Amidst All These Music-Making Lakers, Will Kobe Ever Release His Hip-Hop Effort?
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"Get it Together," which has yet to be released, follows psychiatrist-thanking Artest's rap single "Champion" which exceeded expectations by bobbin' more than a few heads since being released two weekends ago.
Here's the official video:
Even former Laker reserve guard Kareem Rush has gotten into the mix by releasing a new R&B single, "Hold You Down." (Take a listen; it's definitely not bad either!)
With all these Lakers past and present making music, will Kobe Bryant follow the lead and revive his long shelved forays into hip-hop? The Laker guard released two songs, including a collaboration with Tyra Banks, years ago back when he sported number 8 and an afro. The offerings from "K.O.B.E." displayed a disjointed flow and odd points of overemphasis on the lyrical tip.
Looking back, here's five good reasons why we think the two-time Finals MVP should rethink any such possible notion of stepping into the musical arena again:
1. Bryant might have five championship rings, but if he ever were to release a rap album, the Source magazine wouldn't be so quick to give it five mics. Stick with cinco you've already synced up!
2. Speaking of the five rings, Bryant now has bragging rights over his former Laker teammate Shaquille O'Neal. The Black Mamba would be wise to not give the most dominant big man in the game's recent history any lyrical ammunition to taunt "Kobe, how's my ass taste!" in future freestyles.
3. It could potentially be more embarrassing than his now infamous "white hot" photo shoot for the Los Angeles Times Magazine!
4. It took years for Bryant to learn how to trust his teammates and pass the rock. Think of how long it might take for him to get the gist of passing the mic once an album hits the streets--a much more frightening prospect!
5. Fan favorite pine rider DJ Mbenga may step up next and want to release a gangsta rap album titled "Gang Mbenga!"