Out of different music genres, Rap is one of the most popular forms of music, and it has been there for more than two decades. Rappers produce rap songs mostly about their lifestyle and their ventures. Moreover, they do make for some games as well. Basketball is one of those games about that there are tons of rap songs available that you can enjoy while playing this game. Since there are tons of rap songs out there about basketball, so we worked out a bit for you and selected 10 best rap songs about basketball that you can enjoy.

10 Best Basketball Rap songs

1. Basketball by Kurtis Blow

“Basketball” is a rap song about basketball which was released in the year 1984 and performed by Kurtis Blow. It was included in his album Ego Trip. The song was written by William Waring, Robert Ford, Kurtis Blow, J. B. Moore, Jimmy Bralower, and Full Force. The whole song revolves around basketball.

2. (I Know I Got) Skillz by Shaquille O'Neal

“(I know I Got) Skillz” is a basketball rap song that was released in 1993 and performed by Shaquille O’Neal for his debut album, Shaq Diesel. It peaked to number 35 on Billboard Hot 100. It was written by Shaquille himself along with Def Jef. If you are a basketball lover, this rap song will blow your mind.

3. Soul in the Hole by Loud Records

“Soul in the Hole” is the rap song released in 1997 by Loud Records, and this song was the part of the movie “Soul in the Hole”. The song peaked to 73 on Billboard Hot 100 and 13th on R&B. It is a super rap song that you can enjoy while playing basketball.

4. Sideline Story by J. Cole

“Sideline Story”is another rap song about basketball which was released in the year 2011 by J. Cole. It was recorded by Roc Nation and Columbia Records and distributed by Sony Music. It peaked to number 1 on the US Billboard 200. By the December 2016, 855000 copies of this rap song was sold.

5. Space Jamby Quad City DJ’s

“Space Jam” is a nice basketball rap song that was released in the year 1996 by Quad City DJ’s. It is written by Nathaniel Orange, V. Bryant & Jay "Ski" McGowan. The song was a good hit of its time and was quite popular among basketball players and fans.

6. Now You're Mine by Gang Starr

“Now You’re Mine”is a nice basketball rap song that was released in the year 1994 and it was performed by Gang Starr (the hip-hop duo) for their album, Hard to Earn. It was recorded by D&D Studios, NYC.

7. I Got it by J. Cole

“I Got it” is a super hit basketball rap song by J. Cole. It was written by J. Cole himself. If you are a basketball lover, this song will be the best choice for you to enjoy when you play basketball or even thinking of it.

8. White Man Can’t Jump by Riff

“White Man Can’t Jump” is rap song from the movie “White Man Can’t Jump”, and sung by Riff. This rap song about basketball peaked to number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100, and 48th on R&B. The song was produced by Dallas Austin, André Cymone, Bennie Wallace. It was released way back in 1992. The song was popular in those days among basketball lovers.

9. I Wish by Skee-Lo

“I Wish” is a rapsong about basketball which was released in the year 1995 by Scotti Bros. Skee-Lo sang it. It became so popular that it ranked number 13 on Billboard Hot 100, and it was also awarded Gold by RIAA. The song was written by Anne Dudley, Al Flythe, Trevor Horn, Malcolm McLaren, and Skee-Lo. This is a great treat for your entertainment. If you haven’t listened to it, do it today, this will give you so much entertainment.

10. That's How I Beat Shaq by Aaron Carter

“That’s How I Beat Shaq” is basketball rap song that was released in 2001. It was sung by Aaron Carter for his second album Aaron’s Party (Come get it). This song was used in the movie Hey Arnold! – The Movie. Since in the song, the name of an American Basketball player is used, it was released with his permission, and that player is Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal. His nick name is “Shaq” which is used in the song.

How to Download these Basketball Rap Songs from YouTube?

Now, you have a list of the best basketball rap songs, now if you want to download them for offline listening then what?

To download these rap songs about basketball, the best software out there is DVDFab YouTube Video Downloader that you can download and install on yourcomputer. Then, use it to download the videos.


Upon launching the software, you will see that YouTube is already opened. Now, you have to search the name of the rap song, and you will get the list. Now, click to play a song out of the list. Then, you can click “Download” button, and select the quality, the video will start downloading which progress you can see by going to “Download” tab.

That’s it. Isn’t it simple to download the basketball rap songs from YouTube?


Many of us are the fan of basketball, and this list is for them so that they can enjoy these rap songs with a touch of basketball. Even, these are great for those who actually play basketball.

You can now download these all basketballrap songs from YouTube using DVDFab YouTube Video Downloader, and enjoy them offline as well.