While most jock-rap music careers seem like half-ass larks, Ron "Meta World Peace" Artest has always pursued music success with an embarrassing determination. He's tried his hand at artist management (the female R&B trio Allure) and record label ownership (his self-started imprint Tru Warrior) – he even applied for a job at Circuit City during his rookie season with the Bulls to take advantage of the employee discount. But if Artest's obsession often suggests a kind of rock-critic-y autism (upon joining the Lakers in 2009, he chose the #37 because it was the number of weeks Thriller stayed at number one), his actual music does not suggest talent. Check "Get Lo," the single from his 2006 album My World, where the Queensbridge, New York native presents his gangsta bona fides by bragging about how many technical fouls he's been hit with in his career, or "Haters," where he lashes out at the NBA commissioner himself: "David Stern! Damn, David Stern / I gotta teach you bout the ghetto there's some things you should learn." Ron Artest, edutainer extraordinaire.