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Most Iconic D. Rose Bars from Chicago Artists

Updated: May 29, 2021


The NBA is better when the Knicks are good. Coming off a nine-game win streak they currently sit at number 4 in the Eastern Conference playoffs race. They have good coaching, promising young talent, and Julius Randle is having a breakout season. They also have the heart of Chicago in the form of Derrick Rose coming off the bench.

The Knicks acquired Derrick Rose in a midseason trade to the Pistons for Dennis Smith. Since that February 8 trade, The Knicks boast a 18 - 8 record when they dress the Chicago veteran. Bulls fans are having a ...trying season, to say the least. Regardless of what team Derrick Rose dresses for, we as Bulls fans have no choice but to root for D. Rose - a Chicago kid through and through. Let’s remember some of these classic D. Rose bars from Chicago emcees and appreciate what Derrick Rose has meant for the culture.

Let me know what you think about the list in the comments below! -ZEN

Kanye West - I Don’t Like

"Shoutout to Derrick Rose, Man that nigga nice"

Mick Jenkins - The Waters

"Everybody want to be the back of a D-Rose / But I can’t go, Van Gogh how I handle / Paintbrush when I paint flows"

Chance the Rapper - Hey Ma

"7-7-3, Oh, since Kanye was a three-old / Down the street from D-Rose, was practicing his free throws"

BJ the Chicago Kid Feat. Chance the Rapper - Church:

"Never sang, Kirk F, bang like Kirko / Ankle like Kurt, came back like Derrick Rose"

Common - Blue Sky:

"Open my eyes, yes sir this is what I’m made for / To go hard in the paint like D. Wade / D. Rose, from the same / International heroes at world primos"

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Sunny Ture
Sunny Ture
Apr 27, 2021

"Sometimes dreams, peace of paper I got reams…Where the D go?,

Put that on a rose now you pronounce it hero, you see?"

- Lupe

Apr 28, 2021
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thanks for pointing this one out, mr. kick push is often overlooked

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