Rappers houden ervan om Michael Jordan te noemen in hun tracks

Michael Jordan viert vandaag zijn jarig. De basketball-held is inmiddels 52 jaar oud geworden. In de basketbalwereld heeft hij een flinke stempel achter gelaten en daarbuiten heeft hij ook andere markten weten te inspireren. De Jordan schoen is bekend bij iedereen en ze worden al jarenlang gedragen door mensen over de hele wereld.

Ook rappers raakten geïnspireerd door Michael Jordan. Uiteraard is basketbal een sport waar veel rappers affiniteit mee hebben, maar Jordan tilde die naar een nieuw level. Ter ere van zijn verjaardag maakten wij een lijstje met 23 referenties naar Michael Jordan in tracks. Bekijk het resultaat hieronder:

Drake – Back to Back
Back to back for the niggas that didn’t get the message/Back to back, like I’m on the cover of Lethal Weapon/Back to back, like I’m Jordan ’96, ’97

Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker The Berry
Or eat watermelon, chicken, and Kool-Aid on weekdays/Or jump high enough to get Michael Jordan endorsements/Or watch BET cause urban support is important

Rae Sremmurd – No Type
Bitch, I ball like Jordan and I play full court

Mike Will Made-it – 23 ft. Miley Cirus & Juicy J
More kicks than the players, call me up I’m scorin’/Hit it like a free throw, tongue out like I’m Jordan

Meek Mill – R.I.C.O. ft. Drake
I’m talking that cross you that fade you fourth quarter/Like Jordan, we back on that bullshit

J. Cole – Rich Niggaz
I ain’t tripping/Nigga Jordan; I ain’t Pippen, yeah

ScHoolboy Q – THat Part ft. Kanye West
Lamar was with me, man I feel like Kobe/Pippen at my weddin’, man I feel like Jordan

Mac Miller – Loud
I’mma get that Grammy soon, fuck your magazine/Jordan gonna hand me shoes, still fuck your magazine

Pusha T – Numbers on the Board
No D-League, I’m like this close/’88 Jordan, leapin’ from the free throw

Lil Wayne – Grindin’ ft. Drake
Pick, Michael Jackson to Jordan to Tyson to Myers

DJ Drama – Wishin ft Chris Brown, LyQuin & Skeme
I eat the pussy with precision/6 rings, Jordan, Pippen

Nicki Minaj – The Boys ft. Cassie
I told ’em Nicki be chilling, I’mma keep hurting they feelings/Because you’ll never be Jordan you couldn’t even be Pippen

Yo Gotti – Act Right
But if you run up on me thinking I’m slippin’/Michael Jordan with the chopper bet I hit you like Pippen act right

YG – Left, Right ft. DJ Mustard
Have your tongue out and legs cocked open like Jordan

Chief Keef – Kay Kay
You niggas is boring/I’m balling like I’m Jordan

Childish Gambino – Sunrise
Thats that 20/20 hindsight/My shit be Jackson, Jordan, Bolton, Keaton, Tyson: 5 Mikes

Travis Scott & Quavo – Dubai Shit ft. Offset
Trampoline (trampo’)/Michael Jordan dreams (Jordan)

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Fall In Love
Niggas thinkin im buggin they think im losing it/Micheal Jordan im ballin they think im hoopin it

Migos – Look At My Dab
Step out with a light dab I call it a jab/Michael Jordan I’m perfecting my craft

Puff Daddy – Victory ft. Busta Rhymes & The Notorious B.I.G.
Real sick, raw nights, I perform like Mike Anyone — Tyson, Jordan, Jackson/Action, pack guns, ridiculous

Calvin Harris – Heatstroke ft. Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams & Young Thug
I’m tryna fuck with you ’til we on life support/I’ll split it with you if we get half of Michael Jordan

Kevin Gates – Jam
Baby girl, said I got the title, got a nigga feelin’ like Michael Jackson, Jordan, don’t matter to me they both jam

Fetty Wap – How We Do Things
Number 1 like I’m D-Rose, I be scorin’/All net with them free throws Chris Paulin’/Old school sittin’ on champs, Mike Jordan

17 February