Starting this Saturday, Nov. 7, several of the hottest artists in the rap game including Lil Durk, Swae Lee, Jack Harlow, and G Herbo will step to the hardwood with their entourages to compete in 'The Crew League' TikTok basketball tournament.
The two-day competition sure to be filled with three-pointers, trash talk, and probably a few airballs will stream live on TikTok from Los Angeles. The winning team will walk away with a smooth $100,000 cash prize.
Here's how the opening round shakes out: Harlow's "Private Garden" vs. Russ's "Diemon" squad; "Team DDG" vs. "The [Kid] Laroi Crew"; "Certified Hitmakers" led by Lil Mosey vs. Swae Lee's "Firefighters"; and "TeamSlime" led by Lil Keed vs. Herbo's "150 Dreamteam." Durkio and Trippie Redd each have first-round byes.
Players are wasting no time calling their shots. DDG suggested, "Easiest $100k I ever made," while Harlow claimed he's been watching game film and feels that "Durk is the only one that looks worrisome." Herbo said, "We already won." Damn!
Indeed, Durk may have the smoothest jumper among the star players. Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma thinks the Chicago native has "easily got the best shooting form in the rap game."
Yet a sneaky contender could be DDG, who sings, "Ballin' since I was a jit," on "Moonwalking in Calabasas." He's been putting in work in the gym and sharing his progress on Instagram. He even tapped NBA shooting coach Lethal Shooter for a training session.
For a full breakdown of each rapper's strengths and weaknesses, HipHopDX put together its own scouting report.