1. Ice Cube, "Today Was A Good Day," 1992 -
"Get me on the court and I’m trouble.
Last week f----- around and got a triple-double.
Freaking n----- every way like MJ.
I can’t believe today was a good day."
2. Jay-Z, "Encore," 2003 -
"As fate would have it, Jay’s status appears.
To be at an all-time high, perfect time to say goodbye.
When I come back like Jordan, wearing the 4-5.
It ain’t to play games with you, it’s to aim at you, probably maim you."
3. Drake, "Thank Me Now," 2010 -
"I can relate to kids going straight to the league.
When they recognize that you got what it takes to succeed.
And that's around the time that your idols become your rivals.
You make friends with Mike but got to 'A.I.' him for your survival."
4. Lil Wayne, "Kobe Bryant," 2009 -
“Kobe doin’ work, 2–4 on my shirt.
He the greatest on the court and I’m the greatest on the verse.
Going for the fourth ring like it was his first.
Gotta get the bling, do it for Kareem."
5. Jay-Z, "Pump It Up (Remix)," 2003 -
"Go ahead, bug out, I'll Raid, n----, scurry.
Worry, I'm, not, the Mike Jordan of the mic recording.
It's Hovi, baby, you Kobe, maybe; Tracy McGrady.
Matter-fact, you a Harold Miner.
J.R. Rider, washed up on marijuana.
Even worse, you a Pervis Ellis.
You worthless, fella; you ain't no athlete, you Shawn Bradley."