October 14, 2005

Williams Sisters get props from the Hip Hop Community

The Williams sisters have made names for themselves not only in the tennis world, but also in pop culture. The most recent examples of this can be seen in mentions in popular Hip Hop songs by Snoop Dogg and Kanye west. Why does it matter? I would argue that anytime tennis players gain notice among popular celebrities (however unlikely), it's good for the game.

Hey it's no McEnroe / Connors rivalry...but it's something.

Signs by Snoop Dogg feat. Charlie Wilson & Justin Timberlake
"Mami, Mamasita, have you ever - flown on G5s
From London - to Ibiza
You gotta have cake (tell' em).
You'll have Sunday's with chiquitas.
You'll see Venus and Serena,
In the Wimbledon Arena.
And I can take you."

Gold Digger by Kanye West
"...but I'm lookin for the one
have you seen her
My psychic told me she'll have a ass like Serena"

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Posted by Bob Wallace at October 14, 2005 4:52 PM
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