Exclusive: NBA's Tony Parker Raps For Village Voice


Tony Parker leads the Spurs in raps

Tony Parker shares some new verses with Riff Raff

Today Status Ain't Hood wrote about a few rap and basketball crossover acts: Shaq, Kobe, Master P, and most recently, the San Antonio Spurs's French-speaking phenom Tony Parker.

Parker, it is reported, plans to release an exclusively in-French rap album next year--and he's even put out a record with Fabolous called "Top of The Game."

Parker swung by the riff hut a few minutes ago and let us peep some of the lyrics he's working on. I've done my best to translate Parker's French rhymes into equally exciting English ones, though I'm a little worried that Parker's verses might be a little one-track so far--a bit myopic. Decide for yourself:

Tony Parker raps for the ladies:

if you see me in the club/ i'm probably by the bar drinking with all the players/ from my basketball franchise/

Tony Parker gets political:

george bush doesn't care about basketball/ which is a shame because it is a good sport/ i have played it/

Tony Parker raps for the streets:

when i'm in your town you better watch your back/ backboard, that is/ i lead my team in slam dunks/ and have remarkable strength for my size/

Tony Parker does sex rhymes:

i put my basketball in your hoop/ make the cheerleaders scream/ then i go home/ and sleep/

Tony Parker raps about social awareness:

our country and your country want help/ i'm doing my part/ i'm ranked #11 in assists/

Tony Parker does backpacker rap:

sitting on the bench at halftime/ TP stands for two points/ it also stands for three points/ i'm pretty bad at three-pointers though/

Tony Parker on Tony Parker:

on the courts i'm like a basketball/ bouncing around on the floor/ i'm also a rapper too/

Tony Parker disses Shaq, sort of:

what's up, doc? more like what's up, i need to see a doc/ because i have injured myself playing basketball/ and might have to sit out for a few games/

Tony Parker disses 50 Cent:

50 cent? more like two quarters/ in basketball there are four quarters/ sometimes i call myself 100 cent/


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