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10 Hip Hop/Sports Crossover Acts

May 4, 2014 at 10:20 am |

In poor black neighborhoods, rap and sports offer a dream of success that might be unavailable to many young men and women, so it stands to reason that the two passions go hand in hand. Here are ten stars who crossed over, for better or worse.

Shaquille O’Neal


(Photo: Kevin Winter, Getty Images)

When Shaq hit the mic, many laughed, but he had a lot of support within the hip hop community. He may not be on Biggie Smalls’ level, but if you listen to “What Up Doc? Can We Rock?” he’s clearly better than people give him credit for.

Sometimes a successful career lets you take on a second job that’s always been a passion of yours. Sometimes you should have stuck to your first.

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