If you were to ask any rapper which sport they could play best, the answer is likely basketball or football. With the NBA and NFL being influential in hip-hop culture, it’s not a surprise that rappers commonly shout-out some of their favorite (or sometimes least favorite) athletes. Accordingly, football’s relationship with hip-hop is fueled by rappers who are die-hard fans of the game; for proof, just look back to the early 2000s when NFL jerseys were hip hop’s jersey of choice.
Down below are the ten best NFL-inspired lyrics from hip-hop.
“They say I’m crazy, but that’s the best thing goin’ for me.
You can’t lynch Marshawn if Tom Brady throwin’ to me.“
“Yeah, after hours of Il Mulino.
Or Sotto Sotto, just talkin’ women, and vino.
The contract like ’91 Dan Marino.
I swear this guy Michael Rapino’s boosting my ego.”
“I’m Tom Brady, you a Testaverde.
Yeah, old, washed-up with no arm strength.
He don’t show no remorse, he ain’t got a conscience”
“Money green, yellow broad.
Aaron Rodgers: MVP award.
This is Green Bay, b—- we go hard.
This is Packer country, where’s your Green card?”
“We got to take position, ready for face-off.
We blitz like Dallas in the Super Bowl face-off.
We form like n—– in the yard up North.”
“Met her in San Diego at the Super Bowl party.
Had the Henny, sipped it up with Terrell Davis.
MVP, we flicked it up from Sports Illustrated.
I was silked out, flossing with Stoute, he had the gators.
When she walked in, she lit up the room like Las Vegas.
Terrell said her man’s a fullback for the Raiders.
A drunk who’d f— cheerleaders and wind up in the papers.”
“I’m on the Westside of Chicago, lookin’ for a bust down.
And make me put my two arms up, touchdown.“
“Put the needle to the groove I gets rude and I’m forced.
To f— it up, my style carries like a pick-up truck.
Cross the clear blue yonder, sea to shining sea.
I slam tracks like quarterback sacks from L.T.”
“I started off starvin.
Now they got me out here Brett Favre’n.
Tryna see if I still got it (got it).
I guess it’s like a bike, think about it.“
“We don’t talk on the phone ’cause it might stick.
Gotta play for the seven, call it Mike Vick.
Dirty birds, n—-, we play wit’ dem Falcons.
Know some n—– in the Decatur that pay for dem falcons.”