Music Stars Who Appear in Car Commercials

Busta Rhymes guests in new video for Toyota "Swagger Wagon."

Hands on the Wheel - There's a reason why Motor City and Motown are one in the same: riding around and listening has been an American pastime since at least 1922, when Chevrolet introduced the first car radio. So it's no wonder that music stars like Beyoncé, Em, Diddy and a host of others have made their way into that lane.Busta Rhymes is the latest. He guest stars in a full-fledged music video called "Swagger Wagon" by fictional suburban family The Neuberts. Read on. (Photos from Left: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DirecTV, Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for YouTube, Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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Hands on the Wheel - There's a reason why Motor City and Motown are one in the same: riding around and listening has been an American pastime since at least 1922, when Chevrolet introduced the first car radio. So it's no wonder that music stars like Beyoncé, Em, Diddy and a host of others have made their way into that lane.Busta Rhymes is the latest. He guest stars in a full-fledged music video called "Swagger Wagon" by fictional suburban family The Neuberts. Read on. (Photos from Left: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DirecTV, Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for YouTube, Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Busta Rhymes - Busta Rhymes has been picked by Toyota to help hawk their new 2015 Sienna minivan. In the music video for the "Swagger Wagon," which dropped on Friday (Aug. 1), Busta spits alongside the Neubert family, who get their stunt on as they do their best Soulja Boy "Crank That" interpretation.(Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for VH1 Save The Music)

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Busta Rhymes - Busta Rhymes has been picked by Toyota to help hawk their new 2015 Sienna minivan. In the music video for the "Swagger Wagon," which dropped on Friday (Aug. 1), Busta spits alongside the Neubert family, who get their stunt on as they do their best Soulja Boy "Crank That" interpretation.(Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for VH1 Save The Music)

Jay Z - With his Magna Carta Holy Grail LP, Jay Z once again stated his case as to why he's the best MC. Part of that is the fact that his lyrics remain sharper than most and well deserving of a nod in the Lyricist of the Year category.(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

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Jay Z - Jigga partnered with GMC in 2007 and crated a concept Yukon Denali SUV in his own special color. Hov worked with GMC's Global Color Studio and came up with the "Jay-Z Blue" Denali and released a limited run for the public to cop.  (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

Slum Village - Slum Village and J Isaac promoted a few rides for Chevy in 2007. Chevrolet called up the The Detroit MCs to re-work their hit record "EZ Up" for their ads.(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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Slum Village - Slum Village and J Isaac promoted a few rides for Chevy in 2007. Chevrolet called up the The Detroit MCs to re-work their hit record "EZ Up" for their ads.(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Mickey Factz - Brooklyn emcee Mickey Factz led Honda Accord's Rhymes & Reasons campaign back in 2010. "Everybody knows Honda is a sensible car for a sensible people. Most artists are portraying this lifestyle that they are ballin’ out of control and most of the fans are [sensible] fans,” he said. (Photo: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)    

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Mickey Factz - Brooklyn emcee Mickey Factz led Honda Accord's Rhymes & Reasons campaign back in 2010. "Everybody knows Honda is a sensible car for a sensible people. Most artists are portraying this lifestyle that they are ballin’ out of control and most of the fans are [sensible] fans,” he said. (Photo: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)    

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Jennifer Lopez - J-Lo tried to make the FIAT hip in 2011 when she signed on star in several commercials to help launch the 500c convertible in the U.S.(Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Lopez - J-Lo tried to make the FIAT hip in 2011 when she signed on star in several commercials to help launch the 500c convertible in the U.S.(Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Snoop Dogg - Snoop chopped it up with former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca in a 2005 spot. They promised to sell the whips to the general public at the employee-discount rate. "If the ride is more fly, then you must buy," Snoop insisted. (Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for BET)

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Snoop Dogg - Snoop chopped it up with former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca in a 2005 spot. They promised to sell the whips to the general public at the employee-discount rate. "If the ride is more fly, then you must buy," Snoop insisted. (Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for BET)

Beyoncé - Beyoncé's commercial for Toyota features not one, but two stars: her and The-Dream. Bey's "XO" plays in the background as she reveals to the audience, "I had a choice: to stand still or move forward. To let things happen, or to make things happen... Every day I wake up, I make a choice not to let the world decide for me; I decide for me. I decide to get going."(Photo: Larry Busacca/PW/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment)

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Beyoncé - Beyoncé's commercial for Toyota features not one, but two stars: her and The-Dream. Bey's "XO" plays in the background as she reveals to the audience, "I had a choice: to stand still or move forward. To let things happen, or to make things happen... Every day I wake up, I make a choice not to let the world decide for me; I decide for me. I decide to get going."(Photo: Larry Busacca/PW/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment)

Diddy - No, it's not a mirage, that really is Diddy pushing his AQUAhydrate water in the desert in a commercial for the four-door version of the Fiat while Pharrell's "Happy" adds some bass to the soundtrack.(Photo: Chris McKay/Getty Images for BET)

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Diddy - No, it's not a mirage, that really is Diddy pushing his AQUAhydrate water in the desert in a commercial for the four-door version of the Fiat while Pharrell's "Happy" adds some bass to the soundtrack.(Photo: Chris McKay/Getty Images for BET)

Eminem - Eminem's "Lose Yourself" is one of the most celebrated underdog-turned-hero anthems to hit airwaves. He and it were featured in the comeback commercial of the year in 2011, when an extended spot for the Chrysler 200 debuted during the Super Bowl.(Photo: Scott Gries/PictureGroup)

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Eminem - Eminem's "Lose Yourself" is one of the most celebrated underdog-turned-hero anthems to hit airwaves. He and it were featured in the comeback commercial of the year in 2011, when an extended spot for the Chrysler 200 debuted during the Super Bowl.(Photo: Scott Gries/PictureGroup)

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Dr. Dre - Dr. Dre partnered with Chrysler in 2011 for the unveiling of the Chrysler 300S series, fitted with Beats by Dre speakers. The commercial also featured a cameo from Dre protégé Kendrick Lamar.(Photo: Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)

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Dr. Dre - Dr. Dre partnered with Chrysler in 2011 for the unveiling of the Chrysler 300S series, fitted with Beats by Dre speakers. The commercial also featured a cameo from Dre protégé Kendrick Lamar.(Photo: Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Usher - The list would not be complete without Usher. With the release of his second album, My Way, came a series of hit singles with accompanying videos highlighting Usher's talent as a dancer. He immediately was called the "next Michael Jackson" thanks to his ability to mirror many of MJ's memorable moves –– not to mention his vocals. "I studied his moves, studied them down to a T," Usher told MTV in 2009, following Jackson’s death. Prior to that, he shared the stage with the King of Pop in 2001 for a dance-off on the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special. Usher has said that without MJ, there would be no him, and that's not hard to believe.(Photo: Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)

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Usher - Usher broke out his dance moves for a Mercedes-Benz commercial. The ad first aired during Super Bowl XLVII in February 2013. (Photo: Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)

Nelly - Nelly hooked up with Ford Explorer in 2011 to tout the quality of the SUV's sound system.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Nelly - Nelly hooked up with Ford Explorer in 2011 to tout the quality of the SUV's sound system.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

T.I. - T.I., Jeezy and a bevy of beautiful models were featured in a Chevy Impala SS commercial in 2007, along with his song "Top Back." (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

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T.I. - T.I., Jeezy and a bevy of beautiful models were featured in a Chevy Impala SS commercial in 2007, along with his song "Top Back." (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Theophilus London - Theophilus London was stuntin' in a 2013 commercial for Chevy. In the ad, he runs out of milk and does some fancy driving just to get his hands on another carton.(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)

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Theophilus London - Theophilus London was stuntin' in a 2013 commercial for Chevy. In the ad, he runs out of milk and does some fancy driving just to get his hands on another carton.(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)

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Melle Mel - Kia went to the pioneers for a 2010 spot. Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio (both of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five fame) appeared as imaginary friends to the driver of a Kia Sportage as their famed song "The Message" booms from the car stereo.(Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Melle Mel - Kia went to the pioneers for a 2010 spot. Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio (both of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five fame) appeared as imaginary friends to the driver of a Kia Sportage as their famed song "The Message" booms from the car stereo.(Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Mary J. Blige - Mary J. Blige and her song "Just Fine" embodied the American Revolution that is Chevrolet in 2008, in an ad for the Chevy Malibu. The year before, she was the face and voice of the Chevy Tahoe with her song "Take Me As I Am." (Photo: Becker/PictureGroup)

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Mary J. Blige - Mary J. Blige and her song "Just Fine" embodied the American Revolution that is Chevrolet in 2008, in an ad for the Chevy Malibu. The year before, she was the face and voice of the Chevy Tahoe with her song "Take Me As I Am." (Photo: Becker/PictureGroup)