom is SOLID.
    This J$ kid is a poser. WORST RAP EVERRRRRR! Why is this on CNN?

    November 5, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  14. B.T. Wall

    I also have another Rap called Arrive on Vacation Leave on Probation on the youtube site. youtube.com/btwall60

    November 5, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  15. B.T. Wall

    Hi, I have an award winning Rap called Gastronomic Enterprise, it's on my youtube account. It's about all the restaurants in Woodbridge NJ. It won the Thousand $ Flatscreen TV in the Munchmobile Contest for the Star Ledger Newspaper of Newark NJ. the youtube.com/btwall60 it's not only good, it's funny. thanks :)

    November 5, 2010 at 8:46 pm |
  16. Trent

    No mention of People Under The Stairs' "Eat Street"???? That song will tell you 20 different ACTUAL restaurants to check out in Los Angeles.

    November 5, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
    • PUTS fan

      Agreed. That song amongst others of theirs. I like "Anotha BBQ" too.

      November 7, 2010 at 2:15 pm |
  17. How Stupid

    Very Stupid

    November 5, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  18. Rx Seaburrd

    My personal favorite food rap would have to be Beef Rapp by MF Doom, the album it is from MM Food is all about the eatums. Definitely worth the listen

    November 5, 2010 at 6:52 pm |
  19. LB

    That's some of the stupidest mess I've ever seen, man!!

    November 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm |
  20. FunkScribble VonBaconSquisher formely known as the artist "Jdizzle"

    I think so!

    November 5, 2010 at 5:57 pm |
  21. DJ Jam Master Thunderspike

    I think we know him from the "Guys with goofy names" meetings, no?

    November 5, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
  22. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    Jdollasign?

    I smell imitator. X)

    November 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  23. Ryan Seacrest

    Oooooh!
    I want to hit that!

    November 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants

      Beat me to it!

      November 5, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
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