Originally written August 15, 2012 on Player Perspective:
A few weeks ago I heard Kevin Durant rap and I thought he was good. I asked my timeline if there were any other good “rapletes” and a few people replied me saying Stephen Jackson of the San Antonio Spurs who raps under the name Stak5 was really talented. So I went and listened to some of the songs off of his “What’s a lockout” mixtape and really liked what he was doing (my favorite songs on the mixtape are Say Now and Where I’m From). I could also tell he takes it seriously and it’s not just something he’s doing for fun on the side. He’s clearly passionate about it. I was glad to have Stephen stop by the More Than Football podcast and talk about his upcoming album. We talked a lot about music, how his life inspires his rhymes, Texas influences and support among musicians, and the guest stars on his album (one of them is Kevin Durant!). Stephen also made some really thoughtful comments regarding the infamous Malice at the Palace, and talked about Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich who I mentioned has become some sort of cult hero on the internet. Bonus: I also asked him what he thought of Tony Parker getting injured in the Drake/Chris Brown fight! If you haven’t heard the “What’s a lockout?” mixtape you can get it here.   More Than Football Welcomes Stephen Jackson – NBA player, Rapper and Jack of All Trades from Playerperspective on Vimeo.
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