LeBron James has accomplished all that can be done in the NBA. Outside of his on-court accolades, he has acting credits under his belt and a movie coming out soon. And as of March 1st, LeBron can add to his list of accomplishments by being the first NBA player to A&R an album. That album is 2 Chainz’s “RAP OR GO TO THE LEAGUE” thus continuing the trend of Lakers being involved in rap.
A video that 2 Chainz posted on his twitter that LeBron James had input on his first album since 2017’s “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music”. That video detailed how LeBron and Chainz were cutting tracks and even a deluxe edition of the album. There have been some criticisms of James’ involvement with this project amid his own comments about the team needing to let go of distractions. The video showed that on February 1, late at night, LeBron was with 2 Chainz in Los Angeles. On February 2nd, the Lakers played the Golden State Warriors in Oakland which saw LeBron sit out due to “load management”.
Recently, LeBron was questioned about this sentiment, saying that it was a different day (despite the video being timestamped).
— Aaron Larsuel (@AaronLarsuel) February 27, 2019
I couldn’t imagine the internet’s reaction if this album dropped and LeBron had a few features on this album. I mean he can kind of rap? Still, I hope more videos show up including Bron’s involvement. The thought of him listening to a track and going “hmmmmm this could really use some Ariana Grande” is pretty funny. Other features on the album are Young Thug, Kendrick Lamar (who gave Bron an early sneak peek of “DAMN”), Travis Scott and E-40.
2 Chainz appeared on The Breakfast Club on Friday to promote his album and spoke about LeBron’s involvement with the project and that the Lakers forwards chosen tracks were “NCAA,” “2 Dollar Bill,” “Whip,” “Momma I hit a lick,” and “Threat 2 Society.” (NSFW)
Fun fact: 2 Chainz used to play basketball. He was a D1 recruit and played a full season at Alabama State before he got into music.
Always harkens back to what Drake said on “Thank me now”:
Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous
‘Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us
You can check out the album below.