The Most Memorable Sports References in Hip-Hop

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The Most Memorable Sports References in Hip-Hop

The ubiquitous popularity of professional sports manifests itself in various media outlets, and perhaps none is more fitting than hip-hop culture.

It's a match made in heaven: athletes and emcees alike tout meticulous, fine-tuned abilities, unquestionable motivation, a larger-than-life persona and, oftentimes, a braggadocious, flashy style.

In fact, several athletes have made the crossover from stadiums to studios, none of which have been particularly successful.

And there's no shortage of rappers who reference sports through wordplay and metaphor. New school or old school, sports and hip-hop have fostered a mutually beneficial relationship.

Let's count off the coolest, most clever and most recognizable sports references in the hip-hop genre. 

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