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Black Athletes You Probably Didn’t Know Ventured Into Music

Athletes and musicians have something in common; they entertain! Unlike musicians, athletes entertain us using their physical abilities.

Irrespective of where they entertain us from, most of them venture into other professions, especially music.

While others have surprisingly been successful in this regard, it has not been all that rosy for others.

Dwyane Wade

NBA legend Dwyane Wade had his No.3 jersey retired over the weekend. The rapper teamed up with rapper Rick Ross for the release of “Season Ticket Holder”.

The songs feature former teammates Udonis Haslem and Raphael Saadiq.

Memphis Depay

Soccer star, Memphis Depay who plays for the Dutch national side ventured into music in 2017. Since then he has released a number of singles, including, Fall Back and No love.

Shaq O’Neal

Shaquille Rashaun “Shaq” O’Neal is considered as one of the greatest NBA stars of all time. Since his retirement, he ventured into television programming, sports analysis, and music.

He is credited with five studio albums and one compilation album and was featured alongside Michael Jackson as a guest rapper on “2 Bad”, a song from Jackson’s 1995 album HIStory. He started music in 1993. His debut album Shaq Diesel was certified platinum in the U.S.

Kobe Bryant

Bryant was regarded as a shining light in NBA before his unfortunate death. The Lakers star also flourished in music. 

His album, K.O.B.E released in 2013 had five songs.

Chris Webber

Webber is a former professional basketball player, who released the rap album 2 Much Drama and also produced two tracks for Nas.

He is a five-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA Team member, a former NBA Rookie of the Year, and a former number one overall NBA draftee. 

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