Jun 12, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant during the post game press conference after game one in the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder beat the Miami Heat 105-94. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Kevin Durant stays busy in the offseason working on his rap skills

Basketball and hip-hop have crossed paths multiple times. Usually it ends with basketball players like Iverson and Shaq making terrible albums. Last week Privaledge released a new song featuring Durant called “Rolls Royce.” Not sure what is has to do with Rolls Royce, but it’s a catchy name I guess.

A little background…

Privaledge is a Philadelphia rapper that is ‘affiliated’ with Kevin Durant and James Harden. I say affiliated because it has been reported that they actually have a signed contract with Privaledge, but I suspect it’s most likely that Kevin and James pay for studio time, and they get to come hang out whenever they want to hang out.

Kevin Durant is a basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

T.I. aspires to be Durant on the court, and in the rap game. (probably not)

So how do I like the song? I would say on a scale of Eddy Curry to LeBron James, I would give it a Michael Beasley. It is fun and cool to see Durant off the basketball court, but it’s really average at best. I was really hoping for some basketball related lyrics, but Durant stuck with typical rap themes of “I am pretty cool” and “I have a lot of money.” Durant’s flow was pretty good, so I think he has some talent (hip hop) in him, he just needs someone to ghost write for him like every other rapper. Ex:

Lead my team right through yours,
It looks like I’m Moses on the hard wood.
I’ll baptise you non-believers,
Call you Brendon Haywood.

So while it is fun to watch Kevin Durant in movies, and listen to him rap, in just a couple shorts months we will be able to see Durant doing what he is actually good at again. Basketball.


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