7. Michael Vick
Namedrop: “We don’t talk on the phone cuz it might stick, Gotta play for the 7 call it Mike Vick” – Young Jeezy, “Gangsta Music,” Thug Motivation: 101
Michael Vick has long been called the Allen Iverson of football. Not only did they both grow up in the same area, but the way that he brought street football with his electrifying scrambling style of play to the big leagues has already made him a legend. The greatest running quarterback of all-time has been embraced by Hip-Hop since his rookie year playing for the Atlanta Falcons. He’s so beloved in the Hip-Hop hot bed of Atlanta, he was greeted with roaring cheers upon his return to the Dirty South despite his transgressions with dog fighting.