The Secret History of Kobe Bryant's Rap Career
Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, left, poses for photographers with rapper Sisqo outside the 14th Annual Soul Train Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Saturday, March 4, 2000. Bryant has his own album coming out soon. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
For three weeks during the summer of 1998, Kobe Bryant lived in the New Jersey mansion of hip-hop record executive Steve Stoute. Bryant was there to try on the role of rap star, but since he was also training to be the next Michael Jordan, basketball consumed most of his time.
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Filed by Michael Klopman