rap 26 Athletes Who Are Rappers  

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You already know that these athletes can kick a ball, shoot a free throw, or score a goal, but did you know that they can also drop a beat? These athletes who rap are multi-talented! Several famous NBA players, NFL stars, and boxers are also rappers. Some of these athletes released popular albums, while others recorded tracks that never saw a proper release. One famous athlete even rapped in a Taco Bell commercial. 

Who is the most famous athlete who is a rapper? Kobe Bryant tops our list. In the late-1990s, Kobe Bryant released a rap album entitled “K.O.B.E.” Shaquille O'Neal released four rap albums in the 1990s. His debut "Shaq Diesel" was certified platinum in the U.S. Charles Barkley rapped on a Taco Bell commercial in 2010.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. released a rap song entitled "Yep" in 2007. He was later sued by Anthony Lawrence Dash for using beats written by Dash on the song without his permission. Before becoming a hip-hop mogul, Master P had contracts with two NBA teams, the Charlotte Hornets in 1998 and the Toronto Raptors in 1999. Cedric Ceballos contributed the rap track "Flow On" on the 1994 album "B-Ball's Best Kept Secret." Warren G also appeared on the track.

Who is your favorite athlete who can rap? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 26 Athletes Who Are Rappers
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In the late-1990s, Kobe Bryant released a rap album entitled "K.O.B.E."

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Age: 39

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Lakers

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 26 Athletes Who Are Rappers
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Shaquille O'Neal released four rap albums in the 1990s. His debut "Shaq Diesel" was certified platinum in the U.S.

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Age: age 43

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Miami Heat Boston Celtics, + more

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 26 Athletes Who Are Rappers
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. released a rap song entitled "Yep" in 2007. He was later sued by Anthony Lawrence Dash for using beats written by Dash on the song without his permission.

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Age: 40

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

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Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 26 Athletes Who Are Rappers
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Charles Barkley rapped on a Taco Bell commercial in 2010.

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Age: 54

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Leeds, Alabama, United States of America

Teams: Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns

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Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 26 Athletes Who Are Rappers
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In 2006, Metta World Peace released a rap album entitled "My World." Diddy appears on the record.

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Age: 38

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Queensbridge, New York City, New York, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers, + more

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Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 26 Athletes Who Are Rappers
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Deion Sanders released the rap album "Prime Time" in 1994.

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Age: 50

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America

Teams: San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins Atlanta Falcons, + more

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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 26 Athletes Who Are Rappers
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In 2000, Allen Iverson recorded a rap song called "40 Bars." He never released the album due to criticism for his use of homophobic slurs.

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Age: 42

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States of America

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Roy Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 26 Athletes Who Are Rappers
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Boxer Roy Jones, Jr. has released solo albums and rapped with the group Body Head Bangerz.

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Age: 48

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States of America

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