Many rappers claim they were superior athletes back in their day, but only some actually have the credentials to prove it. It’s one thing to say you had a wicked jump shot or that you were a heavy hitter on the football field (before you started selling crack, or course) but having the proof to back it up is a whole different story. There are several MCs who actually had skills in the athletic arena and proved so by moving on past the Friday night lights to display their skills on college campuses around the nation. But, clearly, for one reason or another, be it injury or not being able to cut it, they wound up rapping instead. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t have their shining moments.

Here are 10 rappers who put enough work in while in high school to earn athletic scholarships at the collegiate level…


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