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The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

Updated February 10, 2020 145 votes 9 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

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    Stay Schemin (feat. Drake & Fr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

    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)

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    Kobe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    Kobe

    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

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    THat Part (feat. Kanye West) is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

    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

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    Check is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    Check

    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

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    All Mine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    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

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    STARGAZING is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    STARGAZING

    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

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    untitled 02 | 06.23.2014. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

    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

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    Big Stepper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    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

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  • 9
    Shotta Flow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    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)

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    The City (feat. Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

    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

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    Believe It (feat. Rick Ross) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

    Spend eighty-thou on my Rolly
    Young n***a ball like Kobe
    Riding round me and Chino
    And my young n***a Goldie

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    STAR is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    STAR

    BROCKHAMPTON

    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

     

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  • 13
    Jump Out the Face (feat. Futur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

    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

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    Swagga Like Us (feat. Kanye We is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

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

     

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    Sosa Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    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

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    No More Interviews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

    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

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    This Is It is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    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

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    Kids is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    Kids

    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

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    Cole World is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    Cole World

    J. Cole

    Money was an issue, but now that that's solved
    I ball, I ball, like Kobe in the fall
    Put trophies on my wall, rather trophies on my mantle
    Dog my shows be off the handle, take the proceeds go to gamble

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    REEL IT IN is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    You Jordan or Pippen (True), I'm Kobe, I'm never gon' dish it
    (Or miss it)
    I'm business as f**k and I ain't got the time to just kick it

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  • 21
    Never Say Never (feat. Jaden S is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

    Like Luke with the force, when push comes to shove
    Like Kobe in the 4th, ice water with blood

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    Enemies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    Enemies

    Lil Uzi Vert

    Balling like Kobe I never get cold
    All of this s**t yeah I did on my own
    Talk to my momma she said me get grown
    Mama be quiet I'm gon' buy you a home

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    No Time (feat. Gunna) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant
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    Ballin' on your ho like Kobe, uh (Ballin')
    Dunkin' on your ho like no B
    Bald head like Ginóbili
    Piru, watch my nose bleed

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    Overnight Celebrity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

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

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    RNP (feat. Anderson .Paak) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant

    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

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