Kobe Bryant Led Lakers Dominate Denver, TDE Leading Shady 2.0 In Hip-Hop Playoffs

NBA champion Kobe Bryant began his quest for a sixth ring getting off to a great start with his consecutive Sunday win in the past week. Playing without a suspended Metta World Peace, the LA Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 103-88 cruising to a victory. Kobe finished game one of the series with 31 points.

In the MTV News Hip-Hop Playoffs the #6 seed TDE is running away with the first round against powerhouse Shady 2.0. Shady reloaded their roster last year with the signing of rap group Slaughterhouse and Alabama MC Yelawolf but the presence of TDE featuring all-star Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and rookie sensation Schoolboy Q is giving the house that Eminem built a run for their money.

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!

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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.

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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!

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