Posted by , May 2, 2015 at 03:05pm
Lyrical lashes to prepare for Saturday's real life knock-out blows.

For the majority of a decade, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been busy cementing their legacies as boxers, all while manifesting a near mythic pop culture status - established largely in part to their potential matchup.

The spectacle and grandeur of a highly anticipated prize fight is undeniable, and members of the Hip Hop community are highly aware of this.  In fact, many performers themselves employ spectacle and grandeur as powerful agents to enhance their music. That is why it should come as no surprise that emcees of all kinds have used the ruthless aggression found in both “Money” Mayweather and Pacquiao, as well as the pageantry that surrounds their fights, as inspiration in their lyrics since the two fighters’ rise to prominence.  

So, which rappers are inspired by which fighters? Can we use lyrics from some artists to calculate whether they prefer Pacquiao or Mayweather?  Click along to find out.

Lyrical Allegiance: Picking Pacquiao/Mayweather Sides Through Song

Lyrical lashes to prepare for Saturday's real life knock-out blows.


For the majority of a decade, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been busy cementing their legacies as boxers, all while manifesting a near mythic pop culture status - established largely in part to their potential matchup.

The spectacle and grandeur of a highly anticipated prize fight is undeniable, and members of the Hip Hop community are highly aware of this.  In fact, many performers themselves employ spectacle and grandeur as powerful agents to enhance their music. That is why it should come as no surprise that emcees of all kinds have used the ruthless aggression found in both “Money” Mayweather and Pacquiao, as well as the pageantry that surrounds their fights, as inspiration in their lyrics since the two fighters’ rise to prominence.  

So, which rappers are inspired by which fighters? Can we use lyrics from some artists to calculate whether they prefer Pacquiao or Mayweather?  Click along to find out.

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