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Published: April 5, 2012 at 04:47 p.m.
Updated: Dec. 4, 2012 at 02:19 p.m.

If NFL players had walk-on songs

Jay-Z’s penned plenty of memorable records and epic albums in his stellar career. The hip-hop icon, Brooklyn Nets owner and new father celebrates his 43rd birthday today. And in honor of Hova, we’ve created a blueprint of our favorite walk-on tracks for NFL players. Time to fade to black.

25 Photos Total

  • "99 Problems" by Jay-Z<br>
"If you don't like my lyrics you can press fast forward" 25

    David Drapkin/Associated Press

    Randy Moss

    "99 Problems" by Jay-Z
    "If you don't like my lyrics you can press fast forward"

  • "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor<br>
"Risin' up straight to the top/Had the guts, got the glory" 24

    Jim Mahoney/Associated Press

    Drew Brees

    "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
    "Risin' up straight to the top/Had the guts, got the glory"

  • "I do" by Young Jeezy Ft. Jay-Z & Andre 3000<br>
"I said I do, I do, I do, I do, I do" 23

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    Chad Ochocinco

    "I do" by Young Jeezy Ft. Jay-Z & Andre 3000
    "I said I do, I do, I do, I do, I do"

  • "Nasty" by Nas<br>
"I'm not in the winters of my life or the beginner stage, I am the dragon" 22

    Nick Wass/Associated Press

    Ray Lewis

    "Nasty" by Nas
    "I'm not in the winters of my life or the beginner stage, I am the dragon"

  • "Look Around" by Red Hot Chili Peppers<br>
"Look around, look around, look around/All around, all around, all around" 21

    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    Troy Polamalu

    "Look Around" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    "Look around, look around, look around/All around, all around, all around"

  • "Focused" by Wale Ft. Kid Cudi<br>
"Gotta just keep on rolling/Gotta keep at it, gotta stay focused" 20

    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    Vince Wilfork

    "Focused" by Wale Ft. Kid Cudi
    "Gotta just keep on rolling/Gotta keep at it, gotta stay focused"

  • "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead<br>
"The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say" 19

    Thomas E. Witte/Associated Press

    Clay Matthews

    "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead
    "The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say"

  • "Beez in The Trap" Nicki Minaj<br>
"I'm a Detroit playa" 18

    Rick Osentoski/Associated Press

    Calvin Johnson

    "Beez in The Trap" Nicki Minaj
    "I'm a Detroit playa"

  • “Sky’s the Limit” by Notorious B.I.G<br>
“Sky is the limit and you know that you can have what you want, be what you want, have what you want, be what you want” 17

    Bill Feig/Associated Press

    Jimmy Graham

    “Sky’s the Limit” by Notorious B.I.G
    “Sky is the limit and you know that you can have what you want, be what you want, have what you want, be what you want”

  • "Bring Em Out" by T.I.<br>
"Who got a flow and a live show better than mine" 16

    Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

    LeSean McCoy

    "Bring Em Out" by T.I.
    "Who got a flow and a live show better than mine"

  • "Superstar" by Lupe Fiasco<br>
"The camera's is here /and the microphones and they wanna know" 15

    Mike McCarn/Associated Press

    Cam Newton

    "Superstar" by Lupe Fiasco
    "The camera's is here /and the microphones and they wanna know"

  • "The Motto" by Drake Ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga<br>
"We bout it every day, every day, every day" 14

    Evan Vucci/Associated Press

    Adrian Peterson

    "The Motto" by Drake Ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga
    "We bout it every day, every day, every day"

  • "Headlines" by Drake<br>
"And they say that I'm back/I'd agree with that" 13

    Charles Krupa/Associated Press

    Brandon Marshall

    "Headlines" by Drake
    "And they say that I'm back/I'd agree with that"

  • "Otis" by Kanye West and Jay-Z<br>
"Photo shoot fresh, looking like wealth I'm 'bout to call the paparazzi on myself" 12

    John Froschauer/Associated Press

    Marshawn Lynch

    "Otis" by Kanye West and Jay-Z
    "Photo shoot fresh, looking like wealth I'm 'bout to call the paparazzi on myself"

  • "Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys<br>
"Well I'm so above you and it's plain to see" 11

    Elise Amendola/Associated Press

    Tom Brady

    "Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys
    "Well I'm so above you and it's plain to see"

  • "Sexy And I Know" It by LMFAO<br>
"No shoes, no shirt, and I still get service" 10

    Elise Amendola/Associated Press

    Rob Gronkowski

    "Sexy And I Know" It by LMFAO
    "No shoes, no shirt, and I still get service"

  • "Louder than a Bomb" by Public Enemy<br>
"I'm even lethal when I'm unarmed, 'cause I'm louder than a bomb" 9

    Paul Connors/Associated Press

    Larry Fitzgerald

    "Louder than a Bomb" by Public Enemy
    "I'm even lethal when I'm unarmed, 'cause I'm louder than a bomb"

  • "Good Life" by Kanye West Ft. T Pain<br>
"I go for mine, I got to shine" 8

    David Drapkin/Associated Press

    Terrell Suggs

    "Good Life" by Kanye West Ft. T Pain
    "I go for mine, I got to shine"

  • "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera<br>
"I've got the moves like Jagger" 7

    Matt Ludtke/Associated Press

    Aaron Rodgers

    "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera
    "I've got the moves like Jagger"

  • "We're Not Gonna Take it" by Twisted Sister<br>
"Don't pick our destiny 'cause you don't know us" 6

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    Eli Manning

    "We're Not Gonna Take it" by Twisted Sister
    "Don't pick our destiny 'cause you don't know us"

  • "Loca" by Shakira ft. El Cata<br>
"I feel so el presidente" 5

    Tom Hauck/Associated Press

    Victor Cruz

    "Loca" by Shakira ft. El Cata
    "I feel so el presidente"

  • "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys<br />
"I can make it anywhere, yea, they love me everywhere" 4

    Mel Evans/Associated Press

    Tim Tebow

    "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
    "I can make it anywhere, yea, they love me everywhere"

  • "Breakout" by Foo Fighters<br>
"You know you make me break out" 3

    Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL

    Andy Dalton

    "Breakout" by Foo Fighters
    "You know you make me break out"

  • "Namaste" by Beastie Boys<br>
"Riding on a thought to see where it's from" 2

    Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL

    Arian Foster

    "Namaste" by Beastie Boys
    "Riding on a thought to see where it's from"

  • "Run This Town" by Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West<br>
"Victory's within the mile / Almost there, don't give up now" 1

    Ron Chenoy/US Presswire

    Peyton Manning

    "Run This Town" by Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
    "Victory's within the mile / Almost there, don't give up now"

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