Kevin Durant Talks Having To Expose His Younger Teammates To Jay Z’s Music (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) Jay Z is one of the emcees on a lot of Hip Hop devotee’s list of greatest emcees of all time, but the Brooklyn legend may not be a favorite rhymer for the under 30 audience.

That is understandable. Jay first burst on the scene back in the “Hawaiian Sophie” video before many Millennials were even born, and his debut studio album Reasonable Doubt arrived while they were likely still elementary school age or younger.

NBA superstar Kevin Durant sat down with Genius to reveal his game time playlist. The 27-year-old former league MVP and Roc Nation Sports signee revealed he had to expose some of his basketball colleagues to Hov’s music.

“Most of my teammates [are] 21, 22 years old. I put on Jay Z, and they’re like, ‘I never heard this song before.’ It’s like ‘Big Pimpin’,'” said Durant. “I’m like, ‘Who am I around?’ So they don’t like when I take over the auxiliary chord, because I’m gonna play all Hip Hop.”

The new Golden State Warriors forward went on to name some of the classic 1990’s rap albums he listens to regularly. Durant’s pre-game ritual includes A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders as well as Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

His daily routine also includes tuning into everything from Teddy Pendergrass and Roy Ayers to 2Pac and Future. Durant is also a part-time rapper in his own right.

Watch Kevin Durant’s interview below.