J. Cole + 2 Chainz + Waka Flocka Flame Hoop It Up on Club Paradise Tour
The steady grind of touring is stressful for artists who are hitting 30 or more cities in a month. So what do artists do to unwind in between shows? Play sports, of course. In the case of J. Cole, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka Flame and French Montana, they pull out the portable rim and play a round of basketball.
During their Albuquerque, N.M. stop on the Club Paradise tour, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka, J. Cole and French Montana play a competitive game of “21,” in which one player is crowned the winner when he reaches 21 points. While the emcees are known for their superior mic skills, they also can handle the ball pretty good on the asphalt.
J. Cole is in his element with this game having been playing basketball through high school and college. As he lands his 17th point in the basket, Waka Flocka shouts, “That boy good. He need to put that mic down. That boy needs a scholarship.”
Waka Flocka is not too shabby with his ball-handling skills either. Meanwhile, 2 Chainz gets double-teamed by Montana and Cole but was able to break away and throw up an air ball.
Overall, it’s good to see some of the top rhyme-spitters play a friendly game of basketball during their downtime. It shows that there’s is camaraderie between the artists despite the competitive nature of the music business. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
Watch Waka Flocka Play ’21′ Against 2 Chainz, French Montana and J. Cole