LeBron James raps: ‘Got money, got cribs, got whips, and oh yeaaa, got two rings’

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LeBron James has dabbled with rapping publicly. He’s even recorded himself rapping over a Jay-Z track before.

But this is a new level of LeBron’s rapping career.

LeBron and childhood friend Sian Cotton, an aspiring rapper, recorded “Kingdom” as a remix of Jay-Z’s “F**kwithmeyouknowIgotit,” according to TMZ. In the song – you can listen to it here – LeBron raps a full verse.

The verse strikes many of the same tones as LeBron’s infamous statement after losing the 2011 Finals. It’s a bit less pointed at his critics and more palatable in this format, but LeBron’s pleasure with his lot in life has not diminished.

As transcribed by TMZ:

I just docked us off of France killa

Shots so bright I got a tan killa

Try to catch up it’s a waste of time (waste of time, waste of time)

I grind you hard let you take mine (never, never)

AP watch drop next month (month, month)

60 racks on ya bitch to stunt (stunt, stunt)

Fall back before you fall out

My team eating, the rest of y’all drought (drought, drought)

Say what you want about the king,

Got money, got cribs, got whips, and oh yeaaa (bleeped) got 2 rings (2 rings, 2 rings)

Cribs sick, tall like, Costco’s,

Gotta keep getting that Robert, DeNiro, don’t fear you

I understand you can’t compete bro, but you see here, is royalty,

You can’t beat me, ya better join me, over at six feet, underneath (underneath, underneath)

Where my crown Shi (where my crown Shi, where my crown Shi)

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In basketball terms, this is Udonis Haslem making a layup after LeBron uses his incredible athleticism to steal the ball and then Dwyane Wade throws a three-quarter court pass to Haslem open near the basket. It’s making the simple play, avoiding looking silly by getting to fancy.