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Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 20, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The 50 Greatest Basketball References In Hip-Hop History

Jay-Z

A wise man once said “I swear sports and music are so synonymous ’cause we want to be them, and they want to be us.” There is a lot of truth in that quote, especially considering the influence the game basketball has had on the lyrics of our favorite hip hop artists. Emcees since the beginning of time have been referencing the NBA in their music. From Kurtis Blow to Jay-Z, the game of basketball and the rap game are inextricably linked. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 16, 2011 / 2:30 pm

NBA Lockouts On Wax: The Music That Defined 2 Labor Disputes

Red Hot Chili Peppers

It doesn’t look like the NBA will be back anytime soon, as the lockout continues in the wake of the players deciding to dissolve the union. With games already officially cancelled through December 15th, it seems likely more of the same will be soon to follow.

Unfortunately, we’ve been in this position before when the 1998-99 season was locked out through mid-January and the schedule was shortened to 50 games. So what better way to pass the time than by looking at the best albums from each of the two (relatively non-existent) NBA seasons? Read More »