Basketball The Best Rap Songs About Basketball  

Ranker Hip Hop
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When it comes to rap music, no subject is off limits. Hip hop songs about basketball are common in the genre, and for this list, it's up to you to vote up the very best rap songs about hoops. How many good hip hop songs about basketball can you think of off the top of your head? Below you'll find popular songs that you've definitely heard before, but also some more underground rap songs with basketball in the title or lyrics.

Old school rapper Kurtis Blow has an entire song about basketball, which Lil' Bow Wow covered in 2002 for the Like Mike soundtrack. Simply titled "Basketball," the hip hop track features Jermaine Dupri, Fabolous, and Fundisha, and has become synonymous with basketball rap songs. And it's not just full-time entertainers who appear on this list. Read on, and you'll also see rap songs by NBA players Shaquille O'Neal and Cedric Ceballos. 

You can add your own music to this list, so feel free to contribute with any new rap songs about basketball that aren't already on the poll.

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Kurtis Blow

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32 22
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Quad City DJ's

3
8 2
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9 3
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Lil Wayne

5
16 12
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Lil' Bow Wow

6
10 6
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Skee-Lo

7
10 6
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Gang Starr

8
6 3
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Dana Barros, Cedric Ceballos, Sadat X

9
6 3
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Tyga

10
5 2
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J. Cole

11
5 2
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7L & Esoteric, Sadat X

12
5 3
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3rd Bass

13
4 2
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J. Cole

14
4 2
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B-Real, Coolio, Method Man

15
8 7
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Aaron Carter

16
5 4
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Shaquille O'Neal, Def Jef

17
5 4
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Flo Rida, Billy Blue, Brisco

18
4 3
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No Good

19
1 0
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2 2
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Wu All-Stars (Dreddy Kruger, Tekitha, Killa Sin

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3 6
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The Game

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0 6
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Lupe Fiasco, Evidence