XXL Presents…20 Boxing References In Rap Lyrics

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    <i>XXL</i> Presents...20 Boxing References In Rap Lyrics
    In less than a week, <em>XXL</em>'s December cover boy, Floyd Mayweather Jr., will go head to head with Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas' MGM Grand. Rappers and boxers have always shared common attributes: larger than life personalities, an inclination towards macho posturing, and an appreciation for a good old fashioned one on one face off. (Just look at 50 and Floyd, who are pretty much BFFs these days). As Saturday's brawl approaches, <i>XXL</i> takes a look back at some of the staff's favorite boxing references in rap lyrics — <i>XXL Staff </i> (<a href="https://twitter.com/#!/XXLSTAFF">@XXLStaff</a>)
  • 50_Miguel
    50 Cent - "Put Your Hands Up"
    “Paparaz’ photo, my side bitch in Manolo It’s all about dough though, my knuckle game like Cotto.”
  • Camron
    Cam'ron - "Bubble Music"
    “We race foreign cars, custom models. Drop top mustard Tahoe/ We like the musketeers, trained by Cus D’Amato.”
  • Rick_Manny
    Rick Ross - "High Definition"
    “Crucifix on my neck I pray it never melt, Pacquiao purse, boy I took another belt.”
  • Pusha
    Pusha T - "Can I live (Freestyle)"
    "3 bitches, 3 different flights, glad it was 4 sides at that Paul Williams fight/ The Wynn, The Bellagio, the Palms, 3 nights/ As long as they separated, they my three blind mice.”
  • Lil
    Lil Wayne – "About All That"
    "Little nigga, but see me as a fuckin’ rhino/ Lil Weezy hit this bitch like Rocky Marciano.”
  • Game
    Game - "Red Nation"
    "Half of these rappers weren’t trappin’ when I was choppin’ the do or die / Suge had me in, I went Puffy like Zab Judah eye"
  • Jay-May
    Jay-Z - Light Up"
    “I just landed in that G450. Caught the Mayweather fight cause the satellite was crispy”
  • HEARNS
    AZ feat. Nas - "The Essence"
    "We both hard hit, just like Hagler and Hearns, add the math, be concerned if it's beef you burn"
  • Royce
    Royce da 5’9 – "Above the Law"
    "You got a mouth like Kanye, I’ll knock your whole bottom row of teeth out/ No disrespect to Mr. West, shit I’m just nice with mine/ And this just rap, I’m like Ricky Hatton, I just like the line.”
  • Roy_Bernard
    Slim Thug - "Trash"
    "Like Roy Jones and Hopkins, ain't no 60-40 deal / I'm getting 90, they get 10, and gotta split it still. "
  • Game_Winky
    Game - "Scream on Em"
    "I summons the hood, they get up in yo' ass for real/Knockout flow, Winky Wright jab for real"
  • Nas_Oscar
    Nas - "Affirmative Action II"
    "High class, Generals, Confidence, paying lawyers / Swift as Oscar De La Hoya, green beret warriors"
  • Redman
    Redman – "Tiger Crane Style"
    “ I knock out the Mic like Buster Douglas bitch, leave a nigga broke.”
  • Cam_Tyson
    Cam'ron - "Leave You Alone"
    “He beat them cases up like Mike Tyson ‘86/ That’s why it’s like I got a license for these 80 bricks"
  • Vinnie
    Vinnie Paz – "Devil’s Rebel"
    “I ain’t fucking with small shit, only thorough heaters/ The ice grill get you robbed, Sergio Martinez.”
  • Loyd_Evander
    Lloyd Banks - "Playboy"
    "So tell your homey chill, you know I hold the steel / Everything ain't jabs and hooks, and you ain't Holyfield"
  • Untitled-1
    Jay – Z – "Thank You"
    “Face keep poppin’ up / On a tube, I’m just watching Pacquiao box em up”
  • Jay_Shane
    Jay Electronica - "Prelude to a Freestyle"
    "Any click whoever said shit, they got rocked / So sugar Shane Mosley yo ass up out the cockpit"
  • COOL KIDS
    The Cool Kids - "Delivery Man"
    I'm Sugar Ray Leonard to them boxers / Watch me not watch them, I'm like clockwork"
  • Ali
    Hell Rell - "Family Ties"
    "And yo own man's don't acknowledge ya G / Cuz you ain't wanna go to war like Muhammad Ali"
  • ROBD916

    uhh J Cole??
    “Where the fans throw they hands like Pacquiao
    Not cause my looks, cause my hooks could knock Rocky out”

  • nigupleez

    what about Kendrick’s verse in “The City” where he refers to Pacquiao and Mayweather?

  • Brendan

    “i REFUGEE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY DANCE AROUND THE LIKE I WAS CASSIUS CLAY YES SIR”~ the fugees.