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The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

Updated February 10, 2020 661 votes 25 voters90 items

Here are the 100 best songs that reference Kobe Bryant. When the legendary basketball player died unexpectedly in a helicopter crash in February 2020, there was seemingly no community not crushed by the loss. Bryant's legacy reached a global scale: past his five rings, the LA Laker was an Academy Award-winner, philanthropist, and inspirational figure throughout a diverse variety of cultures. 

But, outside of the sports world, there was perhaps no cultural institution more impacted by Bryant than the rap scene. From Drake's lyrics about Kobe, to Chief Keef's 2012 hip hop track "Kobe," there are countless songs which include Kobe lyrics, and many rap songs which entirely center around Kobe Bryant. After his death, Reddit user lutang2 put together a playlist of 81 songs which reference Black Mamba, and in honor of his legacy, we've put together a list of 100 good songs that pay tribute to Kobe. 

Vote up the best Kobe Bryant rap songs below.

H/T: r/NBA

  • 1


    Chief Keef

    Watch me hit the strip club make it rain like I’m Kobe
    Industry full of lames I play the game like I'm Kobe
    And since I think I'm Kobe my b***h don't like to know me
    This is for them n****s that be thinking they Kobe

  • 2

    Kobe 'bout to lose a hundred fifty Ms
    Kobe my n***a, I hate it had to be him
    B***h, you wasn't with me shootin' in the gym
    (Huh! B***h, you wasn't with me shootin' in the gym)

  • 3

    All Mine

    Kanye West

    All these thots on Christian Mingle
    Almost what got Tristan single
    If you don't ball like him or Kobe
    Guarantee that b***h gonna leave you

  • 4


    Young Thug

    Call little shawty, made her f**k on my brodie
    If you don't owe me, b***h, still act like you owe me
    I promise I won't ever quit, b***h I'm Kobe
    And I whip that white, you can snow me

  • 5

    I lost a lot of love for missionary
    This the first time I react
    Me and top is like a Kobe and ville
    A father figure play with him you get killed
    Play with me and he will kill you himself

  • 6


    Travis Scott

    Plus she know my baby mama is a trophy
    She be throwing up them B's, feel like we both bleed
    She keep my d**k jumpin' up, feel like I'm Moby
    I'm way too gold for this beef, feel like I'm Kobe, yeah

  • 7

    Beggars can't be choosers, b***h this ain't Chipotle
    N**** with an attitude, I feel like O'Shea
    Walkin', livin' legend, man I feel like Kobe

  • 8

    Cause a slave my whole life, now I'm the master
    How it feel to wake up and be the s**t, and the urine?
    Tryna get that Kobe number, one over Jordan


  • 9



    I shine just like a popstar, MJ my initial
    Kobe Bryant with the spin moves
    If these n****s got issues, H-town with Beyonce
    Turn her to my prom date
    King pin like Jay Z, dance moves like J.T


  • 10

    My favorite player Rose, aye, money on him let's go
    We be on that bulls**t, we from Chicago
    My favorite player Kobe, you be holy moly

  • 11

    This Is It

    Flatbush Zombies

    You hatin’, I’ll be somewhere slayin’ b*****s by their face on me
    Catch a fade, Kobe, with an eighth on me
    Not phased, don’t pass that s**t homie

  • 12

    I'm Kobe on the Lakers floor, except I give you 84
    Shake you like Haiti's floor
    Walk up on you like "What's going on baby boy?"
    Shots in that Mercedes door

  • 13

    Big Stepper

    Roddy Ricch

    I been tryna get a crib so long, now I got it, it's gated
    I been touchin' all these millions, I know they gon' hate it
    My chef cook up filet mignon, got sauce and then ate it
    N***a, I been ballin' every season like Kobe with eight

  • 14

    I just took a Perc now I'm on another level
    Tasting on the molly got me dancing with the devil
    Poured 8th of Kobe Bryant mixing purple with the yellow
    Got these racks on demand hard to keep this s**t together

  • 15

    Shotta Flow

    NLE Choppa

    I might just OD, Percs killin' me slowly
    Feelin' like I'm Kobe, can't nan' n***a hold me
    If he wanna run up on me, shoot him like Ginobili
    And I'm with the sh*t, lil' homie, yeah, like I'm Toby (Yeah)

  • 16


    Danny Brown

    I'm balling now (stop)
    Yeah just like Kobe
    You calling now (stop)
    Yeah b***h you know me

  • 17


    Childish Gambino

    They too busy stabbing h**s like OJ
    They too busy trapping pros like Kobe
    The only thing I put before me is do re
    If you had told me the truth we'd be OK

  • 18

    For ya, though, I guess I charged it to the game
    How much it cost? Around twenty88
    Going off like Kobe when he wore the Crazy Eights
    All y’all n****s looking like my kiddos wearing Bape

  • 19

    Ballin' on your ho like Kobe, uh (Ballin')
    Dunkin' on your ho like no B
    Bald head like Ginóbili
    Piru, watch my nose bleed

  • 20

    Give you ice, like Kobe right
    We sorta like Goldie right
    The way, we mode em right

  • 21

    Ain't your pockets obese? They won't fit in those seats
    Ayy, we like a cold team, n***a, Shaq and Kobe
    Like back in '03, I was only like 6
    S**t, I was like 16, but I can give a sixteen

  • 22

    You wanna get acquainted with me, you wanna know me
    From 3 point range with a Glock, I shoot better then Kobe
    See a n***a standing next to me, he probably my Co-D
    See a b***h getting in my whip, she probably gon' blow me

  • 23



    All my life, I had to grind and hustle
    I had to work like Kobe just to shine like Russell
    They say, "Glad you made it happen over night"
    They say, "Damn, you changed"
    I'm like, "Show you right"

  • 24

    Walk (Remix)

    Comethazine & A$AP Rocky

    Yeah, now you boys know me, I ball better than Kobe
    Keep that .38 on me, f**k boy, so please don't approach me
    She got ash up on her knees 'cause I stand up when she blow me
    Got my first bag and took a risk, it was a car or the Rollie

  • 25

    Workin' the wheel, yeah I'm the man
    Make me a ticket and I f**k it all off
    I'm Kobe, LeBron and Chris 'cause I can
    Chain with the chunk a 70 grand