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Rap Super Bowl: Which squad of rappers who played football would get the W?

The Super Bowl is coming up, and it is going to feature an all-time dynamic offense and an all-time forceful defense. And with the Grammys not far in the rearview, hot music weighs heavily on our minds.

There is actually a large number of rap stars who played football in high school or even college. We wanted to peep the intersection between these two supremely hot elements of today’s culture, so we’re drafting a rap artist Super Bowl.

Did anybody necessarily ask for this? No. But nobody asked for Lil Nas X to dress like the inside of Paris Hilton’s purse for the Grammy’s either, and we got that too.

Here are the ground rules: two teams, East and West, two captains, three Players. Quavo is the captain of the East, and Blueface is the captain of the West.

Let’s get it.

The Beastcoast

Quavo grew up in Gwinnett County, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. He attended Berkmar High School (Ninth Grade!) and was the starting quarterback during his senior season.

The quick, crafty lefty, Quavo had the ability to move outside the pocket and make the proper passes to his receivers. That will be big in this fictional Rap Super Bowl.

Quavo’s smooth voice on his hooks is reminiscent of his game in athletics, with a smooth, calm demeanor, and a solid jumper when he wants to shoot hoops too.

With his first pick as captain, Quavo chooses Rick Ross, the lineman.

Rick Ross (huh) was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, but raised in Carol City, Florida. The rap mogul excelled as an offensive lineman for his high school, Miami Carol City High School.

In 2016, after a 10th-anniversary concert, Rick Ross shouted into a nearby microphone,

“Miami Herald is a part of our mother—-ing tradition! That’s since we was little mother—-ers. I’m talking about when we made All-Dade back in mother—-ing ’94!”

Ross went on to receive a full football scholarship to play at Albany State University.

With his final pick, Quavo selects Joey Bada$$, the Brooklyn-born rapper.

Joey Bada$$ was born in East Flatbush and raised in Bed-Stuy. While the music was his focus throughout high school, he still dabbled with sports.

“Yeah, I played whatever; football, basketball. I played every position; I was pretty flexible, he told USA Today Sports. Not to mention his love for Madden.

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This flexibility will surely help out Quavo’s team against a stacked squad from the West.

The West Side

Finally time for the West squad.

Blueface is the captain, at quarterback, growing up all across southern Cali, from Mid-City LA, to Santa Clarita Valley, to Oakland.

After settling down in San Fernando Valley, Blueface attended Arleta High School and became the starting quarterback in 2014.

As the starting quarterback, Blueface led the team to an East Valley League championship that same year.

A tall and dominant player, Blueface threw for 1,234 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2013 and 1,724 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2014, and briefly played in college before dropping out.

For his first pick, Blueface selects Snoop Dogg , the west coast OG. Snoop is a talented wide receiver, and a big fan of the game. In fact, Snoop’s youth football league, Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL), produced three NFL signings in the Spring of 2014.

Ever since being a talented wideout earlier in his life, Snoop has been devoted to helping the younger generation grow on and off the football field. Salute.

With the last pick, Blueface selects talented multifaceted Schoolboy Q for his squad. Q was born on a military base in Germany, before his family settled in South Central, LA.

Schoolboy played football from the young age of six all the way until 21 and played receiver, cornerback, and tailback. This diversity in positions will surely help Blueface’s squad in the Rap Superbowl.

For every Patrick Mahomes, there is a Quavo. For every Richard Sherman, there is a Schoolboy Q.

For real though, these talented rappers have excelled in football in their lives and we wanted to take a look at how an East Coast-West Bowl would shake out between the two squads.

Who do you got?

Who is Blueface? The off-beat LA rapper taking the internet by storm

New rappers pop up every minute it seems these days.

Every time you turn your head there’s a new teenager with face tats, that almost always has been through some shit, and honestly, I have no clue where they all come from.

Thanks to SoundCloud and hip-hop’s nonexistent barrier of entry, the proliferation of these artists are commonplace. Every once in a while, however, there comes along an artist out of the thousands that stand out — that the internet, for whatever reason, picks to be their next star, and LA rapper Blueface is just that.

Born Johnathan Porter, the Mid City-certified 21-year-old gangsta rapper rose to prominence with explicit, vulgar turn-up bangers like “Deadlocs” (4.3 million views on YouTube), “Thotiana” (2.3 million) “Respect My Cryppin” (5.4 million), and “Next Big Thing” (2.7 million).

From bars that will make you chuckle (“She pull up like some diapers”), to bars that are straight-up offensive (“Her ass look like two midgets in a sleeping bag”), to bars that will haunt you (“It’s two dicks in my pants for a nigga that’s trippin”), Blueface raps like he has nothing to lose — and it works oh so well.

Granted, he has face tats and is also young but there’s something non-gimmicky about Blueface that has given him a mystique beyond that of a Yachty when he came out or Trippie Redd and even Rich the Kid.

Blueface’s approach is that of a kid who is not going to compromise or fold who he is for anything, and there’s an excitement to that. His rap moniker in itself both suggest his youth and his focus, being that it’s of the new 100 dollar bills and a homage to his set.

Between his antics, his work ethic, and his absolute refusal to rap on beat, Blueface has propelled himself into the spotlight without a major label and he’s only getting started.


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Unlike most Soundcloud rappers, even of those who’ve developed viable careers, there’s another level of authenticity that Blueface brings to the table that simply makes his sound feel different. And part of it is that he just doesn’t give a fuck.

The self-proclaimed “School Yard Crip” was believed involved in a recent shooting in Newhall, California after a reported dispute over a robbery.

He was released on a $50,000 bond, already a sizable chunk of his potential rap revenue. He’s also very active on his Instagram, where you can find him crip walking and asking fans for money after “going broke” on a jewelry.

But even more so than his brash unpredictable behavior, he real-life doesn’t rap on beat. Just last week (Tuesday, Dec 4th) he hopped on Real 92.3’s Bootleg Kev & DJ Hed and delivered a freestyle doubling down on his style, rapping,

“I might be off-beat but don’t get distracted from the message no such thing as right music just make sure I left an impression. These days niggas sound good on beat but they not saying nothing, I’m the opposite just close your eyes and listen for a second.”

Luckily for Blueface, the people love it.

Even if you did think he was trash, he’s already in line to receive the heralded Drake co-sign — and you already know it’s a wrap after that.

This past November the Scorpion artist and his go-to producer Boi-1da reached out for a collaboration via Instagram, granting him the much sought-after blessing, officially making him “on.”

Often compared to West-Coast rap legend, Suga Free, Blueface’s come-up may be already written in stone. His stuff is West Coast to the core, incorporating bounce, funk and of course, gangsta.

While people troll and pretend it’s the worst rapping they’ve heard, when you play Blueface over some loudspeakers at a club, it SLAPS.

Only the future really knows what’s in store, but if the name Blueface is inescapable in 2019, you now know why.