Once upon a time, Allen Iverson (a.k.a. "Jewelz") tried to launch his own rap career. Thankfully, it was remarkably unsuccessful. AI's first single, "40 Barz," received so much negative feedback that his debut album was shelved, and he didn't get the chance to embarrass himself by putting out a full-length project.

But that didn't stop A.I. from making an impact in the rap world. Even though he put down the mic back in 2001, rappers have name-dropped the former 76ers point guard over and over and over again. And even though he hasn't played in the NBA in more than five years now, rappers continue to use him and his various nicknames in their lyrics.

So as AI celebrates his 40th birthday today, we decided to put together a list of The 40 Best Rap Bars About Allen Iverson. Just know that there will definitely be more to come…