10 Hip Hop/Sports Crossover Acts

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Jay Z

New York Knicks v Brooklyn Nets

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Jay Z moved into sports as a talent agent rather than trying to put his own skills to use. This is an instance where being realistic paid off, given that Jay Z’s boxing skills probably wouldn’t have made much of an impact except to give us a few laughs.

Allen Iverson


The joke goes that Allen Iverson’s problems on the mic were the same as his problems on the court: if only he practiced a little more…

50 Cent


An amateur boxer himself, 50 Cent decided to get into the promotional side instead of dragging his thirty eight year old frame into the ring. Smart move.