Athletes and music go hand-in-hand and the two worlds collide with the new issues of ESPN Magazine.  Recently the worlds greatest athletes got a unique opportunity to become their favorite music artists.

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On the cover are two of the most iconic figures in sports and music, LeBron James and Dr. Dre.  Dre these days is more recognizable for his Beats by Dre headphones than his music.  However, I don't think he's complaining beings that he's Forbes highest paid entertainer become of them.  Besides, just about everybody in the world of sports has a pair, including King James.  As a matter fact here's the two of them in action.

The NFL's Lamarr Wookley, Marshawn Lynch and Trent Richardson as Run DMC-youtube

In the issue, several athletes get the golden opportunity to become their favorite musicians and recreate iconic album covers all at the same time.  The NFL's Trent Richardson, LaMarr Woodley and Marshawn Lynch suited up to become rap legends Run-DMC. Here's a look at their photo shoot.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman chose to get done up like the late King of Pop Michael Jackson for the ‘Thriller’ album cover. I must say, he did look a lot MJ.  Believe it or not he even had the baby tiger!  Here's a look at his photo shoot.

Motocross racer James Stewart portrays the late soul singer-guitarist Rick James. He went all the way rockin the wig, black tights and red boots for James’ breakthrough album ‘Street Songs.’ Check out his photo shoot and see if he's cut out to be a super freak.

Plus, Four-time Olympic gold-medal sprinter Allyson Felix rocked her photo as Beyonce.  Check out how the 27-year-old athlete recreates Mrs. Carter’s ‘Dangerously in Love’ cover.

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Whatcha think?  I think everyone did a remarkable job.  FYI,  ESPN the Magazine's music issue rolls out this Friday Feb. 8.