News: LeBron Tries His Hand At Rapping: "You Already Know What It Is, It's The King James" [Audio]
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 1:45PM
Miami Heat star LeBron James may be looking for a back-up career in case things ever turn sour in the NBA and has released what appear to be a couple audio clips of him rapping.
In the clips, King James is heard spitting a few rhymes to beats like The Throne's "N*ggas In Paris."
LeBron James ... is no Jay-Z ... but last night, the NBA superstar released a teaser of what sounds like his first attempt at RAPPING ... and ... well, at least he's better than Tanning Mom. LBJ posted two audio clips on his Instagram account last night -- on the first clip, he's doing the intro thing over Jay-Z's "N**gas in Paris" ... saying, "Yo you already know what it is ... it's the kid King James." On the second clip, you can actually hear James rap -- mid-flow -- and let's just say he doesn't just flop on the court. Overall, it's not the worst attempt at rapping we've ever heard ... but he's no SHAQ!!!! (TMZ)
Last year, Atlanta rapper Ca$h Out reacted to James rapping to his "Cashin' Out" anthem following an NBA Finals championship victory.
"He knew the words, man!" a geeked Cash Out told XXLMag.com. "It's a blessing for people to recite the words to your song. He was celebrating and rapping at the same time. It's a blessing...for him to acknowledge my song. I'm definitely a fan of the Heat." And how does Ca$h Out rate James' performance of his smash single? "From one to 10, I give him a 10, man," the rapper added about the NBA superstar, who also rapped along to 2 Chainz' "Riot" earlier that night as well. "I give King James an 'A' just because he won the championship. He was feeling good...probably one of the best feelings in his life. He's a champ. I won some money on the Heat." (XXL Mag)
Along with "Cashin' Out," King James also rapped to fellow Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz's "Riot" during the celebration.
LeBron James is gonna be one exhausted (and hungover) NBA champion today ... 'cause the guy partied his face off 'til 6 AM ... and TMZ has the pics. James and the rest of the world champion Miami Heat hit up the LIV Miami nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel ... where LeBron was drinking out of a 15-liter bottle of Ace of Spades champagne ... which usually run around $75k. Sources at the club tell us ... LeBron grabbed the mic ... and rapped along with the music all night long ... while a bunch of his teammates puffed away on cigars. At one point, 'Bron rapped along with the song "Riot" by 2 Chainz while LMFAO rocked out on a nearby stage. (TMZ)
Miami rapper Ace Hood previously talked to SOHH about Bron's fellow Heat teammate Dwyane Wade rapping on stage days before NBA All-Star Weekend 2012.
"Yeah, yeah, we turned up, man," Hood laughingly told SOHH recalling the D-Wade set. "My homie D-Wade is doing his thing, man. Shout-out to the homie. They're balling out. LeBron James, [Udonis] Haslem, all of them. But yeah, we were in the club turned up, balling hard and doing some things for the ladies. We were super turned up. He wanted that Miami-Broward County feel down there in Orlando. ... [Playoffs run?] Of course. They're playing outstanding basketball. This year is starvation in D-Wade. They want it bad. It goes back to [my upcoming mixtape], Starvation, they want it bad. We want a ring. They want to be at the top, I want to be at the top. We want it bad, you feel me?" (SOHH)
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