"Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us" - Drake

Rappers and athletes have always had close ties, but it seems we're seeing more and more crossover between sports and music. Much of that can be attributed to Instagram, which has created a need for every celebrity to flex the chance encounters they have with other celebrities.  

Some of these pairings are certainly more organic than others, but if you're a sports stan, and a rap stan, they're definitely worth a look.