TAG: Jay-Z

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 9:00 am

16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

Notorious B.I.G.

I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA players currently have playing in their headphones as they gear up for the most important part of the year. Read More »

instagram / Apr 2, 2014 / 11:30 am

George Karl’s Favorite Rapper Is Gucci Mane

George Karl

George Karl (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

He was last season’s Coach of the Year, but George Karl didn’t get much of a chance to revel in his win as he was let go by the Nuggets in the offseason. Like many waylaid former coaches, Karl joined ESPN as an analyst, and yesterday he shared his three favorite rappers as part of an ESPN segment about DeMarcus Cousins‘ premature April Fools Day joke. The results, speak for themselves. Read More »

Latest News / Apr 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Listen To LeBron James’ Rap Verse Over Jay Z Beat

LeBron James, Jay-Z, Beyonce

LeBron James, Jay-Z, Beyonce (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Ever wondered what LeBron James was like on the mic on some real life emcee s***? After recording a verse for Damian Lillard‘s “4 Bar Friday”, we knew he wasn’t totally lost, so check out LeBron’s lyricism on the his original verse set to the Jay Z number, “F***withmeyouknowigotit,” from Magna Carter Holy Grail. Read More »

NBA / Jan 22, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Life On “Celebrity Row” At Knicks Games (Photos)

Tom Hanks, Christopher McDonald, Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis

Tom Hanks, Christopher McDonald, Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis (Debby Wong/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Times recently published an extensive piece about what it’s like behind-the-scenes for celebrities at Madison Square Garden. There’s sometimes pushback on the I’ll scratch your back, if you scratch mine ethos — like Woody Allen, Suite 200 and fickle owner, James Dolan — but the opulent treatment is a complicated algorithm involving what connotes A-List vs. the lower-tiered celebrities. The whole system is fascinating. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

90 NBA Players Reveal Their Favorite Pregame Music

Drake

Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)

Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »

Video / Nov 21, 2013 / 11:02 pm

OKC Fan Hits Half-Court Shot For $20,000; Congratulated By Jay Z

In the second time in as many games, an OKC fan hit a half-court shot and was awarded $20,000. Except this time, the fan got a special congratulations from HOVA himself, Jay Z, who was sitting court-side with his wife, Beyonce. We’re not sure what he was more excited about. Read More »

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

The 50 Greatest Basketball References In Hip-Hop History

Jay-Z

Jay-Z (photo. Nike)

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 »

Video / Nov 14, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Video: Michael Jordan Playing Beer Pong To The “Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game 6″ Lyrics

Michael Jordan Beer Pong

Michael Jordan (photo. imgur)

So photos recently surfaced of Michael Jordan playing beer pong. That was awesome enough seeing the GOAT party with some sick Concord XI Lows. Then today, TMZ revealed video of the event where MJ isn’t just playing, he’s jamming to Jay Z‘s infamous “Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game 6″ lyrics. This is amazing. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 1, 2013 / 4:15 pm

The Ultimate 15-Track Basketball Warm-Up Playlist

Jay-Z

Jay-Z (photo. Nike)

There aren’t many things more powerful than LeBron James going full speed to the rack on a fast break, but music is one of them. Music plays an integral part in a player’s mindset before he steps onto the hardwood. Look into an NBA locker room before a game; all you will see is a bunch of Dre Beats with music blaring in them. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Oct 24, 2013 / 4:30 pm

15 NBA Players Who Remind Us Of Rappers

Drake

Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)

If there’s any genre of music that relates directly to the sport of basketball, it’s hip-hop. Like hip-hop, basketball is predominantly ruled by African-Americans, its legends often come from having nothing before eventually reaching superstardom, and it’s most popular in the inner cities of America. And just like rappers, there are great NBA players, bad ones, overrated ones, underrated ones, controversial ones, and plenty of others. Read More »