XV – Hoop Dreams, Lupe Fiasco – Carrera Lu

Posted by on September 15, 2011

Holy NBA wordplay.  The Squarian King just keeps pouring them out. I’m starting to lose count, what is this like 5 tracks in 10 days? If you’re a basketball fan, you’re going to love this new cut from XV.  Personally I’m a huge fan of sports inspired hip-hop songs and this is one of the best I’ve heard.  Wale & J. Cole are two of my favorites for making athletic references, but XV holds his own on this one produced for anyone who ever had dreams of being a pro baller.  A tight beat, a short Biggie sample, and ridiculously clever basketball wordplay sums up this track. Follow our boy on Twitter.

Download: XV – Hoop Dreams (Prod. by B. Dolla) (Very Freshhh)

Here’s an older bonus track from Lupe’s debut album, Food & Liquor, as Monday will mark the 5th year anniversary of the release.  I apologize for the sub par quality, I’ll work on getting you guys a CDQ.

Download: Lupe Fiasco – Carrera Lu


While we’re on the topic of sports inspired hip-hop tracks, here’s one i’ve been high on lately that some of you may have missed.  Wale released this track, “Varsity Blues” on his recent mixtape, The Eleven One Eleven Theory, and just like the ’99 football flick, revolves around football.

Download: Wale – Varsity Blues (Freshhh)

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