Contributed by jayo:
There’s a saying that those that rap should rap, and those that ball should ball. Pick one or the other talent bestowed upon you by the almighty and enjoy what comes from it.
Basketball players for ages have been crossing over and trying to cash in on their on court appeal by dropping a record, and, of course, just about every rapper thinks he can hoop it up with the best of them. From Shaquille O’Neal’s attempts towards a musical “crossover” to the escapades of Ron Artest, Tony Parker, Cedric Ceballos, Andre Rison, Allen Iverson, Chris Webber’s horrible piece entitled 2 Much Drama, and Kobe’s ill-fated stab at releasing a record, the writing on the wall of the locker rooms reads, “Stick to balling, forget rhyming, and practice those free-throws.”
But reserve point guard Troy Hudson, a.k.a. T-Hud, apparently wasn’t paying attention and has recently released what can at least be called the best hip-hop album ever made by a NBA professional basketball player. With the likes of Three 6 Mafia, Static Major, Ray J, Mo-Unique, Darius Harrison, The Clipse, and TQ dropping by on different tracks, Undrafted actually turns out to be a fairly enjoyable record from the first quarter to the end, and one that will certainly stay in your car for the time being. The full story at ballerstatus.com has since been removed.