Unsolicited Endorsements in Music

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  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Young Jeezy
  • Run DMC
  • Chingy
  • Kreayshawn
  • Young Dro
  • Mistah Fab
  • Soulja Boy
  • Jennifer Lopez, Nelly, Busta Rhymes
  • Nelly
  • Busta Rhymes

Run DMC – "My Adidas"

The trio who helped lay the groundwork for an entire industry, Run-DMC were the first to make a product-themed rap song. After showing an Adidas exec how popular they made the sneaker (by having fans hold theirs in the air during a concert), Run-DMC became the first rap music act with an endorsement deal. 

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