After a draining week of political protests and perceived injustice, The Wrap Up: Hip-Hop Wired’s Top 10 Videos Of The Week comes right on time.
During his time away from the league, NBA player Stephen Jackson (Stak5) has put his pen and pad to work. His latest cut, “Amerika Da Beautiful,” comes in wake of outwardly racist remarks from former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, Michael Brown’s death, and the events that have followed in Ferguson, Mo.
Be warned, this story is soaked in obscene levels of struggle. Former NBA star Steve Francis apparently got choked out at a club in Houston by current NBA free agent Stephen Jackson aka Stak 5, when in rapper mode.
Ballplayers want to be rappers, and rappers want to be ballplayer, this is universally understood. So it should comes as no surprise that NBA Champion Stephen Jackson of the Spurs and the reigning NBA scoring champion, Kevin Durant, got together to create a song called “Lonely At The Top.”