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5 Rappers Who Would Be A Better Fit For Reebok Than Rick Ross

Submitted by on April 13, 2013 – 7:41 amNo Comment

Rick Ross is no longer running with Reebok. On Thursday afternoon, Reebok officially dropped Rozay from their team thanks to all of the controversy surrounding his “rape lyrics” on Rocko‘s new single, “U.O.E.N.O.” Did he deserve to be dropped because of the lyrics? We’ll let you decide that one. But, to honest with you, we could have told you that Ross wasn’t a great fit for Reebok months ago. We love him as a rapper—well, we love him when he’s not promoting rape—but what in the world was Reebok thinking when they tried to get him to help sell sneakers? He doesn’t look like he’s worked out in years.

With that in mind, we want Reebok to think one and hard before they find a replacement for Ross. And we want them to pick a replacement rapper who actually fits well with the brand. You know, someone who works out, steers clear of controversy, and promotes the brand at every turn. So we threw together a list of 5 Rappers Who Would Be Better For Reebok Than Rick Ross. Which one would you pick if you were in charge at Reebok?

The Rapper: Flo Rida

Why He Would Be a Good Fit for Reebok: Which rapper out there is in better shape than Flo Rida right now? The guy looks like he lives in the gym. Plus, he’s got hits for days and seems like he wouldn’t mind dropping a Reebok reference or two into one of his new singles.

The Rapper: J. Cole

Why He Would Be a Good Fit for Reebok: In the past, Cole has come out and admitted that he’s not a sneakerhead. So Reebok wouldn’t have to worry about him fiending for a pair of Jordans or running out in some adidas. He’s got an album coming out soon, too, so we’re sure both sides would appreciate the extra publicity that would come about as a result of a partnership.

The Rapper: Kendrick Lamar

Why He Would Be a Good Fit for Reebok: Kendrick is the hottest rapper in the game right now. So, Reebok would be foolish not to pursue him and at least ask if he would be interested in doing a deal. He also is a little bit all over the place when it comes to sneakers—we’ve seen him rocking everything from Nike to Margiela—so we don’t think he would have trouble devoting himself to Reebok for awhile.

The Rapper: Ludacris

Why He Would Be a Good Fit for Reebok: We don’t really have to run through Luda’s resume, do we? Okay, good. He’s officially an OG in the rap game with a cosign that matters. And, he also has Fast & Furious 6 dropping this summer, which means that he’ll be on the publicity trail for the next few months. So why not have him running all over the place in some Reeboks?

The Rapper: Young Jeezy

Why He Would Be a Good Fit for Reebok: Does Reebok want to make some real noise? Then they should call the Snowman. Not only would Jeezy promote the hell out of Reebok. But, if Reebok went with a guy who has beefed with Rick Ross in the past, the rap blogs and sneakers blogs would eat it up. This is almost too perfect.

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