Batter Up: When Hip Hop Meets Baseball

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  • 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"
  • Lastings Milledge
  • Hardball, The Movie
  • Ultramagnetic MCs
  • Jose Reyes
  • J. Cole

Batter Up: When Hip Hop Meets Baseball

There's nothing more American than hitting baseballs and spitting rhymes (well, maybe applie pie). These two pastimes are favored sports of the athletes and the non-athletes alike — rappers love to pay homage to the diamond and its players, and players, well, sometimes they love the music so much they get in the booth. Read on for a play-by-play of when hip hop meets baseball, like the recent venture between Fat Joe, Big Papi and Sway Calloway.

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