News: LeBron James' Ex-Teammate Drops NSFW Bars [Audio]

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 8:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Miami Heat champion LeBron James' ex-Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Delonte West has kept busy this past summer by putting out a few new records in preparation for an upcoming mixtape called Cadillac Music: Come Ride Wit Me.

While the mixtape's release date is still unknown, West dropped four new tracks off it this week.

Delonte West has been quiet this summer. There have been no major headlines, no real Twitter activity and no tell-all stories. So what has West, who re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks for the upcoming season, been up to? He's been working out at home in DC...and making lots and lots of music. West, who showed off his musical chops last summer under the rap alias Charlee Redz, is preparing to release a full-length mixtape entitled Cadillac Music: Come Ride Wit Me. The culmination of a lot of hard work and late nights in his basement studio, Cadillac Music is set to include 20+ songs, including features from DC rapper KayeM, award-winning songwriter Lundon Knighten and West's uncle, Uncle Rudy. Earlier today, West exclusively sent SLAM four (NSFW) tracks off the tape to debut. (SLAM Online)

West is most known for his alleged romantic affair with James' mother a couple years ago.

We all witnessed LeBron James' epic collapse in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals. We watched as he shot a combined .340 from the field in the final three games. We scratched our heads as he moved indifferently around the court at half-speed during the most critical moments of the season. It was only later that Delonte West's rumored affair with Gloria James (LeBron's mom) seemed to explain LeBron's statistical deterioration. As LeBron fell, so did the Cavaliers; the degeneration of team chemistry was equally anomalous and surprising. (Bleacher Report)

Recently, NBA superstar Kevin Durant hinted at possible plans to put out his own rap album in the future.

"I enjoy doing a lot of different things. I'm a basketball player. That's what I do and what I love but that's just not all who I am. I'm talented in a lot of different areas. Rapping is one of those things I just enjoy doing. I have fun doing. [Basketball player] Stephen Jackson is pretty good. He's a nice rapper. It's a privilege to be on a song with him. It's not one of those songs where you're just talking about how much money you got. It's one of those inspirational kind of deals. ... I think I'm going to do something. I have some resources and some nice people that's going to help me out. I have a studio in my house already. Maybe I might put out a little something and have a little something." (Washington Post)

Last year, retired NFL icon Deion Sanders talked to SOHH about the popularity of athletes, including himself, trying out the music industry.

"I think there's a commonality that athletes and [music] entertainers share," Sanders told SOHH. "Athletes have a dream about being an entertainer. We want to entertain in some form or fashion. And then you have a lot of [music] entertainers who dream about being an athlete. That's why you see a lot of them playing in these celebrity charity games. They want to show off their athletic skills because they never made it into that realm and we never made it to the other side." (SOHH)

Check out a couple of Delonte West's new music below:

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