News: Kanye West, Eminem, Jay-Z & T.I. Team Up W/ LeBron James For "More Than A Game" Biopic
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009 2:55PM
Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, T.I. and more have been chosen to appear on the upcoming More Than A Game soundtrack for LeBron James' upcoming biopic documentary showing his rise to an NBA All-Star.
Set to be released later this month, the soundtrack will feature a fusion of R&B and hip-hop artists.
The project will include the ballad 'Stronger' from Mary J. Blige. Among the other tracks are 'History,' produced by Kanye West, from rap giant Jay-Z, 'I'm Ballin'' from young sensation Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, 'King On Set' from T.I. featuring Young Dro and 'Drop It Low,' the debut single from Ester Dean, which features Chris Brown. Also heard are 'Top Of The World' by Rich Boy and 'If You Dream,' with its impressive lineup of Tank, Tyrese, Toni Braxton, Jordin Sparks, Omarion, Faith Evans, JoJo, Charlie Wilson, Tamar Braxton and Steven Russel, produced by Harvey Mason Jr.. (Reuters)
Drizzy's "Forever," which features Eminem, Lil Wayne and Kanye West, will also be on the upcoming soundtrack.
"Last name Ever, first name Greatest," Drake raps. "Like a sprained ankle, boy, I ain't nothin' to play with/Started off local, but thanks to all the haters/I know G4 pilots on a first-name basis/In your city faded off the brown, Nino/She insists she got more class, we know/Swimming in the money, come and find me, Nemo/If I was at the club you know I balled, chemo/Dropped a mixtape, that sh*t sounded like an album/Who'd thought a country-wide tour be the outcome Labels want my name beside an X like Malcolm/Every got a deal, I did it without one Yeah, n*gga, I'm about my business/Killin' all these rappers, you would swear I had a hitlist Everyone who doubted me is askin' for forgiveness/If you ain't been a part of it, at least you got to witness/B*tches." ("Forever")
"Forever" producer Boi-1da recently spoke on his reception of the star-studded track.
"It was originally supposed to be a song that Drake was supposed to come out to, maybe we were trying to make it like a first single," he explained. "Somehow it got leaked out onto the Internet, a version with him, Wayne and some dude named [Nut da] Kid and everybody was upset about it or whatever, but we knew that it was just a huge record and we had to do it justice...Honestly I'm gonna have to be biased and say Drake [had the best verse.] Really it's between Drake and Eminem. I've never seen anybody hold up on a song with Eminem, like usually Eminem blows out. Drake?s my dude, and he's my favorite rapper, but knowing Eminem I thought he was gonna blow by everybody, but Drake came strong. It's like a toss up. And like that's never been done before, I never heard a toss up between Eminem, it's always just Eminem cause he?s a monster." (XXLMag)
Drizzy previously weighed in on who he felt made a strong impact on the collaboration.
"Everybody does their thing on that song," Drake told DJ Drama last week over the Hot 107.9 airwaves in Atlanta. "My favorite line on the song, though, is when Wayne says, 'Life is such a roller coaster and then it drops/ but what should I scream for, this is my theme park.' That right there, word-play-wise, that's my favorite. But everybody does their thing. Kanye does Kanye. Eminem raps in a way where nobody might have heard him rap in a long time and says some things that are great for his fans to hear. I'm just proud to even be on the record. People are telling me they like my verse. I'm just happy I held my own." (MTV)
The upcoming soundtrack will land in stores Tuesday, September 29th.
Check out the mastered "Forever" track below: