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DerMarr Johnson's Musical Career

I've complained for years about how boring a franchise the Washington Wizards are, so it's nice to see a little breath of freshness from DerMarr Johnson, about whom some fans are suddenly getting very excited. Sadly, Ivan says Johnson still faces "a real battle" to make the team, so we'd best jump on this right now.

Just in case you forgot, Johnson is also a rapper, who rhymes under the name "Boss Slim" or possibly "$young slim$," and dropping couplets like this:

You all right? Baby, I'm all good; I come from a little town that we all call 'hood. (Cap Heights!)

I'm not sure how many media outlets have explored his musical career, but the Atlanta paper had this to say in 2002:

It is so easy to dismiss the 6-foot-9, 200-pounder as another member of the NBA's Generation X: a high draft pick who has no respect for the game, flaunts his millions, talks trash to opponents or even his own coach and wants to sing rap lyrics in the offseason. Granted, Johnson sometimes merits the image with his ever-changing cornrows, trademark smirk and array of tattoos. But at the tender age of 21, Johnson is much deeper --- and different --- than meets the eye.

Uh, ok. Cornrows. Imagine. Anyhow, a famous basketball blogger has confessed to once confusing DerMarr and DeShawn, and indeed, both of them have prodigious YouTube musical achievements. You can check DerMarr's talents here, around the 2:35 mark. I'm not sure who should be let go, but golly I hope the Wiz can find a place for DerMarr.

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 16, 2008; 12:20 PM ET
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did he actually use the word "stinky"?

Posted by: lenny | October 16, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

sneaky, he said sneaky, not stinky

Posted by: jmoney | October 16, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Dee Brown has been dethroned.

Posted by: | October 16, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

WOW!!!! Thats pretty bad.. Ive heard better @ the family reunion. Nice try tho...

Posted by: Marie K. | October 16, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

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