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  1. Music from ESPN's NBA coverage

    ESPN Music

    Here's a list of songs from performers featured on ESPN's NBA programming, along with links to the artists' websites and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums: Lenny Kravitz: "I'm a Believer" from the "Strut" album (iTu...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  2. Stephen Jackson's letter to Donald Sterling

    ESPN Music

    NBA veteran Stephen Jackson has put his feelings about Donald Sterling's comments to music. Jackson, who briefly played for the Clippers this season, has released several albums under his rap name Stak5, has posted "America Da Beautiful (Letter t...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  3. Manchester Orchestra's Hull talks NBA

    Greg Sukiennik

    Manchester Orchestra singer and songwriter Andy Hull is a huge NBA fan and fantasy basketball is a big part of how he keeps up with the sport on the road. "It's a very tight, close league," he says of the league he's won three years in a row. "Every...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  4. Flo Rida highlighted in NBA coverage

    Gregory Sukiennik

    "How I Feel" by rap artist Flo Rida is being featured in an NBA promo airing on ESPN this month. To listen to a sample or download and/or buy the song, click here: (iTunes | Amazon)...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  5. On ESPN's NBA Countdown: "Unchained"

    ESPN Music

    What do you get when you mix legends like James Brown & 2Pac? You'll hear the results on ESPN's "NBA Countdown:" "Unchained," which appears on the soundtrack from Tarantino's film "Django Unchained." The track, which borrows from Brown's "The ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  6. Music from ESPN's NBA Christmas

    ESPN Music

    On Christmas Day, when ESPN and ABC will be airing five NBA games starting at noon, you'll hear "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" by Leona Lewis as part of the day's coverage. The song appears on Lewis' "Christmas, With Love" album. It's th...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  7. DJ Irie talks Heat, NBA music, LeBron

    Jared Zwerling

    Catch him if you can. Miami-based DJ Irie doesn't miss a beat during All-Star Weekend -- literally. The NBA's first DJ, who was hired by the Miami Heat for the 1999-2000 season, may have been the busiest man you've never heard of during All-Star W...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  8. Common talks All-Star, MJ and D-Rose

    Jared Zwerling

    It's Sunday afternoon in downtown Houston, the host city of the 62nd NBA All-Star Game, and rapper and actor Common, along with his manager and some friends, walks into the makeshift green room on the top floor of the swanky Alden Hotel. He's there t...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  9. Music Issue playlist: Brooklyn Nets

    ESPN The Magazine

    For ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 18 Music Issue, we gathered music playlists from the subjects of each of the feature stories. As part of our supplemental coverage on Playbook Sounds, we will be posting all the Music Issue playlists here. The Barclays...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  10. Mason Jr. is the NBA's music game-changer

    Jared Zwerling

    When New Orleans Hornets guard Roger Mason Jr. first got into the music business in 2009 and started scheduling meetings to sign his first act, urban pop singer Segarra, he didn't want anyone to know he was an NBA player. He took his passion sincerel...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  11. The 5 worst performances at sporting events

    D'Arcy Maine

    To commemorate the release of ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 18 Music Issue, this week we will be taking a look back at some of the worst sports-related music moments of all time. Didn't love Alicia Keys' rendition of the national anthem or Beyonce's ha...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  12. Nightlands wants you to #LetBonnerShoot

    Dave Wilson

    Dave Hartley, front man for Nightlands, has a couple of big projects going on right now. First, Nightlands' new album, "Oak Island," was released Tuesday on Secretly Canadian. The album is a labor of love for Hartley, also the bass player in Phila...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  13. Goodie Mob with Cee Lo is on NBA shows

    Playbook Sounds

    Here's a song from performers featured on ESPN's NBA programming, links to the artist's website and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums: NBA Programming Goodie Mob featuring Cee Lo "Fight To Win" single (iTunes | Amazo...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  14. Sam Bowie finally responds to Jay-Z

    D'Arcy Maine

    As you may have noticed earlier this month, former NBA center Sam Bowie made the media rounds to promote his new ESPNU documentary, "Going Big." Bowie, famously picked ahead of Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA draft, has not only been a frequent ta...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  15. Macklemore on MJ, Pete Carroll & Seattle

    Jared Zwerling

    There's a reason why college students relate so well to Macklemore. He's like the best, most popular rapper on campus who keeps things on their level: realistic and entertaining. For example, on the 29-year-old's biggest hit, "Thrift Shop," he cl...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  16. Is Iman Shumpert the best athlete-rapper?

    Sam Alipour

    In 1993, a young Orlando Magic All-Star by the name of Shaquille O'Neal broke new ground when he dropped the first studio rap album by an active pro athlete. Driven by novelty, as well as Shaq's star power and goofy personality, "Shaq Diesel" went To...

    Blog | December 18, 2012