GQ Magazine once referred to Stuart Scott as “the man who put the hip-hop in sportscasting.” In an interview with XXL, Scott spoke on how he grew up listening to rappers like Run-D.M.C. and LL Cool J, and how he fuses hip-hop into everyday broadcasting. “I like infusing [hip-hop] into what I do, because it’s part of who I am. Sportscasters’ll drop a line and I’ll be like, ‘I hope you listen to that. I hope you’re not just doing it just to be hot.’ You’ve got to be true to who you are and what you do. I’m more of a hip-hop feel person. Music is how you feel. The younger the mind, that’s how I wanna be.” Perhaps rap music gives Scott youthful inspiration as he continues to fight his battle with cancer.