Lebron James’ official entry to the rap world was yesterday when the basketball star leaked his freestyle to Jay-Z’s “f***withmeyouknowIgotit”.
Everyone had their own opinion about King James’ flow (I personally thought it wasn’t bad, but that he should obviously keep his day job), but what do those in the profession think?
TMZ has reported that hip hop artist The Game said James is better than 88% of the rappers out today.
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.”
I think The Game may be reaching a little bit. Lebron’s verse was decent for an athlete, but considering their success when it comes to having music careers that’s not saying much.