Hello and welcome to Ante Up, XXL’s podcast where the hip-hop and sports worlds collide. For the 23rd episode of our sports podcast, XXL‘s Manny and Roger sat down with rising Boston native Cousin Stizz.

Kicking off their conversation in this week's episode, the trio along with Stizz's manager Tim Larew and friends talk about the future of the Boston Celtics and break down what are the next steps for the storied franchise to return to glory. The guys then debate who are some of their favorite Celtics players in recent history, the possibility of Stephen Jackson returning to the NBA and Blake Griffin coming over to the Eastern Conference by joining The C's in a blockbuster trade.

Stizz discusses his love for Kobe Bryant plus where does New England Patriots' Tom Brady and Boston Red Sox's David "Big Papi" Ortiz rank in who has more power and gets more love in Beantown. The crew then imagine what players they would like to see if MTV did Real World with athletes plus Tim Duncan's retirement.

Cousin Stizz closes up the podcast with the XXL guys by sharing info on his new mixtape Monda, which dropped yesterday (July 14), and what plans he has coming up this year.

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