Remember that rumored Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole joint album called Out The Sky? Yeah, that might still be happening with the release of “The Jig is Up”, which features Kendrick spitting over a Cole-produced banger. Keep your fingers crossed for the potential album. *Eargasm*
“With just a Dollar and a Dream, this video was shot in 2008 before I even had a record deal. 3 years later, watching it still gives me the same emotions. This is dedicated to the Lost Ones.” – Jermaine Cole
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 hardestto earn respectin 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 hadhis 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. Continue reading →
Shouts to my boy Simon for showing me this one. It totally flew over my head as not many blogs seemed to catch this song’s release. Apparently it is off of Peter Rosenberg’s mixtape, titled What’s Poppin’ Vol. 1. If I’m not mistaken, J. Cole’s verse is new. The person who really stands out is the newcomer known as SD. Here’s the backstory from PigeonsandPlanes.com:
Who is SD? I did a little digging and found out that he is Spencer Datt. Hence the title “Who Datt.” I did a little more digging and here’s the full story.
Spencer Datt was the little brother of Peter Rosenberg’s fiancee. He was killed in a drunk driving accident in May, at age 18, when a car he was in with four others crashed into a tree. Everyone except the driver passed away. Here’s what Rosenberg said about Spencer back in May:
Before Spencer passed away, he had started dabbling in rhyming. I wish I had told him how much potential he had, but I didn’t want to gas him up so early on. I should have. And I should have told him that he was just about my favorite person on earth to hang out with, but I think he knew that. He was an amazing person who brought joy to everyone. I will take him with me in everything I do from now until forever. I love you Spencer.
As a brand new rapper–he actually had his own style. He borrowed from his favorites, but he really had his own spin. Keep in mind–he was brand new, but I love the way he sounded. He actually was an MC.