Whenever the National Basketball League (NBA) players go into the off-season, they have so much time on their hands. One of the things some players do is rap. Countless NBA superstars have released songs and worked with musicians. Who’s the best? Scroll down to find out.
One thing that makes the Chicago Bulls player one of the best NBA rappers is his versatility. He goes by the name Drummxnd and has shown his skills in videos. He has a sleek flow and uses different styles. Andre Drummond has previously revealed that he might consider creating a different rapping style. We’re pretty sure people will be looking forward to that.
Most athletes and people had lots of time during lockdown to do stuff. Aaron Gordon used that time to start rapping. Turns out now that he’s one of the best NBA rappers. He’s released three songs – 9 Out of 10, Lvl Up and Euro Freestyles. In 9 Out of 10, he calls out Dwayne Wade for cheating in a 2020 dunk contest. He’s been praised for the quality of his videos.
Lillard is considered the best NBA rapper. Every aspect of his rap is refined. The lyrics and flow which is why he receives positive reviews online. He goes by the name Dame D.O.L.L.A. Some of the songs he’s released include Raid, Wasatch Front, Hero and Misdguided, among others.
Ian Shumpert receives a lot of praise from his fellow NBA rappers for his creativity, versatility, lyrics and rapping rhyme. He’s been rapping for quite a while now, which explains his level of talent.
He has his own songs like Handel Bars, Seance and From The Block Performance. He’s also appeared in other people’s videos, the most famous one is his cameo on Kanye West’s ‘Fade’.
JaVale McGee plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s one of the best NBA rappers. He’s earned credentials as a producer and worked on a Justin Bieber album titled Changes. Before that, he made his own album titled Pierre. These projects indicate that he’s serious about music. And who knows, it’s probably the one thing he’ll pursue after he retires.
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Some of Lance Stephenson’s earliest music work includes a rap he made in 2014 titled ‘Hot N****’ in 2014. Over the years, he’s produced more – Better Believe and ‘Make Em Dance’. He takes a lot of inspiration from Brooklyn native JayZ, among other rappers like Drake and Lil Wayne.
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Lou Williams is one of the NBA rappers who’s been doing it for years now. He has good connections in the rap industry and even got a name drop on Drakes’s ‘6 Man’. Some of his musical works include ‘I Want It All’ with Meek Mill, Rebound and Forgive Me.
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According to McGee, Kevin Durant has a lot of unreleased songs sitting in his home studio. Also, he has a nice rap feel to him but hasn’t used it quite as much. That said, his leaked song with LeBron James It Ain’t Easy provides a sneak peek into what he sounds like when rapping.
Lonzo Ball is the kind of guy who’ll tell you you’re not good at something and then put his name on the line doing the very same thing. He described Nas as overrated and went to the studio to make his own music. Over the years, he’s made his name known in the hip-hop community. His songs have gathered substantial views on YouTube.
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The world learned about Marvin Bagley’s ability to rap when he got caught up in an exchange with Damian Lillard. Regardless of how the controversy unfolded, the striking memory from it all was Marvin’s flow and lyrical composition. These attributes make him one of the best NBA rappers today.
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These are the best NBA rappers. Have you listened to some of them? If you want to learn about rapping, how to do it and the industry itself, check out these books on Amazon.
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