The NCAA Tournament Is Just Like The Rap Game

March Madness is the first sign that springtime is coming and that means the days will be getting longer and the skirts will be getting shorter. It also means that Lil’ Wayne will be kissing Baby on the lips wearing a wife beater instead of a hoody. Yep, it’s spring again. I know that some of you are tired of my sports to rap music comparisons, but did you know that one of my biggest detractors has decided to create his own blog using these conventions? XXLMAG dot com comments section veteran Belize is now a full fledged blogger…

Dat Shyt to keep you going…

I’m going to take his drop as a sign of flattery and keep my eye on all these young bloggers on the come up. This is a good omen for Hip-Hop when so many fans not only learn to read, but love to write. Maybe one day we’ll all have blogs and just use them to hurl profanities at each other and swap downloaded music.

With the NCAA’s Final Four tournament tipping off today I thought I’d take a moment to look at which rappers exemplify the determination and earnestness that is needed to excel in Hip-Hop. You already know the drill for these drops so let’s get into it…

Fifty Cent – Southern Cal Trojans (nullus)
Fifty is so Hollywood always grimacing for the camera. All the older white people get scared. The money just keeps rolling in. Fifty hasn’t been to the Final Four in a minute, but he’s always a threat to go on a streak. USC isn’t the best PAC-10 school in the tourney, but they have a shot at glory if they can get past college basketball’s number one baller, Kevin Durant.

Devin the Dude – Texas Longhorns
What if Devin The Dude was the greatest rapper this year but no one recognized him because he played in the Midwest region? Devin is killing shit right now just like your boy Kevin Durant. I predict top three in the NBA’s first round draft in July. Go copp that Dude album on Tuesday.

Lil’ Wayne – North Carolina Tarheels
Despite all the hype this number one seed will be going home early to kiss their daddy. The one thing I can say about Wayne is that of all the rappers with Lil’ in their name he is the best, and he may have even kissed more men in the mouth than Lil’ Kim so I suppose that counts for something.

Shamrock = Butler Bulldogs
Shamrock looks like a pug with his clef palate and he is also the little white boy that could in the surprising way the he won the (white) Rapper Show.

Ghostface = Ohio State Buckeyes
Everybody respects Ghostface game, but no one truly believes he deserves to be in the championship. Ghost is tough on the boards too by using classic soul samples to drop some of his hardest lyrics on.

Sean Price = Georgetown Hoyas
John Thompson Jr.’s Hoyas are straight up hardbody, just like Sean P

Cam’Ron = Kansas JayHawks
Nobody expects Kansas to make much noise in this tournament but I think they will surprise everyone. No one expects Cam’Ron to be on top of the rap game but he beats everyone that he goes up against. Here’s the thing about Cam’ron… He may never be considered the best rapper, but you can remember the disses he has made to people. Jay-Z = chancletas, Fifty Cent = Cuuuuuurtis. Kansas = Danny Manning

T.I. = Florida Gators
Destined to be the champ two years in a row. When T.I. drops his album later this year in conjunction with whatever movie project he is working on the rap game will be shut down. My advice to everybody else is to take your shot now before T.I. gets his hands on the rock. After that it will be game over. My apologies to Lil’ Flip.

  • Fin

    You wrong about the Heels, and by extension Wayne. They are the favorites right now who will live up to the hype and make ppl recognize.

  • Fin

    First?^^

  • Cashus Clay

    Nas=Kentucky always good but never able to recapture former glory expectations too high just cant live up to it Game=UCLA keeps on coming with that heat even after losing valuable assets to the team Jay-Z=Duke It just aint gonna be there year but they will always have a large group of stans to support them

  • John Cochran

    Dam homie, your’e extra hard on wayne today. Good stuff though. I dont follow NCAA too much but I know that was on piont. You put my homie sean p on there too. He had a nice album, beats couldda been a little better though( 9th is corny, sorry). I agree, TI will probably kill em agian this year. Even though there’s a handful of cats out that are better than him lyrically, he seems to outclass most of the game.

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    “Maybe one day we’ll all have blogs and just use them to hurl profanities at each other and swap downloaded music.”

    ^^^^^

    That shit is funny as hell. I couldn’t understand why you did this in comment section as well, but now it all makes sense. You’re training yourself for the all out war.

    “This is Spartaaaa!”

  • King Ben

    Good comparisons dawg, I feelin’ em’. There on point at least. Especially little d’wayne carter, he’d better drop an album that makes up for the bullshit that comes out of his mouth. Better than Hov? Bulshit you got five bulshit albums, one made got you respect, Hov has 9 albums you could say all them motherfuckers classic dawg. And before people start talking shit about Kingdom Come the intro/Freestyle was worth my $20. he summed up game with that freestyle, just like Doc Dre with the watcher. Kingdom Come was on some ahead of its time shit and flew over peoples head. Then again that is just my opinion.

  • Meka Soul

    meka soul is teh ghey

  • http://governmentnames.blogspot.com/ GovernmentNames

    Are you contractually obligated to make weak analogies comparing rappers to athletes in every other post, or are you just not aware of how tired a rap blog cliche that is?

  • king blair

    so who are the blue devils aka underachiever of the year?

  • king blair

    so who are the duke blue devils aka underacheiver of the year

  • John Brown

    Billy,

    Although lately I have agreed with most of your post. I gotta disagree on this one. I dont think that the Tar Heels are going home early. They have the deepest bench out of all the teams in the tourney. I think that Kansas will be ousted before the Jayhawks. My prediction is Tar Heels and Gators in the ‘SHIP game. Which means that Wayne vs T.I. for supremacy.

    BTW, Billy you remind me of Star with all the objective hate you throw at the south.

  • John Brown

    I think that Kansas will be ousted before the Jayhawks.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I meant Tar Heels.

  • Gym Jones the King

    Man nice post, but homie quit hating so hard on weezy baby. Man does the homie owe you money or something? WEEZY F BABY = BEST RAPPER ALIVE

  • Atl’s own

    Go GA TECH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    So Bol picks on me and you pick on Belize? Pathetic. I like your insight, but that’s some childish shit. No to the Homo.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    My bad, Sunday. I thought you were clowning Belize. I read your comments on his site and that wasn’t bad. Um… No Sensitive Thugs.

  • Pancho

    huh?

    Kansas is a surprise pick? When did that happen? They arguably have the deepest bench (along with the Tar Heels)…they are one of the best teams in the country…Florida gonna take it though.

    anyways…good post btw…maybe if southern artists like Devin, and Sean P. would get some shine, the south wouldn’t get so much hate…

    Final Four

    1 Florida
    1 Kansas
    2 Georgetown
    3 Texas A&M

  • king blair

    whats up with king ben swagger jacking my name dang

  • THAT_BOY_NOAH

    I DON’T KNOW ABOUT ALL THAT BUT WHAT YALL KNOW BOUT THEM SAN ANTONIO SPURS BOY!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/theanticorp SONNY CHEEBA

    Beli, i want a blog on ur page!

    email me @ theanticorp@gmail.com, i’m dead serious my nig…

    Holla!

  • sk

    spurs r gonna lose they can’t fuck with the mavs or the suns

  • http://www.bonfiles.com Bonfiles Lenoir

    Funny isht. Just make sure you dap the originator yungin’ Ian over here: http://sexy-results.blogspot.com/2005/07/school-spiritms.html

  • jacquez
  • Were Read 2 Def

    >Ghostface = Ohio State Buckeyes
    Everybody respects Ghostface game, but no one truly believes he deserves to be in the championship. Ghost is tough on the boards too by using classic soul samples to drop some of his hardest lyrics on.

    ^That’s y I love my man. (Nullus)

  • http://www.myspace.com/thaanswermikeyd Dip Set City

    He may be new to XXL but ya boy Billy Sunday hooked me up with a couple Jim Jones promo posters when he didn’t have to. Good lookin out. And anyway, Final 4 is…

    Florida
    UCLA
    Texas
    Ohio St.

    How bout them Nuggets spanking the Lakers?

  • Incilin

    Regularly I really like the sports comparasions, but I just don’t follow NCAA basketball to know enough about your talking about.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    @ DIPSET CITY,
    I asked you if you was down with the Dips my nigga?!?

    Final 4 is Florida, G’Town, Kansas and Ohio State

  • Cuban Link

    Cuban Link’s Final 4

    Kansas
    Wisconsin
    Ohio State/Memphis (not sure either way)
    Georgetown

    I think Kansas is gonna take it all btw.All we’ve been doing in my math class is talking about the tournament, and I have a lot on Kansas so they better win.

    PS.Fuck Wisconsin they down 10 nada to Texas A&M wtf?

  • Cuban Link

    also UCLA has it mad easy for a while this year.Xavier gonna make it pretty far too btw I got a feeling about them

  • http://www.myspace.com/thaanswermikeyd Dip Set City

    Down with the Dips for sure. Any for anyone who said Wisconsin in the Final 4, they’re gettin 20-pieced right now by TXAM-CC.

  • sATaLyte

    Georgetown
    Ohio State
    Winthrop
    Kansas

    No more Georgia teams, sad day for NCAA.

  • ADuBB

    agree with game=ucla

    heres the one you gotta watch out for
    wisconsin=dr.dre
    everyone excpets this year to be there year but this year wisconsin will hit that final 4 but they aint going all the way. same with the good doctor we always are on edge for the dudes detox but it never will live up to the expectations if it does comes out.

  • Mannie

    1. Cam is Trash Man he is garbage
    2. Weezy is Killing the rap game

  • Cuban FUCKINING Link

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  • EReal

    Gators take it all again.
    407 Stand up!!

    Flawda Boys run yall, basketball and football! What What!!!

    lol.

    I think Combat Jack needs a blog, Belize holla at CJ!

    1 hunned.

  • http://dahshyt.blogspot.com Belize

    EReal Says:

    March 19th, 2007 at 10:42 am
    Gators take it all again.
    407 Stand up!!

    Flawda Boys run yall, basketball and football! What What!!!

    lol.

    I think Combat Jack needs a blog, Belize holla at CJ!

    ^

    Ayooooooooooooooooo

    Good Looks sunday…I aint even peep this..

    Smoke1Ne

  • http://kingtime.ru/ KingTime

    Класс! Афтару респект!

  • http://ukrproekt.com.ua/ Александр

    “Побольше бы таких статей”