In Drake's "Thank Me Now," the Canadian rapper says, "I swear sports and music are so synonymous/Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us."
Unfortunately (or fortunately?) for musicians, professional sports have barriers to entry that transcend cash and industry connections. If you can't compete on a high level and curb your consumption of liquid codeine, then securing a roster spot is impossible. A platinum album doesn't do anything to improve one's chances of seeing the field.
However, the entertainment business—as proven by the commercial success of Brad Paisley—is much easier to penetrate. So, athletes who want to be musicians are just a phone call and studio session away from beginning their crossover careers.
And, when it comes to rap music, athletes have a long and shameful history of rocking the mic wrong. This list examines the struggle bars and painful flow of sports' most embarrassing "rapletes."
Let's blow the roof off this sad, sparsely attended house party.