When he’s not on the court, LeBron James spends his time posting videos of him vibing out to some of rap’s most recent singles. Now, he’s taking his ear for standout cuts a step further by becoming the A&R for 2 Chainz‘s forthcoming album.
On Mar. 1, the Atlanta native’s Rap Or Go To The League project will hit streaming services and music store shelves after being teased for some time. “It’s been quite the journey to get here,” the “Spend It” rapper wrote on Twitter Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 19). “All night studio sessions, reflecting, & opening up on these records or as I call it therapy! This is my each one teach one body of work, I wanna celebrate black excellence!”
An Apple Music documentary will also accompany the album’s debut. In a 60-second teaser, viewers witness Chainz and James in the studio discussing the possibility of a deluxe album and selecting guest artists for features. Rap Or Go To The League is Chainz’s fifth studio album, what’s being described as “his most personal, most lyrical, most soulful to date.”
The soundscape arrives after Chainz released two EPs last year: The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It and Hot Wings Are A Girl’s Best Friend.
It’s been quite the journey to get here. All night studio sessions, reflecting, & opening up on these records or as I call it therapy! This is my each one teach one body of work, I wanna celebrate black excellence! ….. “Rap Or Go To The League” the album A&R by @KingJames 3/1 pic.twitter.com/08Y2fYKJ6X
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) February 19, 2019