Despite being the most popular game in the world, the connection between rap music and football ('soccer' for those Stateside) is minuscule, especially in comparison to other sports. Whilst there have been many (mostly farcical) instances of rapping footballers, vocal interest in football from big-name rappers is almost non-existent.
When the worlds do entwine, though, it is often with amusing results. As a supporter of English Championship side Crystal Palace, I experienced one of the most surreal match-ups of football and rap rather close to home, when in 2010 rap mogul Sean "Puff Daddy/P Diddy/Diddy/Diddy Dirty Money/Diddy Need To Change It Again?" Combs declared an interest in buying Palace, who were then in financial trouble. Whilst the deal never came to fruition (Palace were rescued nonetheless by a local consortium), it did highlight the irregularity in seeing rap and football together in the news.
Can I Kick It? will be a place where news and commentary of football and rap music will stand side-by-side, as I attempt to channel my interest and opinion in both worlds onto an appropriate platform. Who knows, I might even find someone else on this planet whose joy upon hearing new Kanye West beats can only be equalled by the repeated relegation of Brighton and Hove Albion.
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