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Basketball and Hip Hop have longed gone together, beginning back in 1984 when Kurtis Blow released “Basketball,” which has been a staple of the hoops community since. Several NBA players have even tried their hand at the music genre and can claim a hit single or two – Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, Chris Webber, Joe Smith, and Steve Francis to name a few.

It goes the other way around as well. Rapper Master P was on the roster for the Charlotte Hornets during the 1998 pre-season, and the Toronto Raptors in preseason the following year. Although his NBA career never panned out, he did play for the Fort Wayne Fury in the Continental Basketball Association and for the ABA’s Las Vegas Rattlers.

It was only a matter of time until a graphic designer would infuse the two using a different kind of creativity. That’s just what Jesse Nunez did.

The Patterson, New Jersey native took NBA Memes to a new level by expertly photoshopping NBA superstars onto classic Hip Hop album covers.

The result? A pure digital media masterpiece. Take a look:

L.A. Clippers (DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin)
Lob

Stephen Curry

Curry

Carmelo Anthony
Melo

Derrick Rose
DRose

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Dwyane Wade
Dwade

LeBron James & Kyrie Irving
LeBron

Russell Westbrook
Bestbrook

James Harden
Harden

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