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Rappers Celebrate Negro Leagues

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So you think that hip hop and baseball have nothing in common? Kansas City's Negro Leagues Baseball Museum invites you to think again. A new CD finds big-name rappers rhyming about the Negro Leagues.

By Susan Wilson


Kansas City, MO – The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum recently released "True to the Game Volume 1," a CD that celebrates the Negro Leagues baseball tradition. The project includes tracks by many of the heaviest-hitters in hop hop, including Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Macy Gray, Ludacris, Big Boi (from Outcast),Chingy, Paul Wall, Rick Ross, and Talib Kweli to name a few.

In case you were wondering, lyrics on the CD are family-friendly, and a portion of every CD sold goes to the Negro Baseball Museum. So how did this unique project get started? I stopped by to chat with Bob Kendrick, Vice President of Marketing for the Negro Baseball Museum Marketing.

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