In T.I.'s song, Swagger Like us, T.I., Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, and Kanye West verbally proclaim their coolness in an ode to the swagger mentality. For those of you unfamililar, swagger is an attitude that is shown in every facet of your everyday life. It's in your speech, your stride, and the way you carry yourself. The worlds of hip-hop and the NBA have always intersected, and the swagger movement is a natural marriage of the two. You have stars like Lebron James, who counts Jay-Z as one of his friends, and you have the numerous failed attempts by basketball players to cross-over into the hip-hop genre. Well what they failed to accomplish on the microphone, they have more than made up with their on court personas. Some players act cool and some players embody it. In the following pages I ...
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