Batter Up: When Hip Hop Meets Baseball

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  • Lastings Milledge
  • Hardball, The Movie
  • Ultramagnetic MCs
  • Jose Reyes
  • J. Cole
  • Jay Z, Jackie Robinson
  • David Ortiz, Fat Joe
  • A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky
  • Kanye West, Lil Wayne "Barry Bonds"
  • Main Source "Just a Friendly Game of Baseball"
  • Jay Z, Alicia Keys, 2009 World Series
  • Crooklyn Dodgers
  • St. Lunatics, "Batter Up"

Ultramagnetic MCs, The Four Horsemen

Influential Bronx quartet Ultramagnetic MCs weaved baseball samples and themes throughout their third album, The Four Horsemen. The concept reached its apex on "Saga of Dandy, the Devil, & Day," an invaluable look at the Negro Leagues that name-dropped Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and other forgotten greats. 

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