Twenty years ago, a handful of NBA players linked up to record B-Ball's Best Kept Secret, a compilation album that featured guys like Shaquille O'Neal and Gary Payton rapping alongside actual rappers like Warren G and Money-B. And the album was, well, something. It did somehow manage to get at least one good review. But these days, you can pick up a copy of it for just a penny.
Jason Kidd remembers recording the album well. With absolutely no experience in music, he created the song, "What the Kidd Didd," alongside Money-B shortly after he was selected with the second pick in the 1994 NBA Draft. And as he told The New York Times recently, he felt completely out of his element when he went to the studio to do it.
"I was nervous," he said. "That was something way out of my realm. That wasn't my thing."
We could all tell:
That being said, Kidd told the Times that he was happy that he recorded "What the Kidd Did," even if it didn't go down as a rap classic. But it's the last time you'll ever catch him rapping.
"That's something on my bucket list that I can say I've done," Kidd said, "because I'd never do it again."
Here are a few of the other tracks that were featured on the album:
Anyone feeling inspired to go and cop B-Ball's Best Kept Secret now? Uhhh...
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[via New York Times]