Kobe Bryant accomplished a lot during his 41 years on this Earth, and although his rap career never took off, it doesn’t mean that he wasn’t good at it.
There aren’t many officially released Kobe songs, but we never knew there was one in the vault that has been sitting for years when Joe Budden recently revealed Kobe’s hip-hop stylings by previewing an unreleased song that Shaquille O’Neal sent to him.
On an episode of The Joe Budden Podcast — Budden played about ten seconds of the song, stopping after Bryant dropped the lyric, “Slash paragraphs to emphasize my emphasis.” Budden reacted, “Come on, man. […] They don’t do it like Mamba.”
“Shaq sent this to my phone. I thought this was just like, a joint that had come out but I had never heard it.”
It starts around the :25 mark: