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When Athletes Check the Mic (The Classics Edition)

By Mike Dojc On May - 26 - 2009
Cassius Clay released I am the Greatest on Columbia records in 1963. Billed as a comedy album, the record features the future Muhammad Ali rumbling his way through bluster heavy proto-rap, poetic verses, fight music, standup monologues and even Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me,” all to the delight of a live audience who cheer, chuckle and ballyhoo behind Clay’s boisterous horn tooting. Apparently, Ali opened Pandora’s box set. Athletes of all stripes have since felt the need to rock the casbah—I've stacked up a six pack of questionable releases that managed to find their way out of the locker room. ...

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