Andre Drummond
Nate Nixen and Andre Drummond

Allen Iverson. Kobe Bryant. Shaquille O’Neal. Tony Parker. Metta World Peace. Chris Webber. Lou Williams. Iman Shumpert. Damian Lillard. And now, Andre Drummond. What do all of these men have in common?

Well besides being some of the best basketball players of the last 20-25 years, they are all rappers. Yes, some might have had less than memorable careers like Tony Parker or Chris Webber. A couple of ballers rap as a passion project, a way to express their thoughts like Lou Williams, or Iman Shumpert. Others released actual music with a label like Shaquille O’Neal, Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest, Allen Iverson and most recently Damian Lillard with his ‘The Letter O’ project. But Andre Drummond? Well, he recently hopped on a track for a young rapper out of the Motor City. And you be the judge of the lyrical skills from the All-Star big man.

Here’s Drummond rapping on part 27 of the ‘First 59’ series from Detroit rapper Nate Nixen.

Immediate reactions. It’s not bad, not bad at all. Plus, if you listen to the rest of the track from Nate Nixen, he’s actually a pretty dope rapper. But for Drummond, a guy who has a job as a basketball player in the NBA, this isn’t bad at all. The flow is good, the lyrics are solid, and his delivery is efficient. It’s also awesome to see him showing support to local talent in Detroit. But this isn’t the first time we’ve heard Drummond spit.

He’s rapped before, late in the summer to be exact. He was one of many who lent his bars to the ‘So Gone’ challenge trend.

Will we see more rapping from Andre Drummond? Who knows. But if he brings more heat like this, I, for one, am all for it.


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