Monday, January 17, 2011
Sixers Guard Lou Williams Releases Rap Video That Stern Can't Stop
Admit it, Louis Williams kinda killed it on this freestyle over Rick Ross' "Imma Boss". At least by today's no-rapper-left-behind standards (see: Flocka, Waka).
Given the history of athletes-turned-rappers, the expectations are understandably low for the fifth-year point guard. But check out some of these bars:
"Thank God, all these games I done played,
At 60K a game, all this money I done made,
Got my first mil before I ever got laid
I was only 17, ain't that some sh--? Now look at me..."
(Fact: Williams has made roughly $11 million since entering the NBA out of high school.)
Honestly, Williams presence in the booth is very favorable to his presence on the court. He's a career 10.7 ppg, 2.9 apg point guard (12.7 and 3.4 this season). He's started 38 games in five seasons. Not exactly a stat sheet stuffer.
But as a rapper, he's got a lot going his way. He's young (24), rich (that $11 million is likely more money than your favorite rapper will ever see legally in their entire career), and he's sufficiently tattooed.
Fact is, it isn't beyond the realm of possibility that Williams could be this generation of NBA's Wayman Tisdale; a modestly talented professional basketball player who pursued a side career in music, and made quite a name for himself. Tisdale averaged 15 ppg and 6 rpg over 12 years in the NBA, and also released eight contemporary jazz albums, including a 2001 Billboard number one, "Face to Face".