Hello and welcome to Ante Up, XXL’s podcast where the hip-hop and sports worlds collide. For the 15th episode of our sports podcast, XXL‘s Manny Maduakolam and Roger Krastz sat down with Toronto native Jazz Cartier.

The trio start off their conversation in this episode is Jazz remembering his younger days playing tennis and why the sport isn't as popular as it once was. The "Opera" MC has been playing tennis for years and said he had a mean serve plus modeled his game after the Australian great Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick. Roger, Manny and Jazz also discuss the popularity of the US Open, the Williams Sisters and reminisce about Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

The young flame spitter switches the topic to the NBA and discuss the grueling NBA playoff races. Cartier explains to XXL why the Tornoto Raptors will go far in the playoffs plus their biggest weakness. In addition, Jazz Cartier talks about the incredible run the Golden State Warriors have had thus far and the greatness of Steph Curry. To wrap things up, Jazz tells us stories of playing FIFA online against fans after he tweeted out his PS4 id code.

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