[Starting 5: With the annual NCAA March Madness tournament in full swing, SOHH asks your favorite hip-hop artists to name their rap-based starting five team line-ups. Today, New York rap veteran Freddie Foxxx brings out his Barwork Monsters.]
Point Guard: Joe Budden
I would put Joe Budden at the point guard because he’s everything exciting. A point guard has to keep the game exciting. The point guard has to set it off. Joe is always into something. He makes things very exciting.
Shooting Guard: Ice Cube
On the right side I have Ice Cube. I got him there because of his ability to focus. I respect him because he’s able to focus on what’s going on. He’s very focused and can do music any time he wants. He also grinds. He’s somebody I think has taken chances in this business and overcome adversity. He’s someone I have to have on the team.
Small Forward: Eminem
I would put Eminem at small forward. Em will be my [Toni] Kukoc. Eminem is very skillful at what he does and keeps himself in the game. His ability to do what he does is seen and he stays on the grind. He can deal with adversity and people have disliked him, in my opinion, for the wrong reasons. I think he’s talented. I think he’s extremely talented and I salute him.
Power Forward: Busta Rhymes
On the right side, I would like to see Busta Rhymes. Busta is a big impact to the music business. If he played on my team, I know one thing, we’d have some power down there because his delivery is powerful and his presence is powerful. He has a unique way of delivering each time.
Center: Ghostface Killah
For the center, I would say Ghostface Killah. No matter how tall or short he may be, he always looks good, meaning his presence. He knows how to present himself all the time. He has an incredible balance of talent. He knows how to make those street records, he knows how to make records that the ladies will love and his whole flavor is always on point.
Coach’s Notes: n/a