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Higher & Higher: 11 Athletes & Rappers Who Meditate  was originally published on

1. J. Cole

J. Cole

Cole blew us all away with his performance at the 2018 BET Awards where over 100 children sat on stage and meditated. He even raps about it in his song “Friends”.

2. LeBron James

LeBron James

LBJ was once caught meditating during one of his games. The 6 time NBA Champ uses mindful meditation as part of his training.

3. Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

Kung Fu Kenny is always bragging about the benefits of meditating. He did an entire interview with Rick Rubin and GQ about it once, and his song “Untitled 07” is all about levitating and mediating.

4. Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Known as one of the greatest athletes of all time, Jordan credits meditation for helping him be “in the flow”. His mindfulness mediation coach George Mumford wrote a whole book on it.

5. Will, Jada, Jaden & Willow Smith

Will, Jada, Jaden & Willow Smith

Every member of the Smith family is a huge advocate for mindfulness and meditation. Jada often talks about it on her show “Red Table Talk”, while Will is known for dropping knowledge about “staying present” on folks.

6. Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Kobe is another one of the greats who credits meditation for helping him find his rhythm when it comes to Basketball and life.

7. Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll says meditation is what helped the team win the Super Bowl back in 2015.

8. Big Sean

Big Sean

Sean Don was rapping about spiritual practices way before it was trendy. He even rapped about it in his hit song “IDFWU”.

9. Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T.

K.R.I.T. is another one who dedicated an entire song to the art of mindfulness, appropriately titled “Meditation”.

10. David Banner

David Banner

The “God Box” emcee says meditation saved his life by helping him remain sober.

11. Jay-Z


Hov has always been woker than most. But his new lifestyle of meditation and therapy has made him better in every area of his life.