Though the NBA has actually embraced hip-hop prior to now decade or so (particularly in comparison with its earlier regard to the tradition), few of the league’s franchises are as intently entwined with their metropolis’s rap tradition because the Golden State Warriors. Bay Space rap legends like E-40 and Too Short and rising stars like P-Lo aren’t simply regulars on the courtside seats, they’re an integral a part of the workforce’s operations, typically partnering for occasions within the space meant to strengthen the Dubs’ group ties and taking part within the current championship parade.
In reality, they’re a lot part of the workforce that they had been even invited to affix the Warriors for his or her White Home go to earlier this week. E-40, Too Quick, and Mistah FAB, in addition to Bay radio mainstay Sway Calloway, posted images from the occasion, posing with Vice President Kamala Harris, former Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and naturally, the portrait of President Barack Obama.
E-40 and Too Quick lately teamed up with fellow California rap pioneers Ice Dice and Snoop Dogg to kind Mount Westmore, releasing two albums in 2022. Nevertheless, the Northern California half of the group at present seems to have the higher half of their intrastate basketball rivalry. Whereas each the Warriors and Snoop and Dice’s beloved Lakers are each absolutely struggling within the Western Convention in comparison with current seasons, the Lakers are at present 11 video games out of playoff rivalry in the mean time, whereas the Warriors sit within the sixth seed, forward of the Clippers and Mavericks.