Top 10 rap star wines

 With Jay-Z snapping up Armand de Brignac Champagne for a reported $200 million, we take a look at the rap stars staking their claim on the wine industry.

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There is no doubt that the approval of a global hip hop superstar can send a brand’s popularity into the stratosphere, propelling it into the luxury market.

While rappers are generally far from being skilled sommeliers, they are hugely influential and can make a massive difference to global sales. Take P Diddy’s Ciroc vodka, VIP celeb favourite Grey Goose or the ubiquitous Cristal Champagne – all of which have benefitted from their popularity with the celebrity, not to mention hip hop, elite.

Jay-Z might be the latest global superstar to hop on the wine trade train, but he certainly won’t be the last.

Click through to see which other rap stars hold a stake in the wine trade…

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