Listen To A Snippet Of LeBron & Kevin Durant’s 2011 “Secret” Rap Collaboration
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On Monday, Chris Haynes of ESPN wrote about a “secret hip-hop track” from 2011 featuring LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The collabo happened during the 2011 NBA lockout when the then Heat and Thunder stars were working out together in Ohio and taking amusing photos like the one above.
Durant’s agent, Eric Goodwin, praised the track and even suggested the song should be submitted to Warner Bros so it could be featured in the 2012 film “Thunderstruck.” KD wanted to keep it private, which is too bad because if it was a good track then it would have been the only good thing about the box-office bomb.
Late Monday night, Spider Studios in Cleveland, Ohio released a snippet from the track aaaaand….it’s not Dame Dolla but I rather listen to this than 90% of current rap artists and their mumble raps.
KD: Every hater all the same, I’m feeling like the world is Skip Bayless and I’m LeBron James.
LeBron: It ain’t easy, on the path I’m on, But put the world on my back cause I’m that strong.
Long journey I been on from the very start, No way I die off, with this iron heart.
LeBron also sounded a little better than he did on this “Fuck With Me You Know I Got It” freestyle from 2014.
As for KD, I actually had a discussion with one of his family members last summer about all of the unreleased music he has recorded over the years and said I hope he releases it. I would bet on LeBron coming back and beating Durant and the Warriors in the NBA Finals before Durant releases the tracks, so, here’s what we do have from the private studio rapper.
BUT FIRST! Here’s the genius ItsReal85 dubbing Kevin Durant rapping in a club (1 minute mark).