Intro

We’re just hours away from the conclusion of this year’s NCAA Tournament. Will it be Louisville or Michigan? Last month in The Weigh In, we picked some rappers’ brains on how they thought this year’s March Madness would unfold. The only man still in the running for that is Roscoe Dash, who picked Tim Hardaway Jr. and the Wolverines. Anyway, to kill some time before tipoff, we compiled 25 Rap Lyrics About NCAA Basketball. Check ‘em out and may the best team win.

Lil Wayne "Cannon" Dedication 2 (2006)

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"Listen close, I got duct tape and rope, I'll leave you missing like the fucking O'Bannons"

Wale "Barry Sanders" The Eleven One Eleven Theory (2011)

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“Vic Page never made it, Len Bias never made it / See God gave us the talent, but the devil made us famous”

Nino Bless “Get Ready 2: Goku Freestyle” (2012)

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“Light a fuse near this huge grenade, I’ll blow up like Bobby Knight in his Hoosier Days”

Rockie Fresh "Never Never" Driving 88 (2012)

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And we smoking on good, fuck them bad vibes/And all of my niggas fresh men, like the Fab Five”

J Cole “Higher” Friday Night Lights (2010)

J Cole “Higher” Friday Night Lights (2010)

“Like Halle Berry, your old nigga act like a bitch, like Tyler Perry/You caught him down in Memphis cheating like Calipari”

J. Cole “Return of Simba” (2009)

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“Being good is good, that’ll get you Drew Gooden/ But me, I want Jordan numbers, Lebron footin’/Can’t guard me, Vince Lombardi, John Wooden.”

Wale “Double M Genius” Ambition (2011)

Wale “Double M Genius” Ambition (2011)

“Yeah, I’mma let the chips fall/Niggas is Kemba Walker, tryna see me pitfall”

Nelly "The Motto (Remix) (2011)

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“Yeah I’m coaching this shit like Rick Pitino/Beat the pussy up then I drink a Pellegrino”

Los "Transform Ya" (2009)

Los "Transform Ya" (2009)

"I destroy ya, I been a bulldog 'fore Al was a Hoya"

Wale "Let's Ride" (2008)

Wale "Let's Ride" (2008)

“Home of the Terrapins, beware of the Gilchrist/Weed’s played out, they be on that pill shit.”

Method Man feat. RZA & La the Darkman "This Thing"

Method Man feat. RZA & La the Darkman "This Thing"

“I’m the Duke, please bless me like Mike Kryzewski / Two weak ass rappers beefin’ don’t impress me.”

XV "L7 Party" (2012)

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“I hang with Kansas Jayhawkers, I hang with bitches on Brazzers/And I’mma tell you like Spock does; live long and prosper”

Wale "The Soup" More About Nothing" (2010)

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“And they feeling me so, they not feeling y’all so/I volunteer every ten I see, Vince Yarbrough”

Royce Da 5'9 ft. Crooked I, Joe Budden & Joell Ortiz “The Warriors” Street Hop (2009)

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“Don’t fight fair, what I write, yeah/Might there, throw ‘em off like they Bobby Knight’s chair”

Fabolous "Whatever I Wan' Do" (2009)

Fabolous "Whatever I Wan' Do" (2009)

“I hear the rumors, but niggas won’t say they said it / They know Duke got a shooter like J.J. Reddick”

Nas “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” Illmatic (1994)

Nas “It Ain’t Hard To Tell”

“Street’s disciple, I rock beats that’s mega trifle/And groovy but smoother than moves by Villanova/You’re still a soldier, I’m like Sly Stone in Cobra”

Kid Ink "Aw Yeah" Wheels Up (2011)

Kid Ink "Aw Yeah" Wheels Up (2011)

“Aw yeah, nothin’ but stars here/We bout to call out 2,3, Tarheels”

Game ft. Rick Ross "Red Bottom Boss" (2012)

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“I only win like Baylor, I run the city like mayors/Don’t make me go dig up them old Chuck Taylor’s”

Jadakiss ft. Fabolous & Lloyd Banks "Respect It" Consignment (2012)

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“Got the LV on like a Runnin’ Rebel/Duke chain, got a cross full of Blue Devils”

Wale "Varsity Blues" The Eleven One Eleven Theory (2011)

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“Niggas thinking of moving, AJ flipping computers/Brandon Davies has relations, what if Jimmer was screwing?”

Big Sean ft. Wale & Wiz Khalifa “Life Should Go On” Detroit (2012)

Big Sean ft. Wale & Wiz Khalifa “Life Should Go On” Detroit (2012)

“Never hate on no one, your blessing’s getting closer/Even when I’m open, it’s nothing to Ed Cota”

Wale "The Power" More About Nothing (2010)

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“Foamposite Max like I’m out of Wake Forest/That’s Duncan for slow-mo’s, mine be so OG”

Kendrick Lamar "Outrageous" (2011)

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“Of course my dream was to play in the Final Four/Till the twelfth grade came and I was only 5’4”

Lil Wayne "Kobe Bryant" (2009)

Lil Wayne "Kobe Bryant" (2009)

"Practice while you sleep/Practice in my sleep/Straight outta high school, the brackets ain’t for me”

Brother Ali "Champion" Shadows On The Sun (2003)

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I'm chokin players like I'm Bob Knight, choke the coaches like I'm Sprewell/ They bowin to the 'Sayers till they knees swell"