Big Lead Sports Bar

7/26/2010

Dejuan Blair Joins the Rap Game



For some reason, many basketball players think they can rap (Shaq, Kobe, Ron Artest, etc.) and conversely, a lot of rappers think they can play basketball (Master P's never-ending hoop dream springs to mind).This is by no means a new phenomenon.

The latest basketball-to-rap crossover making the rounds is one with a local flavor, as former Pitt Panther DeJuan Blair has teamed up with Pittsburgh-based rapper P.O.P. in the auto-tune heavy, "2 Hard Living". The video, which pays homage to  friends who've died young, was filmed in the Hill District.

While it isn't a song I'd listen to on a regular basis, I'm not going to be too hard on DeJuan. Everybody expresses themselves in their own way, and this happens to be a subject that's obviously close to his heart. But I do have one complaint for Mr. Blair: did he have to wear a Phillies hat in the video?

5 comments:

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

Honest critique....


The big guy's actually got a lot of charisma.


HOWEVER....

Someone needs to play these guys some Wu Tang or Jay Z or something. They could use some rhyming lessons.

BURGH08 said...

I have no problem saying it: He looks like a douche bag.

The hat topps it off.

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

I don't even have to watch the video to know how ridiculous this probably is.........

Nick said...

One of my facebook friends said DeJuan left her a $5 tip on a $60 bill.

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

Uh oh, is he now joining Big Ben in the pantheon of Pittsburgh athletes who are also poor tippers?

BTW, didn't notice the Phillies hat for whatever reason the first time I saw it.