Somehow, Refinery 29 found out that Martha Stewart was a “big rap fan.” So when interviewing her, the style site prodded Stewart: Just what it is about rap that she likes?
“Well, not a really big fan,” she corrected. “But I like rap music. They’re all cute. Those are cute guys and they’re all talented.”
Though she never discloses exactly who she’s keen on, marketing execs would concur that there are many appealing, adept artists in Hip-Hop. Here’s a sampling of some who would make a great cross-over feature on the Martha show, other than her friend Diddy.
1. After Mac Miller debuted at the top of the Billboard charts with his Blue Slide Park, it’s the perfect time for Martha to commemorate his success with a Pittsburgh original remix inspired by his name: a beer braised turkey Devonshire sandwich with a side of EZ Mac.
2. Before he was on the road to recovery as rap royalty, Eminem worked as a short order cook at the Gilbert Lodge. He and Martha can cook up a version of the burgers and pizza menu that the Michigan eatery is famed for.
3. If Three 6 Mafia doesn’t win Vh1’s “Famous Foods,” perhaps their “Cookin’ Ain’t Easy” show will get picked up after an appearance on Martha, and Martha can add another franchise to her empire.
4. Hailing from the same hometown of Jersey City, Martha and Joe Budden can take a trip to a slaughterhouse and find some tasty beef to cook up for the holidays.
5. This year’s Billionaire Boys Club partnership with Rocawear could be the signal that Pharrell Williams is ready to take his designs to the masses. He and Martha can sit down in one of his limited edition “Perspective” chairs and ponder how to mainstream it a la the Martha Stewart Living collection.
7. Not only can Martha and 50 Cent dish on their entrepreneurial success as authors of “Martha Rules” and “The 50th Law,” respectively, but they can also help boost 50’s energy drink, Street King. For every shot sold a meal is provided for a hungry child.
8. Martha and Styles P can bond over time spent in the clinker, and she’d discover that while locked up, Styles became quite health conscious. He’s since bought into Juices for Life, a juice bar in the Bronx, and can blend up some veggie and fruit juice recipes with the domestic diva.
9. An Asian/Staten Island fusion moment is called for if Raekwon the Chef gets in the kitchen with Martha. The two can chop chop Shaolin ninja-style with a peanut pesto pasta like Chef Chiarello made on “The Next Iron Chef.”
10. Still a touring rapper, the now reality TV star and self-proclaimed Ghetto Gourmet, Coolio can give Martha some Compton street-cred with a revival of his web show “Cookin’ with Coolio.” Of course, he’d have to make it daytime TV appropriate, but he still may be able to get away with his seasonings packaged in dime bags.