Batter Up: When Hip Hop Meets Baseball

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  • Crooklyn Dodgers
  • St. Lunatics, "Batter Up"
  • 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

Lastings Milledge

Lastings Milledge, a former top prospect for the Mets, caused a firestorm in 2007 when he recorded and leaked a widely lambasted rap song, titled "Bend Ya Knees," that contained several racist and sexist slurs. His baseball career didn't fare much better — he's now playing for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in Japan. 

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