The King ruled the court today when LeBron James dropped 32 in a decisive Miami Heat victory over the New York Knicks. The game between the NBA Eastern conference rivals was hotly contested to start, but quickly turned into a good old fashion blow-out leading to a 100-67 Miami game one win.
The Knicks’ two stars Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire only scored a combined 20 points as the Heat cruised to an easy victory forcing twenty seven NY turnovers on the defensive end.
In the MTV News Hip-Hop Playoffs Jay-Z’s #2 Swagged Out Conference seeded Roc Nation crew are having a Heat-like performance, dominating A$AP Rocky’s A$AP Mob earning 80% of the fan vote. The Roc Boys had a hell of a year thanks to Hov’s contributions on he and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne LP and J. Cole’s #1 debut album. While the A$AP Mob are no doubt the new kids on the block, they’ve taken the rap world by storm and restored faith in New York’s hip-hop fanatics, much like the Knicks who have restored faith in the NY sports community.
Both the Heat/Knicks and Roc/A$AP round one series’ are far from over, but if things keep going as they went today, it could be over pretty quickly.
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!
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