The 50 Greatest NBA References in Rap

28. Big L, "Let 'Em Have It L"


Year: 1995
Lyric: "Facts on tracks, I recite well/Everybody wanna be like Mike, but Mike wanna be like L."

Everybody wants to be like Mike, but who does Mike wanna be like? What if his pregrame ritual included practicing some bars before eating that 23-ounce steak. His maniacal desire to win may have been motivated by a deep desire to become one of the greatest emcees ever. We may never know everything there is to know about His Airness.

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