What’s The Best Rap In a Kicks Commercial? Jay, 50, DMC, KD?
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After watching the new Adidas Originals Champs commercial with B.o.B. I started thinking about all the rappers I’ve seen in past kicks commercials or athletes trying to rap in past kicks commercials. I thought it would be cool to gather them all up and start a few discussions such as which song stood out the most? Were the songs good enough to listen to it in your car or on your Ipod? Obviously some like the Converse Weapons from the 80s or the recent Nike Hyperizes commercials were meant to be funny by having NBA players rap.
Durant, Iggy – Nike/Footlocker
KRS1 & Lupe Fiasco – Nike
Magic, Thomas, McHale, Aguirre, King, Bird – Converse
Jay-Z & 50 Cent – Reebok
G-Unit – Reebok
Jadakiss – Reebok
Scarface – Reebok
Shaq – Reebok
Run DMC – My Adidas
Mos Def – Nike
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There’s no rapping in the next Nike commercials but the beats are so sick that they just deserved to be posted
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I thought I would include these. They aren’t commercials but cool tribute to Nike shoes from Nelly
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