Ballin' Out Podcast: Jeezy & Oakland Raiders' Marquette King Talk Super Bowl LI Predictions & Why Atlanta's Hot Right Now

Marquette King & Jeezy
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Marquette King & Jeezy

With less than a week till Super Bowl 51, where Houston's NRG Stadium will host showdown between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday (Feb. 5), Ballin' Out gets hyped for the Big Game with Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King and rapper Jeezy.

Between silly dance clips and motivational football fodder, King's Twitter timeline also reveals his skills on the keys, as the "punting piano man" pumps out melodic covers of hits like Maroon 5's "Don't Wanna Know" and Sade's "Cherish the Day." 

"I started playing the piano because one of my teammates had a keyboard in his house, and I would go over there to practice since he was so close to the facilities ... and I was like, 'You know what? I'ma get me lessons. This is tight," recalls King, who says he picked up the piano two summers ago.

Shuffling subjects to the Raiders' future in Las Vegas, King adds, "I don't really pay too much attention to it. I've had people come up to me and talk to me about it, but I mean, I think I just focus on putting my team in the best situation possible, trying to be the best punter slash piano man ever." 

Jeezy keeps the party going on the podcast by beaming about his performance in his native Atlanta's Georgia Dome with Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris during halftime at the Falcons' NFC championship game on Sunday (Jan. 22). The Snowman also names his favorite halftime show, and jokingly brags about how he has Bruno Mars and this year's halftime headliner Lady Gaga on speed-dial. Naturally, he also picks the Falcons to bring the Vince Lombardi trophy home.

“It’s been two decades since we’ve been here, so it’ll be great to take this home for the city," he says. "We need it. We want it. And I think we should have it. I think we played hard enough this season and we got one more game to go and we gon’ play this one just like the first [game] of the season -- just as hard.”

As for keeping his fellow ATLiens, the Migos, in the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 with their chart-conquering "Bad and Boujee," Jeezy trusts his hometown can get it done, noting, "We can make that happen as well.”

Check out the Ballin' Out Super Bowl LI preview episode below and revisit past episodes on iTunes and Acast


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