The 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is right arond the corner, taking flight Feb. 14 at New York’s famed Barclays Center. The centerpiece of All-Star Saturday Night and one of the most anticipated events of the season, The Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is a showcase of staggering aerial ability by the greatest names in the game.
Aiding these airborne heroes in their quest to conquer the contest is an adrenaline-surging soundtrack to set the mood. This year Crave’s getting in on the fun with a playlist of the Top 10 Dunk-Worthy Hip Hop Jams for this year’s Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Check out more info on the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on NBA.com, then pump up the volume on the tracks below!
“Power” – Kanye West
Intimidation. Transcendent ability. The perfect jam to crush.
“Run This Town” – Jay Z ft. Rihanna
The epic energy, the power, the lyrical theme… time to pledge allegiance to the champion in the paint!
“Wing$” – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
The dual interpretive meaning of “Wings” might be a statement on consumer culture, or it could be about the incredible feeling of the dunk. It’s all about perspective.
“Winner” – Jamie Foxx (ft. Justin Timberlake and T.I.)
The official theme song of the 2010 NBA Playoffs, and the flashback soundtrack to endless montages of Kobe fadeaways.
“Victory” – Notorious B.I.G. & P Diddy
Intimidation, a rising sound, a threat of devastation by superior abilities. The perfect sound formula for a winning performance.
“Undisputed” – Ludacris
Luda’s bouncing powerhouse sounds with help from Floyd Mayweather Jr, someone who knows more than a little about being a champion.
“Lookin’ At Me Sideways” – Brother Ali
Pure funk groove leads into a butter flow with devastating potency and attitude for miles. The perfect attitude for stardom.
“Bonfire” – Childish Gambino
From the siren-call opening onward, the intensity is high on Gambino’s classic “Bonfire,” just right for taking flight to the hoop.
“Jump Around” – House of Pain
It’s a classic everybody knows, and still kicks after all these years.
“Super Disco Breakin” – Beastie Boys
At a sprint from the first beat, this Beasties gem is adrenalized goodness from the get-go.
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