Pete Rock Gives Super Bowl XLVII Predictions On ESPN's "First Take"

Pete Rock stops by ESPN's "First Take" to discuss his pick for Super Bowl XLVII.

With Super Bowl XLVII dominating headlines, Pete Rock stopped by ESPN to weigh-in on this Sunday's highly anticipated game.

The legendary producer appeared on ESPN's "First Take" earlier today to discuss the Super Bowl match-up between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. Although Pete is hoping that the Ravens win the Super Bowl, he believes that the Niners' defense will pose serious a threat to the Ravens' offensive line.

"My heart [is] with the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl, but then I start thinking about the 49ers defense, so that may give them problems in the [offensive] line in the front," he said.

Pete Rock also discussed the recent controversy surrounding Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who was accused of using performance enhancing drugs this season. While Pete does commiserate with Lewis' situation - especially after Lewis was implicated in a double homicide in 2000 - he believes the 17-year veteran should have addressed the allegations more fully.

"Poor Ray Lewis, man - why at the peak of greatness [do] these things have to surface?" he said. "I believe the world is his oyster, and he's made it again to the Super Bowl for the second ring. I don't believe that he should let any of the talk de-focus [him from] what he has to go out there and do…[I think the news will have a] negative [impact on his legacy], because I feel like he's already been in something negative already. He has something over his head already…I agree that he should have handled this situation yesterday better. He could have come out and said something [more specific]."

The Soul Brother #1 isn't the first Hip Hop icon to appear on "First Take." Both Lil Wayne and Wale have appeared alongside hosts Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless on the program.

Check out the full interview below, via HipHopWired.

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  • Anonymous

    In Moss's second season with the Pats after the record breaking year, he pretty much did get phased out, so Pete Rock was correct. He should have just held his ground againsn't Bailiss who goes silent whenever somebody shoots back at him like Ocho Cinco did.

  • Anonymous

    stupid lame rappers always stop by on the show. I was shocked when they brought on Pete Rock. I agree, its a stupid fucking show. ESPN is the new TMZ for sports.

  • Anonymous

    First Take is such a horrible show. They talk about the same fucking topics every single day. I don't know how they sucker these fools into making appearances.

  • IDK

    lol Pete Rock was straight up chilling; kinda sounds like he was high or something.

    • MasterSplinter

      lol he did sound like he was high, I listen to the pod cast most mornings, and he was the worst I have heard on there in a long time. He was like... "Randy Moss never really got many touches in New England" Skip Bayless was like... "well he broke the single season TD record in New England."... Pete Rock then responds sounding high as F...."Oh myjavascript:void(null) bad man."....SMH

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