West Coast rapper Game has come forward to offer his take on Miami Heat’s LeBron James raising eyebrows this week with the release of an unexpected freestyle.
While he could not fully co-sign Bron Bron’s bars, Game did give him a nod in comparison to actual hip-hop artists.
LeBron James is “better than 88% of rappers rapping right now” … so says The Game who tells TMZ Sports the NBA star’s first real rap verse wasn’t bad for a beginner. “First time I heard the song — I thought the first guy [Sian Cotton] was fly. He was snapping a little bit and then LeBron came on and I was like, ‘Umm s*** … aight.'” “The thing is … he ain’t as polished as expected — but no one is like the God MC on their first rap. I’ve heard a lot worse from CDs and on iTunes and s*** from real artists.” We asked Game if he had any advice for ‘Bron, to which he replied — “Here, tell him this for me … tell him to work on staying on pocket a little more.” (TMZ)
The NBA superstar’s new freestyle bubbled across the Internet yesterday (April 1).
We’ve seen and heard LeBron James dabble in rap before, but this is the first time he’s put down a whole verse on a song for public consumption. LBJ and a buddy from Ohio got in the recording studio last summer to freestyle over a Jay Z hit. (SLAM Online)
A couple years ago, 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)
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)
Check out LeBron James’ freestyle: