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‘Death at the Derby’ Series Explores Football’s Biggest Rivalries Through Grimy Boom-Bap Tracks

A project between Los Angeles' Cousin Feo and Toronto's Lord Juco, Death at the Derby gives us a series of tracks dedicated to football's most heated rivalries.  With some of...
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Killa Villa Pays Tribute to Jay-Z and Nas With Its Dead Presidents Collection

Honoring two of the greatest rappers to ever pick up a mic, Killa Villa's latest "Dead Presidents" collection pays tribute to the storied and intertwined careers of Jay-Z and...
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TOKiMONSTA and Prince Royce Headline MLS’ ‘Our Soccer’ Campaign for 2019

With the 2019 season opener just weeks away, MLS debuted its new "Our Soccer" campaign, featuring musicians TOKiMONSTA and Prince Royce. The two artists discuss how they became fans...
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Eight Albums For Football Fans To Get Excited About in 2019

Although we've seen plenty of recent music drops that have kept our playlists jam-packed and banging, there's still more to look forward to on the horizon. We explore some...
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Imagining the Top Premier League Managers as Prolific Hip-Hop Producers

As hip-hop has become the most beloved genre in America, the Premier League has experienced a managerial renaissance. As a result, we've matched popular hip-hop producers to counterparts in the Premier League to show how, and why, music and football have mirrored one another.
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How Football Makes Atlanta Rapper Sho Baraka a Better Student of the World

A prominent member of the Christian hip-hop scene, Atlanta rapper Sho Baraka's love for football has allowed him to grow both personally and musically. We spoke with...
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The Year in Review: The Best Football-Inspired Music of 2018

Reminiscing on what has been an incredibly eventful year in football, we have compiled a list of the year’s best — from boots, to kits, to freestyle videos. We...
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Freestyler’s Playlist: The Tracks that Fueled Aguska Mnich’s Red Bull Street Style World Title

After a successful Red Bull Street Style performance last month, Aguska Mnich added an elusive world title to her packed trophy case. In our latest edition of...
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Assembling the Ultimate Footballer Rap Supergroup

As more and more players all over the world set aside their boots to try their hands in the booth, we've compiled a six-man roster of the footballers that, if united, would make an unstoppable rap supergroup.
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Different Animal, Same Beast: PUMA Brings Romelu Lukaku and TheColorGrey Together to Create a Dope New Track

Continuing to build upon its "New Levels" campaign, PUMA facilitated an all-Belgian collaboration between football superstar Romelu Lukaku and hip-hop artist TheColorGrey to bring us an original new track. Fittingly...
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Now Retired From Rap, Here’s Why Waka Flocka Flame Should Get Involved With the Beautiful Game

With one of the most iconic names in hip-hop history, Waka Flocka Flame has been a steady presence in the Atlanta trap scene since his breakout in 2009. Besides...
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From Pro Football to Music, Knox Hill’s Career Has Come Full Circle Through Goluremi

A pro footballer-turned-rapper, Knox Hill has carved a successful path in two daunting and difficult fields. Now a member of the Goluremi team, he's able to continue in both...
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Finding the Perfect Name for a Gucci Mane-Owned Football Club

Gucci Mane claimed on social media that he bought a soccer team. He asked his followers to help think of a name and our Urban Pitch staff was ready with some answers.
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How Warm Brew’s Serk Used His Soccer Background to Forge a Promising Hip-Hop Career

Warm Brew has made its name off carefree West Coast music. Serk explains how his days playing soccer have made him a great team player for everyone's success.
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Watch adidas and COLORS Studios Celebrate the Beautiful Game With Performances From Gunna, J.I.D., Not3s, and Lefa

adidas Football enlists music's top rising stars for a tribute to the Beautiful Game.
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Stix Enlists the Help of the 3252 for ‘My Home,’ LAFC’s Community Anthem

Paying homage to the team he has come to know and love, Watts native Stix has finally dropped "My Home," an anthem for LAFC's community.  Soccer was never a big...
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Think Watts: Rapper and Producer Stix Is Here to Make an Impact on the World Beyond Music

Born and raised in Watts, California, Stix has been involved in the music industry for 16 years as a performing artist, producer, and song writer. Beyond his music, he...
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Clint Dempsey Is Done With Soccer, But Where Did His Rap Career Go?

While most know Clint Dempsey as one of the most prolific American soccer players of all time, the USMNT icon also has some serious bars. Although his playing career has...
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Killa Villa Honors West Coast Hip-Hop Icons In Its Seriously Dope ‘LA Stories’ Collection

The latest of its hip-hop inspired jerseys, Killa Villa's "LA Stories" features a trio of kits inspired by West Coast rap legends NWA, Cypress Hill, and Snoop Dogg.  After paying...
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Freestyler’s Playlist: Catch Some Jazzy Vibes From NYC’s Very Own Frankie Flo

One of the sport's most vibrant figures, Frankie Gonzalez, aka Frankie Flo, is a large part of the U.S. freestyle scene. Having both organized and competed in some of...

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