TAG: Kanye West

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 »

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 »

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 »

NBA, Twitter / Jan 21, 2013 / 9:43 pm

J.R. Smith Kills Kris Humphries on Twitter!

j.r. smith new york knicks

The J.R. Smith Twitter and Instagram game is unparalleled. We know this.

The tweet he sent out a little after 9 p.m tonight a few hours after his Knicks lost to the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden though really might be some of his best work. Kris Humphries best duck. Read More »

NBA, Video / Oct 2, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: Iman Shumpert Evokes Kanye West, Freestyle Raps at Knicks Media Day

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It’s safe to say that as far as NBA players go, the Knicks’ Iman Shumpert is personality-plus. [Watch Iman review the iPhone 5 by trying to dunk it]

After the jump there’s a clip of him freestyling yesterday at Knicks Media Day. A sampling of his lyrics: Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 18, 2012 / 2:30 pm

A Cruel Summer: A Review Of The 12 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA’s Offseason

G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer

Leave it to Kanye West to postpone the summer as long as David Stern did the NBA season a year ago. The G.O.O.D. Music performance that capped off Jay-Z‘s Made in America music festival teased us almost as much as a new NBA 2K13 trailer from 2K Sports. But the best things in life are always worth the wait. Now, Yeezy has dropped Cruel Summer upon us, while the NBA’s offseason is at a dead period until training camp starts. Read More »

Video / Aug 30, 2012 / 1:30 pm

2 Chainz & Kanye West “Birthday Song” Official Video

2 Chainz, Kanye West

Before I even begin, let me say this video is NSFW. Just throwing that out there. The song – “Birthday Song” with 2 Chainz and Kanye West – is okay (I mean, I’m not sure how serious I should take it when someone spits: “She got a big booty so I call her Big Booty”), but it’s the new music video that just dropped today that has people talking. I’m not going to lie, I started cracking up watching this. Read More »

Smack / Jul 18, 2012 / 2:51 am

Kris Humphries Takes A Shot At Kanye West; Andray Blatche Gone In Washington

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We’ve seen a few rapper vs. NBA player beefs. J.R. Smith and Joe Budden had themselves a little girl fight over Twitter, and there were recent rumors suggesting Lil Wayne and James Harden were fighting over Trina. But for the most part, the two sides have lived in harmony. Thankfully, the whole Kanye West/Kris Humphries/Kim Kardashian love triangle didn’t pop open and burst because that one actually had the potential to do some damage. Kanye certainly tried to – claiming on Twitter that he had been with Kim K while Humphries was married to her – but when has Kanye ever been anything other than a completely classless fool? Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 15, 2012 / 1:15 pm

Required Hip-Hop For The Top 30 Players In The 2012 NBA Draft

Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson (photo. Jeff Jacobsen/Kansas Athletics)

With the NBA Draft Lottery taking place, everyone has a better idea where likely draftees will land come June 28, 2012. Here at Dime, we’ve already begun our full-fledge draft coverage. Catch up on player profiles like Harrison Barnes, the weekly diary of Dion Waiters, and our latest mock draft. All of these features provide a glimpse into what to expect from the incoming influx of ballers. Yet, the perpetual interrelationship between hip-hop and hoopin’ can’t be overlooked. Read More »