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Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 8:29 am  |  43 responses

Fourteen NBA Players Working on Collaborative Rap Album

Featuring Stephen Jackson, Baron Davis, Lamar Odom and more…


by Eldon Khorshidi | @eldonadam

Yes, you read the headline above correctly. And no, the headline above is not a joke.

Fourteen NBA players—along with artists like Rick Ross, Trina, Snoop Dogg, Birdman, The Game, Twista, T-Pain and others—are working together to create a collaborative rap album. The album, titled “Full Court Press Vol. 1,” will be curse-free and full of motivational lyrics. It is rumored that the project was spearheaded by San Antonio Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson, who has a storied history in the booth.

The full cast of NBA players includes Baron Davis, Lamar Odom, Juwan Howard, Trevor Ariza, Carlos Boozer, Glen Davis, Shawn Marion, Josh Smith and more. All proceeds from the album, which has a tentative release date of All-Star Weekend in February 2013, will benefit children in the community looking to receive education in the music business.

I could try to further describe the project, but moving pictures will do a much better job. Below are two behind-the-scenes videos promoting the album’s upcoming release. On the surface, it seems this NBA-players-as-rappers thing just got taken to a whole ‘nother level.

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  • Guest

    oh guys please just dont do that

  • Mark

    It all looked good until you see Soulja Boy. How can he say anything enlightening and positive?

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Stephen Jackson…curse free!!!??? Impossible. Juwan Howard…to funny.

  • http://twitter.com/blacboi67 steven sanders

    Stick to hoops.no rapper trying to be nba players

  • Max

    LOL at big baby..
    I heard that KD wouldn’t participate because it is a clean album.
    Ariza was the best of the pack.

  • Raseven

    this is garbage the players need to stop

  • MagicMaz

    Isn’t juwan Howard too damn old to be in the NBA nonetheless rapping?

  • RiseKing

    It’s no “B-Ball’s Best Kept Secret”:)

  • MDubb3

    Trevor has a sick ass rapper voice

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    Nothing compared to AI and J-Kiss…..a-ha*….

    * Jadakiss laugh*

  • ThaWindy

    I was sold until I seen Carlos Boozer.

  • BRAVO

    Yo KD better be there he prob the best in the NBA……rap game wise lmao

  • alex80

    pls someone stop these bunch of a-holes, do u want me to shoot it??? naahh

  • The Seed

    I take Kobe, Shaq and AI over this album. Baron, Ariza, Smith and Lamar sounded the best. Ballers want to be Rappers, Rappers want to be Ballers. I would rather ball to make my money. At least the album is clean and does not have profanity in it, just to have it in it.

  • Junior Taylor

    I am surprised no one asked Kobe to drop a verse after hearing him spit hot fiyah on K.O.B.E.

  • ZOGS

    LOL GLEN DAVIS IS GUNNA SPIT ALL OVER THE MIC

  • ZOGS

    SOULJA BOY IS THE BEST…WATCH HM DESTROY HOPSIN……not
    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhT4ZJ2SfH6B6gkltU

  • Salty

    Contrary to what the story says, this is a joke. Carlos Boozer, Juan Howard, and Glen Davis rapping?! That’s comedy.

  • RedDragon10

    Rappers want to be ballers. Ballers want to be rappers.

  • http://twitter.com/niyosimba Sir François Rocks

    where’s lou williams?!?!

  • Redd

    I was going to say this is wack. But if it’s positive lyrics for once & it helps a cause cool have a fun time.

  • idrees

    snoop lion*

  • Marcos Garcia

    i bet it’ll sell more copies than pink friday and take care combined

  • VanCityBBall

    Damnnnn… you know you got crazy street cred when your nick name is “Big Baby”…

  • brian scalabrine

    same thing i was guna say about boozer. have you ever hear that man when he misses a layup (2-12 times a game)

  • justin05

    LOL Kobe Bryant and Lebron James are laughing at this because they actually have a shot at winning the title next season. Ballers may want to be rappers but rappers can only DREAM of being pro ballers, especially the likes of the King and KB24. Go watch a photoshoot between Lil Wayne and Kobe on youtube. It happened a few years back when little waynee wrote a song FOR kobe ha

  • MightyMouse

    Funny that most of the players mentioned have the qualities to be sick ball players but are clearly distracted…..

  • JML-G

    Juwan Howard rappin?! the fuck?! LMAO

  • BlackPhantom

    Lol, you beat me to it.

  • AQ

    funny as

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bishop.SeanMagicJuan Sean MagicJuan

    Juwan is 3 years younger than Jay Z.

  • ZOGS

    YA’LL LOVE SOULJA HUH…

  • ZOGS

    “Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous
    Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us”
    -Drizzy Drake

  • house

    The Game?

  • Joe C

    No line on this album will be as tough as “People wanna know what the Kidd did”

  • shutup

    Ok and???? I guess I am missing your point. Jay-Z is the best to ever do it….Juwan Howard has genital warts.

  • shutup

    hot fiyah????? please tell me your joking.

  • LLC#12

    No Tru Warier? Good….

  • Saku 39

    A Birdman and Chris “Birdman” Anderson track would have been awesome.

  • Kevin Smith

    JCole

  • Kevin Smith

    Boozer and juwon are the two guys you feel should not be here, who raps from Alaska, need some names here.. besides these guys rapping dont sound no diff from whats out there already.. Stat5 already has a following..

  • Shuttlesworth

    If there’s one thing the 1994 album B-Ball’s Best Kept Secret taught us, it’s that NBA stars with rap dreams should keep it a best kept secret.

  • http://twitter.com/darkmanozair Ozair

    No Shumpert?

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