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Kobe Bryant

With Sony Records and producers the Trackmasters, who are known for their work with Nas and Noreaga, it seemed like Kobe Bryant had the right team behind him to follow Shaq’s lead into the world of hip-hop. Though he was committed to making it, even challenging more established rappers to studio freestyle battles, when Kobe dropped his namesake song “K.O.B.E.” featuring Tyra Banks, Sony ended up dropping him and his plans for his debut album in 2000 were canned.

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