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What if the rap game were the NBA?

Recently I was thinking about how NBA players and the rap game go hand-in-hand. Lots of players are friends with rappers and some players even try their darn hardest to earn respect in the rap game. This got me wondering which NBA players are comparable to current rappers in today’s modern era. Here are my thoughts on who is who:

Jay-Z is Kobe Bryant

This has to be the easiest analogy one could make about the rap game/NBA. Both are living legends who are still active in their respective industries. Jay-Z and Kobe are both “winners”, as Jay has 11 “rings” (platinum albums) while Kobe has five NBA Championship rings. Oh, both are married to bangin’ chicks as well.

Kanye West is Lebron James

This one might come under fire by hip-hop and Ye fans, but the similarities are striking. It’s no lie when you say that both are disliked people by the general public. Kanye had his moment(s), Lebron has had his. However, both have proven their worth in their industries and are extremely important to both of their games. Both men have single-handedly altered each of their games in someway both for the positive and negative. It’s also important to think of both as “all-around players”. Lebron can do just about everything on both ends of the court, while Kanye can produce, rap, write, and (try to) sing.
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Song of the Day

Apologies for the late SOTD once again. Bojda is apparently M.I.A. so bear with me here. Changing up the pace a bit, for today’s SOTD I decided on some hard-hitting Eminem, Slaughterhouse, and Yelawolf on the song “2.0 Boys”. This is a good one to get pumped up to or to work out to. The song is also good grounds for debate on who has the best verse. Surprisingly, Eminem comes off rather bland (by his standards at least), so each member of Shady Records can compete for the best verse.

[audio http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/2/22/3085020//2.0 Boys.mp3]

Click here to download “2.0 Boys”.

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Here is your 2011 Lollapalooza Lineup

Kid Cudi = Win for me

Also Kids These Days. Shout out to them!

Enjoy.

Headliners:
Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo Green, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & with Nas, The Cars, Ween

Also on the bill (listed alphabetically):
An Horse, Arctic Monkeys, Atmosphere, Beats Antique, Beirut, Best Coast, Big Audio Dynamite, Black Cards, Black Lips, Boy & Bear, Bright Eyes, Cage the Elephant, Chico Trujillo, Christina Perri, City and Colour, Cold War Kids, Crystal Castles, Cults.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Death From Above 1979, Deftones, Delta Spirit, Disappears, DJ Mel, Dom, Electric Touch, Ellie Goulding, Explosions in the Sky, Fences, Fitz & the Tantrums, Flogging Molly, Foster the People, Friendly Fires, Gold Motel, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Grouplove, Imelda May, Iration, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Julia Easterlin, Kerli, Kids These Days.

Lia Ices, Lissie, Local Natives, Lord Huron, Los Bunkers, Lykke Li, Manchester Orchestra, Maps & Atlases, Mayer Hawthorne & the County, Noah & the Whale, Oh Land, OK Go, Patrick Stump, Phantogram, Portugal. The Man,

Ratatat, Reptar, Rival Schools, Ruby Jane, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, Ryan Leslie, Sam Adams, Skylar Grey, Sleigh Bells, Smith Westerns, TAB the Band, Tennis, the Chain Gang of 1974, the Drums, the Joy Formidable, the Kills, the Kingston Springs, the Mountain Goats, the Naked and Famous, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the Pretty Reckless, the Vaccines, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus, Two Door Cinema Club, Typhoon.
White Lies, Wye Oak, Ximena Sarinana, Young Man, Young the Giant.

These bands will appear at Perry’s in the Park, the DJ and electronica stage:
Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, The Bloody Beetroots, Death Crew 77, Afrojack, Modeselektor, Skrillex, Perryetty vs Chris Cox, Chuckie, The Glitch Mob, Busy P, Joachim Garraud, Super Mash Bros., Jay Electronica, 12th Planet, Daedulus, Feed Me, Jackmaster, Collie Buddz, Savoy, Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite, Ana Tijoux, Midnight Conspiracy, Logan Light, Lady D

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