Polo G has reacted to seeing himself in NBA 2k23, and he’s blown away to say the least.
In a video posted to his Instagram, the Hall Of Fame rapper can be heard cackling as he lays eyes on his digitized doppelgänger, and said he wasn’t even aware that he was joining the NBA 2K universe.
“Folks just blast me into that shit,” Polo G said before laughing at how odd he looks in the game.
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Polo G is far from the first rapper to be made into a playable character, as he follows in the footsteps of Lil Durk, Lil Wayne, Jack Harlow, and J. Cole, all of whom were also given 89 ratings.
Cole was also unveiled as the cover star for the DREAMER Edition of NBA 2K23 last year, becoming the first rapper to grace the cover of the popular video game franchise.
“NBA 2K has long been a place to discover new musical talent through their game and continues to be a gold standard for showcasing all things basketball culture,” Cole said in a statement. “It’s been an amazing journey to not only appear on a cover of this year’s game, but to be part of the MyCAREER storyline, soundtrack and bring the DREAMER brand into NBA 2K.”
In other Polo G news, the Chicago rapper just dropped off his latest single “No Time Wasted” featuring Future. It’s been a while since fans got a full length from the 24-year-old, his last project being 2021’s Hall of Fame 2.0. The project’s predecessor, Hall of Fame, dropped in 2019 and hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, securing him his first chart-topping project.
Polo G apologized for this at the end of last summer, saying he had plans to drop more music in 2022 but that it never came to fruition.
“Music wise I was posed to b turnt this year,” Polo tweeted in July. “Especially the summer…I feel like I let my fans down being inconsistent…this shit b so weak.”
In a pair of follow-up tweets, he added: “On top of dat I gat real crack like I been gettin back in my bag & I been so eager fa y’all to hear dis shit.
“I promise u though fa all the ppl who truly fwm & been rockin w me imma make this shit up to y’all I promise.”
In a previous interview at Rolling Loud Miami, Polo G did share that he’s hard at work on an album with Southside. “The name to be announced, but it’s a lit project. This some of my coldest shit I’ve dropped in a min,” he said.