#4 – Kevin Durant
Free agency decisions aside, we all know the dude is a stone-cold killer on the court. But man, we really didn’t know he had the bars and flow that he had on the recently released “It Ain’t Easy.”
With this being recorded during the 2011 NBA lockout, Durant was only 22 with an MVP, 2 titles, and 2 Finals MVPs still on the horizon for him. But the dude goes in! He clearly outshines LeBron as the superior rapper, and Durant peppers in a little bit of everything into his verse.
His dedication to basketball: “I cut me, I’ll bleed out dedication, hard work, sacrifice, meditation.”
Shouting out Skip Bayless: “I’m feelin’ like the world is Skip Bayless, and I’m LeBron James.”
How he stays humble: “I got the money, but that’s the root of all evil. I stayed the same, but it’s changing all the wrong people.”
Obscure references to former NBA players: “Pacin’ on your ass like Jamaal Tinsley!” (Remember him!?)
Durant’s flow is solid, with a little bit of a Wiz Khalifa-esque vibe coming through in his delivery and tone. Overall, KD’s a surprisingly good lyricist and he goes way harder on the mic than many of his haters would expect out of a so-called “cupcake.” Come on, Ronnie2K, do us all a solid and get this on the NBA 2K19 soundtrack!
Click ahead to Page 4 to see Chris Webber checking in as #3 on our list of the top 5 NBA rappers.