ESPN analyst Scott Van Pelt gets some major cool points for creating the 2012 MC Bracket- a 64 artist, NCAA style, single elimination, voted based tournament to decide who his listeners consider the best in hip-hop history. The concept of blending my two favorite subjects in this context is pure genius. Nothing sparks debate, controversy, and true passion like sports and hip-hop. The combination goes together like chicken and waffles, ginger and lemon, or Hennessy and coke. I'm kicking myself for not thinking of the concept first, but kudos to Scott for embarking on the challenge. I encourage you all to participate in the online bracket and let your voice be heard.
Here are my observation regarding the first round match ups:
The #1 seeds are solid. Run DMC, PE, Biggie, and Tupac. Can't really go wrong with those picks.
KRS ONE is a #8 seed facing Kwame the #9 seed. This an insult to the Blastmaster.
The 5 vs 12 match up featuring Rick Ross against Ludacris is shaping up just the way I anticipated. Luda is getting in that ass. An upset in the making.
Toughest match up? The #7 seed Outkast vs the #10 seed Busta Rhymes.
The most questionable seedings? Del Tha Funky Homosapien and Jay-Z as #3 seeds and Lil Wayne and Snoop as #6 seeds. Wayne and Snoop deserve better while Jay and Del should never be mentioned in the same sentence.
Most glaring omissions? Keith Murray and Dj Quik.
Let me know your thoughts. Engage your hip-hop vibe within a sports like framework!