JAY-Z, Lil Wayne and Master P have been included in yet another top rappers list, and this time it’s courtesy of an unlikely source: Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
During a press conference ahead of Super Bowl LVII, where the Chiefs will be taking on the Philadelphia Eagles, former NFL player Brandon Marshall asked Coach Reid who he thought were the top three rappers alive.
The 64-year-old pondered the question before asking if the 1980s rap group The Fat Boys counted, to which Marshall said no. Eventually, the coach chose JAY-Z, Lil Wayne and Master P.
“JAY-Z. Shoot, I don’t know, Master P. Yeah, I’m going to name all the old ones,” Coach Reid joked before someone suggested Lil Wayne and Meek Mill. “I’ll take Lil Wayne. Wasn’t he just at our place? You gotta give me an easier question than that.”
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Coach Reid and his Kansas City Chiefs will be taking on his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday night (February 12) at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Eagles head into the game with Lil Uzi Vert’s hit single “Just Wanna Rock” serving as the anthem for their playoff run.
The last time the Eagles adopted a record from a native son was Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares” during their improbable 2017 Super Bowl championship run. Fellow Philly native DJ Drama recently claimed that Uzi’s song has “replaced” Meek’s as the go-to Philly anthem, but Baby Pluto brushed it off during an interview with The Shade Room at the 2023 Grammys.
“I don’t think so,” Uzi said when asked about supplanting Meek. “That song like been around for a very long time, and that song is still hitting exactly the same way. I’m just gonna have to see, you know, in a couple of years or a decade or whatever.
“[Meek’s] a big homie from Philly, and that’s like one of my big homies,” Uzi added. “So I just like, feed off the energy that he gives actually to be able to even produce or put out that type of music. So like, hopefully. Like shit, hopefully he would hope that for me too. Not yet, though – it’s too early to tell.”
With “Just Wanna Rock” getting the Philadelphia Eagles game-ready, Rihanna is looking to add fuel to the fire by making her long-awaited return during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVII halftime show.