News 20 February 2019

You’ll Never Guess What Lebron James’ New Job Is

20 February 2019

Basketball legend LeBron James can add A&R to his CV thanks to his contributions to 2 Chainz’ upcoming album, Rap or Go to the League.

The Los Angeles Laker player has long been a devoted hip-hop fan and has frequently chimed in with his opinions on album releases and rap beefs; however, this A&R credit marks the first time that the athlete has been formally credited for working on a project.

LeBron posted some videos of himself in action in the studio with 2 Chainz to Instagram and he teased the projects release date which is currently the 1st of March.

LeBron wrote, “Had to (sic) pleasure of working on my first music project from start to finish with my guy @2chainz “Rap or Go To The League” coming to y’all 3/1. Can’t wait for y’all to hear the continues (sic) evolution of his profound skills from his mind to the booth to the records itself. Proud of you homie and the people will be as well when this hits!”.

LeBron’s work on 2 Chainz’ album comes after music producer Mike WiLL Made-It spoke about the basketball player’s heavy presence and importance in hip-hop culture.

Mike WiLL said in an interview with TMZ, “You gotta send the King your music. I sent LeBron Ransom 2 before it came out. He loves music. I mean, that’s the King”.

Lebron also has a pattern of teasing un-released music on social media, evidencing that he is often entrusted with exclusives directly from the artists. Music from Drake’s project More Life, Meek Mill’s Wins and Losses and Kendrick Lamar’s untitled unmastered were all teased on Lebron’s many social media platforms before their eventual release.

Rap or Go to the League
will follow up the release of 2 Chainz’ last studio album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music which he dropped in summer of 2017. The album housed the massive tracks “4 AM” featuring Travis Scott and “Big Amount” featuring Drake.