Give me the Henny, you can give me the Cris
You can pass me the Remi, but the pass the Courvoisier
As in the title, the hook shouts out to several major brands of cognac, a French brandy, produced in the region of the same name. The Courvoisier company website claims that the drink was the favorite of Napoleon:
The origin of our history goes back to the beginning of the 19th century with Emmanuel Courvoisier and his associate, Louis Gallois, running a wine and spirit merchant company, in the Parisian suburb of Bercy. In 1811 Napoleon visited their warehouses in Bercy and he was hosted by Louis Gallois, the Mayor, and Emmanuel Courvoisier. Legend has it that Napoleon I later took several barrels of cognac with him to St Helena, a treat much appreciated by the English officers on the ship who named it ‘The Cognac of Napoleon’.
“Henny” stands for Hennessy, a brand of cognac, “Cris” for Cristal, a champagne in fact, and “Remi” for Remy Martin, another brand of cognac. A search for any of these terms on Rap Genius will bring up hundreds of results; this is the song that started that phenomenon.
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