Nobody said it’ll be easy for the Philadelphia Sixers. The scrappy squad led by Andre Iguodala and Jrue Holiday didn’t fair well against the #1 NBA Eastern conference seed Chicago Bulls, but it’s going to be a long series.
Derrick Rose dropped 23 points leading all scorers in a 103-91 Game one win, but left the game with an apparent knee injury with 1:10 left in the fourth quarter. Rose also contributed nine rebounds and nine assists in a near triple double, still if he is forced to miss any games this series can take a dramatic turn.
In the MTV News Hip-Hop Playoffs Rick Ross’ #1 seeded Maybach Music Group is currently dominating Jadakiss and Styles P of D-Block. It’s been a quiet year for the once dominant D-Block crew, but mixtape releases of Styles and Jada will always keep them in rap’s best crew debate. On Friday Kiss dropped his Consignment mixtape and once again proved why he is one of the game’s greatest talents.
Still it is Rozay, Wale, Meek Mill and company who lead the Hip-Hop Playoffs first round match-up in the Swagged Out conference gaining 88% of the vote thus far.
The squad here at RapFix are looking forward to watching Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the biggest stars lead their respective teams to victory. It’s the same way we look forward to rap’s biggest stars lead their teams to hip-hop dominance. So while the NBA sets forth to determine who the best ball team of the year is, RapFix is on a mission to find out who the best team in rap in our MTV News Hip-Hop Playoffs!
We examined the past year in hip-hop and identified the game’s 16 most dominant crews. Then we split them up into our either our Swagged-Out Conference or Baller Conference and created match-ups where you the fan can determine the winner based on your, votes.
A championship team is only as good as its weakest link, so we analyzed talent, sales success and overall influence to determine our 16 rap teams and come up with the proper seeding.
It’s not up to us, it’s up to you guys. Fans get to vote in order to determine who hip-hop’s ultimate crew of 2012 will be?
Be sure to check back with our RapFix blog daily as we update you on both the progress of your favorite rap crews and your favorite NBA teams. Game On!
Voting is open now!
SWAGGED OUT CONFERENCE