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RJ Payne – “The Autobiography Of Kobe Bryant” (R.I.P. Kobe And Gigi Bryant)

Even if you was a hater, you gotta give him respect…

Yeah. RJ Payne did that. Fresh off the news when this “The Autobiography Of Kobe Bryant.” dropped on PaperChaserDotCom. Dope tribute. Seems prophetic, too. Payne felt the Payne pain and shared it here. For the late great Hall Of Famer. Payne tried to to give Kobe his flowers when he was here to smell them. Regardless, RIP Kobe and Gigi Bryant.

RJ Payne recorded this tribute to Kobe Bryant several years ago, but it wasn’t widely released. “It’s new to the world,” Payne told me.

With today’s tragic news of the basketball legend and his 13-year old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, dying in a helicopter crash it feels right to give it some light.

Major props to RJ Payne!

– PaperChaserDotCom


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4-IZE – “Verse 167” (Prod. By Dame Grease) [Video]


I should have gotten this up as soon as 4-IZE put this out. Listen and you’ll get it. I mean, the bite is still hard in this. But the pain would have hit even harder and even more different then. So RAW!

🎧 “We’ll Always Love Black Mamba” (produced by @DameGrease129)


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Watch Dr. Dre’s All-Star Tribute To Late NBA Legend Kobe Bryant (Video)


It can’t get much more West Side than this; than one of the greatest producers paying homage to one of the greatest ballers… EVER! The greatest LA beatmaker doing the damn thing for the greatest LA Laker (that’s coming from other Laker greats like Magic Johnson)

Dr. Dre delivers an epic tribute to Kobe Bryant with the help of Gibson Hazard and Jack Bannon.
– NBA on TNT

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Jimmy Fallon Remembers Kobe Bryant (Video)

Kobe, when we meet again, we’re going on a beer run.

I’ve been seeing this. Hearing about it. Still wasn’t ready. Excuse me while I wipe my eyes again. RIP Kobe Bryant.

Jimmy celebrates the life of legendary NBA star Kobe Bryant, sharing a personal story about the night they first met and used Kobe’s LA Lakers status to go on a beer run to a delivery-only store.
– The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


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RIP Kobe Bryant (Video)

I found out at work, working overtime, when my boss announced to the room: “This is going to be sad news for basketball fans. Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash just a few hours ago…”

She said some other stuff after that. I wasn’t really pay attention. I really wasn’t even trying to ‘confirm’ the story (my brother BoneBreaker Jones did moments later, with a “No-noooo-nooooo, man! RIP Kobe“). I was just numb for a bit, and I was not going to try to ‘snap out of it.’ This loss is WAY more than a ‘hit to the basketball world’…

Think about a multi-lingual Black kid that goes to prom with Brandy, a teen R&B idol of his and millions of fans…who goes to the NBA as a teen and becomes a multi-million dollar superstar, all-star, champion, Olympic gold medal winner…embroiled in extra-marital scandal, beefing with one of the greatest impact players in NBA history (Shaq)…who knuckled down and got back to winning on- and off-court, saving a marriage and staying with his wife, having four daughters, finding ‘new careers’ after NBA retirement – coaching his girl’s ball team and giving motivational speeches (to Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide among others, because champions NEED to FEED on the energy of champions) AND winning an Academy Award (yeah, an Oscar!)…

Look. Kobe Bryant was just 41, and he managed to squeeze in more life in half a lifetime than many of us will if we get to live twice as long. And I could go on, but nah. I’m done. I’m not even a basketball fan like that, but I am done AND undone at the same DAMN time. Give me a long minute. Past a moment of silence. Because, among other reasons, his daughter Gigi was on that helicopter.


May Kobe, his baby Gigi, and the other three passengers on that fateful flight, Rest In Peace.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter were among five people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Bryant was 41.



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