Rappers and Baseball Hats: AL Central

Wherein we rank the American League Central franchises by how fresh their logo has been repped in rap history.

5. Kansas City Royals

The absolute only instance I could find of a rapper steppin’ out with a Royals cap is this picture of Kanye West, which we can probably assume was some sort of mistake, and that the guy in his entourage who lays out his clothes was fired the next day.

And also, this:

4. Minnesota Twins

With apologies to Brother Ali, the blind rapper who only wears Minnesota Twins gear, this one’s not even close.

3. Detroit Tigers

Even if I could have found a cool picture of Eminem in a Tigers fitted, the pick still would have been Ice Cube as Doughboy in 1991’s Boyz n the Hood.

2. Cleveland Indians

Phife rocks a classic Cleveland get-up in this pretty sweet vid for “Check the Rhime”.  Bonus points for the jersey/ hat solidarity – and shame on Q-Tip for the Braves cap/ Yankees jersey combo.

1. Chicago White Sox

As much as it pained me to put them over my Indians, it really couldn’t shake out any other way. Congrats, Chicago, you deserve it.

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  1. MikeS says:

    Don’t worry, it won’t be long before everybody in the world sees your Indians over m White Sox.

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  2. Professor Stephanie Willbanks says:

    I don’t know. Do minor league affiliates count? If so, the Royals should come in second place with these phat beats and this even phatter Idaho Falls Chukars hat.

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  3. Yirmiyahu says:

    I believed you about Brother Ali only wearing Minnesota Twins garb, but it’s clearly not true. If you do a Google image search, no Twins gear comes up till page 4. Very disappointing.

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  4. Your Ex-Girlfriend says:

    Technically a producer rather than a rapper, J Dilla would’ve been a great pick for Detroit.

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  5. Jimmy Dahmer says:

    Ali isn’t completely blind … “I’ll never drive cuz I’m legally blind, All I can do describe what I see in my mind”

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  6. nubillybaroo says:

    I do believe the diagnol ‘SOX’ white on black was the official hat of Gangsta rap in the 80-90s. well done.

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  7. Kool says:

    Awesome. Will there be an article for each division?

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  8. Choo says:

    “- and shame on Q-Tip for the Braves cap/ Yankees jersey combo.”

    “Coming with more hits than the Braves and the Yankees” is a classic Tribe lyric busted by Phife on Award Tour. I believe Tip’s clashing combo was in direct reference.

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  9. Ops says:

    Should’ve gone with one of the rappers from Minneapolis instead.

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  10. Hmmm says:

    Tech N9ne jocks a Royals cap all the time… In fact I think Kid Cudi does as well, but it’s for his initials, because he is an idiot. Black and white KC Fitteds are pretty popular where I’m from.

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