Many athletes become interested in music once they have the money to produce it. That doesn't mean that these guys (or gals) will be good, in fact most of the athletes who get into music are horrible. No one in this list is comparable to actual music artists, because that is obviously what they do with their lives, and not a side hobby.
Future NBA Hall of Famer, Kobe Bryant did a song with Tyra Banks called K.O.B.E, and it is horrendous. The song is so bad, that it is actually kind of catchy, in a bad kind of way. The song isn't bad because of the quality of the track, but rather because the artist is an NBA legend, NOT A RAPPER. This phenomenon has gone on for a while, as sports players have attempted rap careers since the inception of hip hop.
Unfortunately for artist/athletes, their coaches depend on them to focus primarily on their professional sports careers. So an athlete's music career doesn't last, but players may still release songs occasionally between seasons. Some songs are taken serious, and others fade away at the bottom of the charts. This list looks at athletes who attempted a rap career, but were absolutely horrible at it.
We aren't saying that some athletes who rap aren't good, as there are some legitimate hip hop artists in the world of sports. In fact, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers is a prime example of a good sports rapper. Seriously, you should go and listen to his raps on Sway in the Morning, for real.
As always feel free to leave you opinion in the comments below, and let us know who the worst athlete rapper you've ever heard is.
Here are the Top 15 Worst Rappers In The History Of Sports.
15 15. Metta World Peace
14 14. John Cena
13 13. Chris Webber
12 12. 1985 Chicago Bears
The 1985 Bears released The Super Bowl Shuffle three months before winning the Super Bowl. The album was produced by Richard Meyer, and was moderately successful. Although the album sold more than 500,000 copies, it was very cheesy, featuring a bunch of non-rappers rapping about football.
11 11. Andre Igoudala, Kevin Durant, Mo Williams, and Rashard Lewis
10 10. William Perry
9 9. Marquis Daniels
The former subpar NBA player's rap name is "QR", and he tried to defend his music career by separating his two personas:
"There's just a kitsch about it because number one you're in the NBA and you're automatically going to get stereotyped, ‘Oh here's another NBA player trying to rap.' “That's why I didn't even say Marquis Daniels. I used my rap name [Q6] because you hear it then see it's me and say, 'Okay, he can actually rap,' or 'He can't rap.' It won't be a stereotype that leads you to listen to it.”
8 8. Troy Hudson
Hudson is a retried basketball player, and released an album titled Undrafted. His label, Nutty Boyz has three artists, and he manages all of them. His debut album wasn't exactly successful, as he only sold 78 copies of his album the first week. The album went on to sell 100,000, which is still not great in the landscape of music.
His rap name T-Hud featured a couple bigger artists like UGK, Three 6 Mafia, and Ray J. Ray J raps on a song called True Love. Here are some of T-Hud's lyrics.
Sippin malibu with mali blue puff on the pound
Sittin low on the avenue touchin the ground
Baby girl your the shi* honey clutchin the crown
Check out your boy gucci friend
Yeah I'm crushin this clown
7 7. Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders' album "Primetime", was released in 1994. It received very negative reviews all around by the music industry. His music video Must Be The Money isn't much better than most of his reviews.
6 6. Charles Barkley
Who doesn't love Chuck? Although he is an NBA legend, somethings are left undone by Barkley. This was the case when he spit bars in a 2010 taco bell commercial, and it couldn't have been more funny to watch. This commercial with Barkley may be cheating a bit, as it is more spoken word than rap.
5 5. Cincinnati Bengals
4 4. Stephon Marbury
3 3. Delonte West
2 2. Randy "Macho Man" Savage
Macho Man is hilarious, and his rap music is a mix of rock and roll and hip hop. The Macho Man is known for legendary sports career, but his music should not be attributed to his success. His album Be A Man is a hilarious amalgamation of grunts, off beat rapping, and disses to Hulk Hogan. Yes, that's right, Macho Man dissed Hulk Hogan on a rap album stating in the intro:
1 1. Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather himself, has even produced a little music in his time. His song Yep is especially catchy, just kidding, it's actually tough to listen to. The chorus just repeats itself, and in the background you hear, "yep"! The music video features Floyd in a pool, and partying with the ladies. Classic Floyd.
Anyway, Mayweather is known for his pompous attitude, so it's no shocker he tried his abilities at rapping. The guy thinks he is the greatest person to ever live on Earth. With an ego like Floyd's, I'm shocked he hasn't quit boxing, and already joined another sport.
Regardless, his rap abilities are awful, which puts him at number one on this list.
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