Exclusive Sit Down with Rapper Wakeem Dope

We always bring a hip hop edge to our bball reporting so it is great when we get a chance to talk to MCs or Producers about their careers and of course some roundball. This week in our segment of HiphopAndJumpshots we got a chance to sit down with upcoming rap artist, Wakeem Dope. We got a chance to talk about his inspirations, his favorite sports team, and what throwback jersey he would rock if he could only rock one! (His answer was beyond dope!)

Peep the interview and make sure to hit up Wakeem Dope on twitter @WakeemDope

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Wakeem dope is a product of pain that has overcome a storm and want’s each one of his fan’s to understand ” Without struggle there is no progress”.

Tell the people who Wakeem Dope is?

I am a god fearing man who feels strongly about family with a deep passion for music.

Where are you from?

I’m from Erie Pa.

You have a song called, Misery, can you tell us about that song?

Well at the time when I wrote misery so much change was going on in my life from me letting go of people that i love to me doing what was best for me!!! Misery was my pain.

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Let’s get into sports….

Who is your pick to win the NBA Championship this year?

I wanna pick the Spurs but the Warriors are playing hard this year!

Who is your favorite team in any sport?

My favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys!

Is there one player who plays on the court like you make music or perform?

Of course, Michael Jordan because he brought his A game every night!

If you could only rock one throwback jersey of any current or former player in any sport it would be? and why?


I would rock #33 Kareem Abdul Jabbar because he accomplished so much. He is a inspiration!

Who is one person you look up to, be it sports or music or life?

I look up to my mother very beautiful woman inside and out!

Do you have plans to release an album this year?

Yes, this year i will be releasing ep called “Loyalty” on 9/23

Will you be touring this summer?

No, this summer im just working on my craft and enjoying the outdoors with family.

Do you have any last thoughts you would like to share?

I just want everyone to know God makes anything possible and to be humble!!! also the single “Misery” is now available for download buy it now on Cd baby.

Where can people find you at online?

@Wakeemdope via twitter for the latest buzz!!!

Written by Joey Sinatra

Joey Sinatra

Joey Sinatra is a co-founder of WickedJumpShot.com Joey is a boxing and basketball journalist who attends USI as a post graduate. Joey grew up in the New Rochelle Area of the greater New York City area, and is a cousin of the famous singer, Frank Sinatra. Joey also writes for the Boxing Globe.