LeBron Takes His Talents To The Mic, Spits Over Jay Z Beat
Let’s get this out of the way right now: LeBron’s no Marquis Daniels. He’s not even an Allen Iverson. Behind the mic, LeBron James sounds like exactly what he is — a dude having fun and messing around in the studio. James, who was rapping over Jay Z’s “Fuckwithmeyouknowigotit,” a cut off of 2013′s largely forgettable Magna Carta Holy Grail, was spitting in an Ohio studio with his friend Sian Cotton when they recorded the King’s verses on an edit they titled “Kingdom.” The spontaneous session allegedly came about during a workout.
“I just docked us off of France, killer/Shot so bright I got a tan, killer” James raps, after bringing the language down for the hook — which becomes “Roll with us, ’cause you know we got it” instead of the explicit original — “Try to catch up it’s a waste of time, grind to hard to let you take mine.” The two-minute clip came to light courtesy of TMZ.
And, of course, the denouement: “Say what you want about the King /Got money, got cribs, got whips, and, oh yeah (beep), got two rings.” The “two rings” gets the full 2 Chainz (2 CHAINZ!) treatment. So maybe the “lyrics are weak, like clock radio speakers,” but, being honest, there are many, many amateur efforts out there on the Web that aren’t even this good.