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Rap and basketball lie close to each other, especially in culture. So it comes as no surprise that some players also made tunes. A lot of players have tried the rap game, some owned it and others failed. There are countless examples, but check a few out in this list:

1. Shaquille O’Neal

Next to being a legend in basketball, he is a certified rapper as well! With all four of his records ending up in the Billboard 200 and having the first hit platinum, it is safe to say his music career was pretty good. He has worked with a lot of big names: Wu-Tang, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z and even Michael Jackson.

2. Damian Lillard

Lillard, also known as Dame D.O.L.L.A. shook the rap game when he went viral with his verse on Sway’s radio show. DOLLA, standing for Different On Levels the Lord Allows, has already brought out an album called ‘The Letter O’ at the end of 2016. The debut album features artists like Lil Wayne and Jamie Foxx. Lillard has been getting quite some attention and it looks like people are really taking his music seriously.

3. Troy Hudson

Stephenson surprised the world when he dropped a freestyle on Bobby Shmurda’s  ‘Hot N*gga’. He has received a way better response than most basketball players get when they give music a try. He later released another track called ‘Poppin’, which showed to be less innovative.

4. Lance Stephenson

Stephenson surprised the world when he dropped a freestyle on Bobby Shmurda's 'Hot N*gga'. He has received a way better response than most basketball players get when they give music a try. He later released another track called 'Poppin', which showed to be less innovative.

5. Louis Williams

Williams is a good friend of Meek Mill, probably something that kick started his try at a music career. He has made two features with Mill, of which one features 2 Chainz as well. His music experiment took place in 2011 and has not really made a comeback ever since. If that’s for the better is for you to judge.

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