ESPN Music: college basketball

Macklemore's songs on college basketball

January, 6, 2013
Here's a list of songs from performers featured on ESPN’s College Basketball Gameday Programming, links to the artist’s websites and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums:

College Basketball Gameday


"Can’t Hold Us" from the “The Heist” album (iTunes | Amazon)

How good was 2 Chainz at basketball?

September, 12, 2012
2 ChainzIlya S. Savenok/Getty ImagesThe rapper formerly known as Tauheed Epps played Division I basketball at Alabama State.
Editor's note: Welcome to the second installment of "How Good Was He?" It's an occasional Playbook series in which we delve deep into the athletic pasts of celebrities.

2 Chainz has already lived multiple lives in the music industry, from his origins in the duo Playaz Circle to a stint with Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace crew under the name "Tity Boi" to his current status as one of the hottest rappers in the game. His solo debut, "Based on a T.R.U. Story," topped the Billboard 200 when it was released last month.

But before all of that, 2 Chainz was Tauheed Epps, basketball player. As a 10th-grader, Epps was the star sixth man for North Clayton High in College Park, Ga., which ran the table for the Class AA state title after a 10-10 start in 1992-93. By his senior year, the 6-foot-5 Epps was a legitimate Division 1 recruit who got some attention from the University of Memphis, which was then looking for a silky, tall guard to replace Penny Hardaway.

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