Many basketball fans think it is the fifth element of hip-hop culture, the same as rap, DJ, b-boying and graffiti. These worlds penetrate each other, and the rappers do their best on the basketball court.
The basketball talent of J. Cole, one of the most famous rapper and producer, has been known for a long time. In August 2020, the Detroit Pistons invited him to train. The rapper was inspired by the song “Friends”, in which he mentioned “Tłoków”. Although it was closer to a marketing campaign, Cole took the invitation seriously. The 36-year-old dreams of finding a job in an NBA team.
These are not unfounded dreams. J. Cole coached basketball at Sanford High School in North Carolina, and briefly participated in St. John’s. He eventually gave up basketball and instead focused on music, and never appeared in academics. Part I of the Union.
However, there are many videos on the Internet showing J. Cole training with NBA stars Trae Young or Carmelo Anthony. You will see a great dribble and rapper. By the way, Joel (J. Cole) is a loyal NBA fan. During the 2019 Charlotte Slam Dunk Contest, he helped Dennis Smith and after a while took advantage of the fact that the dance floor was empty and tried to lift the ball from above. Although the batch processing failed, J. Cole received M’s applause.in. Written by Giannisa Antetokounmpo.
J. Cole will realize his career dream game basketball. As Shams Charania of “Sport” knows, the rapper has signed a professional contract with a basketball club in Rwanda. The 36-year-old player will play for the Rwanda Patriots and will make his debut in the African Basketball League organized by the NBA after quarantine. J. Cole is scheduled to play against the Nigerian River Hooper on Sunday.
One of the most popular rappers trying to play professional basketball is Master P. Percy Miller, who released four platinum albums “MP da Last Don” in 1999 and signed an unsecured agreement with the Charlotte Hornets. Followed by the Toronto Raptors. But he did not make his NBA debut. He later appeared in the CBA League’s Wayne Fribourg and ABA’s Las Vegas Ratler team, participating in the low-level competitions in the United States. Nowadays, he is one of the most popular celebrities who try to blend two of the five elements of hip-hop music together.
It was Master P who made suggestions to J. Cole. -When I talked to J. Col, he asked me: “You did it. To enter the NBA, what should I do?” -Master P said in an interview with the TMZ service.
Another rapper who recently started his career is Sheck Wes. The author of the song “Mo Bamba”-he has 337 million views on YouTube-signed a contract with the French Paris basketball team in the second league a few weeks ago.
In Poland, Damian “Massey” Laskowski from Inowrocław shared the career of a rapper and basketball player. The rapper has released eight solo albums. During his basketball career, he mainly performed in the 1st and 2nd level of the league, but also has episodes in the league band Noteci. His duet with Nullo “Basketball” is the unofficial national anthem of Polish street baseball players.