Tuesday, June 16


After winning his 4th NBA Championship and a Finals MVP, Kobe Bryant just cemented his legacy as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Too bad he might be one of the worst rappers ever. Back in 1999, Kobe released a rap single called "K.O.B.E." (below) in which he raps about "basketball, beats, and broads" as well as typical rapperish things like how much money he has and how nice his Mercedes is. Ironically, it's actually believable as opposed to 90% of these fake rich rappers out. Despite that validity of what he's saying, it comes off as corny, forced, and contrived. Especially when he goes into "playboy" mode, talking about all the women chasing him. Please. He riddles off clique after clique in attempt to....actually, I don't know what the hell he was attempting to do.

But that's not the worst part. The worst part is that he got Trya Banks to sing the hook. Yes, that Tyra Banks. The one who has no singing background whatsoever. These are the exact words that she sings on the hook:

K-O-B-E, I L-O-V-E you
I believe you are very fine
If you give me one chance, I promise to love you
And be with you forever more

It's painful. it's hilarious. It was a bad idea. Kobe, you're not a rapper. Stick to what you're good at - being the best basketball on the planet (sorry Lebron).

Listen to the song here...

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