TAG: Lupe Fiasco

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 »

Video / Sep 17, 2012 / 2:30 pm

Video: Lupe Fiasco’s “Food & Liquor 2″ Official Trailer

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco has always been a little different, and in the music industry, normally, that means great music. Eccentricity is the key to replay value. At least that’s what I think. His first album, Food & Liquor, was a masterpiece, earning three Grammy nominations (I still remember the beat dropping on the intro, and waiting…and waiting… and waiting for him to just completely murder it. He never did, but that was probably the only disappointment on the whole album.). I kept it in my rotation for over three years, and even as his subsequent efforts lacked that same emotion and passion, a new Lupe album still draws excitement. 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 »