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.
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.
@eamaddennflToo much sauce in #superstarko!!😤 #madden20 #madden #fire #migos #joeybadmon #football #fy #foryou #fyp
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?