When: 2000

Blame Shaq. The Diesel was the first baller to have a successful rap career. So, marketing agencies and yes men everywhere figured it would work for anybody. Chris Webber had an unfortunate go at it as did Allen Iverson. But, Kobe's rap career is by far the worst. We hope he didn't have a ghostwriter because all his bars were weak. Whoever wrote his raps made off like a bandit. Kobe had an album entitled, K.O.B.E. that was shelved. It was produced by the Trackmasters and featured songs with a young 50 Cent and Tyra Banks. He also rapped on a Brian McKnight song to promote the album's release.