17. Jerry Rice
Namedrop: “I crept up behind her. Mami threw it like a quarterback, I caught that like Rice. I call mami Montana, bandana.” – Jay-Z, “Take You Home,” Best Of Both Worlds
Regarded as the greatest football player to ever live, the one and only Jerry Rice has long been tied to Hip-Hop despite seeming like he wouldn’t know a hook from a sixteen. With a career spanning close to two decades, the long time wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers has been name dropped in as many rap songs as touchdowns he’s caught in his career.