• March 19, 2014 12:09 pm
    From Cali to the World

    L.A.-area natives Landry Fields and YG are trying to get better and bigger.

  • December 4, 2013 12:21 pm
    Boom Town

    When it comes to hip-hop and hoops, Houston has it going on. Word to H-Town native Riff Raff and rookie Isaiah Canaan.

  • November 5, 2013 10:00 am
    The Marathon

    Big-name stars get all the attention, but Clippers forward Jared Dudley and Crenshaw rapper Nipsey Hussle have been putting on for Cali.

  • October 8, 2013 1:07 pm
    DC United

    The DMV is rich in hoops and hip-hop talent. Case in point: rapper Fat Trel and second-year forward Thomas Robinson.

  • June 27, 2013 12:43 pm
    If Beale Street Could Rap

    Memphis stars Thad Young and Juicy J have long been big names in their hometown, but both are earning increasing national love.

  • May 28, 2013 11:39 am
    Bounce, Bounce

    Dunk Contest winner Terrence Ross and “All Gold Everything” rapper Trinidad Jame$ both had rookie years to remember.

  • January 10, 2013 11:14 am
    School’s Out

    Rookie Harrison Barnes and ScHoolboy Q have different backgrounds but now share interest in bball, music and California.

  • August 29, 2012 12:25 pm
    Rock Chalk

    They’re not in Kansas anymore, but Mario Chalmers and rapper XV both have love for KU—and kicks.

  • June 20, 2012 3:22 pm
    Blue Collar Heat

    They’re Ohio natives, but rookie Norris Cole and MMG rapper Stalley are finding success on South Beach.

  • April 23, 2012 11:01 am
    P.A. System

    Rockets guard Kyle Lowry and rapper Asher Roth are both grinding to keep Pennsylvania on the map.

  • March 29, 2012 11:07 am
    Cali’s Coming

    High-rising guard Paul George and ear-pleasing rapper Dom Kennedy are both on the cusp of stardom.

  • January 19, 2012 3:50 pm
    Q+A: Big Sean

    SLAMonline talks hoops with the Detroit Player.

  • January 17, 2012 11:12 am
    Rock City

    Wizards guard Jordan Crawford and G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean proudly rep the D.

  • December 19, 2011 12:05 pm
    Indiana Stars

    They’re from opposite sides of Indiana, but Jeff Teague and Freddie Gibbs always put on for their state.

  • November 21, 2011 10:40 am
    Sweet Home Alabama

    Fire-spitting rapper Yelawolf and gravity-defying guard Eric Bledsoe rep their country roots.