News: LeBron James Talks Drake's "Forever" Collabo, "I Have Some Good Friends"
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2009 8:41PM
NBA player LeBron James has revealed how he was able to scoop Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Eminem to come together on "Forever" for his new documentary and soundtrack, More Than A Game.
Speaking at a press conference this week, the NBA's 2009 Most Valuable Player also said Interscope labelhead Jimmy Iovine and producer Polow Da Don were involved in the film's soundtrack.
"I got some good friends that manage Drake, Ye and Wayne," James said during a press conference. "So through a mutual friend and we got an agreeance we thought it would be great if they could do a song for us for the soundtrack...Jimmy Iovine from Interscope of course had a huge part, Polow Da Don did a lot of things for the soundtrack. The soundtrack is great, I'm looking forward to it also being an intricate part of the whole movie and everything." (Rap Radar)
Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, T.I. and more will appear on the soundtrack.
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")
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 recently 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: