Guest Star: "Kobe Had His Chance, Now It's LeBron's Time"
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 3:00PM
[In celebration of the NBA season beginning this week, SOHH is tipping things off with your favorite rappers boasting about their top teams. Today, Atlanta rap duo Ying Yang Twins tell SOHH readers why they are split about their favorite basketball squad.]
On the basketball tip, I'm going with the Lakers. You see they got Dwight Howard.
I like Kobe Bryant to death, but I'm more of a Shaquille O'Neal fan. Kobe is cool with me, but I'm down with Shaq. -Kaine
I'm not bragging about the Lakers, I'm going for the Heat. LeBron's going all the way, baby. Kobe had his chance, he got all the rings he's got. Now it's LeBron's time.
I'm the LeBron fan. Like I've said, I don't like sports, I just follow the players. Kobe's got enough rings and LeBron's been doing this for years and he finally got his first one.
So I hope to see him get a lot more.
I've followed LeBron for a minute and it took him a long time to get [that championship]. So I respect that. I was most impressed with how he played this past year because he really started focusing rather than showboating. Now it's all because he's got that ring. -D-Roc
Atlanta's party rap duo Ying Yang Twins scored a hit with the single "Whistle While You Twurk," which received nationwide airplay on urban and crossover radio stations. Their full-length debut album, Thug Walkin', appeared later in 2000. Alley...Return of the Ying Yang Twins from 2002 sold well down South, but it was the duo's 2003 team-up with Lil Jon -- "the King of Crunk" -- that brought them nationwide success. The party anthem "Salt Shaker" was a massive club and radio hit and soon had the TVT label chasing the duo to sign. They did, and their first album for the label, Me & My Brother, yielded two more crunk hits, "What's Happnin!" and "Naggin'." The same year the duo appeared on Britney Spears' album In the Zone and her television special of the same name. In 2004, TVT released the remix-filled My Brother & Me with a bonus DVD of the group's videos. USA (United State of Atlanta) appeared in the summer of 2005 as its single "Wait (The Whisper Song)" was dominating urban radio. Chemically Imbalanced followed in 2006.