If you were to make a list of comparing what rappers are the most similar to NBA Players. Who would be who? Here's my list
2Pac- Michael Jordan (Greatest of all time in both their talents and both their careers stopped in their primes when Jordan retired to play baseball and when 2Pac was murdered even though MJ came back and won 2 more titles)
Eminem- Larry Bird (Two white guys who are 2 of the top 3 of all time at something mostly dominated by black people)
Lil Wayne-LeBron James (Both were on top then lost respect and lost confidence from when LeBron left Cleveland and from when Lil Wayne got locked up)
Drake- Derrick Rose (Both of them were on top of the game right when they stepped in)
Jay-Z- Shaquille O'Neal (Became legendary in their primes then both slowly started to go down hill after their careers went on.
Kanye West- Kobe Bryant (Two of the all time greatest who put both of their careers in jepordy when Kanye took the mic from Taylor Swift at the VMA's and when Kobe was accused of sexual assult back in 2003.
Wiz Khalifa- Blake Griffin (The begininnings of both their big league careers were delayed, Blake Griffin because the injury that costed him his true rookie season and how Wiz was an underground rapper for 3 years before he was signed to a big label. Then they both were full of success after they finally started their real careers)
50 Cent- Tracy McGrady (Both of them were on fire in their primes then they both went down hill quickly and now their both just garbage)
Tyga- John Wall (Both had huge impacts and have just started their careers and are full of potential)
T.I.- Yao Ming (Never got to be successful as they were expected, Yao Ming due to injuries and how T.I. went in and out of jail)
Soulja Boy- Kwame Brown (Soulja Boy had only 1 #1 song which was Crank That which wasn't even that good and everything he came out with after that was just nothing just like how Kwame Brown was the #1 pick which he shouldn't have been to start off with then ended up being nothing)
Tyler the Creator- Landry Fields (Two guys who came from nowhere who are also both overrated just like how Landry Fields was 1st Team All Rookie which he only got because his hot start at the begininng of the season and how Tyler the Creator won best new artist at the VMA's which he for sure didn't deserve to win over Wiz Khalifa)
Rick Ross- Amare Stoudemire (Both tough hearted guys at their talents and how their both natives of Florida)
Snoop Dogg- Karl Malone (Snoop Dogg is for arguably one of the top 5 rappers of all time just like Karl Malone is as one of the Top 5 players of all time and how Snoop Dogg is now old, out of his prime and torwards the end of his career and how he is still pretty decent and how Karl Malone was still pretty competitive when he was older when he was out of his prime)
I have to admit this is interesting how you did this but i think lil wayne, drake suck so i dont like the lebron, and drose comparison to them, other then that this was really creative
Lil B/Tony Parker both will take your &*^$#
Bow Wow - Rashad Mccants Nobody is buying what either is selling.
Also, comparing Karl Malone to Snoop is like comparing the Incredible Hulk to Shawn Bradley. Snoop weighs a buck 50 soaking wet, I know this is technically on style and things of that sort, but Karl Malone would be some dirty, grimy down south $hit. Like, Scarface, that would be a much better comparison. You need a wider variety of MC's. Everyone probably thinks of Jordan or LeBron for Jay-Z, but why not Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? Originally from New York, he was huge in the game for years and while Jay-Z is a talented MC who has made insane paper, Kareem is a 6 Time MVP and champion, as well as the NBA's All-Time leading scorer. All in all, I must say, you need to widen your view on hip-hop, MDYMES has an awesome list that you should look at in the off topic section that I am too lazy to search for right now.
Bow Wow to Rashad McCants=Pure Gold
One last thing: People should stop giving a F#CK about the VMA's. They have no artistic integrity and have been played ever since inception.
Ya but Jay-Z really went down hill after the Black Album which was supposed to be his last album which was more like his last real great album even though he still was good after that just like how Shaq's last real great year was his last year on the Lakers then he slowly started to go down hill after that even though he was still good. And how could Scarface be Karl Malone? First of all he doesn't even go that hard and he is no where close to being legendary but I get what you mean from your point of view and you're right Kareem could have been someone else I coulda compared those guys to.
"First of all he doesn't even go that hard and he is no where close to being legendary"
Cam'ron/Eddy Curry - Both could have been great...but both just ended up as Burger King regulars
Derrick Rose to Drake is the best one.
You need a precursor on hip-hop, homie. Ever hear of the Geto Boys?
Jay Z hasn't been all bad since the Black Album. The American Gangster album was very impressive. Actually one of my favorite Jay albums
Haha MikeyV what you know about some Gangstarr!!???
My all time favorite bar none. Sad how it all ended.
GangStarr is my favorite group of all-time and DJ Premier is my idol. That is all I know. Lol, I am surprised you didn't know this already, but it is all good. I got into GangStarr in HS and have never turned back, plus anything Premier touches. My brother works at Nike and the only shoes I have ever asked him for are the Premier AF1's (everything else, he just gets me). Glad that hip-hop really is your life :).
We have gotten into a lot of hip-hop discussions on here before, and I will say that I think you have to give props to anyone selling their music. As Common said on the 6th Sense, "If I don't like it, I don't like it, that don't mean that I'm hatin'.....". When I was younger, I was not as openminded as I am now, but I try not to write anything off to much. That being said, their are a lot of people I do not really care to listen to that seem to be popular. I will not name names, but I think you feel me on this one. That being said, I try to stay current, but most of the guys I listen to have been around for a LONG time. My favorite MC is KRS-One, if that is any indication of how I roll, lol. I am thinking that might show you at least the reason of why I write some of the things I write.
See, I wish more albums were like "Nineteen Ninety Now" with Celph Titled and Buckwild. Celph said, "Hey, I would love to do an album with a bunch of unreleased Buckwild beats." Buck obliges, and than you come up with tracks like this:
"You walk around like you some kind of thuggy guy, I know you ain't Diddy, but I can make you see through puffy eyes......"
While this was a creative post, if you have ever read "There's a God on the Mic", which was Kool Moe Dee's Top 50 list of the best MC's of All-Time, he does indeed have a list comparing rappers to NBA players. No real explanation and it came out a while back, but it had some more apt comparisons. I unfortunately have my copy back in Portland I believe, otherwise I would write it out for you. The order of the list may be questionable, but it has a lot to read and you learn a lot about some of the best to ever do it. Here are a few comparisons I thought up myself:
Rakim=Michael Jordan (Incredibly prolific and innovating a style to make it their own. They held the title for a long time, made classic records and they are thought of as more than likely being the best the game has ever seen)
Jay-Z=Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (I think that is a better comparison than Shaq)
Biggie=Shaq (So damn dominant, plus they were relevant even long past their prime. The last of the big men and the illest were homies, Shaq claims that he was supposed to be at the party Biggie got shot at. Think this comparison works well, they are my two favorites)
KRS-One=Bill Russell (Who has won more battles than Kris? Who has won more rings than Russ? Rest my case)
Big Daddy Kane=Wilt Chamberlain (Massive at their peak, the Smooth Operator was a dominant force on the mic and always kept it real with the ladies. Think he and Wilt had a lot in common, and while BDK may have not slept with 20,000 women, he definitely was a mack)
Tupac=Oscar Robertson (Both incredibly prolific at their peak and thought to have been the greatest of All-Time at a point. Incredibly versatile and accomplished things that might never be seen again)
Kool G Rap=Karl Malone (Much better comparison than even Scarface, though for real, Scarface is a legend. Nonetheless, Kool G Rap was an utter beast who was grimy and hard, much like the Mailman. He was someone you did not want to mess with and he revolutionized the PF position much like Kool G Rap evolutionized gangster rap)
Tyga=Steven Hill (Nobody gives a f#ck about them)
First of all, I have to give you mad props for dropping the 6th sense reference. One of my all time favorite cuts.
And i'm one the same page as you when it comes to Premo. He's absolutely on another level. Everything he touches is gold. I've never heard a beat from him I didn't like.
Like the Jay Z comparison to Kareem. Both for their longevity and for coming in and making legends that seemed untouchable sweat a little. Jay with Biggie (when they wrote Brooklyn's Finest BIG kept rewriting his verse cause Jay was coming so hard) and Kareem for how he went at an aging Wilt Chamberlain.
so who flynt flossy?
^^^^^ the waterboy
flynt flosy would be keith closs
flyntflossy- the hooker that all the nba players share on the tour bus or also known as the "bounce" chick
This is a unique thread. I don't remember ever seeing something like this on here and you definitely don't deserve negatives pnoybwoi11. Give this man a +1 and if you don't agree with a comparison, just make a post to ammend it.
Len Bias = Big L
Kendrick Lamar- Derrick Rose...an up and coming great. Somewhat of a quiet demeanor but reckless at what they do best
Eminem- Larry Bird...yea they are white, both great, but to say Em is top 3 all time is over the top IMO.
Lil Wayne- Stephon Marbury...i think this one is perfect
Lil B- Brian Scalabrine
Drake- LBJ...good in the middle of a song or game, but when it comes to bars or finishing up, they come up soft. Hair is an issue for both as well.
Nas- Scottie Pippen...never really got the true recognition he probably deserved with another guy in the limelight at the time.
Jay-Z- Kobe Bryant- Still going strong after many years in the game, one of the greats, but not near the greatest
Big L- Penny Hardaway- Career cut short, would have been timeless, still amazing though
Big Pun- Yao Ming- Again career cut short, but was killing it from the time they stepped on till they left. Repped hard for their ethnicicty too as minorities in the games.
Tech N9ne- Zach Randolph...interesting personalities, been killin it for a long time, finally getting respect
The Game- DeShawn Stevenson
Kanye West- Delonte West
Yelawolf- Jimmer Fredette...solid showing so far for the whites, but now they have to show what they can do on the big stage
Mos Def- Chauncey Billups..timeless, doesn't get enough recognition but still highly respected.
Dr. Dre- Ron Artest
Eazy E- Magic Johnson...leader of one of the greatest teams/groups, AIDS (supposedly)
Andre 3000- Wilt Chamberlain...thin, ladies man, kind of off type personality
Rick Ross- Demarcus Cousins...acts hard at times, has potential though.
Ice Cube- Rasheed Wallace
Method Man- Carmelo Anthony
Too Short- Charles Barkely
Royce Da 5'9- Dwayne Wade...overshadowed by LBJ/Em...but can be even better then them at times
Lupe Fiasco- Evan Turner...some people love him and can see the talent but still other's think he won't ever be as good as what some people say he is.
NWA- Bad Boy Pistons
B.O.B- Dwight Howard...quirky as hell
...will think of more later.
LOVED that list DYMES... a lot of laughs and good ones in there. Only one Im not getting is the Kanye West-Delonte comparison lol.
Both head cases.
Both Last name is West
Both probably banged Gloria James at some point, maybe at the same time.
True apb540... Kanye is the biggest &$#%#&@! out there and has a huge ego. But his music does sell and as an artist, he may be one of the most creative artists in the hip-hop industry. I just think Kanye could have gotten a person who was almost an All-star instead of a bench PG who rides around with guns in a guitar case lol
ohhh ok DYMES, fair enough. I'll give you that justification then lol
I just compared him to the first guy off my head that he reminded me of.
Its just my opinion, so if u don't like it thats fine. But having spoken to Delonte and having gotten to hang out with him for a bit, knowing the type of guy he is, he reminds me alot of Kanye. Atleast if he is any bit the guy he was in college, but he still seems like he probably is.
Also, Delonte is very creative and artistic himself.
ohh you got to meet Delonte? thats whats up man.
Yep, back when he was at St. Joes. To say the dude is crazy is an understatement.
He was a hornball then, he's a hornball now. The dude is funny as hell. He's on another level, its like a normal human being plus a 6 pack of red bulls, 2 shots of 151, all downed in stikeout fashion.
Personally I don't really trust the dude at all and there is no doubt in my mind that he banged Ms. James.
LOL damnn! Delonte West, what a character. He'll be begging BET for his own reality show when he's done playin' ball haha
Can't wait for Delonte's Album to drop...
The Finishing School Dropout...feat. the hit songs
- I'm On Thirteen
- I'm On Gloria James
- Delonte Walks
- Niggas in Ms. James
- How to &$#%#&@! (Gloria James)
- Marvin & Mickey's
- Gloria's Room
- Mirror (Feat. Myself)
- Delonte Trump
- She Will (If I Make Her)
- Teach Me How To Delonte
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